P. 1
Wastebook 2013

Wastebook 2013

|Views: 4,130|Likes:
Published by Tim Cavanaugh

More info:

Published by: Tim Cavanaugh on Dec 17, 2013
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

03/13/2014

pdf

text

original

!

"# %
&' ()*%
'+, - ().)/*)0 12"3
*4 5,6, 6789:+;
%+< .+=>;8? /,(,
"#$%&'(() *+,-


!"#$% '( )'*+%*+,



IntroJuction ................................................................................................................................................ I

I. PaiJ to Do Nothing ¬ (Government viJe) At least S+JJ million .............................................. 3

2. It's a BirJ. It's a Plane. It's Superman! ¬ (National GuarJ) SIJ million .................................. 5

3. Uncle Sam Looking lor Romance on the Vel ¬ (NFH) S9I+,JJJ .............................................¯

+. Olama AJministration StuJies American's AttituJes TovarJs Iililuster as Senate
Majority LeaJer Fliminates the LongstanJing Senate Right to Delate ¬ (MO) S25I,525 . 9

5. Beachlront BoonJoggle. Taxpayer's on the Hook lor ParaJise IslanJ Homes ¬ (HI) S5JJ
million ......................................................................................................................................................... II

6. Pimping the Tax CoJe ¬ (NV) SI¯.5 million ................................................................................... I3

¯. Mass Destruction ol Veapons ¬ (DoD) S¯ lillion ....................................................................... I+

8. Let Me Google That lor You. National Technical Inlormation Service ¬ (Department ol
Commerce) S5J million ......................................................................................................................... I6

9. Millions Spent BuilJing, Promoting an Insurance Plan Iev Vant anJ a Velsite that
Doesn't Vork ¬ (Department ol Health anJ Human Services) At least S3¯9 million ........ I8

IJ. Cost ol UnuseJ MegaBlimp Goes Up, Up anJ Avay ¬ (Army) S29¯ Million .................... 2J




"#$%&'(() *+,-



Vashington has reverseJ the visJom ol the olJ cliche that less is neeJeJ vhen less is vasteJ. Fvery
lranch ol government lickereJ this year over the neeJ to spenJ more (vhile continuing to misspenJ)
vith an attituJe ol °vaste more, vant more!¨

ConlronteJ vith sellimposeJ luJget cuts necessary to trim years ol trillion Jollar shortlalls,
Vashington protesteJ that it coulJ not live vithin its means. It attempteJ to take hostage the
symlols ol America to exact ransom lrom taxpayers. Pullic tours ol the Vhite House vere canceleJ
anJ MeJicare payments lor seniors' health care vere cut.

Vhile the PresiJent anJ his calinet issueJ Jire
varnings alout the cataclysmic impacts ol
sequestration, taxpayers vere not alerteJ to all
ol the vaste leing spareJ lrom the luJget axe.

The Department ol Delense (DOD) JevelopeJ a
plan this year to constrain pay anJ lenelits lor
our lrave men anJ vomen in unilorm, vho risk
their lives to protect us lrom terrorists,
I
lor
example, vhile at the same time continuing to
pay the salary anJ other government lenelits
lor the Iort HooJ shooter,
2
responsille lor the
vorst terrorist attack on American soil since 9
II.
3


DOD grounJeJ the Air Iorce ThunJerlirJs anJ
Navy Blue Angels,
+
yet still spent S63I.+ million to construct aircralt they never intenJ to lly.
5


The Army National GuarJ spent SIJ million on Superman movie tieins vhile plans vere leing maJe
to cut the strength ol the GuarJ ly 8,JJJ solJiers, the r:ei supermen anJ vomen vho light lor truth,
justice anJ the American vay.

As the Smithsonian vas closing exhilits at its vorlJ renovneJ museums,
6
the leJeral government
vas lunJing the creation ol °play tones¨ at the National Museum ol Play, an inventory ol toys at the
Denver Museum ol Miniatures, Dolls anJ Toys, anJ a velsite celelrating romance novels.

The U.S. Department ol Agriculture (USDA) cut housing assistance lor the JisalleJ elJerly vhile
sulsiJiting thousanJs ol risky mortgages, incluJing more than IJJ homes (that cost in excess ol hall
amillion Jollars each) vithin valking Jistance ol the ocean in Havaii. AnJ vhile nutrition
assistance vas leing reJuceJ lor many neeJy lamilies, USDA vas spenJing money on celelrity chel
cooksolls anJ running up the taxpayer tal on BlooJy Marys, sveet potato voJka, anJ reJ vine
tastings lrom here to China.

The Department ol Interior vas counting sheep vith hightech unmanneJ aerial Jrones
¯
alter Jelaying
the opening ol some national lanJmarks anJ closing others early.

I
"#$%&'(() *+,-


This lack ol common sense vas only accentuateJ in Octoler vhen the government shut Jovn, in part
lecause Congress laileJ to approve even one regular appropriations lill. Agency heaJs vere lorceJ to
JeciJe vhat constituteJ essential anJ nonessential activities. As a result, veterans' memorials vere
lockeJ Jovn anJ °closeJ¨ signs vere put up. No similar Jramatic notice vas given to the government
loonJoggles that continueJ to vaste ol taxpayer money.

NASA ultimately paiJ more than I¯,¯JJ employees¬9¯ percent ol its stall¬ to Jo nothing lor I6 Jays
as a result ol the shutJovn.
8
These harJvorking employees, caught in lactors outsiJe ol their control,
shoulJ not le conluseJ vith the °pillovnauts¨ the space agency hireJ to lie arounJ in leJ anJ Jo
nothing lor ¯J Jays.
9


Fven the government shutJovn coulJ not shut Jovn Olamacare, lut the lailure ol its S3I9 million
velsite nearly JiJ.
IJ
Millions ol Jollars more vere spent to urge taxpayers to visit the velsite that
JiJ not vork¬at vhiskey lestivals anJ on TV vith aJs leaturing Flvis impersonators. Yet, even the
hunJreJs ol thousanJs vho haJ their plans canceleJ struggleJ to sign up lor the plans they JiJ not
vant in the lirst place. At least one Jog vas alle to enroll, hovever.

AnJ just Jays lelore the impenJing shutJovn, vhen much ol Vashington vas lracing lor a
protracteJ closure ol most government ollices anJ activities, USDA JeciJeJ to celelrate Christmas
early ly lunJing six Christmas trees projects anJ¬in the spirit ol holiJay cheer¬35 Jillerent vine
initiatives, incluJing the creation ol tvo smart phone apps to help °navigate to the next vinery.¨

These are only a lev ol the IJJ examples ol government mismanagement anJ stupiJity incluJeJ in
west:ooor 20I`. Collectively these cost nearly S3J lillion in a year vhen Vashington voulJ have you
lelieve everything that coulJ le Jone has leen Jone to control unnecessary spenJing. HaJ just these
IJJ leen eliminateJ, the sequester amount voulJ have leen reJuceJ nearly a thirJ vithout any
noticealle Jisruption.

