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Multi-Agency Investigation Delivers $1M in Restitution for Wire Fraud Scheme

In a display of teamwork by inspectors general, the government last week won guilty pleas and more than $1 million in restitution from a tech industry executive and three firms who committed wire fraud to win small-business science grants. Source: Multi-Agency Investigation Delivers $1M in Restitution for Wire Fraud Scheme – Contracting – GovExec.com

SBA OIG Recommends Improved Oversight of 8(a) Continuing Eligibility

Just last week, the OIG released a new report analyzing the 8(a) Program. Continue reading

IGs: IT and workforce woes plague multiple agencies

In 2017, inspectors general governmentwide identified the top management and performance challenges facing agencies in 61 separate reports. Continue reading

OPM’s Post-Breach Contracting Efforts Fall Short Again, IG Says

OPM has gone through two different contracts for post-breach protections. Continue reading

IGs: budget cuts could put cybersecurity at risk

The White House’s budget guidance calls for a $54 billion bump in military spending that would be offset by cuts from civilian agencies. Continue reading

Former Federal Contract Employee Sentenced For Falsifying Timesheets at Two Agencies

Daniel J. Glauber, who worked as a federal contract employee, was sentenced today to pay more than $70,000 in restitution and perform 360 hours of community service for falsifying timesheets while working at two separate federal agencies. Continue reading

Botched VA Contract Shows How Not to Do a Cloud Broker Program

A Veterans Affairs Department inspector general’s report on how the agency blew $5 million on a botched cloud broker program should be mandatory reading for any tech-focused program manager or executive. Continue reading

Timing Glitch in DATA Act Makes It Impossible for IGs to Meet Reporting Deadline

In a little-noticed letter to lawmakers last December, the inspectors general council gave notice that IGs will be unable to meet a deadline looming next month for reporting progress under 2014 Digital Accountability and Transparency Act. Continue reading

HUD falling behind on DATA Act implementation

Add another notch to the ever-growing tally of setbacks for the DATA Act. Continue reading

OPM Rushed to Award $20M Post-Hack Contract — and Ran Afoul of Federal Contracting Rules, IG Says

In addition, OPM contracting officials incorrectly used a blanket purchase agreement to award the contract “and millions of taxpayer dollars were put at risk for waste or loss,” his report concluded. Continue reading