Secret Disservice

...the Secret Service get mad at?Yep. The congressman, Jason Chaffetz of Utah.Not the bad apples in their own midst.An Inspector General this week reported that multiple Secret Service agents across the country earlier this year accessed private employment...

No construction contractors cited in Columbia County for 2 years

...Even though Augusta trails Columbia County in permits issued, it does not lag in industry enforcement.Records show city inspectors have issued 10 citations and 27 stop-work orders in the past two years to contractors who were working without a valid permit...

Medical center takes pride in improving health care for CSRA veterans

...and verbal reports from veterans who describe how we have met this goal for them. One veteran wrote to the Office of the Inspector General recently to say the following about the Charlie Norwood VA:"I am writing this letter to express my gratitude for...

Columbia County cracks down on unlicensed contractors

...in cyberdefense jobs at Fort Gordon.Last month, building inspectors and code enforcement officers randomly visited 16 construction...contractors operating without business licenses."Their inspectors are checking licenses and issuing citations," Zapata said...

VW names veteran insider as new CEO amid growing scandal

...company."Winterkorn, who had been CEO since 2007, said he took responsibility for the "irregularities" found by U.S. inspectors in VW's diesel engines, but insisted he had personally done nothing wrong.Volkswagen offered few new details Friday on...

Inspector general's reports shows SC agency tasked with addressing racial inequities lacks leadership

...addressing racial disparities in South Carolina is ineffective due to a lack of leadership and vision, according to a review by Inspector General Patrick Maley.His report shows many share the blame for "mission drift" at the Commission on Minority Affairs...

Bad-faith organics: Former USDA inspector now embraces GMOs

...a U.S. Department of Agriculture-contracted organic inspector. Organic farmers still were in control back then, and were...guess. (The writer is a former USDA-contract organic inspector and an author.)

Unintelligent intelligence

...really is, and exaggerating our progress against it in the Middle East.The allegations have led the Defense Department's inspector general to open an investigation and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to request a hearing.The whistle-blowers...

PETA requests federal review of University of Georgia for use of dogs, other lab animals

...some cases.USDA enforcement options include official warnings or fines. For severe violations of the Animal Welfare Act, inspectors can suspend licenses or revoke licenses, issue cease-and-desist orders or pursue civil penalties.Goodman said this...

Some families in Augusta-area public housing exceed income limits

...three families to a living arrangement would really like to have some of these units available to them."In July, HUD's Inspector General Office found 2,257 public housing authorities nationwide have provided homes to as many as 25,226 families...