As you gIance at each oI the entries µresented in this reµort, µIace your µersonaI µoIiticaI
µersuasion aside and asI yourseII: Do each oI these reµresent a reaI nationaI µriority that shouId
le sµared Irom ludget cuts or are these excesses that shouId have leen eIiminated in order to
sµare deeµer cuts to those services and missions that shouId le µerIormed ly the IederaI
government:

Vhen it comes to spenJing your money, those in Vashington tenJ to see no vaste, speak no vaste,
anJ cut no vaste.
Sincerely,




Tom A. Colurn, M.D.
U.S. Senator




2
"#$%&'(() *+,-

I. Paid to Do Nothing ¬ (Government vide) At Ieast S4uu miIIion

The lirst session ol the II3
th
Congress vill likely go Jovn in history as the least proJuctive in history,
more notalle lor vhat it Jo not Jo than vhat it JiJ. A mere 5¯ lavs vere enacteJ, no luJget coulJ le
agreeJ upon, anJ not a single regular appropriations lill to lunJ government operations passeJ on
time resulting, in part, lor a I6 Jay government viJe shutJovn in Octoler. Through it all Congress
vas paiJ. AnJ eventually so vere all the other leJeral employees, incluJing many JeemeJ
nonessential anJ therelore not permitteJ to report to vork.
The Vhite House estimates it cost S2 lillion to proviJe lack pay to leJeral employees °lor services
that coulJ not le perlormeJ¨ Juring the shutJovn is roughly S2.J lillion. °Total compensation costs,
incluJing lenelits, are alout 3J percent larger, in the range ol S2.5 lillion.¨
II

Ol course it is not the lault ol employees vho are nonessential, lormally JeemeJ °nonexempt¨ lrom
leing lurlougheJ,
I2
lor the lailure ol Congress to Jo its jol, vhich is essential to the lunctioning ol our
government.
More than Iuu,uuu nonessentiaI IederaI emµIoyees leing µaid a saIary oI at Ieast SIuu,uuu vere
IurIoughed as nonessentiaI. Each oI these vas µaid S4,uuu Ior the time oII oI vorI during the
shutdovn.
Again, it is not the lault ol these civil servants that
Congress JiJ not Jo its jol anJ, like everyone else, they
have lills to pay. But it is truly unlair to charge lillions
ol Jollars to pay others not to vork to taxpayers
vorking to cover their ovn lills anJ the lills ol the
government. This is especially true vhen the non
essential leJeral employee is leing compensateJ more
than tvice the average U.S. lamily income ol S5I,JJJ.
I3

A sampling ol just three leJeral agencies lounJ more
than 35,5JJ leJeral employees earning SIJJ,JJJ or
more vho vere lurlougheJ lor perlorming non
essential Juties (anJ then paiJ lor not perlorming
those Juties).
The Department ol Treasury °lurlougheJ 2I,¯5I non
excepteJ/nonessential employees vith an annual
salary ol SIJJ,JJJ.JJ or more Juring the government
shutJovn.¨
I+
The aJJs up to nearly S8+ million spent
to pay just these employees to Jo nothing. Meanvhile,
the AJministration lurlough as nonessential °nearly
all ol the Treasury Department's Ollice ol Ioreign
Asset Control (OIAC), vhich implements the U.S. government's linancial sanctions against countries
such as Iran anJ Syria.¨
I5
AnJ vhile taxpayers continueJ to lile returns anJ make payments Juring
the shutJovn, they °coulJ not receive assistance¨ lrom the IRS.
I6

°During the shutJovn ol the leJeral government in Octoler 2JI3, the Department ol Veterans Allairs
lurlougheJ I,+J6 employees vho are paiJ an annual salary ol SIJJ,JJJ or more (356 in the Ollice ol
More than IJJ,JJJ leJeral employees leing paiJ a
salary ol at least SIJJ,JJJ vere JeemeJ non
essential anJ not requireJ to vork Juring the
government shutJovn.

3
"#$%&'(() *+,-

Inlormation & Technology, 832 in the Veterans Benelits AJministration, anJ 2I8 in the Ollice ol the
Inspector General).¨

This means S5.6 million vas spent to pay S+,JJJ or more to each ol the
employees lor not perlorming any Juties. Over this same perioJ, some services to veterans vere halteJ
or curtaileJ anJ progress to reJuce the veterans' Jisalility claims lacklog stalleJ.
I8

The National Aeronautics anJ Space AJministration (NASA) JeemeJ as nonessential anJ lurlougheJ
approximately I2,3JJ employees earing an annual salary ol SIJJ,JJJ or more Juring the government
shutJovn.
I9
The cost to pay these employees to have a paiJ vacation lor I6 Jays, exceeJeJ S+¯
million.
More than SI35 million vas spent to pay employees vith salaries exceeJing SIJJ,JJJ to Jo nothing lor
tvo veeks at just these three agencies. Vith I5 Jepartments anJ at least 25 inJepenJent agencies
vithin the executive lranch, more than IJJ,JJJ leJeral employees earning SIJJ,JJJ or more vere
likely lurlougheJ anJ paiJ to Jo nothing, costing taxpayers S+JJ million. This is onelilth ol the total
lack pay lor lurlougheJ nonessential leJeral employees.
Many vho perlorm vhat most ol us consiJer essential occupations earn on average lar less than
SIJJ,JJJ. A lulltime pullic school teacher, lor example, is paiJ alout S56,JJJ a year.
2J
A registereJ
nurse is compensateJ alout S68,JJJ a year.
2I
AnJ a police ollicer is paiJ alout S58,JJJ a year.
22

At least six state governors are also paiJ less than SIJJ,JJJ, incluJing the chiel executive ol Aritona,
Arkansas, ColoraJo, Kansas, Maine, anJ Oregon.
23

Any leJeral employee collecting an annual salary ol SIJJ,JJJ or more shoulJ le perlorming essential
vork anJ consiJereJ exempt lrom lurlough Juring a government shutJovn. Likevise, Congress
vhich is expecteJ to perlorm essential vork shoulJ not le paiJ vhen it lails to pass an annual luJget
as requireJ ly lav.


















+
"#$%&'(() *+,-

2. It`s a Bird. It`s a PIane. It`s Suµerman! ¬ (NationaI Guard) SIu miIIion

Sequestration, the acrosstheloarJ spenJing cuts
agreeJ to ly Congress anJ the PresiJent, vill reJuce
the strength ol the Army National GuarJ ly more
than 8,JJJ solJiers.
2+
So perhaps it shoulJn't le
surprising that in the lace ol these cuts, the National
GuarJ is turning to Superman lor help.
Iaster than a speeJing lullet, more poverlul than a
locomotive, alle to leap tall luilJings in a single
lounJ, not even the menacing threats ol sequester or
a government shutJovn coulJ lurlough the capeJ
crusaJer anJ his light lor truth, justice, anJ the
American vay.
This year, the Army National GuarJ teameJ up vith Superman on a SIJ million °SolJier ol Steel¨
promotional campaign, intenJeJ °to increase avareness anJ consiJeration ol service opportunities in
the National GuarJ.¨
25
The recruitment aJs °JovetaileJ vith the release ol the Varner Bros.
llockluster movie, 'Man ol Steel,'¨ the latest Superman movie
26
anJ, strangely enough, vith a
Jovnsiting ol the National GuarJ.
°The centerpiece ol this avareness campaign vere tvo theater spots airing in 9J percent ol theater
screens nationviJe,¨ accorJing to the National GuarJ.

Signs anJ viJeo monitors vere placeJ in
more than I,5JJ theaters °anJ
supporting elements incluJeJ ingym
netvorks aJs, aJs placeJ vith targeteJ
high school magatines/velsites, anJ
online/molile/viJeo aJs.¨
28

The promotional campaign also incluJeJ
online viJeo games,
29
a series ol vork
out anJ litness viJeos,
3J
anJ sports cars
Jesign vraps. Dale FarnharJt ]r. Jrove
the National GuarJ °Man ol Steel¨
Chevrolet SS on ]une I6
th
at the
Michigan International SpeeJvay.
3I

Panther Racing's No. + National GuarJ
Chevrolet InJyCar vas repainteJ llue
anJ reJ vith Superman's iconic °S¨
placeJ prominently on the nose ol the car lor the 9¯th Running ol the InJianapolis 5JJ Mile Race as
part ol the National GuarJ's °SolJier ol Steel¨ recruiting campaign.
32

Theater anJ social meJia placement lor the Superman tiein recruitment campaign cost the Army
National GuarJ S8 million lor Jevelopment, anJ proJuction cost another S2 million.
33
These costs Jo
not incluJe the °motorsport car vraps¨ lecause the cars vere alreaJy partnering vith the National
GuarJ.
3+

The real super men anJ vomen lighting lor truth,
justice, anJ the American vay Jon't vear reJ capes.

Players °crack the coJes, pilot the experimental helicopter anJ test
your aim on the liring range vith prototype veaponry¨ as part ol
the Army National GuarJ's SolJier ol Steel viJeo game.

5
"#$%&'(() *+,-

In aJJition to taxpayer cash, the °Man ol Steel¨ collecteJ more than SI6J million lrom over IJJ other
promotional tieins.
35
The movie itsell, Sa¡:rmeo Veo oj St::i has grosseJ over S662 million vorlJviJe
to Jate
36
anJ it vill earn more vith its DVD release.
The Army National GuarJ's luJget JiJ not lare as vell as Superman's. As a result ol the spenJing
restraints imposeJ ly the BuJget Control Act ol 2JII, °the Army may have to reJuce at least IJJ,JJJ
aJJitional personnel across the Total Iorce ¬ the Active Army, the Army National GuarJ anJ the
Army Reserve. Vhen coupleJ vith previously planneJ cuts to enJ strength, the Army coulJ lose up to
2JJ,JJJ solJiers over the next ten years,¨ accorJing to Army leaJership.


Yet, the Army still spent SIJ million to sulsiJite the promotion ol Sa¡:rmeo vith the hopes ol enlisting
nev recruits. This money coulJ
have leen letter spent on the real
lile supermen anJ supervomen in
the Army National GuarJ vho are
courageously risking all in the
light lor truth, justice, anJ the
American vay.
As Superman llies avay vith
massive prolits lrom sponsors anJ
ticket sales anJ the lorce site anJ
luJget ol the Army National
GuarJ shrinks, the U.S. national
Jelt continues to go up, up anJ
avay.





















A car in the InJianapolis 5JJ Mile Race vas repainteJ llue anJ reJ vith
Superman's iconic °S¨ on the nose as part ol the National GuarJ's °SolJier ol
Steel¨ recruiting campaign.

6
"#$%&'(() *+,-

3. UncIe Sam IooIing Ior Romance on the Vel ¬ (NEH) S9I4,uuu

More anJ more people are looking lor love online anJ nov Uncle Sam is paying to make the vel a
little more romantic.
The Popular Romance
Project has receiveJ nearly
SI million lrom the National
FnJovment ol the
Humanities (NFH) since
2JIJ to °explore the
lascinating, olten
contraJictory origins anJ
inlluences ol popular
romance as tolJ in novels,
lilms, comics, aJvice looks,
songs, anJ internet lan
liction, taking a glolal
perspective¬vhile looking
lack across time as lar as the
ancient Greeks.¨
38
In
aJJition to the lunJs
proviJeJ ly NFH,
the Lilrary ol Congress
Center lor the Book is also a participant in the project.
39

AccorJing to the Popular Romance Project, °vith this lunJing, ve vill Jevelop an expanJeJ
velsite¬incluJing hunJreJs ol nev viJeo intervievs anJ llog posts, games that explore lranJing
anJ marketing, anJ archival materials¬as vell as a molile version.¨
+J

°Taking love anJ its stories seriously, vherever they may le lounJ, the Popular Romance Project vill
spark a lively, thoughtlul conversation letveen lans, authors, scholars, anJ the general pullic alout
the vriting, proJuction, anJ consumption ol popular romance, incluJing its history anJ
translormation in the Jigital age.¨
+I

The Popular Romance Project aims to °lring nev auJiences into the conversation alout the nature ol
love, romance, anJ their expression in novels anJ popular culture more lroaJly¨ through lour
programs.
A Jocumentary entitleJ °Love Betveen the Covers¨,
An interactive velsite JeJicateJ to romance anJ romance novels,
An acaJemic symposium on °the past anJ luture ol the romance novel¨ hosteJ ly
the Lilrary ol Congress Center lor the Book, anJ
A °nationviJe series ol lilrary programs Jealing vith the past, present, anJ luture ol the
romance novel¨ vith a traveling exhilit.
+2


The Popular Romance Project has receiveJ nearly SI million lrom the leJeral
government since 2JIJ to promote romance novels, vhich may leave many
taxpayers leeling jilteJ lor sulsiJing an inJustry that generates over SI lillion a
year.


¯
"#$%&'(() *+,-

Some ol the recent velsite topics incluJe.
Team Edvard or Team ¡acol: °Are heroes like FJvarJ romantic or controlling`¨ ponJers
the Popular Romance Project velsite, relerring to the vampire character in the 1wiii¸|t.
+3

CaII Me Mayle: The Popular Romance Project velsite celelrates Carly Rae ]epsen's hit
song °Call Me Mayle¨ as a °lun, llirty invitation to a Jreamy crush¨ anJ examines hov the
song's viJeo has provokes some °very interesting conversations alout contemporary
romance.¨
++

The Sµy Vho Ioved Me: The romance ol British Secret Service Agent ]ames BonJ, JJ¯, is
examineJ ly the Popular Romance Project velsite, noting that °the recurrent Jeath ol
romance is lunJamental to the JJ¯ lranchise. Vhat can popular romance scholars make ol
this motil`¨
+5

Vhile supporters note that °in some vays, romance novels are the Jirty little secret ol the literary
vorlJ¨ anJ °largely ignoreJ ly mainstream critics, regularly maligneJ ly acaJemics, anJ sometimes
hiJJen avay even ly their reaJers,¨ they hope this project vill change that impression¬all vith the
assistance ol the leJeral government.
+6
In aJJition to the NFH linancial aiJ, the Lilrary ol Congress is
planning symposium to °explore the past anJ luture ol the romance novel lorm, scheJuleJ to coinciJe
vith the release¨ ol the °Love Betveen the
Covers¨ Jocumentary °arounJ Valentine's
Day 2JI5.¨


NFH has investeJ nearly SI million in this
project over the past three years. In
Septemler, NFH issueJ a S25J,JJJ grant
lor the °proJuction ol an interactive,
multilaceteJ velsite that voulJ serve as an
anchor lor the Popular Romance Project, a
multimeJia project on the vriting,
proJuction, anJ consumption ol popular
romance literature.¨
+8
Last Octoler, NFH
proviJeJ S6I6,JJJ lor the °proJuction ol a
tvohour Jocumentary alout the history
anJ context ol the romance novel anJ the
glolal community luilt arounJ a mass
proJuceJ popular cultural proJuct¨ to le
spent this year anJ next.
+9
In 2JIJ, NFH
avarJeJ a tvo year grant totaling S+8,JJJ
lor the °planning anJ scripting lor a lilm, a symposium, anJ reaJing anJ Jiscussion programs on hov
romance literature rellects universal themes ol courtship, love, anJ intimacy¨
5J
as vell as travel to
conlerences alout romance novels.
5I

NFH may love to vaste money on this project, lut taxpayers are likely to leel jilteJ alout sulsiJiting
the promotion ol a lillion Jollar inJustry that generateJ over SI.+ lillion in 2JI2, anJ remains as hot
as ever.
52

°Are heroes like FJvarJ romantic or controlling`¨ is one ol the
many topics relateJ to love anJ romance the Popular Romance
Project velsite explores.


