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2009-06-25 13:22:00

Largest Nonpartisan, Professional Association Representing Federal Law Enforcement Officers to Host and Participate in Enrollment Events and 32-City National Child Safety Tour Recommencing this Fall ROCKAWAY, N.J., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- AMBER Ready, Inc. today announced that it has formed an alliance with the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA), the largest, nonpartisan, professional association representing more than 25,000 federal agents from over 65 different law...

2009-06-24 14:59:13

Fifty-three people have been indicted for schemes to submit more than $50 million in false Medicare claims in the continuing operation of the Medicare Fraud Strike Force in Detroit, Attorney General Eric Holder, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and FBI Director Robert Mueller announced today.  The Strike Force in Detroit is the third phase of a targeted criminal, civil and administrative effort against individuals and health care companies that...

2009-05-17 12:21:03

The U.S. Securities Exchange Commission says it is investigating allegations a deputy director misused her authority in a personal matter. Documents released from the agency's inspector general to The Washington Post and published Sunday allege Deputy Secretary Florence Harmon attempted to intimidate a Morgan Stanley stock broker over a disagreement about her mother's account, telling him of her position at the SEC and suggesting he Google her name. The SEC inspector general referred Harmon,...

2009-04-06 09:45:00

The U.S. space agency's controversial inspector general has submitted his letter of resignation to U.S. President Barack Obama. National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials said Obama accepted Robert Cobb's resignation, effective at the end of this week. The Project on Government Oversight, a non-profit organization that investigates alleged federal misconduct, said Cobb has been under pressure with Sens. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.; Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.; and Chuck Grassley,...

2009-04-02 18:26:00

WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Inspector General Robert Cobb submitted a letter of resignation to the White House on Thursday, April 2, 2009. President Barack Obama accepted Cobb's resignation, which is effective April 11. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The text of the letter is: Dear Mr. President: With this letter I tender my resignation as the Inspector General of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, effective April 11,...

2009-03-23 13:47:00

"Driving for Quality in Acute Care: A Board of Directors Dashboard" Government-Industry Roundtable A Report on the HHS Office of Inspector General and Health Care Compliance Association Roundtable on Hospital Board of Directors' Oversight of Quality of Care MINNEAPOLIS, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) today released a report, "Driving for Quality in Acute...

2009-03-02 17:28:00

WASHINGTON, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The United States has intervened and filed a complaint in a qui tam suit accusing EMC Corp. of failing to disclose its commercial pricing practices during negotiation of its General Services Administration (GSA) contracts and of providing improper payments and other things of value to Systems Integrators and other Alliance Partners on contracts with government agencies, the Justice Department announced today. The suit was originally filed in...

2009-02-27 14:12:00

PETALUMA, Calif., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release was issued today by the American Small Business League: President Barack Obama's new fiscal 2010 budget proposal does not contain any specific funding for, or mention of the Small Business Administration's (SBA) biggest challenge, the diversion of federal small business contracts to large corporations. Since 2003, more than 15 federal investigations have found fraud, abuse, loopholes and a lack of oversight in...

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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