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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.
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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.
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.
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.
Four years after Obama's bold promise, 68 percent of veterans' disability claims are clogged in a backlog, and processing errors abound.
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.
The military services haven't created offices on all overseas bases to help soldiers cast their ballots, citing money shortages.
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.
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