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April 8, 2014

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

SIGAR and USAID Clash over Access to Afghan Assessments



Sopko Testimony SIGAR wants USAID to stop stonewalling about failures in Afghanistan reconstruction spending. USAID is protecting information, and some of their justifications are far fetched.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

April 4, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Hearing Spotlights Afghanistan Corruption and Waste



Oversight in Afghanistan 2014 The $100 billion U.S. reconstruction effort in Afghanistan was on the hot seat on Capitol Hill.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

April 2, 2014

By Lydia Dennett

Congress Calls for Action After Whistleblower Retaliation



Todd Zinser The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Oversight Subcommittee has called for the Department of Commerce Inspector General to fire two managers who were found to have retaliated against whistleblowers.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

April 2, 2014

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

DoD Revolving Door Database Needs to Get into GEAR



National Security The Department of Defense doesn't want anyone, including the DoD Inspector General, to know who is going through the revolving door.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 27, 2014

By Emily Binkow

EPA Fails to Monitor Its Purchase Card Spending



Credit Card A recent report by the Office of the Inspector General for the Environmental Protection Agency found abuse of the EPA's purchase cards and significant problems with the agency's system for ensuring that charge cards are not misused.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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