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Pentagon overspends to move service members

- The Washington Times

Moving from one house to another is a big hassle and a bigger expense for most Americans, but a new federal report reveals the Pentagon has managed to one-up the nation — paying more to move service members and their families, even while doing so less often.

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Poorly monitored science research wastes taxpayers' money abroad

- The Washington Times

Back when Bill Clinton was still president, the National Science Foundation began doling out millions of dollars to Northeastern University to perform research on nuclear particle collider technology. The work wasn't even based in America, but rather inside Europe's main nuclear research agency.

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Taxpayers float bill for defective first responder equipment

- The Washington Times

Homeland Security still allows local police and fire departments to spend billions of tax dollars on faulty communications equipment that isn't "interoperable," meaning agencies can't easily communicate with each other, hampering emergency response, the department's inspector general said in a report released Thursday.

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Feds mismanaging high-risk IT systems, watchdog finds

- The Washington Times

In the wake of the largest data breach the federal government has ever seen, a new watchdog report concludes about a quarter of the federal government's information technology investments are in "urgent" need of attention because of poor management, oversight and maintenance.