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.
Eliminating duplicative federal programs and inefficiencies could save taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars, according to a new report released by the Government Accountability Office.
Congress approved over $5 billion earmarks in fiscal year 2016, despite its self-imposed ban, according to a new report released by Citizens Against Government Waste.
The Environmental Protection Agency has nearly $3 million tied up with contractors that have not done any work for the agency in a year and a half, according to a new audit.
The Department of Defense and Drug Enforcement Administration collectively spent $86 million to fight drug crime in Afghanistan on a plane that cannot fly.
The Obama administration’s effort to eliminate red tape added $16 billion in regulatory costs, according to a new report by the American Action Forum obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
The Internal Revenue Service hosted events that exceeded cost estimates and often failed to meet requirements for their approval, according to a report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.
The Environmental Protection Agency has a “print in bulk” policy that has led to wasting at least 8 million pages of paper and more than 300,000 pounds of carbon emissions.
The University of Washington used federal grant funding to buy thousands of dollars worth of custom embroidered Snuggies.
The National Science Foundation has spent more than $400,000 on a study that published scientific results on the “relationship between gender and glaciers.”