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  • UPDATED: IG says visa security can't be verified

    Department of Homeland Security officials can't say if their program to keep foreign terrorists and criminals from getting U.S. visas is working, according to a government watchdog.

  • Three Florida women get slammer for Medicare fraud

    Three Florida women will serve lengthy prison terms and make more than $2.4 million in restitution for their participation in a $20 million scheme to defraud Medicare.

  • Feds spend $167 million, audit $150K

    Of the $167 million the Denali Commission accepted in grant funds between 2011 and 2013, the inspector general’s office monitored the spending of just $150,000.

  • House GOP: Commerce 'ambushed' whistleblower interview

    "Commerce Department officials showed up uninvited to a transcribed interview with a Census Bureau employee and put her in a position where she was forced to risk retaliation," according to a joint House committee report.

  • State Department spent millions on six towers nobody wants in Afghanistan

    Six communication towers were built in Afghanistan at a cost to U.S. taxpayers of more than $6.5 million, despite the fact that the Pentagon didn't want them and Afghan officials couldn't use them.

  • Delays contributed to patient deaths at veterans' hospital, IG concedes

    A Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general confirmed that delays in care could have caused deaths at a Phoenix hospital.

  • Veterans Affairs IG couldn't see records that didn't exist for dead vets

    A government watchdog's claim that delays in care did not "conclusively" cause patients' deaths at a Phoenix veterans hospital is based on medical records that cannot be trusted, the chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee said during a heated hearing Wednesday.

  • Officials' kin on public housing dole

    A Michigan public housing commission is shot through with conflicts of interests, including two top officials with family members benefiting from the federal program, according to a government watchdog.

  • Medicare's right hand doesn't know what its left hand pays for cancer drugs

    Officials in charge of Medicare Part B paid $132.9 million in dispensing and supplying fees for drugs and equipment used in certain cancer treatments, according to the Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General Daniel Levinson.

  • Whistleblower calls IG report clearing VA of deaths a 'whitewash' or cover up

    Attempts by the inspector general at the Department of Veterans Affairs to absolve the agency of blame in patient deaths are either a whitewash or a cover up, the whistleblower who first revealed falsified appointment lists in Phoenix said in written testimony released Tuesday.

  • 'Inexcusable' changes in Veterans Affairs IG report slammed by veterans' groups

    AMVETS and Concerned Veterans for America issued a joint statement calling changes made to the IG's final report "inexcusable."

  • Healthcare.gov got go-ahead despite flaws

    Department of Health and Human Services officials knew of the security risks before launching healthcare.gov, the troubled website for the Obamacare health insurance program.

  • No work for public housing residents

    Missouri public housing officials improperly exempted virtually everybody living in a 200-unit facility from federal rules requiring that able-bodied residents help with maintenance and cleanup work, according to a government watchdog.

  • DOD unit ignored audit, overpaid millions

    Missile Defense Agency officials overpaid for a contract by millions of dollars because they ignored the findings of the Pentagon office charged with overseeing such negotiations.

  • Corruption still huge in Afghanistan: SIGAR

    "This is astonishing, given that Afghanistan is one of the most corrupt countries in the world and a country that the United States is spending billions of dollars in," John Sopko said.



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