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Ex-FBI agent sentenced to 10 years in Afghan kickback scheme

A former FBI agent accused of trying to derail a Utah investigation into an alleged defense contractor kickback scheme was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday.

Tags: FBI , Robert Lustyik , counterintelligence , Oversight , Afghanistan , Contracting

Monday - 03/30/2015, 07:49pm EDT

Homeland Security No. 2 accused of improper influence

Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas helped efforts to secure the visas in ways that created the appearance of favoritism and special access, the DHS IG said Tuesday.

Tags: DHS , inspector general , Alejandro Mayorkas , Oversight

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 03:16am EDT

IG revokes decision on DoD's first clean audit

The Defense Department's inspector general has reversed its findings on the Marine Corps' 2012 schedule of budgetary activity, saying the clean opinion it first issued is no longer to be relied upon. The 2012 SBA had been the first successful financial audit for any of the military departments.

Tags: DoD , Audit readiness , inspector general , Oversight , Marine Corps , Schedule Budgetary Activity , Jared Serbu , Mike Conaway , House Armed Services Committee

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 10:18am EDT
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Matt Rumsey, Director, Advisory Committee on Transparency, Sunlight Foundation

The government has started releasing comprehensive indexes of data showing how agencies operate and conduct oversight. That's in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from the Sunlight Foundation. It's been more than a year in the making, and most of the data has never been publicly identified before. Matt Rumsey, the director of the Advisory Committee on Transparency at the Sunlight Foundation, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on just what's in those indexes.

Tags: Matt Rumsey , Sunlight Foundation , FOIA , transparency , Oversight , Federal Drive , information sharing

Friday - 03/20/2015, 09:08am EDT
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What happens when the Treasury IG disputes findings of a VA IG report?

The Treasury Department's inspector general reviewed a recent Veterans Affairs IG report and concluded the actions of a former VA acquisitions official "did not violate applicable law."

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Treasury Department , inspector general , Iris Cooper , Maureen Regan , acquisition , Contracting , Eric Thorson , Tridec , Jeff Miller , House , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Oversight

Monday - 03/16/2015, 05:37pm EDT

HHS IG: HealthCare.gov lacks overall acquisition strategy

The latest round of updates to HealthCare.gov made the second open season for the Affordable Care Act work a lot better than the first. Now the Inspector General's office at the Department of Health and Human Services is looking for lessons learned from the development of the web site. Rob Vito is regional inspector general of the Office of the Inspector General for the Health and Human Services Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared three major problems with the agency's approach to building HealthCare.gov.

Tags: Rob Vito , HHS , HealthCare.gov , inspector general , Oversight , In Depth

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 04:48pm EDT
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Deloitte: 26 years of GAO reports yield lessons for better management

Text analytics can turn tens of thousands of oversight reports into solid action plans that help your agency run smoother. The consulting firm Deloitte is using it to transform more than 40,000 recommendations from the Government Accountabilty Office into hard data. Bill Eggers is global public sector research director, and Daniel Byler is a data scientist at Deloitte. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained how to turn the hard data from GAO's recommendations into action plans of reform.

Tags: Bill Eggers , Dan Byler , Deloitte , GAO , Oversight , In Depth

Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 04:28pm EDT
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