Another federal government agency, the Department of Veterans Affairs, is under fire for wasteful conference spending. In response, the VA has a rolled out a new set of guidelines to keep meeting spending in check. In a report issued by the VA’s Office of the Inspector General on September 30, the IG cited $762,000 in excessive spending for two human resources training conferences held in July and August of 2011 in Orlando. Combined, the two conferences, held at the Marriott World ...

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