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The Pentagon's Inspector General is leaving his post after a year of service. The office has seen many changes over the past few years, including a skyrocketing defense budget and a diminished abililty to investigate waste, fraud and abuse. (AP)

The IRS has summoned six accounting firms to assist in revealing foreign banks whose U.S. customers may be evading taxes. This is a new expansion of the investigation that resulted in the guilty plea of a former banker for UBS. (Bloomberg)

In a reversal of policy, the White House has given the Army permission to add five new generals that would oversee purchasing and military contractors. This move was initially rejected in May by the Office of Management and Budget. The addition of Army brass was recommended by a panel that faulted the Army for contracting failures. (AP)

Inquiries by Israeli law enforcement made in the U.S. over the last weeks have further enforced the suspicions that Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert committed fraud. The U.S. inquiries have focused on a Long Island businessman who is suspected of giving Olmert illicit funds for many years. The businessman, Morris Talansky, is the main witness in the case. (Haaretz)