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  • Questionable Medicare claims cost HHS billions, IG finds

    Questionable Medicare claims cost the Health and Human Services billions, the agency's watchdog has found. Under Obamacare, physicians or other medical practitioners have to certify any beneficiaries who receive home health services and then document the encounter to receive Medicare...

  • Corruption, kidnappings hurt $200m U.S. effort to help Afghanistan collect customs revenue

    Nearly $200 million in U.S. tax dollars and five years of effort to fight corruption in Afghanistan's customs system may be "irrevocably lost" when the U.S. leaves the country, according to a new report by an internal government watchdog.

  • Energy Department IT system is deeply flawed, IG finds

    An information technology program pushed by the Department of Energy is going over budget and past deadline, the agency's inspector general has found.

  • Inspector general: South Carolina State University diverted $6.5 million

    South Carolina State University has diverted $6.5 million meant for agriculture research to cover debts since 2007, contributing to its cash flow crisis, the state inspector general said in a report released this week.

  • House panel calls on Commerce inspector general to fire officials who forced 'gag clause' on whistleblowers

    Federal inspectors general are supposed to protect whistleblowers, but a House panel has accused Department of Commerce Inspector General Todd Zinser of doing the opposite.

  • Report: Government files lacking for $6 billion in contracts

    A government investigation has found that the State Department has incomplete files or is missing files for more than $6 billion in contracts over the last six years.

  • EPA stores agency paper the expensive way, IG finds

    The way the Environmental Protection Agency stores extra agency publications is costing an extra $1.5 million annually, according to a new watchdog report. At a warehouse in Blue Ash, Ohio, the EPA is "tying up funds by storing and caring for excess stock," according to the report. Despite...

  • Defense Department struggles to track its 'revolving door,' IG finds

    "Revolving door" statistics within the Department of Defense are not being properly tracked, the agency's watchdog has found. In 2008, Congress passed laws trying to prevent Pentagon officials who take jobs with government contractors from later influencing the military contracting process in...

  • Underreporting of injuries in mines needs to be fixed, Labor Department IG says

    By underreporting mine injuries and accidents, coal operators are dodging penalties from the Department of Labor, a new watchdog report has found. The Labor Department's Mine Safety and Health Administration lacks sufficient "knowledge of the occurrence of underreporting" on the data of...

  • Medicare incorrectly dishes out nearly $8 million to hospitals, watchdog finds

    Wrongly coded patient visits caused Medicare to overpay hospitals nearly $8 million, an inspector general's report has found. After sampling 110 random line items from hospitals around the country, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid's IG found that only two were correct. Thus, the IG...

  • Address errors cost the USPS millions, IG finds

    A wrong mailing address is more than just headache -- it's costing the U.S. Postal Service millions annually, the agency's inspector general has found. A program used by the U.S. Postal Service called the Address Management System stores the information that allows for the delivery of mail to...

  • Postal service employees use travel cards to gamble, pay bills and go bowling

    Postal employees have spent thousands of taxpayer dollars on gambling, bills and other personal expenses, according to a series of reports by the U.S. Postal Service inspector general. Federal employees may use government credit cards for official travel expenses, but some used theirs to...

  • Letter to the Editor: Treasury inspector general's office has cleaned up

    The Washington Examiner received the following letter to the editor in response to a March 7 article titled "Treasury investigators needed someone investigating them." I am disappointed that the March 7, 2014, Washington Examiner article titled “Treasury investigators needed someone...

  • FBI needs two weeks to add person to terrorist watch list, IG says

    More than two weeks sometimes pass before a newly identified terrorism suspect is added to the Federal Bureau of Investigation watchlist, the agency's watchdog has found.

  • Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac inspectors caught doing shoddy work, watchdog finds

    Inspections on houses headed into foreclosure -- inspections meant to save the Federal Housing Finance Agency money -- may be wasting money instead, the agency's inspector general has found. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- which are regulated by the FHFA -- spent $91.2 million from 2011 to 2012...

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