The U.S. Department of Homeland Security should make better use of outside, independent reviews to prevent cost overruns in its information technology programs, according to a U.S. Government Accountability Office report published Thursday.
South Carolina and Washington state asked the D.C. Circuit on Friday to force the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to consider an application for a nuclear waste repository at Nevada's Yucca Mountain following the Obama administration's decision to kill the project.
Caryatid LLC accused Allergan Inc. of False Claims Act violations for marketing eye care drugs for off-label uses in kits it sold to ophthalmologists, some of whom likely filed for federal reimbursement, according to a complaint unsealed Wednesday in Washington.
A bankruptcy judge on Thursday directed former Virginia legislator Phillip A. Hamilton, who was convicted of trading state money for a job at Old Dominion University, and his wife to rework a Chapter 13 plan to repay some of their creditors.
Government mismanagement of a workers' compensation insurance program for contractors in Afghanistan has led to $9.9 million in unnecessary premium payments to Continental Insurance Co. and a failure of the U.S. or contractors to collect up to $58.8 million in rebates, an audit released Thursday said.
The head of a Cleveland-area road paving company on Wednesday decided to plead guilty for his role in a sweeping bribery scandal that has implicated several Ohio politicians and judges.
The Fifth Circuit on Thursday upheld a Mississippi biodiesel company head's conviction for defrauding a U.S. Department of Agriculture alternative fuel subsidy program of $3 million.
A Washington federal judge on Wednesday rejected an International Organization for Migration construction manager's bid to dismiss charges that he solicited bribes for subcontracts in Afghanistan, finding that the criminal case against the Australian citizen can reach beyond the U.S.
A high-ranking U.S. Department of Labor official whose job was to help veterans find work has stepped down after an internal investigation found he flouted federal rules to help friends win contracts, the agency said Thursday.
The parent of an oil company hit with a $28.8 million verdict Wednesday in a case brought by a business partner filed suit against him in Florida on Monday, claiming he took kickbacks, pocketed funds and breached fiduciary duties while helping execute a U.S. defense contract.
A U.S. Department of Defense official said Wednesday that the Pentagon was 18 to 24 months away from completing reforms aimed at increasing efficiency in procurements to funnel savings toward more productive programs.
The White House on Thursday launched a new panel to root out fraud and waste in federal programs and make government spending data more accessible to the public.
House Democrats on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to sign an executive order that would require companies seeking government contracts to disclose political contributions, a plan Republicans fiercely oppose on the grounds that it would inject politics into contracting.
Democrats in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives introduced legislation Wednesday aimed at ending the use of private security contractors in war zones, saying U.S. troops should take back control of inherently governmental missions.
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved a bill co-sponsored by Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and John Cornyn, R-Texas, that aims to provide prosecutors with stronger tools for tackling public corruption.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services lacks the tools to reduce and recover improper Medicare payments, which totaled a staggering $48 billion last year, federal officials told the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in a hearing Thursday.
Universal Health Services Inc. asked a Virginia federal court Wednesday to sanction the U.S. for allegedly destroying Equal Employment Opportunity Commission documents that could potentially help the company defend against accusations it submitted false Medicaid claims for youth treatment services.
Prosecutors urged a Virginia federal court Wednesday to send a former state legislator to prison for up to 15 years for trading state money for a job at Old Dominion University, saying "his insidious and shameful conduct" merited severe punishment.
A Massachusetts federal judge on Wednesday threw out two whistleblowers' False Claims Act fraud allegations against Medtronic Inc. accusing it of promoting biliary stents for off-label use, but preserved one former employee’s retaliation claims.
A former U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employee has reached a $970,000 settlement in her Washington suit accusing the agency of demoting her after she objected to the award of a no-compete $7 billion contract to a Halliburton Co. unit, a whistleblower group said Tuesday.