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.
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.