Patrick Malone

Reporter  The Center for Public Integrity

Patrick Malone joined the Center for Public Integrity in May 2015 to cover national security. He spent 20 years reporting on justice, politics and deep investigations for newspapers in Colorado and New Mexico, most recently at The Santa Fe New Mexican. The Associated Press Media Editors recognized his work with honorable mention in the public service category of its national Journalism Excellence Awards for reporting that uncloaked secrets behind a radiation accident caused by Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2014. Malone also received a national award for health care policy reporting from the Association of Health Care Journalists for an expose in 2014 that revealed how hospitals leverage inflated consumer health care costs into tax breaks. He has received dozens of regional journalism awards for his coverage of cover-ups involving sexual abuse by Catholic priests, culture and corruption inside the Colorado prison system, and money and influence in politics, among other subjects.

Safety problems at a Los Alamos laboratory delay U.S. nuclear warhead testing and production

By R. Jeffrey Smith and Patrick Malone

A near-disaster at a federal nuclear weapons laboratory takes a hidden toll on America’s arsenal

By Patrick Malone

Trump seeks to spend more on nuclear weapons but buys little added capability

By Patrick Malone

Repeated warnings preceded collapse of a Hanford tunnel storing deadly wastes

By Peter Cary and Patrick Malone

Trump's Air Force nominee: no need to detail her work under nuclear lab consulting contracts

By Patrick Malone

Ethics watchdogs: Why won't Trump’s pick for Air Force secretary account for her contractor work?

By Patrick Malone

Trump budget: an extra billion dollars for nuclear weapons

By Patrick Malone and R. Jeffrey Smith

Trump pick for Air Force boss frustrated auditors with lucrative, murky consulting for nuclear weapons labs

By Patrick Malone and R. Jeffrey Smith

Air Force Secretary nominee helped a major defense contractor lobby for more federal funds

By Patrick Malone

Another nuclear weapons contractor pays millions to settle charges of illegally diverting federal funds

By Patrick Malone

U.S.-Russian deal to dispose of tons of nuclear weapons fuel is officially torn up by Moscow

By Patrick Malone and R. Jeffrey Smith

Deadly pathogens repeatedly dispatched by U.S. labs to unsecure sites

By R. Jeffrey Smith and Patrick Malone

Proposed export of enriched uranium runs counter to U.S. commitment, critics say

By Patrick Malone

A secret group easily bought the raw ingredients for a dirty bomb – here in America

By Patrick Malone

Nuclear weapons contractors repeatedly stifle whistleblowers, auditors say

By Patrick Malone and R. Jeffrey Smith

Scientists say nuclear fuel pools around the country pose safety and health risks

By Patrick Malone and R. Jeffrey Smith

Obama's nuclear security summits end with unfinished work

By Patrick Malone

Report: Brussels suicide bombers sought radioactive materials

By Patrick Malone

Belgium orders immediate security upgrade at its nuclear sites

By Patrick Malone

A terrorist group’s plot to create a radioactive ‘dirty bomb’

By Patrick Malone and R. Jeffrey Smith

Got a quarter of a trillion dollars? Or a half?

By Patrick Malone

Obama’s budget would kill costly plutonium disposition project

By Patrick Malone

Workers threw out U.S. nuclear secrets with common rubbish for 20 years

By Patrick Malone

Experts warn that nuclear risks may be increasing

By Patrick Malone and R. Jeffrey Smith

In security breach, Russian programmers wrote code for U.S. military communications systems

By Patrick Malone

DOE says Congress is wasting funds on a South Carolina nuclear plant

By Patrick Malone

Audit shows security gaps persist at nuclear weapons complex penetrated by nun and other activists in 2012

By Patrick Malone

Nuclear cleanup project haunted by legacy of design failures and whistleblower retaliation

By Patrick Malone

Nuclear weapons contractor to pay millions for misuse of federal funds

By Patrick Malone

Bury excess plutonium, don't turn it into fuel, study says

By Patrick Malone and Douglas Birch

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