The General Services Administration and its inspector general are at odds with each other following the release of a strongly worded IG report Monday about the fate of the FBI headquarters.
The Senate gave the federal watchdogs a shot in the arm this week with the release of a new report that confirmed some long-held concerns within the inspectors general community.
Attorney Brian Miller with Rogers Joseph O’Donnell, PC, joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the Civil False Claims Act and its role in government contracts and cyber compliance requirements. April 19, 2016
The DoD is unlike any government agency, which means Defense’s Office of Inspector General is not quite like every other OIG. Jon Rymer, the man who holds that office, tells In Depth’s Francis Rose what makes his office unique.
Defense Department Inspector General Jon Rymer tells In Depth’s Francis Rose why his office is so different from other OIGs.
The Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel says Inspectors General must get permission from their agencies before getting certain documents like grand jury, wiretap and credit information. But Inspectors General say they need independent access to information to do their jobs. Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is asking for Congress’ help now by pushing for a bill that would give IGs that access. Brian Miller is the managing director at Navigant and former inspector general at the General Services Administration. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose about some of the contradictions he sees with this OLC opinion.
Six major agencies now are operating without a permanent inspector general. President Obama nominated Mary Kendall last week to be the IG at the Interior Department after nearly six years without a permanent investigator on the job. Brian Miller, managing director at Navigant and former inspector general of the General Services Administration, tells In Depth with Francis Rose why there’s a lot at risk when an agency doesn’t have a permanent inspector general.
Brian Miller, managing director in the Disputes and Investigations Practice at Navigant will give us his thoughts on GSA’s transactional data reporting rule. June 9, 2015
The Inspector General at the Department of Homeland Security, John Roth, is raising objections about the alteration of a report from his office about Transportation Security Administration activities at John F Kennedy Airport. Brian Miller is managing director of Navigant, and former inspector general of the General Services Administration. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained whether or not it’s common for agencies to change IG reports.
New leadership is coming to the Council of Inspectors General. On Jan. 1, Michael Horowitz, inspector general of the Justice Department, will begin his two-year term as chair of the organization. He and his predecessor, former GSA IG Brian Miller, discussed the many challenges of directing the 72 inspectors general in government.