8
"#$%&'(() *+,-

4. Olama Administration Studies American`s Attitudes Tovards IiIiluster as
Senate Majority Ieader EIiminates the Iongstanding Senate Right to Delate
¬ (MO) S25I,525

Vhat makes the vorlJ's greatest Jelilerative loJy so
Jelilerative`
Up until last month, every memler ol the U.S. Senate haJ the
right to speak lor as long as he or she visheJ, even il Joing so
JelayeJ votes or other lusiness.
The iconic I939 movie Vr Smit| Co:s to wes|io¸too JramatiteJ
the pover ol the lililuster to inlluence pullic opinion ly
utiliting unlimiteJ Jelate to lring truths to light.
Vhile the majority olten grumlles that the lililuster is nothing
more than an olstructionist tactic, it is one that has long leen
utiliteJ to lorce open Jelate, improve legislation, lring
consensus, anJ even halt legislation or nominations. As
JesigneJ, only a supermajority coulJ cut oll Jelilerations ly
invoking cloture, alter vhich an aJJitional 3J hours ol Jelate
time still remaineJ, therely empovering any senator's
vievpoint to le hearJ.
Vhile control ol the Senate anJ the Vhite House has changeJ
over the past JecaJe, opinion polls Juring this perioJ have
consistently inJicateJ there is no overvhelming Jesire lrom the
pullic to eliminate the lililuster.
But in Novemler, the Senate Majority LeaJer lroke the
longstanJing rules ol the Senate that require 6¯ votes to change
these proceJures anJ killeJ the lililuster vith a lare majority ol
5I other senators. The lililuster vas eliminateJ lor
consiJeration ol most presiJential nominations requiring Senate
conlirmation, therely °eliminating the alility ol the Senate
minority to lililuster executive lranch nominees anJ any juJgeship lelov the Supreme Court.¨
53
The
Senate Majority LeaJer has since hinteJ °that at some point the lililuster may enJ entirely, anJ not
just lor nominations,¨ lut also lor legislation. He stateJ il the leaJer ol the Senate °JeciJes that's vhat
they vant to Jo, then they can have a vote lelore the lull Senate anJ JeciJe il that's vhat they vant to
Jo.¨ He noteJ °the Senate is a Jemocratic loJy, it alvays has leen. Ve vork on collegiality just like
juJges Jo. But there comes a time vhen collegiality lreaks Jovn anJ you have to Jo something.¨
5+

Vhile the Majority LeaJer lelieves it is Jemocratic to enJ this longstanJing right ol all senators, a
majority ol voters leels the opposite. Quinnipiac University conJucteJ tvo polls in recent years on
the sulject anJ loth lounJ a lack ol majority support lor killing the lililuster. Most Americans
lelieveJ it voulJ le a °laJ iJea¨ to eliminate the lililuster.
55
Another poll lounJ the lack ol support
lor enJing the lililuster statistically unchangeJ, vith just +2 percent saying it voulJ le a gooJ iJea.
56

The classic American movie Vr Smit| Co:s
to wes|io¸too JramatiteJ the pover ol the
lililuster to inlluence pullic opinion ly
utiliting unlimiteJ Jelate to lring truths
to light. ToJay's Senate majority voulJ
essentially tell Mr. Smith to °shut up anJ
sit Jovn.¨ The Olama AJministration is
spenJing a quarterolamillion Jollars to
examine the pullic's opinion ol the
parliamentary tactic, vhich the PresiJent
supports eliminating, vhile cutting oll
leJeral support lor hunJreJs ol scientilic
proposals.


9
"#$%&'(() *+,-

Vhen George V. Bush vas presiJent anJ Repullicans helJ a majority in the Senate in 2JJ5, +3
percent lavoreJ eliminating the lililuster.


RegarJless ol vhat party controlleJ the Vhite House or the Senate, the pullic has never rallieJ to enJ
the lililuster.
°There is no grounJsvell ol support lor changing the lililuster rule,¨ notes Peter Brovn, assistant
Jirector ol the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
58

The point ol this, hovever, is not to Jispute the merits ol the lililuster or actions ol the Majority
LeaJer, rather, it is to Jelate the necessity to spenJ leJeral lunJs to gauge Americans attituJes
tovarJs the parliamentary proceJure.
The Olama AJministration, vhich supporteJ the move to enJ the lililuster,
59
is spenJing more than a
quarterolamillion Jollars out ol the luJget ol the National Science IounJation (NSI) to stuJy
ªattitudes tovard the Senate IiIiluster among the American µulIic.¨
6J

Researchers at Vashington University in St. Louis receiveJ a S25I,525 NSI grant lor the project,
vhich is nov in its lourth year.
6I

AccorJing to NSI, °this research examines pullic attituJes alout majority rule anJ minority rights in
the UniteJ States. It Joes so ly locusing on pullic vievs alout prominent legislative lattles involving
the Senate lililuster extenJeJ Jelate intenJeJ to prevent a vote. The Senate's cloture rule proviJes
that a threelilths majority ol electeJ senators is requireJ to close Jelate anJ move to a vote on a
motion, a rule that allovs a large minority to prevent majority action. This stuJy exploits an existing
survey panel to assess the pullic's vievs ol majority rule anJ minority rights loth in the alstract anJ
in response to major legislative episoJes. The stuJy examines the ellect ol alstract vievs ol majority
rule, minority rights, anJ the lililuster, policy prelerences, party prelerences anJ other lactors such as
political sophistication anJ eJucation on evaluations ol legislative outcomes involving the
lililuster.¨
62

The lililuster has alreaJy leen surveyeJ at length ly pullic opinion polls going lack to the I93Js.
Gallup lirst lookeJ at Americans' attituJes in I93¯, vhen PresiJent Roosevelt sought to pack the
Supreme Court anJ opponents lililustereJ the change in the Senate.
63
CNN, CBS Nevs, Quinnipiac,
Xetiooei joaroei, 1|: X:w Yorr 1im:s anJ others have all sponsoreJ inJepenJent surveys ol the pullic's
attituJe tovarJ the lililuster.
6+

NSI notes the linJings ol its stuJy °vill le rellecteJ in on the investigator's textlook on congressional
politics, vhich is one ol the most viJelyreaJ textlooks ly unJergraJuates on the sulject.¨
65

RegarJless ol vhether or not the government's linJings rellect the JecaJes ol polls taken vithout
leJeral lunJs, all ol these opinions may alreaJy le irrelevant. The right to lililuster nominations has
largely leen JismantleJ vithout the lacking ol pullic opinion anJ loth the Majority LeaJer anJ
PresiJent have lelt open the possilility ol eliminating the legislative lililuster in the luture.
66

It is Jillicult to justily lunJing this politically motivateJ project vhile cutting oll leJeral support lor
hunJreJs ol scientilic proposals. NSI announceJ earlier this year that a result ol sequestration °the
total numler ol nev research grants vill le reJuceJ.¨

Approximately 6JJ nev NSI grants vere not
lunJeJ.
68
But the lililuster research project continues to go on anJ on just like a real lililuster, vhich
just happeneJ to le partially eliminateJ.

