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IG Finds 30 percent of EPA’s Expensive Research Equipment Sat Idle for Years, Some More Than a Decade

Nearly $3 million dollars’ worth of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) equipment has been gathering dust in a warehouse, according to a March 16, 2015 Inspector General’s (IG) audit.

Curtis Kalin March 18, 2015
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Sequestration-sensitive Pentagon Misses $145M in Improper Payments

Not all improper payments are fraudulent (inadvertent expenditures are all too common in the federal government, but many are “honest mistakes” without nefarious intent), but all fraud should be considered improper.

William Christian January 16, 2015
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Municipal Broadband Proposal Seeks to Overturn State Laws

The President continued his preview of the State of the Union address on January 14, 2015 by announcing that among the top priorities for this year will be “removing barriers” for faster Internet speeds.

Deborah Collier January 14, 2015
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DOE Doublespeak: The “Profit” in Solar Energy Loan Programs?

George Orwell would feel vindicated.

William Christian November 20, 2014
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Family Feud

On October 22, 2014, Senator Tom Coburn, M.D.

Elizabeth Wright November 19, 2014
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By Your Leave: Federal Employees on Administrative Leave Cost Taxpayers Billions

ICYMI, this American Public Media interview with the Washington Post reporter Lisa Rein is a quick primer on a very big problem.

Leslie Paige October 23, 2014
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John Locke was Right....

When he said "I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts."

Leslie Paige October 6, 2014
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Clarity on Costs Essential To Postal Reform

USPS is posting one thing very well; losses.

Leslie Paige September 19, 2014
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Agency Charges Taxpayers for Free Reports

According to its website, The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) seeks to “promote American innovation and economic growth by collecting and disseminating scientific, technical and engineering information to the public and ind

CAGW Staff July 24, 2014
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City Residents Tell Investment Group No

According to a June 18, 2014 article by Deseret News, residents of Lindon, Utah rejected a proposed partnership with the Australian-based Macquarie Group that w

CAGW Staff June 19, 2014
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Inefficiencies in Coin Management Lead to Soaring Costs

A June 2014 report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) revealed that, from 2008 to 2012, coin management costs associated with the Federal Reserve increased by 69 percent.  Additionally, the agency had failed to ident

CAGW Staff June 12, 2014
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Federal Agency Hands Out Participation Trophies

According to the website for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the mission of the agency “is to make markets for consumer financial products and services work for Americans — whether they are applying for a mortgage, choosing

CAGW Staff May 29, 2014

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