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2006-07-13 17:01:40

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - No data has been taken from a stolen laptop computer containing sensitive information on more than 26 million U.S. military veterans and service members, the FBI said on Thursday. The FBI and the Veterans Affairs Department Office of Inspector General, or VA OIG, have conducted a forensic examination of the laptop, stolen along with an external hard drive from a VA employee's residence in May. "Based on all of the facts gathered thus far during the...

2006-02-03 07:41:47

WASHINGTON (AP) - NASA Inspector General Robert W. Cobb is under investigation for complaints that he failed to investigate safety violations and retaliated against whistle-blowers, according to The Washington Post. Current and former employees of Cobb's office alleged that he suppressed investigations within NASA and penalized his own investigators when they pursued cases, the Post reported on its Web site Thursday night. At least 16 people provided documents and written complaints about...

2006-02-03 01:46:05

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal watchdog agency is investigating multiple complaints against NASA Inspector General Robert Cobb, including accusations he failed to investigate safety violations and retaliated against whistle-blowers, The Washington Post reported on Thursday. Most of the complaints were filed by current and former employees of his own office, the newspaper reported. Written complaints and supporting documents from at least 16 people allege Cobb suppressed...

2006-02-02 19:34:21

By Charles Abbott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. beef is free of materials that could spread mad cow disease, Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said on Thursday, but an independent report questioned whether the assurance was iron clad. The Agriculture Department inspector general's office said a spot check of slaughterhouses found no instances of banned cattle parts entering the food supply. But the inspector general's report also questioned whether the program that tested cattle for...

2006-01-23 17:51:37

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kenneth Mead resigned on Monday as U.S. Transportation Department inspector general after nearly nine years on the job, his office said. The last half of his tenure was the most tumultuous in U.S. transportation history as the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks fundamentally altered commercial aviation and federal policy toward the industry. The changes elevated his position and prompted investigations into finances, safety, and aviation security....

2006-01-10 08:43:13

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's inspector general, who fought for more resources to probe abuses in subsidized communications to schools and libraries, retired last week, according to a notice obtained by Reuters on Monday. Walker Feaster left the agency on January 3 after more than 11 years in the position and 38 years of government work, according to the internal FCC notice. An attempt to reach him for comment on Monday was...

2005-11-16 03:09:16

By Brooks Boliek WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter) - In his zeal to force conservative views onto the public airwaves, the former head of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting interfered with PBS programming decisions and may have required the corporation's new president to pass "political tests," an internal investigation revealed. Kenneth Tomlinson, a Republican, also sought to withhold funding from PBS unless the taxpayer-supported network "balanced their programming" with more...

2005-11-15 17:17:05

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The former chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, who drew fire for his conservative views, used "political tests" to recruit a new board president, inspectors reported on Tuesday. Their report into the activities of Kenneth Tomlinson said "cryptic" e-mails between Tomlinson and the White House indicated by their timing and subject matter that Tomlinson "was strongly motivated by political considerations in filling the...

2005-11-15 15:20:40

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The former chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, who drew fire for his conservative views, used "political tests" to recruit a new board president, inspectors reported on Tuesday. Their report into the activities of Kenneth Tomlinson said "cryptic" e-mails between Tomlinson and the White House indicated by their timing and subject matter that Tomlinson "was strongly motivated by political considerations in filling the...

2005-10-18 12:08:52

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A $2.25 billion program to help provide U.S. schools and libraries with Internet and other communications services is poorly managed and "extremely vulnerable" to waste, fraud and abuse, a congressional report released on Tuesday said. The House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on oversight and investigations criticized the E-Rate program and the Federal Communications Commission, which administers the program, for inadequate safeguards to...


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