Tag Archives: abuse

Please Give Local Auditors Some Respect

I’ve seen it on TV shows several times. An official with a federal agency swoops in on the local police force or investigative agency and essentially takes over a major investigation, showing a fair amount of arrogance all the while…

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One Tragedy Has Spawned So Many Others

Hurricane Katrina caused so much devastation to lives and property when it roared through the Gulf Coast almost seven years ago. Unfortunately, attempts at recovery have been just as tragic as federal emergency funding has continued to go misspent.

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Is OMB Finding the Best of Bunch?

It’s that time of year again. The time when some people go nuts trying to pick the winners in the NCAA basketball tournament, and many will even call in sick on Thursday and Friday to watch the games (ahem, definitely…

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Sneak Preview: Controls Sought To Curtail Penn. LIHEAP Fraud

(This post is based on an upcoming article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General (PDAG) ordered the state Department of Public Welfare to better oversee its Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, noting that…

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Obama Versus Issa on Transparency, Accountability, Oversight

“The truth is, no one reads this thing,” declared President Obama, pointing to a stack of Federal Registers. Ceasing hard-copy publication of the Federal Register (which has been available online for years) is “just the tip of the iceberg” for…

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A Program Full of Broken Promises

Look at this window. Does it look weatherized to you? Me neither.

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