Prisoners continue to claim bogus tax refunds, to a tune of more than $1 billion in 2012, and the IRS has yet to take enough steps to combat it, the agency’s inspector general reported Tuesday.
The IRS inspector general has amassed 2,500 documents detailing its own investigations into whether the tax agency gave the White House private taxpayer information, and the Obama administration agreed this week to release the documents in what an advocacy group called a major win for transparency.
A Virginia-based company with defense and intelligence agency contracts paid a $300,000 fine Tuesday and its former president pleaded guilty to paying bribes to an Army procurement official who was recently sent to prison for taking kickbacks.
Even though there have been at least two dozen mass breaches of government computer systems since 2013, many federal agencies continue to have a lax culture and poor security provisions to repel the growing threat from hackers and cyberattacking states such as Russia, Iran and China, internal investigative reports show.
A government commission that probes workplace discrimination is chasing shaky legal cases that result in embarrassing and costly losses, a Republican senator charged Monday in a report that says the body has underperformed of late compared to the Bush era.
The IRS’s inspector general has told Congress that it may have discovered as many as 30,000 of the lost Lois G. Lerner emails, despite the IRS’s repeated insistence both in testimony to both Capitol Hill and federal courts that they were beyond recovery, congressional committees said Friday.
The Federal Aviation Administration’s budget demands continue to grow, even though air traffic has dropped in recent years and the agency’s productivity has significantly declined, according to a damning internal audit.
Top Senate and House Democrats pressed government contractor KBR on Thursday over new documents they said show that the company has tried to silence whistleblowers who wanted to report on bad practices at the contractor.
Government contractor KBR continued charging taxpayers for work on a multimillion-dollar construction project in Afghanistan for nine months after the contract was terminated, according to an internal military report disclosed amid a bitter feud between the company and military auditors.
A government watchdog found that President Obama spent plenty during his fundraising and personal jaunts over Labor Day weekend — more than $1.5 million of taxpayer dollars in flight costs alone.