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Saturday, June 27, 2020

Misuse of taxpayer funds happens for a variety of reasons.  Sometimes the government doesn’t achieve a goal in the most efficient way.  Sometimes, efforts are duplicated, or work is lost and has to be performed again.  Identifying misuse of funds, and preventing future misuse of funds, is one of the most important jobs of Inspectors…

Thursday, June 25, 2020

While states have started to relax private business restrictions initially put in place due to Coronavirus, most state and federal employees continue to work remotely.  This isn’t going to continue indefinitely, however.  Many federal agencies have already issued guidance on how to bring employees back to the office, and employees who have been on paid…

Friday, May 29, 2020

While US citizens have always had disagreements about what policies are best, most people have historically trusted and respected the process we use to determine which policies prevail.  Unfortunately, that trust has deteriorated in recent years. It has fallen even more in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, which will likely still be active as…

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

John F. Kennedy famously said that the Chinese word for crisis was composed of two characters, one meaning danger and the other meaning opportunity.  The second character, however, has two meanings, and most modern translators think the second character would be better translated as “a changing point”. Either way, it’s a valid metaphor for what…

Thursday, April 23, 2020

This week provided yet another demonstration of just how unprepared the federal government was to deal with the level of remote work that has been required by the COVID-19 outbreak. Congressman Jim Jordan revealed that a Congressionally-run oversight hearing with John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction, was “zoom-bombed” three times.  It’s not…