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...
By Michal Conger | 11/04/13 06:59 PM
A Pentagon official misused his position to allow a family member access to a Pentagon firing range and shooting lessons; had subordinates get his lunch and coffee daily; promoted a subordinate on the basis of their relationship; and granted administrative leave for a golf tournament, according...
By Michal Conger | 11/04/13 03:50 PM
A former engineer for the U.S. Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command has been sentenced to 10 years in prison as the "mastermind" behind an $18 million kickback scheme.
By Michal Conger | 10/31/13 06:41 PM
An upcoming election, unprepared local security forces and endemic government corruption may compromise America's $100 billion investment in Afghanistan, Middle East experts warned lawmakers. "Within two years, it will be largely up to the Afghan government to sustain the reconstruction effort...
By Michal Conger and Kelly Cohen | 10/30/13 01:12 PM
Millions of tax dollars that could go toward Hurricane Sandy recovery are instead going to research on the storm recovery process, according to a nonprofit government watchdog group. Judicial Watch said the Department of Health and Human Services awarded more than $8 million in grants to...
By Michal Conger | 10/28/13 06:24 PM
U.S. reconstruction projects worth billions of dollars will be nearly impossible to monitor following the 2014 troop drawdown in Afghanistan, when U.S. oversight workers won't be able to go into most of the country. Access to projects has already shrunk dramatically as U.S. bases close and...
By Michal Conger | 10/23/13 09:01 AM
Construction of a $14.6 million hospital in Gardez, Afghanistan, is 23 months behind schedule and costing taxpayers more than half a million dollars in overpayments the U.S. Agency for International Development and its contractor failed to catch.
By Michal Conger | 10/22/13 12:26 PM
A New Hampshire woman pleaded guilty Thursday to lying on application forms for five different government programs intended for the poor and disabled, cheating taxpayers out of more than $250,000, according to the Department of Justice.
By Michal Conger | 10/16/13 04:31 PM
U.S. and international forces can't keep track of hundreds of millions of dollars in vehicle parts purchased for the Afghan National Army with American funds — because no one is keeping inventory.
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