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2009-01-28 07:00:00

PETALUMA, Calif., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama has not offered any plans to stop Bush Administration policies that will allow Fortune 500 firms and some of the largest companies in Europe to continue to receive hundreds of billions of dollars in federal small business contracts through the year 2012. In June of 2007, former Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) Steven Preston ignored recommendations from the SBA's own Office of Inspector General (OIG)...

2009-01-15 17:05:00

Cape Wind Faces Permit Hurdles, IG Investigation, and Legal Battles Ahead HYANNIS, Mass., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As reported in today's Federal Register, the federal Minerals Management Service (MMS) is expected to issue a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) tomorrow for the 25 square mile Cape Wind industrial project proposed for just off the beaches of Nantucket Sound. MMS has apparently yielded to political pressure to issue a premature final report on Cape Wind before...

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2009-01-10 06:35:00

NASA's inspector general is not doing enough to police waste and abuse at the space agency, Congressional auditors said. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) compared NASA's in-house financial watchdog to that of 27 other federal agencies, and ranked him second to last, according to a new report obtained by the Associated Press. The report said that NASA saved taxpayers just 36 cents for every dollar their department spent, versus an average of $9.49 among all federal inspectors...

2008-12-15 07:30:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), today announced that it is working with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General ("OIG") to respond to a subpoena request for documents issued in connection with the civil investigation by the Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia previously reported in the Company's Quarterly Report on 10-Q for the period ended September...

2008-10-17 15:00:23

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- West Jefferson Medical Center will pay the United States and the State of Louisiana $3.3 million to resolve allegations that the hospital overcharged the Medicaid program, the Justice Department announced today. The settlement resolves allegations in a qui tam suit brought under federal and state False Claims Acts. The lawsuit alleged that the Marrero, La., hospital, led the Medicaid program to believe that the medical center's Pediatric...

2008-10-15 09:00:47

Goodroe Healthcare Solutions, LLC, a VHA company that helps hospitals improve their clinical quality and economic performance, announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has approved a three-year gainsharing project for cardiovascular procedures. This is Goodroe's first approval for a multi-year project and its twelfth OIG approval. Gainsharing allows hospitals to share cost savings with participating physicians who achieve...

2008-07-29 18:00:30

WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency has told its staff not to answer questions from the agency's internal watchdog, news reporters or the nonpartisan investigative arm of Congress, according an internal memo that an environmental group released yesterday. The June 16 memo to the staff of the EPA's enforcement division told them that if they are contacted by the EPA inspector general's office, an independent internal watchdog that monitors the agency, or by the Government...

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2008-07-29 09:00:00

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency has told its staff not to answer questions from the agency's internal watchdog, news reporters or the nonpartisan investigative arm of Congress, according an internal memo that an environmental group released Monday. The June 16 memo to the staff of the EPA's enforcement division told them that if they're contacted by the EPA inspector general's office, an independent internal watchdog that monitors the agency, or by the Government...

2008-07-29 00:00:26

A U.S. official has told managers not to answer questions from investigators looking into possible political interference at the EPA, The Washington Post said. Citing an e-mail from Robbi Farrell, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, the newspaper said Monday that agency managers were instructed to refer inquiries from the press, congressional investigators and the EPA inspector general to specified EPA officials. The e-mail was...

2008-07-28 18:00:24

WASHINGTON _ The Environmental Protection Agency has told its staff not to answer questions from the agency's internal watchdog, news reporters or the nonpartisan investigative arm of Congress, according an internal memo that an environmental group released Monday. The June 16 memo to the staff of the EPA's enforcement division told them that if they're contacted by the EPA inspector general's office, an independent internal watchdog that monitors the agency, or by the Government...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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