Rebecca LaFlure

McCormick National Security Reporting Fellow  The Center for Public Integrity

Rebecca LaFlure is the Center’s first McCormick National Security Reporting Fellow. Prior to coming to the Center, Rebecca attended graduate school at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and spent a quarter working for the Medill Watchdog, an initiative that uncovers systemic problems in public institutions. A Texas native, Rebecca began her journalism career as a reporter for the Killeen Daily Herald, a newspaper outside of Fort Hood, Texas — one of the largest military bases in the world. She contributed to the paper’s award-winning coverage of the Nov. 5, 2009, mass shooting at Fort Hood. She went on to cover local government in the Austin, Texas area, including a year at the nonprofit investigative news site The Austin Bulldog. Rebecca has earned state and national recognition for her reporting, including a first-place award from the Texas Associated Press of Managing Editors and a second-place award from the National Newspaper Association.

A scientific dispute over cleanup of one of the most polluted sites in the country threatens to ensnare the Energy Department’s leaders.

A stream of military equipment exports will soon bypass State Department scrutiny

Profits and politics, plus a sudden growth in secrecy-obsessed institutions, played key roles in misguided security clearance decisions.

The U.S. military is widely using a security system that lets felons onto its bases.

A federal air marshal finally wins some judicial support, seven years after being fired for revealing cutbacks in patrols.

A new report underscores post-9/11 concerns that U.S. nuclear facilities could be tempting targets for attacks.

Millions for chats instead of grants.

The admirals spent nearly a billion dollars to improve their accounting, but then failed to apply what they learned