A watchdog group on Monday sued the U.S. government, accusing the Obama White House of interfering in and thwarting the release of public documents under the Freedom of Information Act.
The Federal Aviation Administration has begun deploying new computers systems for its air traffic controllers despite warnings that the system suffers from unstable requirements, lacks key safety capabilities and requires training that has yet to be given to workers, a government watchdog warned Monday.
A federal agency is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars every year to support film festivals that showcase movies that some Americans might find offensive. Decapitated heads, public urination and sexual promiscuity are among the subjects explored on the big screen of events underwritten with U.S. taxpayers’ money.
Tens of thousands of nonprofit organizations that get breaks on their income taxes are still cheating the Internal Revenue Service out of payroll taxes totaling nearly $875 million, a watchdog report said Wednesday.
Congress may have sworn off earmarks, but lawmakers still managed to tuck into latest versions of the defense spending bill dozens of pet projects that have only tenuous connections to national security.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is spending more than $450,000 on gym memberships for TSA agents and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) employees who work desk jobs at a procurement office in Washington, D.C.
It’s supposed to be the government’s transparency website so that the public can see how taxpayer money is spent, but USASpending.gov is so error-prone that it’s missing more than $600 billion in awards from 2012 alone, and as much as 98 percent of its records were plagued by inaccuracies, according to a scathing new audit.
Corrections officers used excessive force to control adolescent inmates at a major New York City prison, including inflicting wounds that required medical treatment, a Justice Department investigation concluded Monday.
Known for years in court documents only as “Public Official C”, former U.S. Army contracting officer In Seon Lim pleaded guilty to bribery charges Thursday — the final defendant in what authorities have called the biggest bid-rigging scheme in federal contracting history.
The National Science Foundation is on a mission to find out why posts at Wikipedia seem so sexist in content and tone — and they’re willing to spend up to $200,000 in tax dollars to uncover the mystery.