Laurel Adams

James R. Soles Fellow  The Center for Public Integrity

Laurel Adams graduated cum laude from the University of Delaware in May of 2010 with majors in international relations, Spanish, and Latin American studies. She interned at Voices Without Borders in Wilmington, Del., and the British Embassy in Washington, D.C. While at the University of Delaware, Adams studied abroad in Argentina, helped start a Spanish conversation club, and served as an editor for the Sigma Iota Rho Journal of International Relations.

As federal spending on grants to state and local governments rises, so does fraud

Repeat flooded properties rose 73 percent in a decade

Pentagon spends billions on incentive pay with big differences among services

The Pentagon is far behind in crafting a system to counter cyber attacks

Worsening damages from monster tornadoes may prompt more research on cause-and-effect

Proposed Obama order requiring federal contractors to disclose contributions under fire

Rail systems complain they get info about terror threats too little, too late

IRS says 1 million tax returns sought to evade taxes in some way

Smokestacks as tall as the Eiffel Tower are merely moving pollution downwind

Government has done little to ensure genetically modified animals and plants don't escape into wild

GAO says US isn't adequately screening Afghan contractors for terror ties

Navy's strategy of using two contractors to build two versions of the same ship is sinking

Army and Marines systems to track resources and readiness aren't on same wavelength

GAO critical of Social Security Administration program to get people back to work

State Department fails to inform Congress of government-wide efforts to thwart terrorist havens

GAO: Interior is struggling to incorporate changes with existing roles

Energy's antiquated contractor system leaves taxpayers footing pension bills

Pentagon can't keep up with tracking space objects that have risen five-fold in 30 years

State Department doesn't have a central tracking mechanism for its $1 billion counter-narcotics programs

GAO: Multibillion-dollar estimate for transforming military in Asia may be much higher

The US-Panama free trade agreement, hotly debated by Senate, would have negligible impact on economy

Stimulus recipients who got $24 billion owe $750 million in taxes

IG questions almost $10 million in questionable costs billed by Iraqi farm contractor

GAO: economic development duplication still rampant among four agencies spending $6.2 billion

IRS can't verify $6.8 billion in energy tax credits claimed by home owners

FDA taken to task for sloppy inspections of imported fish

Existing sanctions on Syria severely limit Obama's options to step in as civilians are killed

IG questions whether State Department is ready to take over many reconstruction tasks in Iraq

U.S. food aid must boost nutrition for long-term recipients, adopt sturdier packaging

More than 100 million people seek help in emergency rooms, a number that could rise as health care reform kicks in