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).
Republicans have asked for dozens of emails regarding the controversial $215 million renovations to the Consumer Protection Financial Bureau headquarters, the Hill reports.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will spend more than $40,000 on hotel accommodations for an “Environmental Justice” conference this fall.
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).
The filming of a TV series that took over the entire second floor of a Los Angeles VA center and conferences attended by VA health care providers—which included topics on how to plan a party—contributed to the delay of care for veterans, according to interviews with VA staffers and veterans.
The federal government paid out $14.4 billion in fraudulent reimbursements through Medicaid last year, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) highlighted a recent GAO report on the lack of oversight within Medicaid’s managed care organizations (MCOs) delivery system, which accounts for roughly $4 billion in waste each year.
An Ohio prison official spent more than $77,000 on musical performances, CDs, and art programs for prisoners, according to the state’s inspector general.
An analysis of how more than $1 billion dollars in spending by the Department of Veterans Affairs on “professional services” finds several instances of questionable spending in the form of millions for a national ad campaign and energy programs to make VA facilities more sustainable.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is spending tens of millions on its Antarctic “Artists and Writers” program, which includes taxpayer-funded trips for poets to visit the Southern Hemisphere.