30 Mar '13, 6pm

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Federal agencies bracing for sequestration have for years ignored or failed to implement thousands of suggestions from their own internal auditors on ways to cut waste, fraud or abuse, the Dayton Daily News has found. The number of unimplemented recommendations from federal inspectors general has reached an all-time high, totaling 16,906 in 2012 with a total possible savings of $67 billion. These findings were laid out in a report this month from the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Committee members include U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana. “There’s no excuse for not implementing more of the (inspectors general) recommendations to save money,” Jordan told the Daily News. “This needs to be a push from the White House.” Sequestration meanwhile threatens to cut the resources of these departments, as well as the Government...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/government-waste-findings-of-67b-f...

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