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Office of the Secretary: Evaluation of Email Records Management and Cybersecurity Requirements

https://oig.state.gov/system/files/esp-16-03.pdf

Provides an overview of laws and regulations relating to management of email records, assesses the effectiveness of electronic records management by the Office of the Secretary, evaluates compliance with records management requirements, and examines requirements related to the use of non-Departmental systems. Includes 8 recommendations for improvement.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of State

 

Briefing on the State Department Inspector General’s Report … Evaluation of Email Records Management and Cybersecurity Requirements

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2016/05/257733.htm

Transcript of the press conference of May 25, 2016 with senior State Department officials on the topic of use by past Secretaries of State of private email servers for official business.  From the State Department

 

Single-Payment Vehicle Title Lending

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Govt/Business Scandals

http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/documents/201605_cfpb_single-payment-vehicle-title-lending.pdf

Finds that 1 in 5 borrowers who take out a single-payment auto loan lose their vehicle to the lender for failing to repay the debt.  The typical loan is for about $700 and the typical annual percentage rate is about 300%.  The report covers 3.5 million loans from nonbank lenders.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

Documents Obtained by Committee from Turing Pharmaceuticals

Categories: Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation

http://democrats.oversight.house.gov/sites/democrats.oversight.house.gov/files/documents/Memo%20on%20Turing%20Documents.pdf

Memorandum providing excerpts from more than 250,000 pages of documents obtained by a House Committee from Turing Pharmaceuticals, the firm under Congressional investigation for price gouging after their leader, Martin Shkreli, arranged for huge price increases on a prescription drug product developed by a company he purchased. From the Minority of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

 

Flint Drinking Water Documents

Categories: Environment,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources

http://www.epa.gov/mi/flint-drinking-water-documents

A collection of recent reports on the contaminated water in Flint, Michigan. From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

United States Files Complaint Against Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche for Alleged Clean Air Act Violations

Categories: Crime/Justice,Environment,Govt/Business Scandals,Laws/Regulations,Manufacturing,Transportation

http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/d0cf6618525a9efb85257359003fb69d/ac7b52362207dad785257f300060442e!OpenDocument

Press release on the law suit initiated by the Justice Department on behalf of the EPA against Volkswagen and affiliated car manufacturers. Discusses in plain language the case against VW. From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

United States v. Volkswagen AG, Audi, etc.

Categories: Crime/Justice,Environment,Govt/Business Scandals,Laws/Regulations,Manufacturing,Transportation

http://www.justice.gov/opa/file/809826/download

Civil complaint filed by the U.S. against Volkswagen for using illegal devices to cheat on emissions tests and violate the Clean Air Act. The suit seeks injunctive relief and the assessment of civil penalties. From the Justice Department

 

United States Secret Service: An Agency in Crisis

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Personnel,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Homeland Security,Presidency

https://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Oversight-USSS-Report.pdf

Examines problems in Secret Service presidential protection services with a focus on four incidents occurring over the past 5 years. Finds continuing serious deficiencies in White House protection and offers recommendations for improvement. From the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform

 

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