NYPD’s Inspector General: “Broken Windows” Policy Doesn’t Work

Posted on June23, 2016
NYPD's Police Commissioner, Bill Bratton, believes in "broken windows" policing. This policy is all about targeting the low-level quality-of-life-crimes, in hopes of reducing more serious crimes. However, the NYPD's Inspector General says that this doesn't work. The Office of the Inspector General conducted an independent examination of more than 2 million quality-of-life criminal summonses and misdemeanor arrests between 2010 and 2015. During that time, the number of quality-of-life summonses dramatically declined but felony crime did not increase. The NYPD's response…
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Brevard County Citizen Requests Inspector General, Commissioners Against the Idea

Posted on June15, 2016
A citizen that lives in Brevard County, Florida requested that the county government, establish an Inspector General position. The majority of the commissioners implied they were against the idea with a no vote on the proposal. Viera resident Pam La Salle asked commissioners to put the proposal for the inspector general on the November ballot for residents to consider. “I would like it because it’s going to give us better government,” La Salle said. County Commissioner Trudie Infantini said she…
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FDA Officials Lack Urgency with Recall of Contaminated Food

Posted on June09, 2016
Officials from the Food and Drug Administration failed to force a quick recall of peanut butter and almond food products after the confirmation of salmonella contamination. Despite new legal powers to compel recalls and sophisticated technology to fingerprint pathogens, the Food and Drug Administration allowed some food-safety investigations to drag on, placing consumers in jeopardy of death or serious illness, according to the inspector general's office at the Department of Health and Human Services. In an unusual urgent warning called…
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Steve Rohan Named Interim Inspector General for Jacksonville, FL

Posted on May31, 2016
Jacksonville's Inspector General has resigned so former city hall attorney, Steve Rohan, has been named the interim inspector general. Steve Rohan, who retired in 2012 after working 30 years in the city’s Office of General Counsel in a variety of positions, will lead the office until September. He is stepping in after the resignation of Thomas Cline. The independent office was created in 2014 and is responsible for investigating fraud, waste and abuse in city government. While Rohan doesn’t have…
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OIG Report, NASA Can Still Improve Their Risk Assessment Process to Identify Improper Payments

Posted on May13, 2016
NASA's Office of Inspector General reports that NASA has met all the appropriate Office of Management and Budget (OMB) criteria for the ACT of fiscal year 2015. However, there is still belief that the agency can improve it's risk assessment process to help detect improper payments. In fiscal year (FY) 2015, the Federal Government made an estimated $137 billion in improper payments to individuals, organizations, and contractors, an increase of approximately $12 billion from FY 2014. An improper payment is…
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Inspector General Reports: U.S. Department of the Interior is Vulnerable to Cyber Crimes

Posted on January21, 2016
According to the Deputy Inspector General, the U.S. Department of the Interior has nearly 15,000 laptops being used by employees and they don't have the proper security systems in place to prevent them from being hacked. A memo issued by Deputy Inspector General Mary L. Kendall and released Wednesday said the laptops — some likely in Utah — are at "high risk of compromise" should they be lost or stolen because the agency did not require pre-boot authentication. By sidestepping…
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