IJ
"#$%&'(() *+,-

5. BeachIront BoondoggIe: Taxµayer`s on the HooI Ior Paradise IsIand Homes ¬
(HI) S5uu miIIion

Fver Jream ol escaping it all anJ ovning a Jream home on a remote islanJ paraJise` DiJn't think you
coulJ allorJ it` Think again. There is nov a U.S. Department ol Agriculture (USDA) home loan
program here to help you. CreateJ to assist those vith lov anJ moJerate incomes in rural areas oltain
°sale anJ sanitary Jvellings,¨
69
the program has expanJeJ to cover °mortgages lor millionaires¨ anJ
homes in sulurlan anJ urlan areas, as vell as seasiJe °resort communities.¨
¯J

This year more than IJJ inJiviJuals or lamilies receiveJ loan guarantees lor S5JJ,JJJ or more lrom the
U.S. Department ol Agriculture to purchase a resiJence in Havaii.
¯I
Il these nev homeovners later
cannot allorJ their nev homes, it's no prollem, the leJeral government vill protect the lanks lrom
losses ly repaying 9J percent ol the loans.
¯2

These anJ thousanJs ol other loan guarantees vere issueJ this year ly the USDA Rural Housing
Service (RHS) Section 5J2 loan programs. The °Section 5J2 guarantee program anJ Section 5J2
Jirect loan program proviJe loans to lov anJ moJerate income inJiviJuals lor the purchase ol moJest
housing in a rural area. The programs haJ authority to guarantee S2+ lillion in privately sourceJ
loans anJ make S9JJ million in nev Jirect loans lor IY2JI3.¨
¯3

°There is no Jovn payment requirement¨ lor the loans,
¯+
°no maximum purchase price,¨
¯5
anJ¬
accorJing to USDA¬the government °is r:¡air:c to serve all lorrovers vho meet eligilility
requirements anJ seek to purchase homes in eligille areas¨ (emphasis aJJeJ).
¯6
AnJ Jespite the name
ol the program, it serves more than just rural areas. An inJepenJent analysis lounJ that, °toJay, the
program covers nearly the entire U.S. lanJ mass. That has helpeJ turn the program into one ol the
sveetest Jeals availalle.¨
¯¯

The program issueJ nearly I66,JJJ loan guarantees in IY 2JI3 anJ more than IJJ ol those vere lor
°amounts greater than, or equal to S5JJ,JJJ.¨ Nearly all ol these hallamillion Jollar home loans vere
in Havaii.
¯8

Many ol the most scenic parts ol Havaii, incluJing Maui anJ Kauai, are eligille areas lor USDA rural
loan assistance. Maui has leen selecteJ as the top islanJ in the vorlJ lor 2J consecutive years in the
annual ConJe Nast Traveler ReaJers' Choice AvarJs.
¯9
ProviJing a °comlination ol tropical
amlience anJ American comlorts,¨ this islanJ paraJise ollers °an alunJance ol activities ollereJ, lrom
vhalevatching to nature hikes to vatersports¨ vith °unenJing natural leauty.¨
8J
The entire islanJ
ol Kauai, JescrileJ as °a little slice ol heaven,¨
8I
is consiJereJ rural ly USDA.
82

Since property values in Havaii exceeJ the national average, luying a home there may seem to le out
ol reach lor most, lut everyone lrom risky lorrovers to the vealthy are lenelitting lrom this USDA
loan program. The USDA rural housing program's °income guiJelines are generous,¨ notes a senior
loan ollicer in Havaii.
83
Likevise lor those vith more moJest incomes, °the IeJeral Government vill
reimlurse up to 9J percent ol the original loan amount to the lenJer il a lorrover Jelaults on a
loan.¨
8+

ThousanJs ol lorrovers Jo loreclose every year, costing the leJeral government hunJreJs ol millions
ol Jollars, anJ the numler anJ cost have skyrocketeJ over the past live years. In 2JJ8, the program
haJ 3,369 loreclosures costing in SIJ3 million in loss claims paiJ. By 2JII, there vere I8,8J8

II
"#$%&'(() *+,-

loreclosures costing S295 million. Last year, the program paiJ S+96 million in loss claims, accorJing
to the USDA Ollice ol Inspector General.
85
Il trenJs continue, this loss vill have exceeJeJ halllillion
Jollars in 2JI3.
The Jepartment
acknovleJges Jelault rates
°vary throughout the year¨
anJ °Juring 2JI2, the
Jelinquency rate lor loans
3J or more Jays past Jue
rangeJ lrom ¯.65 percent
to IJ.++ percent.¨
86
By
comparison, the
Jelinquency rate °in a
typical housing market is
arounJ 3 percent.¨


Vhile JesigneJ to operate
oll ol loan lees, the
program's Jelinquency
rates make a taxpayer lailout more likely accorJing to experts vho preJict °it's likely the program
isn't covering its costs anJ vill prolally require taxpayer lunJing.¨
88

Vhile USDA vas putting taxpayers on the hook lor generous anJ increasingly risky loan guarantees,
housing assistance to lovincome inJiviJuals across the country, incluJing in Havaii, vas leing cut.
In March, USDA threateneJ the °elimination ol rental assistance lor more than IJ,JJJ very lov income
rural resiJents, generally elJerly, JisalleJ, anJ single lemale householJs.¨
89
In ]uly the Department
notilieJ hunJreJs ol lorrovers that their contracts voulJ le cut oll lelore the enJ ol IY 2JI3,
9J

incluJing a housing unit lor JisalleJ elJerly in KailuaKona, Havaii.
9I

AnJ vhile USDA is quick to threaten assistance lor the poor, elJerly anJ JisalleJ, the Inspector
General lounJ the Rural Development program °JiJ not iJentily anJ reviev loss claims lrom loans
vith questionalle eligilility prior to payment,¨ resulting in millions ol Jollars in improper
payments.
92

Belore USDA kicks out lov income elJerly anJ JisalleJ lrom rural housing, the Jepartment shoulJ
lirst Jiscontinue its risky loan practices that are costing nearly hallalillion Jollars a year in loss
claims.






USDA is sulsiJiting thousanJs ol risky anJ questionalle mortgages, incluJing
more than one hunJreJ hallamillion Jollar homes in Havaii, vhile threatening to
evict thousanJs ol poor JisalleJ elJerly resiJents.

I2
"#$%&'(() *+,-


6. Pimµing the Tax Code ¬ (NV) SI7.5 miIIion

Through the tax coJe, Uncle Sam is assisting the operation ol the legal lrothels in NevaJa. These
lusinesses are antiquateJ practices lrom the Jays ol the state's silver loom starting in the I85Js, yet
they still manage to get special treatment in the tax coJe through exemptions JesigneJ lor lusinesses.
Though prostitution is illegal almost everyvhere in the nation, the leJeral tax coJe still allovs
lrothels to qualily lor stanJarJ lusiness JeJuctions anJ expenses.
93
These JeJuctions signilicantly
reJuce a lrothel's overall leJeral income tax lialility, even though annual revenues lor the inJustry
have leen approximately S5J million.
9+
All vhile other sectors ol the economy shriveleJ.
Brothels can take JeJuctions lor groceries, °salaries anJ vages ol prostitutes, rent, utilities anJ taxes
anJ licenses.¨
95

96
The Mustang Ranch lrothel, vhich vas NevaJa's olJest, reJuceJ its income tax
lialility ly also JeJucting costs ol °promotion,¨ vhich incluJeJ °lree passes.¨ Vorkers are also
alloveJ lusiness JeJuctions. °|Bjreast implants anJ.costumes¨ have also leen ruleJ allovalle
JeJuctions ly the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Vorkers can also JeJuct the cost ol °equipment
lor that specialiteJ stull,¨ noteJ one tax expert.
98

