The National Park Service (NPS) is spending $140,368 to fly 10 students to Sydney, Australia so they can experience a “climate change journey.”
Nearly half of the contractors with access to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) online data network do not have a required security clearance, according to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG).
The National Science Foundation has committed $10 million to build robots that will act as “personal trainers” for children, in an effort to influence their behavior and eating habits.
A security firm that has received more than $3 billion in federal contracts donates over two times more to Democrats than Republican candidates.
Akal Security, Inc. was recently awarded a $108 million contract with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to conduct screenings at Kansas City International Airport, after a two-year court battle that questioned whether the government conducted a fair and open bidding process.
Republicans have asked for dozens of emails regarding the controversial $215 million renovations to the Consumer Protection Financial Bureau headquarters, the Hill reports.
The federal government has spent over $3.7 million on a project to convince Philadelphia barbershops to advise clientele about HIV during haircuts.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) spent nearly $500,000 to study how getting mothers to dance with their daughters can fight obesity.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will spend more than $40,000 on hotel accommodations for an “Environmental Justice” conference this fall.
The IRS under the Obama Administration has spent over $4 billion on contracts labeled under information technology and software despite IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testifying this week that budgetary restraints prevented the agency from spending $10 million to save and store emails.
The federal government has spent nearly $5 billion to establish federal and state exchanges for Obamacare, according to a report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS).