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Federal Eye Archive: Oversight

TSA revises cost of using private security screeners

A long-simmering dispute on the use of private security screeners at U.S. airports boiled over again this week as the top House Republican on transportation issues accused the Transportation Security Administration of inflating the cost of using private security screeners in an effort to keep federal screeners on the job.

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 10, 2011; 5:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments, Oversight  
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Darrell Issa probing how agencies balance the books

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and House Republicans are turning their attention to the less prominent, but arguably more important side of the Obama administration's ongoing transparency efforts -- specifically, how federal agencies balance their books.

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 10, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Oversight  
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Security guards caught napping, watching TV on the job

Private security guards protecting the Social Security Administration were founding napping, watching television, chatting with coworkers, talking for hours on the phone and failing to check identification badges at security checkpoints, according to a new watchdog report.

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 8, 2011; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
Categories:  Oversight  
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Government overlap costs taxpayers billions, GAO reports

According to a Government Accountability Office report, the U.S. government has more than 100 programs dealing with surface transportation issues, 82 monitoring teacher quality and 80 for economic development. Five work to ensure the federal government uses less gasoline.

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 1, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Oversight, Turf War  
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Darrell Issa issues first subpoenas of Obama administration

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) issued his first subpoenas of the Obama administration earlier this week.

By Washington Post Editors  | February 24, 2011; 4:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  44: Obama's Washington, Oversight  
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Is the GAO boss not giving enough credit?

Gene L. Dodaro, head of the Government Accountability Office, writes on the pages of today's New York Times (boo!) about his agency's biennial assessment of poor-performing government agencies and programs.

