Congress can help federal agencies reduce the billions of dollars in improper payments they make annually through new legislation and providing investigators with access to particular databases, among other actions, the nation's comptroller general said at a Senate Finance Committee hearing last week.
A Defense Department report dated Sept. 23, but only released publicly Oct. 6, provides brief status updates on some of the military's most important and high-profile acquisitions.
A Defense Department Office of Inspector General "Twitterview" with Whistleblower Protection Ombudsman Patrick Gookin garnered attention on the social media platform – and not all of it positive. DoD OIG held the Oct. 7 Twitter chat in honor of Customer Service Week.
Homeland Security Department officials appeared to allay some concerns among House lawmakers, who said during an Oct. 7 hearing that they felt their oversight role was being sidestepped when a leaked reorganization plan for the cybersecurity directorate was reported by the media this summer.
The Postal Service reports that on-time delivery performance is improving, but auditors at the Government Accountability Office are skeptical because figures presented by the agency only reflect about half of the mail it processes.
Nuclear energy facilities worldwide are highly vulnerable to cyber attacks as a result of pervasive technical and cultural challenges, London-based think tank Chatham House said.
A review of Defense Department acquisition reveals encouraging results in terms of cost savings and performance, but also shows that an overly cautious approach to contracting may result in missed technological opportunities.
The Government Accountability Office opened the doors to its Center of Audit Excellence Oct. 1, which will provide fee-based products and services to domestic and international accountability organizations.
Five fake speeding ticket notices released by the Sate Department on Wednesday were just a glimpse into the spear phishing attempts targeted at Hillary Clinton's email account.
Two Veterans Affairs Department hospitals marked appointments as complete even before patients were seen by a doctor, according to a Sept. 29 VA inspector general report.