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Integrity and accountability in government : homeland security and the Inspector General

Author: Carmen R Apaza
Publisher: Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2011.
Series: Homeland security series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The job of the Inspector General (IG) is crucial - to expose fraud, waste and abuse in federal agencies. Yet the existing literature on Inspectors General is scarce. This book addresses this lack by making a study of the Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the significant contribution which those in the role have made to the efficient operation of the US government.
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Apaza, Carmen R.
Integrity and accountability in government.
Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2011
(OCoLC)663444876
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carmen R Apaza
ISBN: 9781409412205 1409412202
OCLC Number: 709664512
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 163 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Foreword by David H. Rosenbloom; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; 2 The Study Question and Method; 3 The Inspector General Concept; 4 The Office of the Inspector General of DHS and its Work Context; 5 Data Analysis of the Activities of Federal OIGs and DHS OIGs; 6 Final Review of Findings and Elements to Consider When Evaluating IGs' Effectiveness; 7 Conclusion; References; Index.
Series Title: Homeland security series.
Responsibility: Carmen R. Apaza.

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The Inspector General (IG)'s mission is to expose fraud, waste and abuse as well as promoting efficiency in federal agencies. This book looks at the Inspector General for the Department of Homeland  Read more...

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