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Inspector General

Inspectors General Say Government Has Blocked Access

AP | By ERIC TUCKER | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Independent watchdogs of dozens of federal agencies decried on Tuesday what they said were Obama administration efforts to delay o...

Ryan J. Reilly

DEA Leadership Blasted In Report On Student Left In Cell For Days

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The leadership of the Drug Enforcement Administration comes under fire in a report issued by the Justice Department Office of the Inspec...

Government Demands Whistleblower Organization's Encrypted Files

Peter Van Buren | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) in-house watchdog has demanded that the Project On Government Oversight turn over all information it has collected related to abuses and mismanagement at VA medical facilities. The VA is part of the federal government. POGO is a private non-profit group.

Inspector General: Phoenix VA Hospital Missed Care For 1,700 Vets

AP | MATTHEW DALY and DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 1,700 veterans in need of care were "at risk of being lost or forgotten" after being kept off the official waiting list at t...

Surveillance Should Be Top Priority for New NYPD Inspector General

Michael Price | Posted 07.28.2014 | New York
Michael Price

During his first few months, the NYPD IG will face a number of challenges. Once staffed, the success of the office will likely depend on how it can balance its many obligations with the need to make progress on the urgent and persistent problems that led to its creation.

Ryan J. Reilly

Every DOJ Watchdog Ever Wants To End The Special Treatment Of Prosecutorial Misconduct

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Every single Justice Department inspector general who has led the office since it was created a quarter century ago agreed Tuesday that ...

Kate Sheppard

Democratic Congressman Wants Federal Investigation Into ALEC-Backed Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The ranking member of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation wants the Department of Inte...

Report Reveals No Evidence Of Widespread Problems At Secret Service

AP | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — There is no evidence of widespread misconduct within the Secret Service, according to a Homeland Security Department inspector gen...

Dave Jamieson

Safety Program That Lets Companies Police Themselves Has Huge Flaws

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The inspector general for the Labor Department says it has found flaws with a program that excuses U.S. businesses from certain safety i...

Ryan J. Reilly

Federal Prison Crisis Poses 'Critical Threat' To Justice Department, Report Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The ballooning cost of the overcrowded federal prison system is an "increasingly critical threat" to the Justice Department’s ability ...

Kate Sheppard

The Long, Strange Case Of An Arctic Whistleblower

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.06.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The long, strange story of Charles Monnett, a wildlife biologist who spent 14 years working in Alaska for the Department of Interior, is...

Amanda Terkel

Sequestration Is Making It Harder For Government Watchdogs To Do Their Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress and the Obama administration rely heavily on the work of inspectors general to root out waste, fraud and abuse in th...

Report Reveals What Gov't Agency Could Be Doing Better

AP | JACK GILLUM | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Homeland Security Department needs better rules over its use of Twitter, Facebook and other social media services to improve privacy...

Kate Sheppard

Keystone XL Decision Likely Delayed Until 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

A decision on the fate of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline will likely be delayed until after the release of an inspector general investigation into ...

Vote On Big NYPD Oversight Bill Today

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 10.22.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — The nation's biggest police department will get a new watchdog and face easier standards for people to file profiling lawsuits agains...

Kerry Warned Of 'Serious Deficiencies' In Justice Program

AP | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A contract award made to an organization to promote the rule of law in Afghanistan does not appear to contain basic provisions that...

Gov't Agency Goes Way Too Far To Fight Hackers

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.09.2013 | Technology

The U.S. Commerce Department destroyed more than $170,000 worth of desktops, printers, TVs, cameras and computer mice to remove from its network an in...

Issa Metrics

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Rep. Darrell Issa, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, is determined to link the White House, and President Barack Obama, to the so-called IRS scandal, even though there is no proof one exists.

Report Finds Disgusting Problems At $750k Per Year Gov't Warehouse

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 06.03.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency has some cleaning up of its own to do. An inspector general's report released Monday found rodent f...

Amanda Terkel

Sequestration Weakens Government Watchdogs, Making It Harder To Detect Waste And Fraud

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The government's inspectors general aren't well-known among the public, but they are essential in rooting out waste, fraud and abuse in ...

Sam Stein

Inspector General: Ineffective Management Allowed Tea Party Targeting

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The IRS used "inappropriate criteria" when judging organizations hoping to gain a tax-exempt status and allowed that criteria to stay in...

Public Safety for All?

Jumaane D. Williams | Posted 07.01.2013 | New York
Jumaane D. Williams

What the mayor offered New Yorkers Tuesday was a pep rally for his failing proposition that our city has to choose between better policing and safer streets, between saving lives and protecting our Constitutional rights.

After 5 Years, Is Obama Ready to Fill State Department Vacancy?

Joe Newman | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Joe Newman

Secretary of State John Kerry says if it were up to him, the State Department would already have a permanent inspector general, a critical position that has been vacant for more than five years.

An Inspector General: The Past's Not Necessarily Prelude

Len Levitt | Posted 06.08.2013 | New York
Len Levitt

Is the idea of an inspector general to monitor the NYPD as far-fetched and unworkable as Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and his claque of supporters claim?

NYPD Inspector General Plan Moves Forward, But Political Jockeying Continues

Matt Sledge | Posted 05.19.2013 | New York
Matt Sledge

The intense jockeying around the proposed law to create an NYPD inspector general continues, even after New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn ...