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10 Leadership Lessons from a Combat Logistician

Scott DiMarco | Posted 08.21.2014 | Business
Scott DiMarco

Where ever you work: be it in an office, a factory, in sales, or even a library, we all were the new person at some point in our career. Weathering out a tough situation is never a comfortable proposition, but it is part of the human condition.

Filing for a Tax Extension? What You Should Know

MyBankTracker | Posted 06.15.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

While time is ticking for you to complete your taxes, don't get so caught up trying to file that you make a mistake!

5 Things You Should Know from the Audit of Gov. Quinn's Anti-violence Program

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.07.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The auditor general's office recently released its review of the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, a program spearheaded by Governor Pat Quinn in 2010 when he was gearing up to run for re-election. The report, to be succinct, had some scathing comments to make about the program.

REPORT: 1 In 4 GPS Trackers Worn By L.A. Felons Were Faulty

Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

A state audit in California revealed faulty electronic monitoring devices allegedly allowed numerous dangerous felons to go unmonitored in Los Angeles...

Billions of Defense Contract Dollars May Go Unaudited

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

DCAA had cut corners after a boom in post-9/11 defense contracting came without a corresponding increase in its staffing. But some say it is overcompensating after being slammed by Congress after its failings were exposed by GAO.

It's Not Just the IRS: States Target Taxpayers Too!

David Seiden | Posted 08.21.2013 | Business
David Seiden

In addition to identifying new businesses to audit, states have increased audit efforts in tax areas that had previously not been identified for an audit, including use tax, employment tax, and unclaimed property.

Your Child Has Gone to the Highest Bidder

Jaime Openden, M.S., CCC-SLP | Posted 12.03.2012 | Education
Jaime Openden, M.S., CCC-SLP

With the number of children diagnosed with special needs on the rise, the DOE seems to have concocted a quick fix solution to keeping up with supply and demand. However, they've neglected to take into consideration one of the most vital components of the provider-child relationship: the actual relationship

State Audit Considered for Escondido

John Carlos Frey | Posted 10.05.2012 | Latino Voices
John Carlos Frey

The National Latino Peace Officers Association of San Diego County as well as many concerned residents have urged the audit committee to open Escondido's books that according to the Chief of Police and City Attorney are blank or don't exist. Isn't that reason enough to go looking?

Audit: $200 Million Wasted On Iraq Police Training

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 07.30.2012 | World

BAGHDAD -- U.S. auditors have concluded that more than $200 million was wasted on a program to train Iraqi police that Baghdad says is neither needed ...

Small Business Audits A Waste Of Time, Watchdog Says

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - The U.S. Internal Revenue Service's watchdog criticized the agency for doing a high number of small business, "S-corporation" audits witho...

Land of the Free, Home of the Unprepared -- LA Style

Christal Smith | Posted 09.02.2012 | Los Angeles
Christal Smith

I wanted to know what would happen if a major quake or wildfire hit L.A. today. Controller Wendy Greuel says, "We know natural disasters are a question of when, not if... and more must be done to help ensure the City is adequately prepared."

More Than 10,000 Rich Households Didn't Pay Income Tax

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.29.2012 | Money

Out of the 3.9 million households that reported an adjusted gross income of $200,000 or more in 2009, more than 10,000 households paid nothing in taxe...

Tax Audits Go More Smoothly For The Rich

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.09.2012 | Business

Here's another way the rich are different: If they get audited by the IRS, they have a much better chance of dealing with an actual person. Accordi...

Tax Audit Fears Are...

Posted 03.23.2012 | Money

As we all prepare and file our tax returns ahead of this year's April 17 deadline, the sense that Big Brother is looking down at us -- making sure we ...

IRS Audits Of Millionaires Jump By Roughly A Third

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.05.2012 | Business

What do the Occupy movement and IRS have in common? They're both taking an interest in the one percent. Tax audits for millionaires jumped in fisca...

Audit Panel Finds No Violations In Handover Of Disgraced Company

Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

TOKYO (Reuters) - A panel reviewing the auditing of Olympus Corp after its $1.7 billion accounting scandal said it had so far not found any proble...

Jason Cherkis

Ex-Gingrich Aide Received Fishy Payments, Quit Campaign To Fix House

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

ABC News reported on Tuesday that Renewing American Leadership, a tax-exempt nonprofit founded by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, had funneled mor...

Memo to Tea Party Senators

Winslow T. Wheeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Winslow T. Wheeler

Every base, installation, and weapons system has its own constituency. As a result of the pressures to preserve jobs and incomes, many defense decisions are made for parochial reasons.

Earth to Pentagon: Follow the Freaking Money!

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

It's time to take another look at the wonderful, wacky world of government regulation of military contractors. By now it should be a no brainer that ...

Socially Progressive/Fiscally Conservative

Brandon Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Brandon Shaffer

Democrats are more comfortable saying they're "progressive," while Republicans tend to call themselves "libertarian." I think they're both saying essentially the same thing.

Reclaiming Our Streets

Wendy Greuel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Wendy Greuel

This morning I released a follow-up audit of the City's Comprehensive Citywide Anti-Gang Strategy. I strongly believe that this audit is among the most important I will conduct.

Watching New York City's Check Book

Gene Russianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Gene Russianoff

As an advocate in New York City for three decades, I have often been asked, "Where do my tax dollars go?" Now answers can be found at the Checkbook ...

Controller's Audit Reveals City of Los Angeles Fails to Collect Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

Wendy Greuel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Wendy Greuel

The results of my latest audit about the City's billing and collections practices show that a critical part of City government is not working as it should.

Making Cents of the IRS

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Denise Tejada & Nate Hadden In this t...

Friday Talking Points [123] -- A Working Senate

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Senate has actually been dealing with many financial issues that will directly effect American consumers, and they've been doing so in an orderly way. You'd think this would be news.