The federal agency in charge of the AmeriCorps program has failed to follow White House orders to reduce improper federal grant payments for the third year in a row, the agency’s inspector general (IG) said in a report released Friday.
A new Government Accountability Office report reveals that government programs are often “fragmented, duplicative, overlapping, or just inefficient,” USA Today reports.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) bought $11.6 million worth of computer software the agency never used, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).
Hackers were able to steal $1.5 million worth of printer cartridges from the FBI, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the General Services Administration (GSA) by placing fraudulent contract orders.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is wasting over $6 million annually in unused office space, according to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG).
The Department of Energy awarded a sole-source contract to a senior DOE official’s husband, who did not disclose the conflict of interest and billed taxpayers for time spent at the opera, according to agency watchdogs.
Sen. Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.) is using March Madness to publicize wasteful government spending, where taxpayers can crown the 2014 “Champion of Waste.”
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is paying a researcher over $53,000 to study sighs.
Wisconsin government workers are charging taxpayers thousands of dollars for their Netflix subscriptions.
The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee on Friday emphasized the need for the group to institute “population behavior change” in order to engineer healthier Americans.