By Kelly Cohen | 11/26/13 04:20 PM
About $2 billion of work done by the Department of Energy for other agencies had little oversight, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office. The projects, known as "Work for Others," allow non-Energy Department agencies to use 17 of the agency's "unique and highly specialized...
By Editorial Writer | 11/26/13 04:03 PM
When part one of the Washington Examiner's five-part series -- “Just Sign Here: Federal workers max out at taxpayers expense” -- appeared Oct. 1, hardly anybody outside the arbitration industry had ever heard of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, or its current director, George...
By Luke Rosiak | 11/26/13 02:25 PM
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Director George Cohen is resigning only days after learning he is a target of a congressional inquiry spurred by a Washington Examiner series. The Examiner series reported that FMCS employees spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on luxuries and that...
11/26/13 09:22 AM
San Diego and Israel have at least one thing in common: border troubles. So, although the degree of the difficulties may be a bit different, assistant sheriff Patricia Duke set out earlier this year for the besieged country for "training and networking on border security issues."
By Associated Press | 11/25/13 08:31 AM
BOISE, Idaho — Eight Romanians who arrived in Idaho a decade ago face deportation after federal prosecutors say they entered sham marriages to stay illegally in America.
By Kelly Cohen | 11/22/13 05:55 PM
Storage of important and valuable equipment at a U.S. Postal Service processing and distribution facility in Maryland needs to be addressed, according to the agency's inspector general. The Capitol Heights, Md., facility is home to the Postal Service's Southern Maryland Processing and...
By Michal Conger | 11/22/13 06:45 PM
A Small Business Administration program designed to help businesses in low-income areas get federal contracts gave a dozen firms, including three ineligible ones, 94 percent of the funding awarded over a six-month period last year. The 12 companies received 34.9 million from the SBA's HUBZone...
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 Veronique de Rugy | 11/22/13 09:15 AM
How can some policymakers claim to be fiscal conservatives when they won’t allow small spending cuts to the defense budget to go through?
By Ethan Barton | 11/21/13 06:49 PM
Dr. Jose Katz was sentenced Tuesday to six and a half years in prison and ordered to pay $19 million in restitution after federal prosecutors said he subjected thousands of patients to unnecessary and potentially life-threatening tests and treatment, sometimes by unlicensed personnel, in an...
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