Alout I9 legal lrothels currently exist in NevaJa.
99
Only IJ counties out ol 3,JJ¯ in the UniteJ States
allov prostitution, anJ all are in NevaJa.
IJJ
The counties alone have just 3JJ,JJJ people. Brothels are
harJly economic Jrivers lor communities since most °are in rural areas vith lev people.¨
IJI

Fven though prostitution is JeemeJ illegal unJer nearly every lav in the nation, Congress must
explicitly Jisallov lusinesses ¬ legal or illegal ¬ lrom making such JeJuctions lrom their tax lialility.
The IRS argueJ lelore the Supreme Court that illegal activities shoulJ qualily lor normal JeJuctions,
lut the Court placeJ the luck on Congress to make that point explicit, vhich it has laileJ to Jo. A
numler ol leJeral lavs alreaJy limit the scope ol vhat lusinesses are alloveJ to JeJuct, lut lrothels
are not mentioneJ.
At least one prominent NevaJa lavmaker has noteJ that alloving the practice gives the Silver state a
laJ name. °NevaJa neeJs to le knovn as the lirst place lor innovation anJ investment ¬ not as the last
place vhere prostitution in still legal.¨
IJ2










I3
"#$%&'(() *+,-


7. Mass Destruction oI Veaµons ¬ (DoD) S7 liIIion

As the U.S. var ellort in the MiJJle Fast vinJs to a close, the military has JestroyeJ more than I¯J
million pounJs vorth ol usealle vehicles anJ other military equipment.
IJ3
The total amount ol
equipment eventually to le scrappeJ¬the equivalent ol ¯¯,JJJ metric tons¬is approximately 2J
percent ol the total var material the U.S. military has in Alghanistan.
IJ+,IJ5

The military has JeciJeJ to simply Jestroy more than S¯ lillion vorth ol equipment rather than sell it
or ship it lack home.
IJ6

°Ve have a lot ol stull there. Inevitally, ve overlought,¨ stateJ GorJon AJams, a prolessor at
American University anJ lormer Jelense ollicial in the Clinton aJministration. °Ve alvays Jo vhen
ve go to var.¨
IJ¯

Vhy just not leave the excess equipment in country lor use ly the Alghan military` A major concern is
that Alghanistan's lorces voulJ le unalle to maintain it. Moreover, there is vorry the Jelense
inJustry might suller il the Pentagon unloaJs tons ol useJ equipment on the market at vastly reJuceJ
prices.
IJ8
This shoulJ le vieveJ as market correction anJ a positive outcome ol the JravJovn, not a
reason to senJ valualle equipment to the scrap heap.
The most controversial aspect ol the Jisposal is the mass Jestruction ol MineResistant Amlush
ProtecteJ (MRAP) vehicles¬the massive leige personnel carriers the Pentagon raceJ to luilJ
starting in 2JJ¯ to counter the threat ol roaJsiJe lomls in Iraq anJ Alghanistan.
IJ9

The Pentagon has JetermineJ it vill no longer require alout I2,3JJ ol its 25,5JJ MRAPs.
IIJ

In Alghanistan alone, alout 2,JJJ ol roughly II,JJJ MRAPs have leen laleleJ excess ly the military.
Alout 9,JJJ vill le shippeJ to the UniteJ States anJ U.S. military lases in Kuvait anJ elsevhere, lut
thousanJs ol remaining vehicles, each vorth at least S5JJ,JJJ, vill simply le shreJJeJ.
III

The MRAPs vere once in hot JemanJ, especially ly memlers ol Congress. In 2JJ¯, Congress
appropriateJ S+ lillion lor the MRAP program, vhich vas ten times more than the S+JJ million
requesteJ ly the Pentagon. The vehicles vere as Jillicult to manulacture as they vere popular. The
3/8 inch steel on the vehicles is Jillicult to proJuce, anJ only a lev contractors proviJe it.
II2

In 2JJ¯, the Department ol Delense maJe the acquisition ol MRAPs its highest priority. More than
2+,JJJ MRAPs vere luilt lor troops in Iraq anJ Alghanistan, costing taxpayers an estimateJ S+5
lillion.
II3

Congress' excess is nov on Jisplay, hovever.
Vhat vas once the Delense Department's highest priority is nov the Alghanistan scrap market's
llavor ol the month. Much ol the military's equipment vill continue to le shreJJeJ lor pennies per
pounJ on the Alghan scrap market. U.S.maJe var scrap vill likely le vorth S8J million on the
international market.
II+

The Army has roughly S25 lillion vorth ol equipment in Alghanistan. Some military leaJers simply
vanteJ to lring most ol it home, lut they vere overruleJ lecause the cost ol shipping heavy

I+
"#$%&'(() *+,-

equipment out ol Alghanistan vas too high. Hovever, at least one top Army logistics ollicial
JisagreeJ.
Lieutenant General RaymonJ Mason, Army Jeputy chiel ol stall lor logistics, contenJeJ that since the
estimateJ cost ol shipping home anJ repairing the gear tops out at SI+ lillion, it makes sense to lring
it lack. °Ior an investment ol SI2 to SI+ lillion, ve get S25 lillion vorth ol stull,¨ he stateJ.
II5

AccorJing to Mason, °Ve are very gooJ at getting in, lut no so gooJ at getting out.¨
II6
















































I5
"#$%&'(() *+,-



8. Iet Me GoogIe That Ior You: NationaI TechnicaI InIormation Service ¬
(Deµartment oI Commerce) S5u miIIion

One leJeral agency is charging other ollices anJ taxpayers to proviJe government reports that are
largely availalle lree ol charge on the Internet. It is essentially the °let me Google that lor you¨ ollice
ol the leJeral government.
Home to more than three million recorJs,
II¯
the Department ol Commerce's National Technical
Inlormation Service (NTIS) collects °governmentlunJeJ scientilic, technical, engineering, anJ
lusinessrelateJ inlormation¨ anJ reports anJ sells them to other leJeral agencies.
II8
Only it turns out
most ol vhat it sells can also le lounJ lor lree on the Internet vith little ellort.
FstallisheJ more than 6J years ago, NTIS is a vestige ol the preInternet era vhen a lot ol the reports
the agency collects vere not viJely availalle, hovever, as times have changeJ agency has not.
RequireJ ly lav to le largely sellsustaining,
II9
NTIS charges other leJeral agencies to access its
collection ol reports. Hovever, a Novemler 2JI2 reviev ol the ollice ly GAO uncovereJ that alout
threequarters ol the reports in the NTIS archives vere availalle lrom other pullic sources.
Specilically, °GAO estimateJ that approximately 62I,9I¯, or alout ¯+ percent, ol the 8+I,5J2 reports
vere reaJily availalle lrom one ol the other lour pullicly availalle sources GAO searcheJ.¨
GAO explains, °The source that
most olten haJ the reports GAO vas
searching lor vas another velsite
locateJ at
http.//vvv.Google.com.¨
I2J
In
aJJition, reports coulJ le lounJ on
the velsite ol the issuing leJeral
Jepartment, the Government
Printing Ollice's velsite, or
USA.gov.
I2I

Yet, leJeral Jepartments continue to
senJ taxpayer Jollars to NTIS lor reports they coulJ get lor lree vith a simple vel search. NTIS notes
that one ol its lestsellers
I22
is the ArmeJ Iorces Recipe Service, availalle on CDROM lor S¯9.
I23

