Army did not properly test more than 5 million bullet-proof plates

By Alexandra Duszak

Army can't guarantee quality of 5 million body armor plates that cost $2.5 billion

VA medical centers in hot water for failing to follow sterilization training

By Laurel Adams

GAO says some VA medical centers aren't following strict sanitation guidelines for reusable medical equipment

DOD officials junket to Johnstown

By Nick Schwellenbach

The Center’s recent investigative report, Pentagon Travel, revealed that over a decade’s time, Defense Department employees took thousands o

Key findings:

The biggest findings from the 'Pentagon Travel' project.

Thousands of free trips taken by Pentagon staff

By M.B. Pell and Aaron Mehta

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

Medical industry showers DOD with free travel

Military doctors, pharmacists took 8,700 trips, and paid nothing.

The sincerest form of flattery

By M. Asif Ismail

Private equity firms follow in Carlyle Group's footsteps

Investing in war

By M. Asif Ismail

The Carlyle Group profits from government and conflict

Outsourcing the Pentagon

By Larry Makinson

Who benefits from the politics and economics of national security?

The big business of small business

By Elizabeth Brown

Top defense contracting companies reap the benefits meant for small businesses

The Pentagon's $200 million shingle

By Alex Knott

Defense data shows billions in mistakes and mislabeled contracts

Statement of Charles Lewis, Executive Director

By Charles Lewis

The Center for Public Integrity's executive director explains Outsourcing the Pentagon

Center report finds $362 billion in no-bid contracts at the Pentagon since 1998

By The Center for Public Integrity

Defense Department relies on contractors for services

The shadow Pentagon

By Dan Guttman

Private contractors play a huge role in basic government work—mostly out of public view

The Pentagon's stealth rainmaker

By Alex Knott

How revolving doors and large donations allow a defense lobbying firm to dominate

Outsourcing the Pentagon

By The Center for Public Integrity

Methodology and acknowledgements