CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – JANUARY 31: Respiratory Therapist Adel Al Joaid treats a COVID-19 patient in the ICU at Rush University Medial Center on January 31, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Former HHS officials challenge findings of rescinded watchdog investigation into COVID-19 data systems

The Department of Health and Human Services’ inspector general last month rescinded an investigation into the cybersecurity of COVID-19 data analysis systems citing concerns over the accuracy…
Prisoners look out of their jail window as protestors gather outside the federal detention center in Downtown Miami on June 12, 2020 in Miami, during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP) (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)

DOJ watchdog publishes data dashboard to track COVID-19 vaccinations of prison inmates

It is part of a package of data being published in a bid to improve transparency about the spread of COVID-19 in federal prisons.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig testifies before the House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee on March 17, 2022 in Washington, DC. The subcommittee held a hearing on the 2022 tax filing season. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

IRS Commissioner calls IT modernization ‘virtually impossible’ with start-stop funding

Lawmakers disagree over whether the agency should receive extra funding to tackle its backlog of more than five million paper tax returns.