GAO: Hey Navy. How much will it cost to operate this ship?
Navy: We have no idea. In fact, we are 90% sure our current guess is wrong.
Image from the U.S. Navy.
“Many in our government, even some surprisingly senior officials you think would know better, seem to believe that an inspector general should be their partner — or, more correctly, their silent partner,” he said. “In their opinion, my reports should be slipped in a sealed envelope in the dead of night under the door — never to see the light of day — because those reports could embarrass the administration, embarrass President Karzai, embarrass Afghanistan.”
A Nun, a House Painter, and a Drifter Walk into a Nuclear Complex
It sounds like the start of an absurd joke, but last summer three peace activists broke into one of the most secure nuclear-weapons facilities in the U.S.
Read the full account of their story, and the serious breakdown of security at the nuclear facility, in The Washington Post.
See those nice new looking incinerators? They cost you $5 million, but they’ve never been used. Instead troops are still relying on dangerous open-air burn pits for their trash.
Almost one million veterans are waiting for their benefit claims to be processed, according to an investigation by the Center for Investigative Reporting. One regional office in North Carolina was so overrun with claims folders that the sheer weight of their content exceeded the load-bearing capacity of the building itself.
These photos were included in a 2012 report from the Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General. To see more photos and learn more about the backlog, go here.
These photos are insane. 1) Because there are so many files and 2) because they are PAPER. Click the link above for even more.