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.

Nuclear security threats on the rise under Trump, policy group says

By Patrick Malone

The Trump administration reins in a nuclear weapons safety watchdog

By Patrick Malone

Plutonium is missing, but the government says nothing

By Patrick Malone and R. Jeffrey Smith

Key sites proposed for nuclear bomb production are plagued by safety problems

By Patrick Malone

Chairman of nuclear weapons oversight agency steps down amid internal turmoil

By Patrick Malone

Trump administration’s planned nuclear upgrade is being undermined by cost overruns

By Patrick Malone and Peter Cary

Deadly bugs on the loose: Federal monitors scramble to keep track of dangerous bioterror research

By Jeffrey E. Stern and Patrick Malone

Can Trump single-handedly order a nuclear attack on North Korea?

By Patrick Malone and R. Jeffrey Smith

Energy undersecretary wants nuclear safety reports hidden from public

By Patrick Malone

GOP chair of nuclear safety agency secretly urges Trump to abolish it

By Patrick Malone and R. Jeffrey Smith

Los Alamos laboratory director announces he will step down

By Peter Cary, R. Jeffrey Smith and Patrick Malone

Senator cites Center for Public Integrity probe in questioning safety practices of weapons contractors

By Peter Cary and Patrick Malone

Nuclear weapons contractors repeatedly violate shipping rules for dangerous materials

By Patrick Malone

Repeated radiation warnings go unheeded at sensitive Idaho nuclear plant

By Patrick Malone and Peter Cary

More than 30 nuclear experts inhale uranium after radiation alarms at a weapons site are switched off

Light penalties and lax oversight encourage weak safety culture at nuclear weapons labs

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

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