Workforce

Investigations Into Mistreatment of State Department Workforce are in ‘Final Stages,’ IG Says

The watchdog plans to unveil results of inquiries into political retaliation and the hiring freeze in coming weeks.

Oversight

Lawmaker Calls for Outside Investigation of Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group

The Homeland Security Department has condemned derogatory comments posted within the group and promised a review of its own.

Oversight

Former HUD Executive Indicted in Procurement Fraud Scheme

Eghbal “Eddie” Saffarinia, former assistant inspector general for IT, allegedly steered contracts to a friend’s company and failed to disclose cash payments.

Defense

Pentagon, Lockheed Martin Failed to Ensure Proper Parts for F-35

Watchdog questions adherence to contracts and performance incentives for Defense’s largest buy.

Management

Intel Community Watchdog Now Runs Revamped Whistleblower Center

Remake to ensure protected disclosures comes after shakeup at ombudsman’s program.  

Management

Homeland Security Watchdog Wades Into Debate Over Border Crisis

Management alert highlights dangerous overcrowding at El Paso processing center for undocumented detainees.

Oversight

State Department Watchdog to Report Soon on Reorganization, Alleged Political Harassment

Linick’s work plan promises results this year on investigation of former Secretary Rex Tillerson’s aborted restructuring.