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Pentagon Defends Quiet Response to Study Offering $125 Billion In Savings

House hearing shows miscommunication between the Defense Department and the Defense Business Board.

Pentagon’s Audit Readiness Still a Work in Progress

February 13, 2017 by · Comment
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GAO finds all the services provided iffy financial data to outside auditors.

Former NSA Contractor Indicted for Stealing Classified Files

February 9, 2017 by · Comment
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Grand jury accepts Justice Department allegations against Harold Martin.

USAID Faulted for Lax Oversight of Afghan Land Reforms

February 8, 2017 by · Comment
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SIGAR found that $41.2 million contract lacked vital information.

Pentagon Watchdog Clears CENTCOM Intel Officers of ‘Cooking the Books’

February 1, 2017 by · Comment
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Analysts charged that Central Command intelligence officers had falsified reports related to efforts to counter the Islamic State.

New Homeland Security Team Defends Rushed Response to Trump Directives

January 31, 2017 by · Comment
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Secretary Kelly denies reports he was surprised by White House border policy.

Trump Has Considerable Authority to Revamp the Intelligence Community

January 12, 2017 by · Comment
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But the the 2004 law that created the Office of the Director of National Intelligence creates some hurdles as well.

Why the NSA Inspector General Lost His Job (and Wants It Back)

December 16, 2016 by · Comment
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In first major use of special presidential directive, special panel concludes watchdog retaliated against a whistleblower.

Pentagon Watchdog’s Handling of Whistleblowers Under GAO Review

December 13, 2016 by · Comment
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Whistleblower advocates applaud requirement for expanded probe in Defense bill.

Annual Defense Bill Has Major Implications for Feds’ Leave, Pay

December 9, 2016 by · Comment
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Language curbing paid administrative leave and raising the cap on Defense buyouts makes it into final version that is now headed to Obama’s desk.

Post Expose on Pentagon Waste Draws Mixed Reviews

December 6, 2016 by · Comment
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Lawmakers vow new actions, but some specialists question the claims.

Transparency Groups Hail Removal of FOIA Exceptions in Defense Bill

December 2, 2016 by · Comment
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Critics had said Pentagon would have shielded documents on torture, sexual assault.

Shooter of Los Angeles TSA Officer Gets 60 Years

November 11, 2016 by · Comment
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Joint Terrorism Task Force probed 2013 airport incident.

Lessons for Combat in Mosul, From a Trio of Watchdogs

November 8, 2016 by · Comment
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U.S.-assisted push against ISIS examined by Defense, State and USAID inspectors general.

Homeland Security Still Slow to Fill Law Enforcement Jobs, Watchdog Finds

November 8, 2016 by · Comment
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ICE, Secret Service and CBP struggle with stretched work force and weak tools to track job applicants.

Homeland Security’s Revised Anti-Extremism Plan Draws Mixed Reviews

November 3, 2016 by · Comment
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Multi-agency strategy for evidence-based community partnerships is under fire from the right and left.

Army General Was Allowed To Accept Free Housing from Contractor

November 2, 2016 by · Comment
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Brig. Gen. Michael Bobeck, fired from the Joint Staff for an extramarital affair, cited his longtime friendship with an executive in receiving a rent-free apartment during his divorce.

Building Roads in War-Torn Afghanistan Remains a Tough Slog

November 1, 2016 by · Comment
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Watchdog says $8.3 billion would be needed to halt decay.

Military Housing at Risk from Poor Utility Maintenance, Watchdog Finds

October 25, 2016 by · Comment
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Electrical and environmental system flaws found consistently at bases around the world.

Pentagon ‘Clawback’ of Guard Recruiting Bonuses Draws Fire

October 24, 2016 by · Comment
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California lawmaker wants Defense chief to cancel plans to reclaim $15,000 re-enlistment incentives.

Cashiered Army General Abused Purchase Card at Strip Clubs, IG Confirms

Onetime Ash Carter aide Ronald Lewis initially denied “conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman.”

Obama Orders New Diversity Push in National Security Agencies

Presidential memo adds new reporting requirements and rewards aimed at enhancing problem-solving.

Government’s Recent Hostage Recovery Activities Deemed Largely Effective

Several dozen were recovered in first year since Obama clarified policies, counterterrorism agency’s report notes.

Defense Whistleblower Vindicated for Reporting Privacy Violation

September 26, 2016 by · Comment
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Non-supervisors may not demand others’ telework agreements, IG notes.

Faulty Fingerprint Records Lead to Hundreds of Mistakes in Granting Citizenship

September 20, 2016 by · Comment
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Homeland Security and FBI databases have not been digitally updated.

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