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DOl Conference Planning, Tracking, and Spending

THU, AUGUST 28, 2014, 02:46 PM EST

Events during the 2010 GSA conference fueled congressional scrutiny of all Federal conferences. Our inspection found that DOI does not collect actual conference expenses or post them on its website as required by recent OMB directives. Read More >


Investigative Report of Markley Cove Marina

WED, JULY 30, 2014, 12:06 PM EST

We investigated an allegation that USBR intended to award a long-term noncompetitive contract to a concessioner to operate the Markley Cove Marina, Lake Berryessa, CA, even though doing so might violate USBR and DOI policies on contract competition. Read More >


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 The systems were not properly authorized to operate and had outdated security documentation.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 >