In today's Federal Newscast, a new study by the Government Accountability Office confirms it’s tough to be a medium-sized government contractor.
In today's Federal Newscast, Congressman Bennie Thompson (D-MS), the chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, says as cyber threats become more sophisticated, bringing back the cyber coordinator role is even more important.
The Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency this week launched several new online tools designed to help and encourage whistleblowers to report waste, fraud and abuse.
DoD's Office of the Inspector General is looking to data analytics and AI tools to respond more quickly to the flood of calls it gets from its whistleblower hotline.
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.
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.
The Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency looked at 61 public reports to figure out what issues cut across federal agencies.
The federal inspectors general community has an opportunity, as the federal hiring freeze and other resources continue to tighten, to share administrative and mission areas services.
Three agency inspectors general say the ongoing presidential transition won't sway their work overseeing federal agencies. They also advised the procurement industry to make documents and individuals more accessible during audits.
Federal inspectors general are asking Congress to do away with what they say are legal barriers agencies are throwing up to keep information away from their in-house watchdogs. Information the inspectors general say they need to complete their investigations. Now they're fighting back with a legislative package. Michael Horowitz is chairman of the Council of Inspectors General and IG at the Justice Department, where the blockage started. In an interview on Federal Drive with Tom Temin, Horowitz outlined the problem and the strategy for fixing it.
Michael Horowitz, inspector general at the Justice Department, says a recent decision by his agency's Office of Legal Counsel threatens the independent oversight of all IGs.
A recent decision from the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel says inspectors general must get permission from their agencies before gaining access to certain documents like grand jury, wiretap and credit information. The inspector general community says it's another attack against the independent oversight at the center of their responsibilities. The Senate Judiciary Committee largely agrees. Michael Horowitz is the inspector general at the Justice Department and director of the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency. He's leading the charge against the OLC's latest decision and tells In Depth with Francis Rose why it would make his job more difficult.
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.