Office of Inspector General

For DoD financial management systems, a not-so-pretty picture

One reason the Defense Department can’t get to a clean financial audit has to do with its multiple and outdated financial management systems. The DoD does have

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The same problems continue to plague OPM’s retirement services

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Telework leads to feds ‘phoning it in,’ says senator seeking IG assessment

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Joe Biden

‘Unlike…any other program’: Commerce IG prepares to oversee $50B CHIPS Act

The Commerce Department’s inspector general is hiring fast to oversee billions of dollars in CHIPS Act spending.

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What to do in the unlikely event of a reduction in force at your agency

There is little chance the layoffs that have affected some industries will affect government. If anything, agencies are hiring. But reductions-in-force…

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FILE - A sign for the Food and Drug Administration is seen in Silver Spring, Md., on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. On Wednesday, March 30, 2022, federal health advisers narrowly ruled against an experimental drug for the debilitating illness known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a potential setback for patient groups who lobbied for the medication’s approval. A majority of advisers to the FDA voted 6-4 that a single study from Amylyx Pharmaceuticals failed to establish the drug's effectiveness in treating the deadly neurodegenerative disease known also as ALS, for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

FDA is told to tighten up its procedures for IT procurement

For the FDA, as for so many agencies, information technology is a big-ticket expenditure. The Health and Human Services inspector general examined FDA contracting officers dealing with one large deal, and found a few things to tighten up.

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