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Issa asks agencies for alternative sequestration cuts

The chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee wrote to 17 agencies requesting short-term ways to achieve savings instead of the across-the-board cuts expected to start today.

Tags: management , budget , sequestration , Darrell Issa , Transportation , education , Jason Miller

Friday - 03/01/2013, 06:33pm EST

As sequestration cuts loom, unimplemented IG recommendations could save billions

Over the past few years, unimplemented agency inspector general recommendations that could potentially save the government billions of dollars have piled up. Now, with $85 billion in automatic budget cuts kicking in, lawmakers on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are telling agencies there's no excuse for them to further delay implementing the cost-saving measures and best practices identified by their IGs.

Tags: House , Congress , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , sequestration , Darrell Issa , Kathleen Tighe , education , IG vacancies

Tuesday - 03/05/2013, 08:18pm EST

Lawmakers call on President to fill widespread IG vacancies

House and Senate lawmakers have called on President Barack Obama to fill inspector general vacancies at six large agencies, including open spots at the Departments of Homeland Security and State.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings

Friday - 01/25/2013, 07:43pm EST

Second VA official resigns over conference spending

Alice Muellerweiss, the dean of VA's Learning University, resigned, joining John Sepulveda, the agency's former chief human capital officer. As many as 10 others are under review for their actions or parts in what the IG called a lack of oversight.

Tags: management , Congress , Darrell Issa , Alice Muellerweiss , VA , VA conference scandal , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , John Sepulveda

Tuesday - 01/08/2013, 05:19pm EST

Mica to take over new Government Operations subcommittee

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is consolidating two subcommittees that oversee major agency functions, such as procurement and technology, into a new panel. No news yet on who will be the ranking members.

Tags: Congress , John Mica , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , James Lankford , financial management , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/02/2013, 03:33pm EST

Senate votes to require DHS clean audit by 2013

The Homeland Security Department would be required to conduct and pass a full financial audit under a bill unanimously approved by the Senate on Wednesday. The DART Act requires the agency, long characterized by the Government Accountability Office as being at high-risk for waste and abuse, to reach a clean audit opinion by 2013.

Tags: Congress , Senate , financial management , DHS , DART Act , Tom Carper , Scott Brown , Ron Johnson , Jack Moore

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 06:49pm EST

Lawmakers up in arms over report on Army payroll problems

The U.S. Army's $47 billion in annual military payroll accounts has caused major woes for some soldiers trying to collect their pay, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office. As a result of the Army being unable to track and collect data on numerous pay errors including over payments, under payments, data entry errors and fraud, active duty soldiers are not receiving the correct compensation and this has a bipartisan team of lawmakers furious.

Tags: GAO , Army , DoD , payroll , Tom Coburn , Tom Carper , Katie Howard

Friday - 12/14/2012, 03:17pm EST

House Republicans deride VA for non-answers on conference spending

The Veterans' Affairs Committee is turning up its oversight heat after Veterans Affairs officials "stonewalled" their questions. Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) said there are 66 outstanding questions on conference spending that the committee has been waiting for answers from VA since August. VA pushed back saying it has responded as quickly and as accurately as possible.

Tags: management , VA , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Jeff Miller , W. Scott Gould , Phillipa Anderson , conference spending , fraud, waste and abuse , Congress , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 05:26am EST
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