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.
Members of the federal oversight community told House lawmakers Wednesday that would-be whistleblowers need to feel comfortable about reporting wrongdoing at their agencies without fear of retaliation.
The Department of Defense’s office of the inspector general was recognized for strides made in employee satisfaction in the last five years.
The Inspectors General nominations that have been withdrawn include the ones for the Office of Personnel Management, the Defense Department, and the Social Security Administration.
The White House issued a redone version of its temporary travel and immigration ban from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.