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OIG is VA's Watchdog


Last updated 2/5/2020 at 1:26pm

Since 2012, the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Veterans Affairs has saved us $1.4 billion. They do this by showing up unannounced to do inspections, audits, reviews, assessments or investigations. They scrutinize paperwork, conduct interviews and get to the bottom of what’s going on.

The recent inspection of a facility estimated that the VA was about to spend $261 million over the next five years on sleep apnea devices that veterans weren’t using. Veterans were given the devices and only half were being used, with no staff follow-up. The OIG recommendation was to loan...

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