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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Last month, the Securities and Exchange Commission paid its largest ever whistleblower award of $114 million.  This is especially big news because a payment to a whistleblower almost never happens. In fact, other front-page whistleblower stories often end with the messengers having their lives wrecked. An infographic published in Popular Science in 2018 shows all…

Monday, October 26, 2020

The pandemic has created more problems than small businesses can manage.  Many of them are focused on the most imminent challenges – helping employees work remotely and getting their product or service in front of a worried consumer.  Cybercriminals are taking advantage of their distraction and their newfound love of web-based communication to gain access…

Monday, October 19, 2020

There are 73 Federal Inspectors General, each working within their own agency to reduce waste and uncover fraud.  Offices do work together as members of the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) and on peer reviews, and they do refer cases to each other when appropriate, but the majority of their focus…

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Across the country, people have spent the past six months weighing their obligations to others against the risk of infection.  In the early days of the pandemic, healthcare workers, grocery store employees and take-out food preparers risked face-to-face interaction with thousands of people to keep the country healthy and fed. Most others reduced face-to-face interaction…

Saturday, September 12, 2020

It’s been more than six months since the pandemic hit the United States, and nearly six months since the CARES Act became law.  In that short amount of time, around $2 trillion of stimulus money has been distributed. That’s a fortunate fact for millions of people, as well as their employers, who needed this money…