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Investigative Report of Steve Black

FRI, NOVEMBER 7, 2014, 12:51 PM EST

We investigated whether Steve Black, former senior counselor to then-Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, may have improperly influenced decisions involving a renewable energy company based on his relationships with the company’s employees. Read More >


Information Sharing Between the U.S. Geological Survey and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

THU, OCTOBER 30, 2014, 11:09 AM EST

OIG finds that USGS’s Energy Resources Program can get data concerning oil and gas operations on the Outer Continental Shelf from BOEM. Read More >


Investigative Report of the U.S. Park Police’s Response During a Missing-Person Investigation

THU, OCTOBER 23, 2014, 12:31 PM EST

At the request of NPS officials, we investigated USPP’s assistance to the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority Police in a search for a woman who went missing from Reagan National Airport on May 3, 2013, and was found dead 3 days later. Read More >


BIA Needs Sweeping Changes to Manage the Osage Nation's Energy Resources

THU, OCTOBER 23, 2014, 12:03 PM EST

BIA poorly manages the Osage Nation’s oil and gas resources resulting in lower royalties to headright holders and environmental degradation. Read More >


Management of the Coastal Impact Assistance Program in the State of Louisiana

MON, OCTOBER 6, 2014, 01:07 PM EST

Our audit of DOI’s Coastal Impact Assistance Program grants to Louisiana found deficiencies in management that led us to question over $14 million in expended funds. We made 30 recommendations to help FWS improve its oversight of the program. Read More >