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Watchdog: Accountability

Report reveals illicit romance, leaks and insider info in Veterans Affairs contract

By Mark Flatten | 10/01/14 05:00 AM

Report reveals illicit romance, leaks and insider info in Veterans Affairs contract

Inspector general finds top VA procurement official steered contract to vendor with inside information.
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GAO: Pentagon wasting millions to ship unneeded vehicles back from Afghanistan

GAO: Pentagon wasting millions to ship unneeded vehicles back from Afghanistan

By Charles Hoskinson | 09/30/14 05:37 PM

The Army and Marine Corps spent more than $100 million to return vehicles from Afghanistan that the services no longer needed, instead of destroying them or turning them over to Afghan forces, because those costs were not factored into decisions on what to do with them, the Government...
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POLITICS: White House

Court says TIGTA must process FOIA on White House access to tax records

By Mark Tapscott | 09/30/14 04:47 PM

Court says TIGTA must process FOIA on White House access to tax records

A federal judge ruled Monday that the Treasury Department's inspector general for tax administration cannot withhold information on whether the White House received confidential taxpayer information by citing certain exemptions under the Freedom of Information Act.
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IG says EPA ignoring sewage chemicals

IG says EPA ignoring sewage chemicals

By Sarah Westwood | 09/30/14 02:00 PM

Environmental Protection Agency officials can't assure that water resources are safe from the hazardous waste that emanates from sewage facilities, according to a government watchdog.
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Houston VA staffer tossed benefits cases

Houston VA staffer tossed benefits cases

By Mark Flatten | 09/30/14 03:42 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.
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