By Ed O'Keefe  | February 16, 2011; 12:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  FY-Eye, Oversight  
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Darrell Issa was on to something, Ed O'Keefe , February 16, 2011
GAO report details mismanaged federal programs, Ed O'Keefe , February 15, 2011
Watchdog agency watches itself in new report, Ed O'Keefe , February 9, 2011
Bush whistle-blower protector faces jail, Spencer S. Hsu , February 3, 2011
Bush officials violated Hatch Act, agency concludes, R. Jeffrey Smith , January 25, 2011
Darrell Issa vs. Elijah Cummings feud heats up, Ed O'Keefe , January 25, 2011
Democrats name new House oversight leadership, Ed O'Keefe , January 20, 2011
Calling the IRS? Expect to wait 10 minutes, Ed O'Keefe , January 19, 2011
Teresa Chambers 'stunned' by reinstatement, Ed O'Keefe , January 12, 2011
Watchdog fired by Obama loses appeals case, Ed O'Keefe , January 4, 2011
Report reveals threats against IRS workers, Ed O'Keefe , December 8, 2010
Report: Nuclear weapon drivers drank on the job, Ed O'Keefe , November 22, 2010
Chaffetz to stay with Oversight Committee, Ed O'Keefe , November 22, 2010
CREW's Melanie Sloan departing, Ed O'Keefe , November 19, 2010
GAO: Defense security clearance delays decreased, Joe Davidson , November 16, 2010
Watchdog report targets New Jersey governor, Ed O'Keefe , November 9, 2010
'Deadly' report details federal waste, Ed O'Keefe , October 29, 2010
FBI's computer woes continue, auditors say, Jeff Stein , October 20, 2010
FBI cheating confirmed by Justice Department, Ed O'Keefe , September 27, 2010
Federal judge's impeachment trial ends, Ed O'Keefe , September 23, 2010
FBI probes were improper, Justice says, Ed O'Keefe , September 20, 2010
Nuclear detectors a $4 billion bust, Ed O'Keefe , September 16, 2010
Report: Amtrak improperly removed its watchdog, Ed O'Keefe , September 14, 2010
New report details loss of Bush-era e-mails, Ed O'Keefe , August 30, 2010
Issa: 'I will be able to take on everybody', Ed O'Keefe , August 19, 2010
Issa asks: Where are the watchdogs?, Ed O'Keefe , July 16, 2010
TSA harassment allegations probed, Ed O'Keefe , July 7, 2010
Secret Service overspent on Campaign '08, Ed O'Keefe , July 1, 2010
GAO: Some 'burrowing' during Bush Years, Ed O'Keefe , June 29, 2010
Fired IG ponders options after suit dismissed, Multiplatform Editor , June 18, 2010
BP reimburses government for $72.7 million, Ed O'Keefe , June 16, 2010
FOIA requests dropped in 2009, Ed O'Keefe , June 7, 2010
SEC porn scandal continues with lawsuit, Ed O'Keefe , May 12, 2010
Report: 15 of 73 watchdog jobs vacant, Ed O'Keefe , May 4, 2010
Oil spill: Issa launches probe, Ed O'Keefe , May 3, 2010
GAO: Postal Service business 'not viable', Ed O'Keefe , April 12, 2010
GAO starts podcasting its reports, Ed O'Keefe , March 4, 2010
Is tracking stimulus jobs going to get easier?, Ed O'Keefe , January 25, 2010
Republicans respond to OMB investigation, Ed O'Keefe , January 13, 2010
Eye Opener: House panel to investigate OMB, Ed O'Keefe , January 13, 2010
'Cash for Clunkers' has cost $77M to run, Ed O'Keefe , January 6, 2010
Republicans revive the Walpin IG case, Ed O'Keefe , December 18, 2009
GAO to probe ACORN's use of federal funds, Ed O'Keefe , December 17, 2009
Could poor morale ground FAA?, Ed O'Keefe , December 1, 2009
GOP investigation ties Rhee to IG firing, Ed O'Keefe , November 20, 2009
Amtrak appoints new inspector general, Ed O'Keefe , November 5, 2009
Lawmakers skeptical of OMB contracting plans, Ed O'Keefe , October 28, 2009
Did Ex-State Dept. IG Protect ArmorGroup?, Ed O'Keefe , September 30, 2009
Roberta Baskin Joins HHS as Adviser, Ed O'Keefe , August 3, 2009
Eye Opener: More Woes for TVA, Ed O'Keefe , July 29, 2009
Postal Service Joins 'High Risk' List, Ed O'Keefe , July 28, 2009
Energy Dept. Facilities Wasting Energy, Ed O'Keefe , July 23, 2009
Eye Opener: IG Investigations Continue, Ed O'Keefe , July 22, 2009
Fired IG Gerald Walpin Files Suit, Ed O'Keefe , July 20, 2009
Gerald Walpin Documents, Ed O'Keefe , July 2, 2009
Eye Opener: House Joins Amtrak IG Probe, Ed O'Keefe , June 30, 2009
Grassley Presses Obama on Watchdogs, Ed O'Keefe , June 25, 2009
Eye Opener: The IG Saga Continues..., Ed O'Keefe , June 22, 2009
In Letter, Barofsky Explains Concerns, Ed O'Keefe , June 19, 2009
Report: Guns Flow South Thanks to U.S., Ed O'Keefe , June 18, 2009
AmeriCorps IG Tit-for-Tat Continues, Ed O'Keefe , June 17, 2009
Eye Opener: Different Recovery Web Sites, Ed O'Keefe , June 10, 2009
House Clears New IG Independence Bill, Ed O'Keefe , June 8, 2009
New Independence for Five Watchdogs?, Ed O'Keefe , June 5, 2009
Livermore Lab Loses Laptops, Ed O'Keefe , June 2, 2009
Interior Dept. Bungles Passport Records, Ed O'Keefe , May 26, 2009
Stimulus Assistance Bill Passes House, Ed O'Keefe , May 19, 2009
Stimulus Oversight Chief Wants Your Ideas, Ed O'Keefe , April 29, 2009
Administration Seeks Your Recovery.gov Tips, Ed O'Keefe , April 22, 2009
GAO's Long To Do List, Ed O'Keefe , April 13, 2009
Geithner Grilled on GAO's TARP Findings, Ed O'Keefe , April 2, 2009
TARP Staffing Update, Ed O'Keefe , March 31, 2009
GOP Claims Oversight Panel Got Stiffed, Ed O'Keefe , March 31, 2009
GAO Asks for Help Tracking Stimulus Fraud, Ed O'Keefe , March 30, 2009
Gold Star: Janet Napolitano, Ed O'Keefe , March 20, 2009
Earl Devaney's Recommended Reading, Ed O'Keefe , March 19, 2009
Consensus for 5-Year Census Director Term, Ed O'Keefe , March 5, 2009
Ask Your Government: Whistleblowing Tips, Ed O'Keefe , February 13, 2009
GAO's 'High Risk' List Comings and Goings, Paul Volpe , January 23, 2009
Towns Promises Strong Oversight, Ed O'Keefe , January 15, 2009
House Bill Sets Minimum Oversight Guidelines, Ed O'Keefe , January 14, 2009
Could 'Deep Throat' Do it Today?, Ed O'Keefe , December 19, 2008
Senate Bill Grants TARP IG Hiring Powers, Ed O'Keefe , December 10, 2008
 
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