A recent review by the DOJ inspector general recommended that the DEA needs to get a better handle on its undercover money laundering operations.
The latest coronavirus spending bill introduced in the House would increase the independence of inspectors general, provide financial assistance to the Postal Service and would push back statutory deadlines for 2020 census data.
While a governmentwide IG council promises regular updates to the website, government transparency advocates say the platform, in its current state, gives them few options to parse the data for greater accountability.
Being an inspector general for a federal agency comes with a large number of challenges that often come with a lot of pressure.
An ongoing concern is the number and length of vacancies for inspector general spots in many agencies.
House members said they’re working on new legislation designed to clarify and improve protections for federal whistleblowers.
A 2016 law was supposed to, at last, give FBI whistleblowers the protections most other federal employees have. But three years after the bill’s passage, at least one FBI whistleblower says he’s still waiting for an opportunity to have his day in court.
Members of the House Oversight and Reform Committee have raised concerns about the capability of the federal IG community to conduct internal oversight of other watchdog offices.
The Fulcrum’s Editor in Chief David Hawkings joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for this week’s tale.
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.