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March 26, 2013

By Christine Anderson

Inspectors General Receive Much-Needed Attention in Senate



Government Accountability The investigative role of Inspectors General (IGs) would be strengthened in the Senate's new budget proposal.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 19, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

Exploring the Lived Experiences of Inspectors General



University of Maryland University College Matthew Harris, University of Maryland University College, explores the experiences, challenges, and recommendations of 18 Inspectors General in his doctorate dissertation.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 19, 2013

By Meryl Grenadier

Watchdogs Not Immune from Sequestration Cuts



Government Accountability Inspectors General face budget cuts as a result of sequestration, raising questions about how the abilities of IGs to conduct investigations and audits to uncover waste, fraud, and abuse in their agencies will be impacted.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 11, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

Commerce Inspector General Faces Allegations of Misconduct



Department of Commerce After several disturbing allegations of serious misconduct, Ranking Members of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology and three of its subcommittees sent a letter to the GAO requesting an investigation into the Department of Commerce Office o

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 8, 2013

By Neil Gordon

SIGIR Says “At Least” $8 Billion Lost in Iraq



National Security The Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR), which sunsets this month, said the government has no idea how billions of reconstruction dollars were spent over the past decade, and estimates that at least $8 billion has been lost to fraud, waste, and abuse.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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