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October 27, 2014

By Michael Smallberg

New Report of IG Concealment: Déjà Vu All Over Again?



Michael G. Carroll The Inspector General at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is in the hot seat over allegations of hiding negative findings. Recently, there have been a slew of recent reports about inspectors general who allegedly hid or edited negative

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Topics: Government Accountability

October 24, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Dead Air: TV Trucks Purchased for Afghanistan Never Used



TV Truck Taxpayers paid $3.6 million for television production vehicles donated to Afghanistan that have never been used.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

October 9, 2014

By David S. Hilzenrath

Inspector General’s Role in Secret Service Scandal has Familiar Ring



Secret Service Allegations that an inspector general probe into the Secret Service prostitution scandal was subverted and its findings suppressed to protect the Obama Administration from political fallout have a ring of déjà vu.

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Topics: Government Accountability

September 25, 2014

By Jessica Murphy

Hill Encourages DoD IG to Protect Contractor Whistleblowers



National Security A bipartisan group of Members of Congress sent a letter chastising the DoD Office of Inspector General for having an “extremely limited definition of Department of Defense personnel to whom contractor and subcontractor employees may make protected disclosu

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

September 18, 2014

By Jessica Murphy

Millions Wasted on Communication Towers in Afghanistan



Communications Tower at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan (Photo: DOD) Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction reports wasteful spending by the Department of State on underused communication towers across Afghanistan.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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