Aaron Mehta

The Center for Public Integrity

Aaron Mehta joined the Center in the summer of 2008. He primarily covers Money and Politics and National Security, but has also done stories touching on finance and the environment. A Boston area native, Mehta graduated from Tufts University in 2007. His stories have been published in The New York Times, Washington Post, POLITICO, ABC News and other publications. He was a Paul Miller Reporting Fellow. Mehta left the Center in 2012.

New F-35 program deputy gives a candid assessment of flaws in the most expensive weapon in Pentagon history.

Hospitals are failing to secure potential dirty bomb materials, says GAO

New IG report warns of missing data on $475 million in oil

While the military looks to cut, the Army solicits new uniforms for drivers.

Democratic platform offers hints at how Obama would handle defense in second term.

GOP platform calls for commitment to missiles, hard line on Iran; public wants more cuts

America OK'd more than $66 billion in arms sales in 2011, according to government report.

Over 250 Homeland Security agents were convicted of crimes last year, says new report.

Grover Norquist opposes Romney plan to increase the military budget

The Pentagon has trouble tracking billions of dollars in expenditures on the most vexing threat of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.

Corporate cash and adroit lobbying have helped crush the Army’s effort to stop work on its premier tank.

GAO says programs still not following 'best practices.'

The special inspector general for Iraq tallies the loss of U.S. taxpayer funds at more than 11 percent of the billions spent

A government audit concludes that drones are costly and problematic for inspecting U.S. borders, but enthusiasm remains high.

The navy protects its submarine fleet from torpedoes and mines, but not from small, suctioning motors.

A veteran investigator fills one of ten vacant Inspector General jobs.

DOD personnel took $26 million in travel from industry, foreign governments.

U.S. starts arms sales, again, as the country's tumult persists

An ill-fated program set for termination at the end of 2013 gets new funding

The public supports reducing some military healthcare and personnel expenses, but not others.

McCain, Levin want more info on report disclosed by the Center.

Investigators routinely disregarded rules, while rejecting 50 percent of complaints of reprisals for reporting waste, fraud and abuse.

The U.S. National Archives has a hard time figuring out where its classified records are.

As U.S. heads for the door in Afghanistan, persistent corruption threatens to undermine development efforts there.

America's newest fighter jet needs years of upgrades and repairs, but pilots are not keen to fly them.

More than two-thirds of the arms seized over five years came from U.S. sellers.

The Littoral Combat Ship runs into choppy reviews.

Obama pals bring in another $32 million for campaign, DNC last quarter.

An internal report warns that the service is ill-equipped to protect artifacts, records.

If it works once, keep at it, the DEA concludes.