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VA official: Recruitment a challenge in Alaska

...also has met with veterans, has expressed concern with staffing at the VA clinic in Wasilla and asked the VA's inspector general to look into the quality of care provided there. She was unavailable for comment Thursday, but her spokesman...
Watchdog reviews EPA handling of Alaska mine study

...a spokeswoman for the EPA inspector general's office, said Tuesday...among those who requested the inspector general investigate the EPA's preparation...statement that it will work with the inspector general's office to provide information...
My Turn: Clear the way for changes at VA

...benefits for our veterans has exploded from about 150,000 in 2009 to over 600,000 in 2013 despite previous GAO, Inspector General and Office of Medical Inspector reports drawing attention to the growing crisis. Now there are accusations that...
Begich reserving judgment on Shinseki

...response to problems within the VA. Begich's campaign responded by blasting the group for politicizing the issue.An inspector general's investigation of the Phoenix VA Health Care System found about 1,700 veterans in need of care were "at risk...
Watchdog: Investigators focused on scientific merit of suspended scientist's polar bear paper

...Monnett was interviewed by the inspector general's office Tuesday. Monnett...the Interior Department's inspector general's office, seeking clarification...he is "mystified" that the inspector general's office "doesn't have...
Federal official looks into delays in polar bear listing

...The Interior Department's inspector general has begun a preliminary investigation...spokesman for the department's inspector general's office said a case had been...Kris J. Kolesnik, associate inspector general for external affairs. "If...
Firms exploited contracts meant for Alaska Natives, report finds

...audit report by the Office of Inspector General at the Small Business Administration...of an ongoing review by the inspector general's office on the status of...they were cooperating with the inspector general auditors. J. Gary Droubay...
Audit outlines Anchorage port expansion problems

...costs have more than quadrupled, according to a U.S. Department of Transportation review.An audit by the DOT inspector general concludes that the U.S Maritime Administration did not adequately define its oversight or establish sound risk...
Alaska Scientist reprimanded over emails settles case

...Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement - now known as the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management - during an inspector general's investigation into a polar bear research contract he managed. Investigators in their report released last year...
Surveillance and the FISA court

...determine whether the NSA is obeying its decrees. This means that Congress should also create an especially powerful inspector general to keep the agency honest. That's easier said than done. But one thing is clear: If we settle for merely feel-good...


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