The U.S. Office of Inspector General is urging the Department of Homeland Security to have greater oversight and controls over money spent on conferences. Among the OIG's recommendations is for DHS to explore technological alternatives to conference-related travel—something DHS officials are already doing, according to testimony before the U.S. House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Management, Investigations, and Oversight on February 4. According to the OIG's November 2009 report, "DHS ...

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