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2013-01-09 12:27:23

ATLANTA, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Oversight Systems, the leader in continuous transaction analytics software, today announced that The Honorable Earl E. Devaney has joined the firm's Board of Advisors. Mr. Devaney brings over 40 years of service at four federal government agencies, most recently as President Obama's choice to oversee the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), with expertise in identifying and combating fraud, bribery, and corruption. Mr. Devaney will...

2010-10-13 16:07:00

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Jim Martin, president and chief executive officer of Citynet, has asked the federal government to suspend funding of the $126 million stimulus grant the State of West Virginia received for construction of high-speed broadband infrastructure. Martin made his request in a letter to Earl Devaney, chairman of the Recovery and Transparency Board, and Lawrence Strickling, assistant secretary of the Department of Commerce. It was a response to an...

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2009-02-23 14:45:00

The Obama administration announced on Monday it would spend $15 billion of economic stimulus payments for safeguarding health care for low-income families, the AFP reported. The White House made the announcement to show how regular Americans will benefit from the $787 billion stimulus package signed into law last week. President Obama told a White House meeting of US state governors that the money would be waiting for them once they returned to their home states. "Children with asthma...

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2008-12-17 16:05:00

In a report released on Monday, Interior Inspector General Earl Devaney accused a high-ranking Interior Department official of exerting improper political interference on many more rulings than previously thought. In March 2007, Julie A. MacDonald, a senior Bush political appointee was revealed to have altered scientific field reports to reduce protections for endangered species. She resigned in May 2007 MacDonald, former deputy assistant secretary for fish and wildlife and parks played a...

2008-09-27 15:00:36

Unless something changes, any new offshore drilling being contemplated by Congress would be overseen by the ill-run Minerals Management Service. The subject of three withering reports released earlier this month, the MMS seems to have condoned improper and unprofessional behavior by its employees, acting as if the public interest carried little weight. Instead, employees have improperly cozied up to representatives of oil and gas companies, accepting numerous gifts and even indulging in...

2008-09-27 03:00:31

WASHINGTON - Government officials handling billions of dollars in oil royalties partied with, had sex with and accepted golf and ski outings from employees of energy companies they were dealing with, federal investigators said Wednesday. The alleged transgressions involve 13 former and current Interior Department employees in Denver and Washington. Their alleged improprieties include rigging contracts, working part-time as private oil consultants, and having sexual relationships with -...

2008-09-13 00:00:28

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - A scandal involving sex, drugs and - uh, offshore oil drilling.It's a strange mix, and it couldn't have come at a worse time for those in Congress pressing to expand oil and gas development off America's beaches while trying to stave off an election-year rush by Democrats to impose new taxes and royalties on the oil industry.An Interior Department investigation describing a "culture of substance abuse and promiscuity" by workers at the agency that...

2008-09-12 09:00:45

By Gargi Chakrabarty A scandal involving a federal royalty collection agency in Lakewood allegedly embroiled in illicit sex, drugs and freebies comes as Congress debates more drilling on public lands and Colorado voters decide whether to collect more tax revenues from the oil and gas industry. Gov. Bill Ritter wants to know if the scandal involving 13 employees at the Interior Department's Minerals Management Service office resulted in lost federal royalty revenue to Colorado taxpayers....

2008-09-11 12:00:14

By Dina Cappiello, Associated Press Government brokers responsible for collecting billions of dollars in federal oil royalties operated in a "culture of substance abuse and promiscuity" that included having sex with energy company employees, accepting lavish gifts and rigging contracts to favored firms, investigators said Wednesday. The alleged transgressions involve 13 former and current Interior Department employees in Denver and Washington. Their alleged improprieties include...

2008-09-11 09:00:04

By Dina Cappiello Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Government officials handling billions of dollars in oil royalties partied, had sex with and accepted golf and ski outings from employees of energy companies they were dealing with, federal investigators said Wednesday. The alleged transgressions involve 13 former and current Interior Department employees in Denver and Washington. Their alleged improprieties include rigging contracts, working part-time as private oil consultants, and having...