These were some of the worst abuses of government charge cards last year -
Examples of questionable charge-card purchases that inspectors general have uncovered in recent years, as highlighted during a congressional hearing Tuesday.
Pentagon spending getting out of hand -
As it mulls next year’s budget request, Congress must make Pentagon justify every dollar, says William Hartung.
Defense Contractors Are Making a Killing -
Stock prices for Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman set all-time record highs last week as it became increasingly clear that President Obama was committed to a massive, sustained air war in Iraq and Syria.
Audit: Air Force Didn't Justify Reaper Fleet Size -
The U.S. Air Force didn’t justify its plans to buy a total of 401 MQ-9 Reaper drones worth about $77 billion, according to a report on a Pentagon Inspector General audit.
Public promises of transparency are no excuse for secret memos that prevent it. —
Cause of Action executive director Dan Epstein
“Stay in Your F--ing Lane” -
A controversial top Army officer, Major General Gary S. Patton, has just been cited for the second time in less than a year for obstructing an official probe into horrific conditions at a U.S.-funded hospital in Afghanistan.
DoD Watchdog Finds Former DARPA Director Violated Ethics Rules -
Today, the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General released a report finding ethics violations by Regina Dugan, former director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The report was prompted by the Project On Government Oversight in 2011.
U.S. Army Paid Too Much Upgrading Russian Copters: Audit -
U.S. Army contracting officers overpaid an American company upgrading Russian-made Mi-17 helicopters as contract costs increased almost 70 percent, according to an audit by the Pentagon inspector general.
The Pentagon Overpays for Almost Everything—Even Prescription Drugs -
And yet for some inexplicable reason, Congress keeps asking the Defense Department to do more things, including scientific research and global infrastructure projects.
Dozens of inspectors general say federal agencies hindering oversight -
Forty-seven inspectors general issued the complaint in a letter to congressional oversight leaders.