DATA Act: The Facts

November 18, 2013

Today, the House of Representatives will vote on the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act), a bi-partisan effort to track and report government spending. This is an important piece of legislation that would help to fix a broken system that promotes government waste and inefficiency.

Bankrupting America Launches New Web Series: “The Story of Business: Detroit”

October 24, 2013

Bankrupting America, a project of Public Notice, today released a three-part web series, titled “The Story of Business: Detroit,” which shows how three businesses in Detroit are trying to stay afloat and invest in their community, despite the financial uncertainty and shrinking population resulting from the city’s bankruptcy filing.

FREE Vacations! Courtesy Of The EPA

Wednesday Waste | October 9, 2013

A former manager at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently plead guilty to stealing nearly $900,000 in federal funds by pretending that he worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Breaking It Down: IRS Contracting

June 27, 2013

The IRS has been in the news a lot lately and this week was no different. Several news sources reveal one IRS employee steered a $500 million technology contract to a friend.

Wednesday Waste: Seaside Spending

Wednesday Waste | June 26, 2013

The Sun Herald reports a federal draft audit of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR) is questioning some $30 million in spending from federal funds awarded through the Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP).

Wednesday Waste: Squirrely Contracts

Wednesday Waste | June 12, 2013

There are many ways to describe government waste—shady, irresponsible, or even criminal. Bill Ketron, a Tennessee Republican state senator, went with the descriptor, “squirrely” when talking about a contract awarded by the state’s Department of Corrections.