R. Jeffrey Smith

Managing Editor, National Security  The Center for Public Integrity

Smith worked for 25 years in a series of key reporting and editorial roles at The Washington Post, including national investigative editor, national security correspondent, national investigative correspondent, and a foreign staff bureau chief based in Rome. In 2006, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, along with two colleagues at the Post, for articles on House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Smith was also a finalist with other Post reporters for the Pulitzer Prize in international reporting in 1999 (from Kosovo), and a finalist with others for the Pulitzer Prize in national reporting in 2005 (about Abu Ghraib and military prisoner abuse). In his first ten years at the Post, Smith wrote about defense, intelligence and foreign policy matters, including policymaking at the State Department, Pentagon, and White House. He also focused on conflict and terrorism in the Middle East; politics and military affairs in Asia; and arms proliferation. Prior to that, he was a senior writer for the News and Comment section of Science Magazine where he won a National Magazine Award in 1986 for writing about arms control.

Surveilling a lover with the push of a button

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Audit reveals widespread problems in security system used by the Navy

By Rebecca LaFlure and R. Jeffrey Smith

Russian site eyed for Syrian chemical weapons destruction

By R. Jeffrey Smith

U.S. agency rejects internal warnings about potential waste in Afghanistan aid program

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Nuclear Waste: Washington has ignored a cheaper way to dispose of its plutonium — until now

By Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith

Nuclear Waste: Extremism in defense of federally-paid jobs is no vice in South Carolina

By Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith

Nuclear Waste: A $1 billion Energy Department project overshoots its budget by 600 percent

By Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith

Nuclear Waste: How a huge U.S. nonproliferation program became a major proliferation concern

By Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith

Obama’s nuclear targeting revisions create a path to smaller arsenals

By R. Jeffrey Smith

More fudging on Energy Department guard force tests

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Lawmakers criticize Pentagon spending for golf nets, museums and sun rooms

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Obama proposes shifting funds from nuclear nonproliferation to nuclear weapons

By R. Jeffrey Smith and Douglas Birch

Competition in Pentagon contracting declines

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Hagel warns Pentagon officials that change is coming

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Waste, fraud and abuse commonplace in Iraq reconstruction effort

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Pentagon criticizes F-35 contractors but hands over the dough

By Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith

Obama administration embraces major new nuclear weapons cut

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Hagel leaves the door ajar for defense policy changes

By R. Jeffrey Smith

U.S. seeks to outsource handling of Syrian chemical weapons

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Missing: $200M in gas receipts for NATO aid in Afghanistan

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Surveillance cameras were still in boxes at Benghazi mission

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Global power will shift by 2030

By R. Jeffrey Smith

FEMA program finances dubious counter-terror toys

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Nukes likely to decline in Obama’s second term

By R. Jeffrey Smith

EPA slaps BP but punishes the Pentagon

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Generals no longer retire to Vermont — they lobby for contractors in Washington

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Pentagon spending for non-military programs assailed

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Major fight looms over defense spending

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Cheating on Energy Department guard force tests was widespread

By R. Jeffrey Smith

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