Hovever, the ArmeJ Iorces Recipe Service recipe inJex is also availalle online anJ can le
JovnloaJeJ lor lree Jirectly lrom the Quartermaster Corps Velsite.
I2+
Iurther, a recipe inJex that
ollers °I,¯JJ convenient recipes lor groups ol IJJ that can le easily aJjusteJ up or Jovn,¨
I25
likely lalls
outsiJe the scope ol technical, scientilic, anJ engineering reports the ollice shoulJ le collecting.
Another report solJ ly NTIS is the 2JJ9 Pullic Health Service IooJ CoJe proJuceJ ly the
Department ol Health anJ Human Services (HHS), vhich is availalle lor S69.
I26
Alternatively, the
report is availalle lor lree on the IooJ anJ Drug AJministration's velsite.
I2¯

Moreover, GAO lounJ much ol the vork outJateJ lecause NTIS has locuseJ largely on groving its
repertoire ol olJer reports. °Specilically, NTIS aJJeJ approximately 8+I,5JJ reports to its repository
Juring liscal years I99J through 2JII, anJ approximately 62 percent ol these haJ pullication Jates ol

I6
"#$%&'(() *+,-

2JJJ or earlier.¨ Vhile the ollice vorkeJ to accumulate reports olJer than those JateJ 2JJJ, GAO
reports that only 2I percent ol the reports JistriluteJ lrom 2JJI to 2JII vere JateJ olJer than I989.
I28

Meanvhile, nearly IJJ percent ol the reports lrom 2JJ92JII vere JistriluteJ. Hovever, these are
also the most likely to le availalle online elsevhere.
I29

More than I2 years ago, GAO issueJ tvo Jillerent reports explaining NTIS voulJ neeJ to soon
reconsiJer its lunction anJ leelaseJ moJel, as the Internet maJe ol the reports it solJ availalle lor
lree.
I3J
,
I3I
Shuttering the NTIS entirely vas lirst suggesteJ in I999, ly the Clinton aJministration's
Secretary ol Commerce Villiam Daley, vho contenJeJ °Jeclining sales revenues soon voulJ not le
sullicient to recover all ol NTIS' operating costs.¨
I32
The Secretary °attriluteJ this Jecline to other
agencies' practice ol making their research results availalle to the pullic lor lree through the Vel.¨
I33

AccorJing to GAO, °the Jecline in revenue lor its proJucts continues to call into question vhether
NTIS's lasic statutory lunction ol acting as a selllinancing repository anJ Jisseminator ol scientilic
anJ technical inlormation is still vialle.¨
As the actual °let me Google that lor you¨ velsite (http.//lmgtly.com/) explains, °this is lor all ol those
people vho linJ it more convenient to lother you vith their question than google it lor themselves.¨
But vhen NTIS is Joing the Googling, the search response comes vith a price tag lor taxpayers.
IeJeral agencies pay NTIS millions ol Jollars each year to proviJe government reports can are
availalle lor lree online anJ can le lounJ vith a simple Google search.
















"#$%&'(() *+,-

9. MiIIions Sµent BuiIding, Promoting an Insurance PIan Iev Vant and a
Velsite that Doesn`t VorI ¬ (Deµartment oI HeaIth and Human Services)
At Ieast S379 miIIion
Vith nearly hallalillion Jollars in government lunJing put lehinJ promoting a proJuct relatively
lev people seem interesteJ in purchasing lrom a velsite that Joesn't vork, Olamacare is perhaps the
liggest marketing llop since CocaCola introJuceJ the vorlJ to °Nev Coke¨ in I985.
The cost to luilJ Healthcare.gov is estimateJ at S3I9 million so lar.
I3+
°The total amount to le spent
nationally on pullicity, marketing anJ aJvertising vill le at least S68+ million, accorJing to Jata
compileJ The AssociateJ Press lrom leJeral anJ state sources.¨
I35

As the Vashington Post reporteJ on Olamacare's inlamous velsite Healthcare.gov, °vhen the Vel
site vent live Oct. I, it lockeJ up shortly alter miJnight as alout 2,JJJ users attempteJ to complete
the lirst step.¨
I36

As time vent ly, things JiJ not much improve.
Iever than IJ¯,JJJ people haJ enrolleJ in Olamacare as ol early Novemler,
I3¯
even though more than
+.8 million Americans vere notilieJ their health insurance plans vere canceleJ as a result ol the nev
Olamacare rules anJ regulations.
I38
There vere only 23 people per Jay that enrolleJ Juring the lirst
month in the IeJeral Fxchange.
I39
AnJ the latest polls shov groving opposition to the program, vith
5¯ percent ol Americans nov opposing the AllorJalle Care Act, letter knovn as °Olamacare.¨
I+J

PresiJent Olama canJiJly acknovleJgeJ vhat millions ol Americans haJ concluJeJ alter trying to
use the nev HealthCare.gov velsite. it vas not vorking.
°The rollout ol the nev health care |velsitej has leen rough, to say the least. Ve alvays
knev that that vas going to le complicateJ anJ everyloJy vas going to le paying a lot ol
attention to it,¨ he saiJ. °Ve shoulJ have Jone a letter jol getting that right on Jay one not
on Jay 28 or on Jay +J.¨
I+I
A signilicant part ol the response to Healthcare.gov's lailures, hovever, has leen an intensilying aJ
campaign. °AJs laseJ on research alout the uninsureJ¨ have alreaJy leen °popping up on raJio, TV
anJ social meJia. The pitch. Il you Jon't make much money, the government can pick up some ol the
cost ol your health insurance. Il you can allorJ a policy, ly lav you have to get one.¨
I+2
The
unintenJeJ punch line is the aJs Jirect the uninsureJ to sign up lor a plan on the velsite.
One health insurance company executive questioneJ °vhy voulJ you spenJ SI million senJing people
to a velsite that's lroken.¨
I+3
A very gooJ question since aJministration ollicials vere varneJ ly
consultants in March that the healthcare.gov velsite vas °at risk ol lailure.¨
I++
Yet the
AJministration vent aheaJ anJ signeJ lucrative contracts vith a numler ol lig name Vashington PR
lirms lor more than S6J million to promote the site anyvay.
°In ]uly, HHS inkeJ a S33 million contract vith PR giant Veler ShanJvick. Centers lor MeJicare
anJ MeJicaiJ haJ alreaJy signeJ a S3 million anJ S8 million contracts. Porter Novelli also has a S2J
million contract vith the agency.¨
I+5


I8
"#$%&'(() *+,-

As one Vashington PR veteran noteJ, °you can have the greatest PR program imaginalle on all
Jillerent platlorms ¬ social, meJia, aJvertising anJ earneJ meJia ¬ lut you have to have a proJuct
that is lunctioning.¨
I+6

The states setting up their ovn health care exchanges °vill receive proportionally more leJeral money
lor outreach, aJvertising anJ marketing than¨ the states vhere the leJeral government is running the
program.
I+¯
In those states, °community groups vith leJeral grants vill leaJ the ellort¨ to convince
people to sign up.
I+8

ABC Nevs shovcaseJ vhat it laleleJ °The Strangest AJs to Promote Olamacare SignUps.¨
I+9

Topping the list is Minnesota's aJs °using legenJary lolklore hero Paul Bunyan (anJ his llue ox Bale)
to shov Minnesotans that the lanJ ol the north is also 'the lanJ ol IJ,JJJ reasons to get health
insurance.'¨ The tvo appear in a series ol aJs
I5J
°in vhich the lamous lumlerjack sullers some kinJ ol
typical Minnesota injury an axe vounJ, a vater ski collision.¨
I5I

