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DoD IG finds audits at DISA fall short of government standards

A review of audit practices at the military's IT agency finds significant deficiencies in meeting governmentwide "yellow book" auditing standards. DISA agreed with the inspector general's findings and laid out four steps toward improvement.

Tags: DoD , DISA , financial management , Kristopher Miltner , yellow book , Jared Serbu , oversight , management , DoD Report

Monday - 08/13/2012, 05:39am EDT

GOP lawmaker questions spending at VA conferences

A Republican lawmaker is raising questions about spending at training conferences held in Florida last year by the Veterans Affairs Department that have prompted an internal investigation at the agency.

Tags: Jeff Miller , Veterans Affairs Department , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Congress , House , Joshua Taylor , oversight , Eric Shinseki

Monday - 08/13/2012, 09:47pm EDT

DoJ IG ombudsman to guarantee whistleblower rights

Long-time federal prosecutor Robert Storch is the first whistleblower ombudsman at the Justice Department. In this newly-created position, Storch is charged with making sure whistleblower complaints coming into the Office of the Inspector General are reviewed in a timely and proper manner.

Tags: Robert Storch , DOJ , ombudsman , oversight , whistleblower , POGO , Federal Drive

Friday - 08/10/2012, 11:01am EDT
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OGE missed signs of GSA ethics violations, memo says

A memo by a government watchdog group finds the General Services Administration's ethics program received high marks in a November 2010 study from the Office of Government Ethics. The report was issued shortly after GSA threw the lavish Las Vegas conference that has led to the firings of top officials and the resignation of Administrator Martha Johnson and a slew of congressional hearings.

Tags: Cause of Action , Office of Government Ethics , GSA , Shakeup at GSA , oversight , financial disclosure ,

Monday - 08/06/2012, 11:54am EDT

2012 Causey Awards Winner - Kevin O'Brien

Kevin O'Brien, a human resources specialist in the Social Security Administration's Office of the Inspector General, was nominated for leading the organization's telework initiative.

Tags: SSA , telework , Causey Awards , Kevin OBrien , human capital

Monday - 07/16/2012, 04:21am EDT
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FBI, SEC and Labor Department investigate possible data leaks

Federal criminal and civil investigators looked into possible leaks of economic data that the government provides early to news organizations, according to a report released Tuesday by the Labor Department.

Tags: Labor Department , SEC , FBI , data leaks ,

Tuesday - 07/10/2012, 05:55pm EDT

USPS overpays pension obligations by $13.1B, report says

A new inspector general audit revealed that the Postal Service has overfunded its pension benefit obligations by nearly 105 percent. While this might seem to be good news for the cash- strapped agency, legislative action will be required for USPS to get back the $13.1 billion surplus it paid into its employees' pensions.

Tags: USPS , retirement , benefits , FERS , CSRS , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell ,

Tuesday - 06/26/2012, 07:15am EDT

New Justice IG brings anti-corruption experience

The Justice Department has a new watchdog. Michael Horowitz was confirmed as the inspector general at the end of March.

Tags: Michael Horowitz , Justice , Federal Drive , Fast and Furious , Eric Holder

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 10:28am EDT
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Analysis: Further actions against GSA commissioners remain a possibility

Although scandal rocked the General Services Administration's leadership this last week, it remains unclear whether the four regional commissioners out on leave would face criminal prosecution.

Tags: GSA , Debra Roth , Bransford Shaw and Roth , Federal Drive , workforce , management , Michael OConnell , acquisition , contracting , fraud, waste and abuse

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 10:21am EDT
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