Paul Ryan and his Republican colleagues are driving discretionary spending, while President Barack Obama’s proposals for higher taxes and higher spending have not come to fruition, the Washington Times reports.
A new database compiled by FedSmith.com shows that more than 15,000 federal employees are made at least $200,000 in 2013.
The Department of Energy ignored warnings by internal solar experts when it subsidized a solar company backed by a major Democratic donor that went bankrupt in 2012, according to a report from federal watchdogs.
The play has a fitting name, in a sense: The Great Immensity. The great, extremely large waste of taxpayer money to bring “Global Warming: the musical” to the stage.
The federal government is worried Dora the Explorer is contributing to childhood obesity.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded two grants totaling $750,000 to find out if cartoon characters are making children overweight and whether researchers can hone the marketing power of characters to sway kids’ eating habits.
A new Government Accountability Office report reveals that government programs are often “fragmented, duplicative, overlapping, or just inefficient,” USA Today reports.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) bought $11.6 million worth of computer software the agency never used, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).
Hackers were able to steal $1.5 million worth of printer cartridges from the FBI, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the General Services Administration (GSA) by placing fraudulent contract orders.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is wasting over $6 million annually in unused office space, according to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG).
The Department of Energy awarded a sole-source contract to a senior DOE official’s husband, who did not disclose the conflict of interest and billed taxpayers for time spent at the opera, according to agency watchdogs.