By Michal Conger | 11/22/13 09:59 AM
Attorney General Eric Holder has required the Department of Justice's official watchdog to get permission for sensitive documents in several recent investigations, which hinders the investigator's independence, delays reports and raises legal snags, Inspector General Michael Horowitz told a...
By Michal Conger | 11/21/13 05:47 PM
A nonprofit watchdog organization won its Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the General Services Administration on Thursday and has released 13 years of federal contract data on its website. The Sunlight Foundation filed the suit on Monday seeking the release of federal contract...
By Michal Conger | 11/20/13 02:04 PM
A little-known federal commission with a $72 million budget has so few controls and such poor financial processes that it is inappropriately spending at least 10 percent of its budget, according to new a report by the Government Accountability Office. The American Battle Monument Commission...
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.
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