Monthly Archives: February 2016

Bill Passed To Create Office of Inspector General for Government of Idaho

Posted on February26, 2016
A bipartisan inspector general bill has been passed by the House State Affairs Committee to create an office of inspector general for the government of Idaho. This legislation was co-sponsored by Rep. John Rusche, D-Moscow, and Representative Lynn Luker, R-Boise. This new office will handle and receive all complaints of waste, fraud or corruption within the government. “Currently, there’s nowhere for an employee or another who has concern about fraud, waste or misuse to take the complaint,” Rusche told the…
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Inspector General Report Reveals Security Issues with U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Posted on February19, 2016
Inspectors visited U.S. Customs and Border Protection's facilities located on the Southwest border and found several security issues. They investigated seven of the 11 facilities, known as “Forward Operating Bases,” in the El Paso, Rio Grande Valley and Tucson regions. Three of the 11 were not operational at the time of the inspection. Six of the seven facilities had security lapses, such as inoperable cameras as well as ongoing challenges with providing safe drinking water to personnel. One of the…
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Office of Personnel Management Inspector General Patrick McFarland to Resign

Posted on February12, 2016
Patrick McFarland is the longest serving inspector general who was appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate, but all of this will come to an end on February 19th, 2016. McFarland wrote a letter on February 1st to President Barack Obama confirming his resignation. “OPM (Office of Personal Management) values greatly the mission of the IG, and the role Pat has played, in providing input and oversight of OPM services and programs. Pat’s leadership and contributions to this…
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Inspector General Reveals That Secret Service Radio System Is Out-Of-Date

Posted on February05, 2016
A recent report by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General (DHS OIG) revealed that the radio communication system used by the Secret Service is out-of-date. Radio systems are critical to the day-to-day protective operations of Secret Service, making 100 percent operational success imperative. However, DHS OIG’s testing revealed “inherent radio limitations” and “unclear transmissions,” which could lead to a communications failure in an emergency. The exact age of the current radio infrastructure was redacted from the report.…
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