Tag Archives: CIGIE

Inspector General Group Unveils Online Platform for Federal Whistleblowers; Michael Horowitz Quoted

The Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency introduced an online tool to inform whistleblowers about their rights and process for reporting abuse, waste and fraud at agencies, Federal News Network reported Thursday. The new page on the Oversight website is in the "beta" phase and includes information on the inspector general hotline, the Government Accountability Office’s FraudNet portal and the Office of Special Counsel’s disclosure unit. 

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GAO Reviews Agencies’ Q2 2017 Spending Data

The Government Accountability Office has found in a recent study that only 15 out of 53 agencies submitted complete and accurate 2017 second quarter spending data to comply with the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014. GAO said Monday the other 38 agencies submitted inaccurate spending data partly due …

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CIGIE Report: Cybersecurity, IT Modernization Among Areas That Need Cross-Agency Collaboration

A new report by the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency has identified six critical areas that IGs need to address to facilitate and build up cross-agency collaboration. CIGIE said in the December 2017 report those areas include information technology infrastructure modernization; cybersecurity; effort to protect national security; …

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Obama Signs Inspector General Empowerment Bill

President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill that provides inspectors general to access data they need to perform their duties. The Inspectors General Empowerment Act of 2016 will give IGs authority to obtain necessary information without compromising the public’s privacy and civil liberties, the White House said Friday. House and Senate lawmakers unanimously approved the bill Dec. …

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Inspector General: 18 OPM IT Systems Lack Valid Authorization

The Office of Personnel Management’s inspector general has assessed OPM’s compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act and found that over 18 of its information technology systems operate without valid authorizations. OPM IG said in a Nov. 9 report that it performed the audit at the agency’s Washington headquarters from April 2016 to …

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Sens. Johnson, Grassley, McCaskill Propose Reform to IG Functions

Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) have submitted a bill that proposes changes to some functions of agency inspectors general, investigations on IG misconduct and reporting on IG vacancies. Johnson’s office said Thursday the proposed amendments to the Inspector General Act of 1978 seek to empower IGs, boost transparency and increase cooperation between Congress and …

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