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Onshore Oil and Gas Permitting, U.S. Department of the Interior

MON, JUNE 30, 2014, 04:45 PM EST

Six recommendations, if implemented, should significantly increase BLM’s capability to process Applications for Permits to Drill, reducing processing times and lessening the burden on industry and BLM. Read More >

The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Human Services may not have Provided Head Start Services to the Neediest Children

TUE, JUNE 24, 2014, 10:24 AM EST

The VI Department of Human Services may not have given the neediest children priority in Head Start program enrollment because of inaccurate electronic information, not retaining eligibility documents, and not meeting disability enrollment requirements. Read More >

U.S. Department of the Interior Web Hosting Services

THU, JUNE 5, 2014, 11:16 AM EST

The DOI and OIG websites experienced a 7-day outage due to information systems that had insufficient contingency planning to prepare for a major power failure. The systems were not properly authorized to operate and had outdated security documentation. Read More >

Investigative Report of Anthony Babauta

WED, JUNE 4, 2014, 03:53 PM EST

Our investigation found that former Assistant Secretary for Insular Affairs Anthony Babauta steered Federal contracts to friends, mistreated his employees, and abused the power of his position. Babauta resigned on January 24, 2013. Read More >

April 2014 Semiannual Report to Congress

THU, MAY 29, 2014, 12:38 PM EST

The April 2014 Semiannual Report to Congress highlights the audit and investigative activities that our office completed between October 1, 2013, and March 31, 2014, and focuses on high-priority programs within the Department. Read More >

Last Updated: 10/17/2013