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DHS nominee seeks 'to hit the reset button' in embattled IG office

In his nomination hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Wednesday, John Roth, currently the director of the Food and Drug Administration's Office of Criminal Investigations, said he aimed to turn around employee morale in the IG's office, which has been rocked by allegations of misconduct by the former acting head of the office. Roth, whose nomination has garnered near-universal support from both Republican and Democratic members of the committee.

Tags: DHS , Senate , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Tom Carper , Claire McCaskill , John Roth , Charles Edwards , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 03:02pm EST

Reduced conference spending could save government $500M each year

Increased oversight and tighter controls have led to a nearly 90 percent drop in conference spending since 2010 at four agencies. The reductions could amount to $500 million in annual savings across the government.

Tags: conference spending , government waste , John Mica , GSA , IRS , VA , DoD , Shefali Kapadia

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 10:47am EST

IRS vendors owe $589 million in back taxes

The Internal Revenue Service has been doing business with nearly 1,200 vendors that owe back taxes, including one unnamed contractor that owed a whopping $525 million, a new inspector general's report says.

Tags: IRS , TIGTA , contracting , back taxes , management ,

Tuesday - 12/17/2013, 08:00pm EST

IG turns 'blind eye' to DFAS' fudged financial records, Grassley reports

Sen. Chuck Grassley released a report Friday, revealing fudged financial statements from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service and audit misconduct from the Inspector General's office.

Tags: management , financial management , DoD , DFAS , Chuck Grassley , Arnold Punaro , Pentagon Solutions , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 06:59am EST

Report: 2 Secret Service supervisors under probe

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Thursday - 11/14/2013, 12:20pm EST

White House considering options after Issa subpoenaes federal CTO Park

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is compelling federal CTO Todd Park show up Wednesday for a hearing before the Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the IT oversight problems of the HealthCare.gov website.

Tags: technology , Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Todd Park , OSTP , Steven VanRoekel , Henry Chao , HHS , CMS , HealthCare.gov , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/11/2013, 12:47pm EST

Senators say embattled DHS IG slow to respond to requests for information

Two top senators on a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee say a delay by the acting inspector general of the Homeland Security in providing documentation is hindering the committee's investigation into allegations of nepotism and misuse of agency resources. Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), the chair and ranking member, respectively, of the Financial and Contracting Oversight subcommittee, wrote to the Deputy IG Charles Edwards Wednesday pressing him to respond to their requests for information.

Tags: DHS , Charles Edwards , Claire McCaskill , Ron Johnson , Jack Moore

Friday - 11/01/2013, 04:52pm EDT

DOJ joins whistleblower suit against company that vetted Snowden, Alexis

The Justice Department has joined a whistleblower False Claims Act suit against the federal government's largest provider of background investigations. Filed under the False Claims Act, the suit alleges that USIS, which currently has a multimillion-dollar contract with the Office of Personnel Management, failed to properly review its casework before providing it OPM.

Tags: OPM , DoJ , USIS , whistleblower lawsuit , False Claims Act , Elaine Kaplan , Edward Snowden , Aaron Alexis , background investigations , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 04:21pm EDT
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