President Trump has removed the inspector general tapped to chair a special oversight board of the $2.2 trillion economic package intended to help businesses and individuals.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Pentagon’s inspector general will take the lead in trying to head off waste, fraud and abuse in the newly-passed coronavirus spending package.
The decision to delay the initial rollout of new electronic health record capabilities at the Department of Veterans Affairs will get a closer look from Congress this week, as the inspectors general at both VA and the Defense Department announced the start of a rare, joint audit of the agencies’ EHR modernization efforts.
House members said they’re working on new legislation designed to clarify and improve protections for federal whistleblowers.
Senate confirmation isn’t a requisite for making a difference
No federal executive wants his or her agency or bureau to languish at the bottom of those rankings of employee engagement.
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 company previously indicated an unwillingness to issue the refunds, saying that doing so could amount to an admission of wrongdoing.
The Pentagon has launched a new data gathering effort to try to detect sole-source vendors who are making excess profits by hiding their cost data from contracting officers.
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.