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VA Scandal Escalates

On the same June day, the recent scandal in the Veterans’ Administration (VA) expanded with acts taken by the U.S.   more

IRS Budget Cuts Lead To Predictably Negative Consequences

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report that reflects how a large decrease in the budget of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has led to a substantial decline in the agency’s ability to effectively collect owed tax revenue as well as the agency’s customer service capabilities.   more

IRS Employee Bonuses Come Under Fire

A recent report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration revealed that between October 2010 and December 2012 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) paid out approximately $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with serious conduct issues, including more than $1 million in cash awards to about 1,100 employees with federal tax-compliance issues.   more

Marine One Helicopter Contract A Test Case For Defense Contracts

After a disastrous previous attempt at upgrading the president’s fleet of Marine One helicopters—an attempt that ran into huge cost overruns, lengthy delays, and eventually the cancellation of the project—the Pentagon is in the process of again awarding a contract for a new helicopter fleet.   more

Lois Lerner Held In Contempt By House Committee

On April 10, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted to approve a resolution holding Lois Lerner, ex-head of an IRS division that reviews applications for tax exemptions, in contempt of Congress due to her refusal to testify at two of the committee’s hearings.   more

LAX Shooting

TSA Recommends LEO’s At Airport Checkpoints In a report issued after a nationwide review of airport security was prompted by a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in fall 2013, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recommended that airports position armed federal law enforcement officers at security checkpoints and ticket counters during high-traffic hours.   more

OSC Complaints Allege That DHS Officials Violated Hiring Rules

A recent pair of complaints by the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) with the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) alleges that top hiring officials at the U.S.   more

Forest Service Officer Killed in North Carolina

FEDS would like to take a moment here to honor Jason Crisp, 38, the Forest Service office killed in the line of duty.   more

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