DOD IG won’t be seeing any of the newly-bolstered Department of Defense budget
The internal oversight of Inspectors General reportedly help to save 15 dollars for every dollar spent on their budgets. In the face of a new influx of money to the military, it’s unclear how much will actually get allocated to making sure taxpayer money isn’t being abused.
SIGAR finds millions wasted in Afghanistan economic development efforts
In the latest release from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, the agency found that recent U.S.-funded economic development projects in the Middle Eastern country have been largely unsuccessful, and with little to show for the $823 million appropriated to the Task Force for Business and Stability Operations, a temporary organization tasked from 2010 through 2014 with executing economic development projects in Afghanistan.
FOIA’s worst environmental offenders
This Earth Day, join us in a bit of envelope shaming as we look at the agencies that waste the most paper to release the least info.
National Archives dropped $430k on a faulty license plate scanner
An audit by the Inspector General of the National Archives and Records Administration found that an automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) system installed at its College Park, MD facility parking lot has been plagued with problems. Cited issues range from a $430,000 price tag and faulty design to a worker accessing stored license plate data “for personal reasons.”
NYSDEC Permitted Transfer Station Capacities
Bernardo Loureiro sent this request to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation of New York