IRS Wasted $11.6 Million of Computer Software

TIGTA: ‘Software license management at the IRS is not being adequately performed’
AP

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).

SSA Wasting Millions in Vacant Office Space

Agency spends $5,698,466 to rent buildings that are half full
Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is wasting over $6 million annually in unused office space, according to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG).

DOE Contractor’s Husband Bills Taxpayers for Opera Visit

Contractor failed to disclose conflict of interest as spouse won DOE contract
A performance at the Santa Fe Opera / AP

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.

Senator Holds Elite Eight of Waste

March Madness style bracket will crown most wasteful gov’t project of the year
Sen. Jeff Flake website

Sen. Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.) is using March Madness to publicize wasteful government spending, where taxpayers can crown the 2014 “Champion of Waste.”