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September 1, 2011

By Mandy Smithberger

Billion Dollar Contract Slips Under DCAA's Radar



More bad news about the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA). Despite promises that DCAA is improving management, Pratap Chatterjee at Corp Watch reports that DCAA had missed a billion dollar contract for translators for the U.S. military until they were a

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 15, 2009

By Danielle Brian

Lessons Learned from Obama's Removal of CNCS Inspector General



On Friday, we blogged about the President's removal of Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) Inspector General Gerald Walpin. As I learn more about this case, I'm realizing there are a few "teachable moments."

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Topics: Government Accountability

January 22, 2009

By Beverley Lumpkin

SIGTARP Grabs Mandate and Runs With It



Government Accountability We were heartened to see today's statement from Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) (a.k.a. The Watchdog's Watchdog) attaching a letter from the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program or TARP.

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Topics: Financial Sector

January 8, 2009

By Michael Smallberg

SIGTARP Gets Down to Business



Government Accountability The jury is still out on Neil Barofsky, the recently confirmed Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), but it looks like he's off to a promising start.

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Topics: Financial Sector

December 8, 2008

By Danielle Brian

Too Much on the SIGTARP's Plate?



Government Accountability Although we're still waiting for Neil Barofksy to be confirmed as the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), he's already being loaded up with so many responsibilities that he may soon resemble a person walking out of an

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Topics: Government Accountability, Financial Sector

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