By Michal Conger | 07/18/13 02:05 PM
President Obama has nominated Michael A. Carroll as inspector general for the U.S. Agency for International Development, an appointment that would fill a nearly two-year vacancy. Carroll, who has served as the acting IG at USAID since 2011, has a long history with the agency's oversight...
By Michal Conger | 07/17/13 04:05 PM
Years after construction started on a U.S.-funded teacher training facility in Afghanistan, the building sits unfinished after two contractors abandoned the facility they were paid more than $3 million to build.
By Michal Conger | 07/15/13 06:20 PM
The Competitive Enterprise Institute think tank said its lawsuit and unanswered transparency questions about the EPA's record-keeping practices should stall Gina McCarthy's nomination.
By Michal Conger | 07/13/13 01:00 PM
Billions of U.S. tax dollars are spent overseas every year by the U.S. Agency for International Development, but many projects never achieve their multimillion-dollar goals, despite the agency's very public emphasis on rigorous project evaluation. Reports by the agency's Inspector General...
By Michal Conger | 07/10/13 05:20 PM
More than $145 million in State Department grants to foreign organizations for reconstruction work in Afghanistan have never been audited because there is no official guidance for doing such reviews, or in some cases they aren't even required, according to the Special Inspector General for...
07/09/13 07:46 PM
More than $100 million in State Department grants to foreign organizations for reconstruction work in Afghanistan has never been audited because the department lacks guidance and, in some cases, doesn't require an audit at all. As a result, U.S. tax dollars awarded to foreign organizations...
By Michal Conger | 07/02/13 04:25 PM
IG: State officials spent $630,000 to get more Facebook "likes," prompting employees to complain to a government watchdog that the bureau was "buying fans" in social media.
By Michal Conger | 07/02/13 09:15 AM
Improper fines of U.S. contractors by the Afghan government are costing "hundreds of millions of dollars," according to the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction.
By Michal Conger | 06/28/13 08:55 AM
Solar panels for farmers without electricity and missing $17,600 tractors are among the many examples of waste by the U.S. Agency for International Development in a $70 million project designed to create agricultural jobs in Afghanistan. Instead of reducing regional instability, increasing...
By Michal Conger | 06/27/13 09:15 AM
Supervisors at the U.S. Geological Survey conduct such lax reviews of the agency's travel cards program that employees and even volunteers are overpaid by thousands of dollars, according to a report by the Interior Department's internal watchdog. USGS limited the DOI inspector general's review...
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