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GSA IG report blasts FAS managers for altering contracts

A new GSA inspector general report criticizes Federal Acquisition Service managers for altering contracts at the request of contractors and against the wishes of FAS staff and the IG himself.

Tags: Joe Petrillo , Petrillo and Powell , GSA , FAS , contracting , industry , Deloitte , Carahsoft , Oracle , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 06/11/2013, 12:35pm EDT
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Labor Department's budget missteps led to Job Corps woes

The department's inspector general found that Labor officials did not have a sound budget or spending plan for the program or have a process in place to accurately project spending needs.

Tags: Labor Department , Job Corps , Jane Oates

Sunday - 06/02/2013, 07:48am EDT

FAA safety oversight of aircraft repairs faulted

The Federal Aviation Administration's supposedly risk-based safety inspection system "falls short of being truly risk-based," especially for foreign repair stations, a report by the inspector general said.

Tags: FAA , Transportation Department , oversight ,

Monday - 05/06/2013, 09:10pm EDT

HHS tries to put dent in $65 billion in improper payments

Kay Daly, the assistant inspector general for audit services at Health and Human Services, tells Federal News Radio why HHS has made so many improper payments and what the agency is doing to fix the problem.

Tags: HHS , Kay Daly , financial management , improper payments , Rise of the Money People , Federal Drive

Thursday - 04/11/2013, 04:20pm EDT
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IG: Billions wasted on Iraq reconstruction

In his final report to Congress, Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Stuart Bowen's conclusion was all too clear: Since the invasion a decade ago this month, the U.S. has spent too much money in Iraq for too few results.

Tags: Stuart Bowen , Iraq , Congress , contracting , DoD , SIGAR , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 03/06/2013, 10:34am EST
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Navy fires president, provost of grad school

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus fires the top two administrators at the Naval Postgraduate School for mismanagement and fostering an atmosphere of defying Navy rules and regulations.

Tags: Navy , DoD , Ray Mabus , Daniel Oliver , Naval Postgraduate School , Digital Consulting Services , Jan Tighe

Tuesday - 11/27/2012, 11:52pm EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- Nov. 26, 2012

Randy Williamson, director of health care Issues at GAO, talks about the progress being made at Walter Reed Medical Center. Blogger Tom Cochran shares trivia about some government buildings in Washington, D.C. Dr. Jacques Gansler discusses a new master's degree program focusing on federal acquisition and contracting. Jeff Neal of ICF International discusses the results of the 2012 Employee Viewpoint Survey. Christi Grimm of the Inspector General's Office talks about mispayments by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Daniel Schuman of the Sunlight Foundation discusses open data from the federal government.

Tags: Randy Williamson , GAO , Tom Cochran , Ghosts of DC , Jacques Gansler , Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise , University of Maryland , Jeff Neal , IFC International , Christi Grimm , Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive , ICF International

Monday - 11/26/2012, 07:42am EST
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