Pandemic Response Accountability Committee

(AP Photo/Eric Gay)Border Patrol agent E. Flores shows the shower section during a media tour of a new U.S. Customs and Border Protection temporary facility near the Donna International Bridge, Thursday, May 2, 2019, in Donna, Texas. Officials say the site will primarily be used as a temporary site for processing and care of unaccompanied migrant children and families and will increase the Border Patrol's capacity to process migrant families. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

IG: CBP’s social media policies could use an update

In today’s Federal Newscast, a new report finds senior leaders at Customs and Border Protection could have done more to address inappropriate and offensive…

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)FILE - This April 19, 2019 file photo shows a sign for the Department of Defense at the Pentagon in Washington. The Biden administration’s nominee for top Pentagon policy adviser was met with sharp criticism from Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday, including accusations that he has been too partisan to be confirmed for the job. Colin Kahl, who served as national security adviser to then-Vice President Joe Biden during the Obama administration, faced repeated questions on his previous support for the Iran nuclear deal and how he would approach that issue now. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Report: DoD’s lack of movement on modernization efforts could come back to haunt it

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(Getty Images/iStockphoto/MrLonelyWalker)Calculator, dollars and USA flag. Sepia image.

Federal accounting can be a more dynamic career than it sounds, industry group says

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(Getty Images/iStockphoto/fotostok_pdv)Close up of female hands counting US dollar banknotes at the table in front a laptop computer. Woman accountant with money and notebook.

More paid leave for feds on the table, as COVID-19 reconciliation talks begin

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Pandemic board gets first permanent chair after Trump’s watchdog shakeup

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PRAC builds data transparency to create ‘citizen watchdogs’ for pandemic fraud

The Pandemic Response Accountability Committee oversees a bailout about three times as large as what Congress spent on the 2008 recession, but also benefits…

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IGs on pandemic oversight board warn job well done still means billions in fraud

IGs on the committee continue to send up red flags on COVID-19 spending. SBA’s IG office, for example, recently issued management alerts warning of billions…

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Des Moines Area Religious Council Food Pantry worker Patrick Minor pulls a package of ground pork out of a cooler during a pantry stop, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. As food banks have struggled to meet soaring demand from people suddenly out of work because of the coronavirus outbreak, it has been especially troubling to see farmers have to bury produce, dump milk and euthanize hogs. Now some states are spending more money to help pay for food that might otherwise go to waste, the U.S. Agriculture Department is spending $3 billion to help get farm products to food banks, and U.S. senator is seeking $8 billion more to buy farm produce for food banks. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Agencies may not have gotten the best deals on coronavirus contracts

In today’s Federal Newscast, agencies have spent almost $18 billion on goods and services in response to the coronavirus pandemic from March to June, and 47% of that was not competed among vendors.

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