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April 22, 2013

By Joe Newman

After 5 Years, Is Obama Ready to Fill State Department Vacancy?



Secretary of State John Kerry Secretary of State John Kerry says if it were up to him, the State Department would already have a permanent inspector general, a critical position that has been vacant for more than five years, but the delay is due to the White House’s vetting process.

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Topics: Government Accountability

February 12, 2013

By Andre Francisco

State Department Still Without Internal Watchdog



Secretary of State John Kerry speaking at the Kabul embassy Effective oversight requires a strong inspector general, and the State Department leads a group of eight agencies that are without a permanent IG.

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Topics: Government Accountability

January 31, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Take Action to Get a Permanent State Dept. Watchdog



State Department Please take action and urge President Obama to nominate a strong and independent permanent State Department Inspector General today.

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Topics: Government Accountability

January 24, 2013

By Danielle Brian

Oversight Committee Makes Bipartisan Call for Appointment of State Department IG



Government Accountability As the Senate began confirmation hearings of John Kerry to become the next Secretary of State today, senior members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform made a bipartisan call to the President to nominate a State Department Inspector G

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Topics: Government Accountability

January 23, 2013

By Joe Newman

McCaskill: Make Sure We Don't Have Another Benghazi



Sen. McCaskill Sen. Claire McCaskill told reporters she plans to talk to Kerry about embassy security.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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