Inspectors General

Biden Administration at Odds With the IG Over the Scrutiny Afghans Received Before Entering the U.S.

DHS cannot be sure it properly screened the evacuees, the IG said, raising the possibility it admitted "criminals, suspected terrorists or other nefarious actors."

A Look at the DHS Watchdog’s Work with a Nonprofit on Strategic Planning and Other Issues

Improved Federal Employees Viewpoint Survey scores may be the result of a collaboration with the National Academy of Public Administration.

Top Democrats Accuse the DHS Watchdog of Obstructing Their Investigations

Inspector General Joseph Cuffari defended his office’s work, but lawmakers pushed back.

GovExec Daily: The DHS Inspector General's Office Is Under Scrutiny

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss the scandals surrounding Joseph Cuffari.

Employees Within the Now-Embattled Homeland Security Watchdog Office Gave Their Supervisors High Marks on a Job Satisfaction Survey

The office had improved scores on the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey in leadership, innovation and employee recognition.

The Oversight Community Is Taking These Steps to Be More Diverse and Inclusive

A new DEIA roadmap reflects goals the president has for the federal workforce overall. 

A Former Watchdog Has Ideas on Dealing With Poorly Performing Inspectors General

The former acting Pentagon inspector general asks, “Who is watching the watchdogs?”

A New Bill Seeks to Prevent the Secret Service from Withholding Records from its Watchdog

“While I share the concerns of my colleagues about the actions of the current inspector general, it is also clear the Secret Service tried to impede the inspector general’s investigation into the events of Jan. 6,” said Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.

A Top Senate Democrat Asks the Defense Watchdog to Investigate a New Batch of Missing Jan. 6 Texts

“I don’t know whether the failure to preserve these critical government texts from Jan. 6 is the result of bad faith, stunning incompetence, or outdated records management policies, but we must get to the bottom of it,” said Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.

A Top Senate Democrat Has Asked DOJ to Investigate Missing Jan. 6 Text Messages

The Homeland Security watchdog has been under fire for its handling of the matter. 

The SBA Watchdog Says Data, Collaboration and Proper Controls Are Vital for COVID Oversight

The Small Business Administration inspector general says the agency “had to leverage data analytics like we've never leveraged it” and collaboration “was on hyper-speed.”

Defense Department Record-Keeping Practices Are Hurting Oversight of Ukraine Aid, Inspector General Warns

The DoD watchdog previously teamed up with the State and USAID inspectors general for Ukraine-related oversight.