By Michal Conger | 11/20/13 08:04 AM
A nonprofit watchdog has filed a Freedom of Information Act suit to force General Services Administration officials to release federal contract documents that are supposed to be publicly available.
By Michal Conger | 11/19/13 06:19 PM
One ex-bank official has to wait a few weeks before he finds out his punishment for 30 counts of bank fraud and 30 counts of money laundering. Matthew Daniel Sweet, of Timbo, Ark., was the former vice president and controller at Troubled Asset Relief Program funds recipient One Bank &...
By Michal Conger | 11/19/13 04:48 PM
New layers of review for "sensitivity" will slow down responses to Freedom of Information Act requests at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to an internal assessment from the department. According to the memo, first obtained by KUOW reporter John Ryan, all requests will now be...
By Michal Conger | 11/19/13 04:35 PM
NASA has been overpaying contractors because the math officials there use to calculate performance awards is "overly complex," leading to $66.4 million in potential overpayments, according to a new report by the space agency's Office of the Inspector General.
By Michal Conger | 11/14/13 06:23 PM
Environmental Protection Agency officials are using reproduction fees to delay or avoid releasing documents under the Freedom of Information Act, two conservative think tanks said in a complaint filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The Free Market Environmental Law...
By Michal Conger | 11/13/13 06:17 PM
An Afghan contractor with ties to insurgent groups -- one the Army should have cut ties with last year -- was given access to a U.S. facility, according to the special inspector general for Afghan reconstruction. The Zurmat Group is one of 43 contractors in Afghanistan the Army has refused to...
By Michal Conger | 11/12/13 05:34 PM
Micah Morrison, who led the Wall Street Journal editorial page's probes of wrongdoing in the Clinton administration, has joined Judicial Watch, the nonprofit watchdog said Tuesday.
By Michal Conger | 11/08/13 01:55 PM
John Beale, the former Environmental Protection Agency employee who claimed he was a CIA spy and stole hundreds of dollars from the government, also took two taxpayer-funded trips to London that cost more than $40,000, according to travel vouchers obtained by the Washington Free Beacon....
By Michal Conger | 11/07/13 03:24 PM
Fourteen federal agencies have spent at least $70 billion on climate change-related activities since 2005, but most refuse to tell Congress and taxpayers how the money is being spent. The actual amount may be much higher, according to the Congressional Research Service, because the data it...
By Michal Conger | 11/05/13 03:52 PM
Emails between national security officials about the interpretation of the Patriot Act show several of President Obama's top advisers had misgivings about the law that authorized controversial National Security Agency surveillance of phone and Internet activity. The emails, written shortly...
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