Citing the Government Accountability Office’s plans to increase its capacity to conduct science and technology audits later this year, the Commerce Department’s inspector general said staffing up GAO makes more sense than reviving the Office of Technology Assessment.
The military press obtained what the Navy wanted to remain hidden. But should the big report, put together by a rear admiral, have been kept secret?
The comprehensive spending package will give Oversight.gov — a one-stop shop for inspectors general reports— the modest $2 million it requested last fall to expand the website’s capabilities.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Representative TJ Cox’s (D-CA) first introduced legislation in Congress is meant to ease the financial hardship furloughed federal employees are currently enduring.
One year following the launch of Oversight.gov, a one-stop shop where users can reference more than 10,000 agency inspector general reports, the watchdog community sees an opportunity to grow the website.
As the government oversight community celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Inspector General Act this year, IGs and lawmakers have signaled their support for beefing up a governmentwide watchdog organization.
Some agency-inspector general relationships have drifted out of favor over the past 40 years. The IG community says it’s time to swing the pendulum back.
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) has proposed moving the 73 federal inspectors general out from under their agencies and into their own independent agency.
HHS’ Office of Inspector General is giving its agents on-the-ground a chance to tell their stories, in their own words.
In Episode 2 of Bureauchat, Federal News Radio reporters Meredith Somers and Nicole Ogrysko catch up on vacant offices in the federal government — both the literal and bureaucratic ones. They also have a special holiday treat to get you in the mood to spread federal cheer.