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American Legion calls for VA Secretary, two others to resign

The organization says a series of whistleblowers and investigative reports show a "pattern of bureaucratic incompetence and failed leadership" among VA senior leaders. This is the first time in more than 30 years the American Legion has called for the removal of a public official.

Tags: management , American Legion , Daniel Delinger , VA , Eric Shinseki , Robert Petzel , Allison Hickey , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Congress , Jackie Walorski , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/05/2014, 04:51pm EDT

John Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction

Corruption and instability in Afghanistan threaten to derail billions of dollars of U.S. aid. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko recounts the problems in a new report to Congress. His team investigated $31 billion worth of programs and projects during the first three months of this year. Sopko told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp some of the mistakes discovered through the report.

Tags: John Sopko , SIGAR , DoD , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 04/30/2014, 09:47am EDT
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Former DHS IG placed on administrative leave following release of Senate report

In a report issued Thursday, the Senate Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight, says Edwards altered or delayed reports to accommodate senior DHS officials, sought outside legal advice in violation of the laws governing agency IGs and failed to recuse himself form some audits despite concerns over conflicts of interest involving his wife, who was also employed by the agency.

Tags: DHS , DHS IG , Charles Edwards , Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight , Claire McCaskill , Ron Johnson , John Roth , Jack Moore

Thursday - 04/24/2014, 12:52pm EDT

GSA names ombudsman to give industry a louder voice

Jeff Koses, the senior procurement executive at the General Services Administration, said the ombudsman will help vendors navigate the acquisition bureaucracy and ensure the agency is hearing and addressing challenges and concerns. It's one of several steps GSA is taking to improve vendor and agency customer satisfaction.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , GSA , Jeff Koses , Tom Sharpe , Malisa Gray , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 04/24/2014, 06:44am EDT
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IRS audits less than 1 percent of big partnerships

The Government Accountability Office says the number of large businesses organized as partnerships has more than tripled since 2002, yet hardly any get audited.

Tags: IRS , GAO , Carl Levin

Friday - 04/18/2014, 03:50pm EDT

GSA's new contracting policy tackles IG's concerns about management interference

Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Tom Sharpe tried to balance the need for management oversight with contracting officer autonomy. But some in industry worry that the new memo does nothing more than add more paperwork to a broken process.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , GSA , Tom Sharpe , industry , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Richard Levi , management , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 04:15am EDT
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Beryl Davis, Government Accountability Office

Forty-one agencies don't have designated inspectors general of their own, according to Senate Financial and Contracting Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.). She's sponsoring a bill that focuses on these small agencies that don't have the budget or resources for their own IG. Beryl Davis, director of financial management and assurance issues at the Government Accountability Office, testified recently before the subcommittee. She tells In Depth with Francis Rose about a recent GAO report on oversight at smal federal agencies.

Tags: Beryl Davis , GAO , Claire McCaskill , Senate , In Depth , inspector general

Monday - 04/14/2014, 06:25pm EDT
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NASA fixing security holes in oversight of foreign nationals

Changes come in the wake of a NASA-commissioned report on the issue of foreign nationals' access to sensitive information. The study, which has not been released to the public, found the agency had failed to establish a central management structure for those workers' access to data and didn't impose consequences when its policies were violated.

Tags: NASA , Congress , cybersecurity , Frank Wolf , Richard Thornburgh , Bo Jiang , Jared Serbu

Monday - 04/14/2014, 03:56am EDT
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McCaskill drafting new IG bill with focus on small agencies

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) told a panel of agency IGs that she's currently drafting legislation that would pool together resources and establish an IG office specifically for the dozens of small agencies that fall outside the scope of the 1978 IG Act.

Tags: Senate , management , inspectors general , Michael Carroll , Claire McCaskill , Hubert Sparks , Jack Moore

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 04:18pm EDT

GSA IG Miller to leave government

Brian Miller submitted his resignation to President Barack Obama April 7 and plans to retire after nine years on the job.

Tags: people , GSA , Brian Miller , Western Regions Conference , Shakeup at GSA , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 03:56am EDT
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