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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Inspector General":

"… the past decade, according to a new Pentagon report. The report by Deputy Inspector General for Intelligence Anthony Thomas said that when his auditors examined 128 u …"

"… -Intelligence Agency. Bridget Serchak, a spokeswoman for the Pentagon’s Inspector General’s office, declined to answer any questions about the report or to provid …"

"… ustice. It’s not clear if the NRO case was one of those included in the Inspector General report. Eighty five of the 128 cases cited in the recent report were refe …"

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

Report: Hundreds of former SEC employees representing clients before agency

By Dave Levinthal

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

Obama order protects intelligence community whistleblowers

By David Axe

A new executive order provides protections shunned by House Republicans.

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

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

"… arack Obama is expected to soon sign it into law.Angela Canterbury, of the Project on Government Oversight advocacy group, and other critics cheered the speedy legislative action, s …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "scientist":

"… on. …"

"… ngements should be seen by the public,” said Dr. Ned Feder, a former NIH scientist now with the watchdog group Project on Government Oversight.But Feder want …"

"… ally hurt science.”But the NIH plan to tighten oversight of its contract scientists’ financial ties overlooks one important transparency issue, according t …"

"… e Press-Register, which obtained a copy of a contract BP offered to marine scientists that barred them from speaking about their data or sharing it with other …"

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

Pentagon discovers overpayments to contractor, potential for waste

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

"… e worth about $1.5 billion. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), the watchdog group Project on Government Oversight and others have complained that Dyncorp's privatization could ma …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Texas":

"… .The travel wasn't cheap, but it cost her hardly a dime.Before leaving the Texas Republican's office to join the lobbying firm of Williams & Jense …"

"… d by Brian Gaston, who worked for two Republicans, then-Rep. Dick Armey of Texas and later Rep. Roy Blunt of Missouri, during the 5½-year period studied.G …"

"… the trip, according to the disclosure documents.DeLay, who was indicted in Texas last fall on unrelated political money laundering charges, has insisted th …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Government":

"… ted recently that the number of core contractor personnel is dropping, the Government Accountability Office concluded in a report early this year that the data …"

"… over at a hearing June 18 by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs. Although members have complained for years about the outsourcing, …"

"… that reports to Congress. Scott Amey, general counsel for the Project on Government Oversight, a nonprofit watchdog group, said “I think this is highlightin …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Inspector General":

"… ent. In double-barrelled criticisms, the Defense Department’s Office of Inspector General report said the F-35 program office’s oversight of Lockheed Martin, the …"

"… ” Michael J. Rein of Lockheed Martin issued a statement noting that the Inspector General’s investigation was concluded last year and that most issues had been ad …"

Experienced watchdog appointed for U.S. spending in Afghanistan

By Aaron Mehta

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "energy":

"… omeland Security Institute …"

"… House energy and Commerce committee — one of the chief watchdogs for the energy industry and government agencies as varied as the Food and Drug Administra …"

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

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

"… s, from price to quality, according to Scott Amey, general counsel for the Project on Government Oversight (POGO). “If you know somebody else can step in, it acts as an incentive …"

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 "Project on Government Oversight":

"… in 800 different matters, according to a new database created by the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) and shared with iWatch News. POGO obtained copies of the ex-SEC emp …"

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 "energy":

"… l and gas companies that investigators can’t even determine how much the energy industry owes the Treasury.Even as leaders grapple with the nation’s fis …"

"… group that has examined other issues involving the royalty system.By law, energy companies must pay one-sixth to one-eighth of the value of oil and gas obt …"

"… s any way of keeping up to date on the activity of wells and the amount of energy produced in the Gulf of Mexico, where the government grants companies the …"

"… rce of income; only taxes generate more revenue for Uncle Sam.In 2009, the energy industry paid an estimated $9 billion in royalties on sales of oil and gas …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Whistleblower":

"… provide the company an opportunity to investigate,” they told the agency.Whistleblower advocates, meanwhile, criticized existing corporate hotlines as far from r …"

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

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

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

"… ad it can’t be tapped by the public. Scott Amey, general counsel for the Project on Government Oversight (POGO), says this is like “not allowing a parent to see their child’s …"