DoD Analysis Reveals Cost Jump at New Nuke Facility -
A new analysis from the Department of Defense reveals cost increases and schedule delays continue to plague the Uranium Processing Facility construction project at the Y-12 nuclear weapons complex.
$500 Million Worth of Planes Collecting Dust -
A collection of 16 airplanes paid for by the U.S. Air Force is collecting dust at the Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan after being deemed nonfunctional due to consistent maintenance issues.
What went wrong with the $1 billion, 7-year Air Force project that produced no "significant military capability." -
It’s a rerun of previous USAF logistics modernization project debacles, just massively more expensive
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JPMorgan agrees to $13 billion settlement over mortgages | Al Jazeera America -
The deal includes $9 billion in payments to authorities and $4 billion in relief to consumers
(Source: democratsinthesouth, via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)
Soldiers Killed by Terrorists Backed by US Cash: Senator -
The United States has paid more than $150 million to companies in Afghanistan that are accused of helping to finance terrorist attacks on American soldiers and facilities, according to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.
"It’s like the United States government subsidizing the Taliban, al Qaeda, the Haqqani network, those groups that are trying to shoot and kill our soldiers," said Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., a member of the Senate’s Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, in an interview to be broadcast tonight on ABC News’ “World News with Diane Sawyer”.
A list of 43 companies in Afghanistan was compiled by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) using data from both classified Pentagon investigative reports and Commerce Department lists of terror-connected companies.
But despite the broader findings, the Pentagon has resisted permanently blocking the companies from getting more U.S. contracts because, its lawyers say, it would violate the “due process” of the companies which would not be able to see the classified information that details their alleged ties to terror groups.
SEC Says Whistleblower Complaints Up 8% in 2013 -
The SEC has released its 2013 Annual Report to congress on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program. […] Fiscal 2013 drew 3,238 complaints compared to 3,001 in 2012, an 8% increase. So by our calculations that’s almost 9 complaints a day in 2013.…
Read: SEC Discloses Facts In 2013 Annual Whistleblower Report»
State Dept. Won’t Name Advisers Already in Government’s Public Database -
For four months, the State Department has refused to say which outside experts are working for the Department as special government employees (SGEs), ProPublica reported last week. Yet, the Project On Government Oversight was able to find more than 100 of the advisers identified as SGEs in an online government database. In other words, some of the information that State has been refusing to provide is hiding in plain sight.
We’re the unsung hero of the department in that we don’t tell people who we’re chasing, but we do tell people when we’ve caught them. — Patrick Gookin of the Pentagon’s anonymous hotline for whistleblowers. Many of the big scandals in the news have come from tips made to the hotline. Read more at Government Executive.