Oversight

The Inspectors General COVID Committee Has an ‘Enormous Responsibility'

“We've really changed the way we as federal IGs do business,” says Michael Horowitz, Justice Department inspector general and chair of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee.

Oversight

The Park Police’s ‘Dilapidated’ D.C. Dispatch Office Puts Safety at Risk, an IG Says 

Holes in the roof allowing water and bird droppings through and possible black mold are among the issues, as well as problems with staffing and training.

Oversight

An Investigation Has Found That Trump’s First Interior Secretary Violated His Ethics Obligations

The inspector general referred the matter to the Justice Department, but it declined to pursue criminal prosecution.

Oversight

Biden Can do More to Protect Inspectors General, Says Former Watchdog Fired by Trump

Guidance issued by the Biden administration was “important,” but an executive order could also help preserve IG independence, said Michael Atkinson.

Oversight

A Federal Pandemic Watchdog Says its Oversight Money Will Run Out in July

Brian Miller, special inspector general for pandemic recovery, wrote in a new report that $25 million in CARES Act start-up funds is not enough.

Oversight

The Special IG for Afghanistan Shares Advice on How to Spend Aid Money Well

More recommendations will come in the watchdog’s quarterly report next week.   

Workforce

House Approves Sweeping Reforms to Protect Feds, Boost Agency Oversight

Just one Republican votes in favor of the changes to whistleblower, inspector general, vacancy and other civil service laws.

Oversight

White House Releases 'Unprecedented’ Guidance to Agencies on Cooperating With Watchdogs

Strengthening communication and establishing liaisons for inspectors general offices are some of the new action items for agency leaders. 

Oversight

IG: $400M Border Contract Awarded Properly, Though Investigators Met Roadblocks in Interviews 

This was one of several contracts awarded under the Trump administration for the U.S.-Mexico border wall. 

Oversight

Afghanistan Watchdog Doubles Down on Oversight Efforts

Upcoming reports will serve as “cautionary and instructive guides” for future operations, said the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction.

Workforce

All Inspectors General Need Testimonial Subpoena Authority, Watchdogs Say

Three IGs testified before lawmakers about various reforms needed to improve their oversight. 

Oversight

Lawmaker Requests IG Probe Into Trump COVID-19 Food Program

A report from Democratic congressional staff found “serious red flags” with some of the contractors involved in the program. 

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