By Michal Conger | 08/01/13 06:35 PM
Roads full of good intentions can lead to waste before reaching Hades, and the top watchdog in charge of U.S. reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan warned Tuesday that the U.S. will waste billions of dollars without better contractor oversight.
By Michal Conger | 07/31/13 05:25 PM
IRS officials are so aggressively stonewalling a congressional investigation of illegal political targeting by the tax agency that the House Oversight Committee may have to start issuing subpoenas, according to the panel's chairman.
By Michal Conger | 07/31/13 09:20 AM
Ron Binz, former chairman of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, is President Obama's nominee to head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
By Michal Conger | 07/28/13 05:00 PM
Sixteen months and $47 million into a $200 million community aid effort in Afghanistan, the U.S. Agency for International Development hasn't awarded a single grant. Instead, the agency has spent the money on too many training conferences and may actually be causing more instability, according to...
By Michal Conger | 07/25/13 12:10 PM
Lack of oversight in a State Department bureau's $47 million sole-source contract for justice training in Afghanistan raises serious concerns about whether U.S. taxpayer money is being spent properly, according to an alert letter sent to Secretary of State John Kerry by the Special Inspector...
By Michal Conger | 07/24/13 07:15 PM
Federal officials have paid at least $5 million for reconstruction work in Afghanistan to five subcontractors with ties to enemy groups and it's almost impossible for them to stop doing so, according to Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction John F. Sopko.
By Michal Conger | 07/18/13 02:05 PM
President Obama has nominated Michael A. Carroll as inspector general for the U.S. Agency for International Development, an appointment that would fill a nearly two-year vacancy. Carroll, who has served as the acting IG at USAID since 2011, has a long history with the agency's oversight...
By Michal Conger | 07/17/13 04:05 PM
Years after construction started on a U.S.-funded teacher training facility in Afghanistan, the building sits unfinished after two contractors abandoned the facility they were paid more than $3 million to build.
By Michal Conger | 07/15/13 06:20 PM
The Competitive Enterprise Institute think tank said its lawsuit and unanswered transparency questions about the EPA's record-keeping practices should stall Gina McCarthy's nomination.
By Michal Conger | 07/13/13 01:00 PM
Billions of U.S. tax dollars are spent overseas every year by the U.S. Agency for International Development, but many projects never achieve their multimillion-dollar goals, despite the agency's very public emphasis on rigorous project evaluation. Reports by the agency's Inspector General...
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