Posts Tagged ‘whistleblowing’


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Bridge Still Full of Troubled Water


Wednesday January 7th, 2015   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 5:29am PST   •   1 Comment

Water is supposed to flow under a bridge, not into it, but as we noted last year, that is not the case for the stylish new eastern span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, which cost $6.4 billion, $5 billion more than the original estimate, and came in ten years late. All that time…
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Laying Track for More Spending


Monday August 11th, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 7:18am PDT   •   0 Comments

We have been tracking the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, which came in 10 years late and $5 billion over budget but still bristled with safety concerns. Those worries were serious enough to prompt state senator Mark DeSaulnier to hold hearings and threaten a criminal investigation. Calls for a criminal investigation…
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Government Hostile to Accountability — and Whistleblowers


Wednesday October 9th, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 10:27am PDT   •   0 Comments

Things are getting tougher for those who believe the federal government can trim spending. Consider the case of the Alaska-based Denali Commission, a 1998 project of Senator Ted Stevens aimed at helping rural Alaskans by building power plants and providing job training and health care. As the Washington Post noted, the Denali Commission, “became…
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NSA: An Example of Government Mismanagement


Wednesday July 20th, 2011   •   Posted by Stephanie Freedman at 9:04am PDT   •   0 Comments

Today the Washington Times highlighted shortcomings of the federal government “intelligence” (i.e., spy) agency, the National Security Agency (NSA). The article discusses the cover-up of a multi-billion dollar failure of a data-storage system called the “Trailblazer”. This program was not only a multi-billion dollar project to begin with, it was also admitted to be far…
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