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Washington Guardian: Feds in danger of bungling new $1.5 billion border security effort

After scrapping a failed $1 billion border security program, government investigators fear the Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) is well on its way to bungling a new $1.5 billion effort.

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 10:05pm EST

Tags: Homeland Security

In cable the day he died, U.S. ambassador warned Clinton about Benghazi security

Just hours before he died in a terrorist attack at the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Ambassador Chris Stevens sent a cable to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton painting a chaotic, violent portrait of the eastern Libya city and warning that local militias were threatening to pull the security they afforded U.S. officials.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 06:15pm EST

Tags: Libya,

Homeland Security increasingly loaning drones to local police (VIDEO)

The Department of Homeland Security and its Customs and Border Protection agency have deployed drones -- originally bought to guard America's borders -- to assist local law enforcement and other federal agencies on several occasions. The growing practice raises fears of militarization of local law enforcement, privacy intrusions and unchecked costs to taxpayers, The Guardian reports.

Tuesday - 12/11/2012, 10:46am EST

Tags: drones


Pentagon spends $1.5 million to develop its own jerky

For doling out $1.5 million developing a snack that can be bought from the nearest grocery store, the Pentagon's Foreign Comparative Testing program wins a Golden Hammer, a distinction given out by the Washington Guardian to the worst examples of government misspending.

Monday - 11/26/2012, 06:55am EST


VA disability backlog has doubled under Obama

Four years after Obama's bold promise, 68 percent of veterans' disability claims are clogged in a backlog, and processing errors abound.

Monday - 11/12/2012, 07:24am EST



No agreement on making safe site of anthrax attacks

After a building has been contaminated with deadly anthrax, how do you know the cleanup has made it fully safe? The government still hasn't figured that out, an investigation concludes.

Thursday - 09/20/2012, 07:04am EDT

Tags: anthrax, John Solomon

Pentagon fails to comply with law to help overseas troops vote, watchdog says

The military services haven't created offices on all overseas bases to help soldiers cast their ballots, citing money shortages.

Wednesday - 09/05/2012, 11:44am EDT

Tags: pentagon, Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act,

Analysis: Feds fail to catch 117,000 collecting both disability, unemployment

As many as 117,000 Americans simultaneously collect unemployment benefits and federal disability each year, a form of double-dipping that investigators say costs taxpayers $850 million annually and should be ended.

Friday - 08/31/2012, 11:45am EDT


Analysis: The drone groan costing taxpayers

The aerial drone, the government's signature weapon of modern warfare, may be great at hunting down the latest terrorist but its managers could use a lesson in bargain shopping.

Friday - 08/17/2012, 11:41am EDT

Tags: drones