Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney issued a memo detailing 59 data reporting and other requirements that either are no longer necessary, modified or paused as the first step to making the government more efficient.
A survey finds inspectors general worried about the hiring freeze and budget cuts that could cost more money than they would save.
The Inspectors General nominations that have been withdrawn include the ones for the Office of Personnel Management, the Defense Department, and the Social Security Administration.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 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.
The Justice Department is facing several challenges in 2017 including threats to national and cyber security, overcrowding of prison systems and potential negligence in use of appropriated funds. DoJ’s Michael Horowitz and Kelly McFadden discuss the challenges on In Depth with the Justice Department.
Members of the inspectors general community say they are worried about the federal hiring freeze and what it could mean for OIGs efforts to combat waste, fraud and abuse.
Facing an aging workforce and unanswered questions over the legality of some of its work, Justice Department leaders will have several challenging problems to deal with in the new year.
The Senate had a busy weekend, passing five major pieces of legislation that will impact veterans, inspectors general, FBI whistleblowers and others before the close of the 114th Congress.
In two significant studies, the Justice Department’s inspector general found the FBI does an accurate job stopping gun sales to the ineligible. But why do such people often get guns? The IG also found the Drug Enforcement Administration still has serious problems policing use of informants. IG Michael Horowitz shares his insight on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Senate gave the federal watchdogs a shot in the arm this week with the release of a new report that confirmed some long-held concerns within the inspectors general community.