By Kelly Cohen | 12/02/13 07:05 PM
Small businesses picked for financial backing from a U.S. Department of Energy "mentoring" program are often poor choices, the agency's inspector general found. The Mentor-Protégé Program seeks to encourage small businesses to be prime contractors or subcontractors -- or "protégés." The...
11/30/13 06:53 PM
(www.nytimes.com) The suspension of a contractor is another serious embarrassment for the Navy, which is already dealing with an investigation of its main ship supplier in the Pacific.
11/27/13 12:07 PM
In May, 2008, 75-year-old Jim Workman, a retired Air Force colonel, entered an emergency room at a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital in Biloxi, Miss., complaining of shortness of breath, coughing and fever. A chest X-ray was ordered, and the radiologist discovered a two-centimeter mass...
11/27/13 11:59 AM
State employees haven't had an across-the-board raise in seven years -- but that's not stopping some of their bosses from cashing in. The 9 Investigates team combed agency agendas and identified more than $250,000 in raises that state boards and commissions have given out to agency heads since...
By Richard Pollock | 11/27/13 05:22 AM
Obamacare applicants are finding their premiums are tripling, their favorite doctors aren't available, and many prestigious hospitals offering specialized care are off-limits to them, according to a Washington Examiner survey of health insurance agents and brokers across the country.
By Kelly Cohen | 11/26/13 06:15 PM
Is the Pentagon's inspector general turning a "blind eye" to inaccuracies produced by the Department of Defense's chief accounting agency? Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, the ranking minority member of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, believes DOD's Defense Finance and Accounting...
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 Michal Conger | 11/26/13 03:48 PM
Eleven federal agencies that declined to testify at a Sept. 18 hearing on their global warming spending also missed a Nov. 22 deadline to provide a congressional panel with written information about the issue. The House Committee on Energy and Commerce asked officials at 14 agencies to testify...
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."
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