By Kelly Cohen | 03/07/14 03:27 PM
It can traverse outer space, but the National Aeronautics and Space Administration can't manage its own mobile devices, the agency's inspector general has found. NASA's management of its smartphones, tablets and basic cell phones was found to be full of weaknesses, according to the report. The...
By Kelly Cohen | 03/06/14 01:53 PM
Environmental Protection Agency employees spent thousands of federal tax dollars in 2012 on things like gym memberships and gift cards, according to a government watchdog.
By Kelly Cohen | 02/28/14 12:51 PM
Few Americans have likely ever heard of the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, but the State Department's inspector general has.
By Kelly Cohen | 02/26/14 06:52 PM
Better safeguards are needed to protect personal information managed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to an inspector general's report. Even though the agency is required by federal law to have privacy protection procedures in place, EPA doesn't, according to the report....
By Kelly Cohen | 02/25/14 05:18 PM
Improved documentation of federal buildings across five agencies could eliminate up to $20 billion in excess costs, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. Delayed building maintenance and repair backlogs can cost as much as $20 billion from the General Services...
By Kelly Cohen | 02/24/14 05:49 PM
Unnecessary conference spending at the Department of Commerce could have been avoided, a new agency inspector general report has found. The National Institute of Standards and Technology's Manufacturing Extension Partnership program spent an estimated $1.1 million at its 2012 annual conference...
By Kelly Cohen | 02/19/14 04:14 PM
Five years after President Obama's $787 billion economic stimulus program became law, recipients of the funds are still spending the money without explanation. The law requires recipients to submit quarterly reports to the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board. Those who don't are...
By Kelly Cohen | 02/13/14 12:46 PM
Federal agencies have a long way to go in deciding who should and shouldn't get security clearances, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. The federal government, which has more than 5.1 million federal and contract employees, spent more than $1 billion in 2011 on...
By Kelly Cohen | 02/06/14 12:55 PM
A new NASA information technology program worth $2.5 billion has "significant problems," the agency's inspector general has found.
By Richard Pollock and Kelly Cohen | 02/05/14 07:11 PM
A New York nonprofit improperly diverted $25 million meant to help establish three Obamacare health insurance co-ops to a wholly owned for-profit subsidiary, a congressional oversight committee said Wednesday. The Freelancers Union, which received $340 million in federal loans to set up co-ops...
By Kelly Cohen | 02/04/14 02:13 PM
Serious digital vulnerabilities continue to nag the federal government, according to a new report from the minority staff of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. “Weaknesses in the federal government's own cybersecurity have put at risk the electrical grid, our...
By Kelly Cohen | 01/30/14 02:12 PM
Despite having controls in place to prevent improper health care tax credit claims, the Internal Revenue Service could be doing better, the agency's inspector general said. Though the IRS is usually able to identify false claims for Small Business Health Care Tax Credits by tax-exempt...
By Kelly Cohen | 01/28/14 06:04 PM
More oversight of grant programs from the U.S. Department of Justice is needed, the agency's inspector general told lawmakers Tuesday. Michael Horowitz, the DOJ IG, told the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations that more efficient management of grant...
By Kelly Cohen | 01/24/14 03:43 PM
Approximately 4.2 million Medicare summary notices -- or paper forms that summarize processed claims -- were reported as "undeliverable" to beneficiaries in 2012, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services inspector general.
By Kelly Cohen | 01/17/14 02:07 PM
Federal money meant for D.C.'s Silver Line rail project is so mismanaged that even lobbyists are getting some, the U.S. Department of Transportation's inspector general has found.
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