News tagged with inspector general

Report: Major federal lab misused contract funds

Federal officials say managers at one of the nation's premiere federal laboratories in New Mexico improperly used taxpayer funds to influence members of Congress and other officials in an effort to extend the lab's $2.4 billion ...

Nov 12, 2014
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Report IDs 'major weaknesses' at nuclear-arms lab

One of the nation's premier nuclear weapons laboratories is being called out by the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Energy for "major weaknesses" in the way it packaged contaminated waste before shipping it to ...

Oct 01, 2014
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Flatow, 'Science Friday' settle claims over grant

Federal prosecutors say radio host Ira Flatow and his "Science Friday" show that airs on many National Public Radio stations have settled civil claims that they misused money from a nearly $1 million federal ...

Sep 16, 2014
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CIA director reverses himself on Senate spying

For months, CIA Director John Brennan had stood firm in his insistence that the CIA had little to be ashamed of after searching the computers of the Senate Intelligence Committee. His defiant posture quickly ...

Aug 01, 2014
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Watchdog looking at EPA handling of mine study

The office that acts as a watchdog of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is looking at the agency's handling of a report on the potential impacts of large-scale mining in Alaska's Bristol Bay region.

May 06, 2014
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NASA audit finds Google execs saved on jet fuel

An aircraft fleet owned by Google's founders and former CEO received improper discounts on jet fuel that saved the three billionaires up to $5.3 million dating back to depths of the Great Recession in 2009, according to a ...

Dec 12, 2013
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Puerto Ricans charged with Social Security fraud

Federal authorities had arrested at least 68 people and were seeking seven more Wednesday in a multimillion dollar Social Security fraud case in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, which they say has one of the highest rates ...

Aug 21, 2013
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Energy Dept.: Personal data compromised by hackers

The Energy Department says personal information for about 14,000 past and current employees was compromised after the department's computers were hacked. Information such as Social Security numbers and names was disclosed ...

Aug 17, 2013
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