By Mark Flatten | 09/30/14 09:35 PM
Inspector general finds top VA procurement official steered contract to vendor with inside information.
By Mark Flatten | 09/30/14 03:43 PM
Veterans with disability claims pending in the Department of Veterans Affairs' Houston office were left without a decision or explanation after a worker inappropriately dumped their cases, according to the agency's inspector general.
By Luke Rosiak | 09/29/14 12:17 PM
A consultant who was paid lavishly by the government to identify waste was found to have received contracts improperly and is now suing the government for $10 million.
By Luke Rosiak | 09/29/14 06:12 PM
Nearly one in three dollars that the federal government uses to meet its quota for buying from "disadvantaged" businesses didn't actually go to such firms, usually instead going to ones that were once in the training-wheels program, but have since outgrown it.
By Richard Pollock | 09/29/14 04:24 PM
Internal Revenue Service employees may not be properly closing more than half of all uncollectible delinquent federal tax cases, according to the Treasury Department Inspector General for Tax Administration.
By Sarah Westwood | 09/29/14 02:49 PM
A General Services Administration watchdog said significant risks remain for fraud and abuse in the agency's charge card program despite multiple calls for its reform in recent years.
By Luke Rosiak | 09/26/14 05:45 PM
Officials admitted Maryland's 10,000 percent increase over three years in a little-noticed hearing before the House's Subcommittee on Communications and Technology in April last year.
By Sarah Westwood | 09/26/14 04:28 PM
Federal agencies are inflating the number of economically-disadvantaged small businesses they say they're contracting with, handing out more than $400 million to ineligible firms last year alone.
By Mark Tapscott | 09/27/14 12:12 PM
Environmental Protection Agency officials spent millions of tax dollars over a dozen years on an alternative asbestos removal study that "threatened human health."
By Sarah Westwood | 09/26/14 02:33 PM
Federal officials wasted more than $12 million on unnecessary repairs by not following their own guidelines for disaster clean-up.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/26/14 11:09 AM
A San Francisco grand jury has indicted a former General Services Administration official whose lavish trips on the taxpayer's dime and whose image relaxing in a hot tub in 2012 became a symbol of government fraud and abuse.
By Sarah Westwood | 09/25/14 03:10 PM
Lawmakers now haggle with executive branch officials for funds rather than each other through a process known as "letter-marking" or "phone-marking."
By Richard Pollock | 09/25/14 05:50 AM
Department of Justice officials paid $15 million for expert witnesses who weren't needed by prosecutors or were brought into cases without court dates, according to a government watchdog.
By Sarah Westwood | 09/24/14 06:05 PM
Transportation officials handed out billions in federal infrastructure contracts without properly vetting recipients or monitoring their projects.
09/24/14 09:30 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The state watchdog for the Illinois Treasurer has asked Dan Rutherford's office to review its timekeeping policies after an investigation found three top staff members falsified timecards. Executive Inspector General David Wells' investigation, posted recently on the...
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