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Government Investigative Agencies Blog

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Many agency employees are working remotely for the first time this week.  It wasn’t by choice, of course; they have been left with little choice as mayors, governors and the President have issued requests and demands that people not congregate in large buildings unless it’s critical – and in many states, that means only grocery…

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Most government employees are honest people who are not primarily motivated by money.  They’ve chosen to go into public service, receiving a lower salary than they would for a similar job in the private sector.  Unfortunately, there are bad actors in the public sector.  For those employees, crises like the one we’re currently experiencing present…

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Inspectors General are tasked with eliminating fraud, waste and abuse.  Fraud is straightforward – there are plenty of regulations and laws that prevent fraudulent activity, and most employees profiting from their work far beyond their paycheck are guilty of at least a few of them. Abusive behavior is also generally well-understood, although there are some…

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Of all the controversies government agencies would like to avoid, election interference is pretty high on the list.  Citizens expect agency leadership to have a political agenda; that’s why they were put in place.  But when the civil service seems to be backing one side or the other, that leads to no-win situations.  The candidate…

Friday, January 31, 2020

Whether you’re trying to improve the security posture of the agency you oversee or your own employees, technology is a point of concern for government investigative teams.  That’s because it’s a major vulnerability for government agencies.  There are plenty of reasons.  Government agencies tend to have large amounts of data on their citizens or businesses…