By Mark Flatten | 12/12/13 10:56 AM
The Department of Veterans Affairs' inspector general continues to find high rates of mistakes in claims it reviews, and an independent examination of VA decisions done by the American Legion identified errors in more than half the cases.
By Mark Tapscott | 12/12/13 09:18 AM
Dan Levinson may be the most important Washington name you don't know. He's the Department of Health and Human Services inspector general. Secretary Kathleen Sebelius asked him to figure out how healthcare.gov came to be so screwed up.
By Michal Conger and none | 12/10/13 05:25 PM
Nearly $500 million and five years after the Department of Defense purchased 20 refurbished transport aircraft for the Afghan Air Force, the planes sit idle in Kandahar. Now the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction wants to know what went wrong. The Pentagon ended the...
By Luke Rosiak | 12/10/13 05:01 PM
Postal Service employees have credit cards that can be used to make cash withdrawals against government funds, and 11 percent of their ATM withdrawals were determined to be "inappropriate," according to an inspector general's report published Tuesday.
By Luke Rosiak | 12/10/13 08:54 AM
They operate in obscurity, largely without oversight by inspectors-general, the news media or the president, toiling ostensibly for the good of taxpayers who rarely see the impact of their work, and likely don’t even know they exist. They are the little federal agencies hidden away in the...
By Michal Conger | 12/09/13 04:13 PM
A National Science Foundation employee used government credit cards to buy $94,000 worth of computers and tablets, music, cellphones and other personal purchases, according to the Department of Justice. James Troy Clark, 51, of Fredericksburg, Va., an NSF information technology specialist, was...
By Michal Conger | 12/06/13 06:58 PM
Army contracting officials have repeatedly paid excessively for radio equipment for the Afghan National Security Forces, ordering excess inventory, overpaying fees, and paying too much per item, according to the Department of Defense inspector general. the Army has paid Datron World...
By Kelly Cohen | 12/06/13 06:02 PM
What ultimately became of $27,000 worth of mail loaders in Atlanta? The U.S. Postal Service's inspector general is unsure. The Atlanta distribution center lost at least $26,7000 in equipment that could have been traded, sold, recycled or used in parts. Instead, management marked down the 20...
By Luke Rosiak | 12/06/13 02:53 PM
An obscure federal agency that annually awards nearly $1 billion to tiny nonprofits doles out cash to fly-by-night organizations with little oversight and has been repeatedly bilked. Not only that, but the inspector general at the Corporation for National and Community Service reports that the...
By Michal Conger | 12/05/13 07:14 PM
International funding for Afghanistan's military and police forces is increasingly going directly to the Afghan government instead of through U.S. administrators, but the Department of Defense can't be sure the money won't be wasted by corruption and poor management. The U.S. has promised at...
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