The National Institutes of Health is spending over $35,000 sending text messages to college students urging them not to drink too much on their 21st birthday.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is spending at least $73,500 to teach astronauts about diversity, their “unconscious biases,” and how to “use their privilege.”
Almost 90 percent of biomedical research is wasted, according to the National Institutes of Health’s monthly newsletter.
The National Institutes of Health is spending over $700,000 to give college professors “unconscious bias” training.
If Congress were to cut unnecessary and ineffective spending in the federal government, it could balance the budget in one year by following the recommendations put forth by Citizens Against Government Waste, a non-partisan organization.
LIVONIA, Mich.—Tucked into an office park is a man who could save taxpayers billions—if the government wanted him to.
Chris Mucke is a recovery audit contractor—a bounty hunter, some would call him—tasked with clawing back improper spending in the prescription drug program for older Americans.
Vulnerabilities in a federal cell phone subsidy program could be exposing taxpayers to hundreds of millions of dollars in fraud, a leading regulator revealed on Wednesday.
The Government Accountability Office reported that $136.7 billion dollars were spent by federal agencies on “improper payments” during fiscal 2015, but the actual total was likely higher.
The federal government has spent more money trying to invent the “origami condom” than it has to combat female genital mutilation.
It was a strange feeling being notorious in a roomful of government-funded scientists, about a fourth of whom were subjects of my reporting that highlighted the questionable expenditures their research represented.