The head of the Pentagon’s Defense Security Service says the troubled and clogged process to grant security clearances has led to criminals receiving access to classified information.
The IRS — after four years of delays — is going to finally have to tell us who in addition to Lois Lerner planned, organized and participated in the abuse of the government’s tax power to target Americans for their participation in the political process.
The Internal Revenue Service rehired 213 employees who ducked taxes, falsified documents, were convicted of theft or made unauthorized use of taxpayer data, an inspector general’s report says.
The IRS is warning tax professionals that email-based phishing scams are putting their business and client data at risk, but a tax preparer in Vermont says the IRS is to blame.
Mayor Miro Weinberger has bucked a transparent process for deciding who will purchase Burlington Telecom, but individuals close to the situation disagree on whether that’s good for taxpayers, who are on the hook for millions of wasted dollars.
Affordable housing borrowers in Vermont aren’t being expected to pay back loans, but that arrangement raises questions about IRS definitions of a bona fide loan in low-income tax credit projects.
In a recent test at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, the Transportation Security Administration failed to detect 94 percent of illicit items that actors smuggled through security screening. That included fake explosives, weapons, and drugs.
The Agency of Natural Resources has fined two salvage companies in the past two months for failing to keep up with state permitting and environmental regulations. Fines on the small local businesses total just shy of $35,000 in combined penalties.
A government-funded job training program that promised to turn hundreds of residents of Kentucky’s coal country into computer coders so far has spent $2 million to place 17 people in tech jobs and may have left others worse off.