Failure to communicate: Inside the army's doomed quest for the 'perfect' radio

By David Axe

The military's unsuccessful quest for a hi-tech battlefield radio consumes more than $17 billion

Navy accounting remains in shambles

By Alexandra Duszak

GAO raises concerns that Navy may not be ready for its audit in 2017

Pentagon is the security aid king in Washington

By Rachael Marcus

The latest defense bill gives the Pentagon more than double what the State Department spends on security assistance

Government fails to keep eye on night-vision goggles in Mideast

By R. Jeffrey Smith and Alexandra Duszak

Pentagon, State Department lose track of valuable military equipment, GAO says

Alleged White House shooter used controversial assault rifle

By Gordon Witkin

Romanian gun used by alleged White House shooter was subject of iWatch News probe

Iranian help suspected in secret Libyan chemical weapons arsenal

By R. Jeffrey Smith, Joby Warrick and Colum Lynch

U.S. intelligence agencies investigating Iranian involvement with newly-discovered stash of chemical weapons in Libya

Pentagon whistleblower Franz Gayl is reinstated

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Senior Marine Corps science advisor Franz Gayl wins case, plans to return to work

Carrying concealed weapons just keeps getting easier

By Rick Schmitt

A multitude of states have eased requirements to carry concealed weapons

A long wait yields expansive new freedoms in Wisconsin

By Bill Lueders

NRA calls state's new concealed-carry law 'one of nation's strongest'

Fast and Furious hearing: Holder defends Assistant Attorney General Breuer

By Corbin Hiar

Attorney General Eric Holder and GOP lawmakers faced off again over what Justice department officials knew about the gun-trafficking probe

Counterfeit chips plague Pentagon weapons systems

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Florida case reveals that counterfeit chips can still find their way into weapons systems

Sending troops home could pave way for more non-competitive defense contracting

By R. Jeffrey Smith

After more than ten years of conflict, and around $1 trillion spent, what will troop drawdown mean for Department of Defense?

Pentagon's accounting shambles may cost an additional $1 billion

By R. Jeffrey Smith

DOD said its books wouldn't be clean until 2017; Panetta wants to move the deadline up

Lone wolves and home-grown terrorists: Experts warn of a growing threat from unusual sources

By Malik Siraj Akbar

In guarding against terrorism, extremists can’t be overlooked

Congressional reform and interoperability still plagued by systematic problems

By Corbin Hiar

A new report says Congressional oversight of national security and emergency communications systems are still weak

Windfalls of War: A decade of keeping government spending accountable

By Sandy Johnson

Tracking the cost of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, $1 trillion and up

Windfalls of war: Pentagon's competition for contracts abysmal compared to other agencies

By Sharon Weinberger

Pentagon's record of competitive contracts is poor compared to other agencies

Windfalls of war: Taxpayers get hammered by Pentagon attempts to "one-stop-shop"

By Sharon Weinberger

Pentagon abused its sole-source authority on weapons from tankers to choppers

Windfalls of war: Pentagon buys choppers from Russia to equip Afghan, Iraqi militaries

By Sharon Weinberger

One-stop shopping for helicopters...made in Russia

Fallout from Fast and Furious probe claims two high-level victims

By Corbin Hiar

Two federal officials lose their jobs in the aftermath of a controversial federal gun investigation

Windfalls of war: KBR, the government's concierge

By Sharon Weinberger

After a decade of war, KBR's umbrella contract tops $37 billion

SLIDESHOW: Windfalls of War

By Sarah Whitmire

During U.S. military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon made little effort to vet its defense contract options

Windfalls of war: Pentagon's no-bid contracts triple in 10 years of war

By Sharon Weinberger

Since 9/11, Pentagon's no-bid military contracts have tripled -- to $140 billion

IMPACT: Marines cancel contract for device that used lightning to attack roadside bombs

By Sharon Weinberger

The Marines have ended the contract for a troubled device that used lightning to attack roadside bombs

TSA cannot guarantee accuracy of 900,000 airport security badges

By Alexandra Duszak

More than 10 percent of TSA badges have errors

Healthier food on the menu at some Air Force mess halls but at what cost?

By Alexandra Duszak

Air Force aims to fancy up dining hall chow but at what cost?

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

Congress urged to put Coast Guard on short leash with budget-busting Deepwater project

By Alexandra Duszak

Watchdog urges Congress to withhold Coast Guard money unless it submits quarterly Deepwater reports

House hearing probes 'Fast and Furious' missteps, reveals White House link

By Corbin Hiar

GOP investigators criticize ATF gun-running probe, reveal White House link

House offers budget boost to troubled Pentagon agency fighting roadside bombs

By Corbin Hiar

The House has added more cash for the Pentagon's troubled agency fighting roadside bombs

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Alexander Cohen

Data reporter The Center for Public Integrity

Alexander Cohen rejoined the Center in 2013 after serving as Reuters’s campaign data reporter for the 2012 election.... More about Alexander Cohen

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 ... More about R. Jeffrey Smith

Douglas Birch

The Center for Public Integrity

Veteran foreign correspondent Douglas Birch has reported from more than 20 countries, covered four wars, a dozen elections, the deat... More about Douglas Birch