Dozens of intelligence contractors have submitted false claims for federal funds

By Douglas Birch

Pentagon report reveals that those implicated typically kept their security clearances.

Defense officials call Air Force F-22 probe sloppy and inadequate

By Douglas Birch

Critics of the Air Force's decision to blame a costly F-22 crash on its pilot have some ammunition

Excerpts from this story referencing "Honeywell":

"… in a lawsuit against the plane’s builders, Lockheed Martin, Boeing Co., Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney. She reached a confidential settlement with the co …"

Report: Hundreds of former SEC employees representing clients before agency

By Dave Levinthal

Report: Hundreds of former agency employees representing private clients before body.

Excerpts from this story referencing "JPMorgan Chase":

"… e the agency." The report cites high-profile financial firms such as UBS, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Alaska Air Group Inc. as benefiting from the work of fo …"

Barack Obama

Obama order protects intelligence community whistleblowers

By David Axe

A new executive order provides protections shunned by House Republicans.

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Whistleblower Center":

"… ial. Stephen M. Kohn, the Executive Director of the Washington, D.C.-based National Whistleblower Center, another group that counsels whistleblowers, calls the directive a "smokes …"

How an 82-year-old exposed security lapses at nuclear facilities

By R. Jeffrey Smith

How an 82-year-old has upended the lax regulation of the U.S. nuclear weapons establishment.

Whistleblower bill close to winning Senate approval

By Laurel Adams and Aaron Mehta

A landmark bill to protect government whistleblowers is expected to win U.S. Senate approval this month, according to two advocacy groups, e

Excerpts from this story referencing "Project On Government Oversight":

"… urvive the current political environment,” said Angela Canterbury of the Project On Government Oversight advocacy group. “Despite some limitations, the bill is still a landmark …"

SEC loses short-lived FOIA exemption in financial reform law

By Laurel Adams

In a victory for advocates of government transparency, Congress has voted to repeal a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) exemption for the Se

NIH urged to create single website showing grantees’ funding

Dr. Charles Nemeroff’s name is synonymous with what can go wrong when scientists who receive funding from the National Institutes of Health

Audit finds poor controls on millions of dollars in Afghan police program

Pentagon discovers overpayments to contractor, potential for waste

Pentagon weapons test report harder to get since 9/11

By Nick Schwellenbach

How well do the Pentagon’s costly and complex weapons work? It’s more difficult to find out now that an annual evaluation report is no long

Excerpts from this story referencing "Project On Government Oversight":

"… , the non-profit Center for Defense Information and private watchdog group Project On Government Oversight each posted material from the report on their websites.“We have not post …"

So much travel in so little time

By Robert Brodsky

Former DeLay staffer racked up $85,000 in travel in 26 months

Lawmakers complain about shoddy intelligence contractor database

By James Arkin

Frustrations are rising on Capitol Hill about the intelligence community’s failure to justify its widespread use of contractors.

Defense Department poorly managed design, construction of F-35 fighter, auditor says

By Douglas Birch

A detailed new report offers some insight into why the most costly weapon system in U.S. history has so many problems and defects.

Experienced watchdog appointed for U.S. spending in Afghanistan

By Aaron Mehta

A veteran investigator fills one of ten vacant Inspector General jobs.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Senators demand answers on behalf of military whistleblowers

By Aaron Mehta

McCain, Levin want more info on report disclosed by the Center.

Pentagon failed to protect whistleblowers

By R. Jeffrey Smith and Aaron Mehta

Investigators routinely disregarded rules, while rejecting 50 percent of complaints of reprisals for reporting waste, fraud and abuse.

New report darkens reputation of Navy ship

By Aaron Mehta

The Littoral Combat Ship runs into choppy reviews.

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

Contractor that was subject of iWatch News story reaches settlement with government

By Corbin Hiar

A controversial security contractor featured in an iWatch News piece has reached a multi-million dollar settlement with the government

Excerpts from this story referencing "Project On Government Oversight":

"… ificant,” said Nick Schwellenbach, the director of investigations at the Project On Government Oversight,  and co-author of the original iWatch News story. “As far as I kno …"

Obama administration signals higher gas royalties on public lands — and anticipated industry resistance

By Evan Bush

Big Oil underpays on royalties - and may resist attempts to collect more

Revolving door between SEC, law firms spins at dizzying speed

More than 200 ex-SEC lawyers went back to agency on behalf of clients

Excerpts from this story referencing "Iowa":

"… critic of the SEC’s revolving door, Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, said  the new POGO database shows that restrictions on ex-government …"

Big break for big oil, larger burden for taxpayers

By Aaron Mehta

Whistleblowers help recover half-billion in energy revenues - but billions more owed taxpayers on public lands use

Excerpts from this story referencing "Greg Gould":

"… es them by calling for, among other items, more staff and technology, said Greg Gould, director of the natural resources revenue office.The planned enhancements …"

Corporations aim to narrow SEC’s proposed whistleblower protections

By Amy Biegelsen

Midnight is the deadline to weigh in on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s plan to offer whistleblowers a bounty of up to 30 percent o

Pentagon negotiates with indicted contractor, despite suspension

By Amy Biegelsen

For the second time this year, the Pentagon is trying to give a no-bid contract extension to a logistics company operating a supply warehous

Where are the watchdogs?

By John Solomon

Faced with record deficits and expanding federal responsibilities, politicians from President Barack Obama on down routinely talk about the

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Whistleblower Center":

"… phen M. Kohn, a lawyer who serves as executive director of the nonpartisan National Whistleblower Center. “The President must appoint a strong, independent and highly aggressive …"

New gov’t contractor integrity database will be off-limits to public

Federal contractors behaving badly are nothing new. But a government database to track their misconduct is....

GSA tracks contractors’ work in database off-limits to public

By Jim Morris

Keeping a contractor performance database out of public reach is like “not allowing a parent to see their child’s report card,” a critic say