Nearly S28 million vill le spent promoting Olamacare in Vashington.
I52
One ol the state's aJs has a
voman playing °paper, rock, scissors¨ to escape the attack ol a raliJ raccoon.
I53

Oregon is spenJing SIJ million aJvertising
Olamacare
I5+
vith aJvertisements that Jon't even
mention the program or hov to enroll in it. One ol
the television aJs, proJuceJ ly the PortlanJ
aJvertising agency North, Inc., Joes not mention
the vorJ °insurance¨ or hov or vhy to enroll in
the program. Another Oregon aJ Joes not
mention the vorJ °insurance,¨ lut leatures vhat
appears to le Gumly riJing on the Beatles' yellov
sulmarine.
I55
Betveen Oct. I to Nov. 3J, hovever,
just ++ resiJents vere alle to sign up lor private
insurance through Cover Oregon.¨
I56

ColoraJo is spenJing more than S2J million to
promote the program
I5¯
hoping to enroll I36,JJJ
patients in health exchange netvork ly the enJ ol
March.
I58
So lar, lever than +,JJJ have leen
enrolleJ,
I59
though one ol the enrollee's turneJ out
to le a man's pet Jog.
I6J
The state's aJ campaign
compares enrolling in Olamacare to vinning at a
casino anJ leatures an Flvis impersonator.
I6I

In Kentucky, outreach vorkers attenJeJ a numler
ol lourlon lestivals anJ visiteJ college campuses
across the state to make young people avare ol the
program.
I62

Calilornia is spenJing S9+ million on its Olamacare enrollment campaign, incluJing °raJio anJ
television commercials, highvay lillloarJ aJvertisements, anJ a numler ol Tvitter anJ Iacelook
posts¨ anJ promotion at county lairs anJ street lestivals.
I63

AIN'T NOTHING BUT A HOUND DOG. ColoraJo's
S2J million Olamacare campaign, vhich leatures an
Flvis impersonator, has signeJ up lever than +,JJJ
enrollees incluJing one Jog nameJ Baxter.
Baxter.

I9
"#$%&'(() *+,-

Iu. Cost oI Unused MegaBIimµ Goes Uµ, Uµ and Avay ¬ (Army) S297 MiIIion
In an era ol technological aJvances that make the machines ol var smaller anJ more agile, the Army
spent three anJ a hall years Jeveloping a lootlall lielJsiteJ llimp that voulJ proviJe continuous
surveillance ol the Alghan lattlelielJ ¬ calleJ ly some an °unllinking eye.¨
I6+

In 2JI3, hovever, the Army closeJ the llimp's eye lorever vhen it lrought the project to a halt alter
spenJing nearly S3JJ million.
I65
The Army solJ the airship lack to the contractor that vas luilJing it
lor just S3JI,JJJ.
The llimp, also knovn as the Long FnJurance MultiIntelligence Vehicle (LFMV), vas intenJeJ to
lly vithout a human pilot lor up to three veeks at a time, recorJing everything on the grounJ. Vith
an expecteJ total cost ol S5I¯ million, an aggressive scheJule vas set to launch the heliumlilleJ
airship.
Army ollicials hopeJ to see the llimp llying over the Alghan lattlelielJ ly Decemler 2JII, lut insteaJ
the aircralt maJe its lirst anJ only voyage in August 2JI2 ¬ lor 9J minutes over Lakehurst, Nev
]ersey.
I66

ImmeJiately lolloving the llight ¬ vhich vas manneJ ¬ the Army issueJ a release Jeclaring the test
°successlul,¨ saying the llimp, °can
operate at altituJes greater than 22,JJJ
leet alove mean sea level, has a 2,JJJ mile
raJius ol action, can carry a 2,¯5J pounJ
|intelligence, surveillance,
reconnaissancej payloaJ lor more than 2I
Jays,¨ anJ is highly luel ellicient.
I6¯

Less than tvo months later, hovever,
GAO releaseJ a report vhich shoveJ the
project haJ leen plagueJ vith severe
prollems.
GAO lounJ the LFMV °JiJ not meet their
originally scheJuleJ launch Jates anJ
have experienceJ cost overruns .¨
I68

Despite its intenJeJ alility to lly at
2J,JJJ leet lor 2I straight Jays, GAO
noteJ the airship vas °I2,JJJ pounJs overveight¨ anJ voulJ only le alle to lly at I6,JJJ lor °+ to 5
Jays.¨
I69

The llimp sat parkeJ in Hangar 6 at ]oint Base McGuireDixLakhurst until the Army JeciJeJ to shut
the project Jovn in 2JI3.
I¯J

In aJJition to the cost anJ scheJule mishaps, some noteJ hov the llimp haJ an uncertain mission
vith the Alghan var vinJing Jovn.
I¯I

It vas not the lirst airship to le grounJeJ ly the military, hovever.
The Pentagon's Mega Blimp vas a mega vaste ol money lor
taxpayers. Alter S3JJ million anJ only one llight, it vas solJ lack
to the contractor lor J.IJ percent ol vhat it cost to luilJ.

2J
"#$%&'(() *+,-

AccorJing to D:j:os: Nevs, °The Delense Department has spent more than SI lillion on at least nine
programs in recent years, yet the military ovns just one vorking airship, a piloteJ Navy llimp calleJ
MZ3A, vhich is useJ lor research.¨
I¯2

Army ollicials, vith no more use lor an enormous llimp, JeciJeJ to salvage vhat they coulJ anJ solJ
the aircralt lack to the contractor lor S3JI,JJJ ¬ a lraction ol its cost to luilJ.
I¯3

Alter nearly S3JJ million investeJ in its Jesign anJ construction, the Army vas lelt vith nothing lut
an empty hangar lay.









































2I
"#$%&'(() *+,-

II. PiIIovnauts, Paid to Iie Around and Do Nothing ¬ (NASA) S36u,uuu
Vith 9¯ percent ol its stall laiJ oll, NASA lecame the most shut Jovn agency Juring this year's
government shutJovn.
I¯+
More than I¯,¯JJ ol NASA's I8,25J employees vere lurlougheJ lor veeks.
I¯5

AnJ the NASA aJministrator has
saiJ lurloughs may occur again in
2JI+ il sequestration continues.
I¯6

Yet the space agency is paying 2J
inJiviJuals SI8,JJJ each to
literally Jo nothing more than lie
arounJ lor a couple months.
I¯¯

Suljects ol NASA's
Countermeasure anJ Iunctional
Testing stuJy °vill spenJ ¯J Jays
lying in leJ¨ vith their °loJy
slightly tilteJ JovnvarJ (heaJ
Jovn, leet up).¨
I¯8

Vhile participants in the stuJy
have leen calleJ °pillovnauts,¨
NASA Joes not vant °couch
potatoes¨ lor the stuJy, says
researcher Ronita Cromvell.
I¯9

Since the test suljects have lots ol lree time vhile lying arounJ, participants are lree to vatch TV or
play games. Some °vrite looks or try to learn loreign languages, anJ some even continue to vork il
they have InternetlaseJ occupations.¨
I8J

The NASA Ilight Analogs Project Team at the ]ohnson Space Center °maintains a JeJicateJ leJrest
stuJy lacility¨ at the University ol Texas MeJical Branch in Galveston vhere NASA has leen
conJucting leJ rest research lor years.
I8I

A participant in one stuJy saiJ °the Jay I got up, alter leing in leJ lor 5+ Jays |the stuJy vas cut
short ly Hurricane Ikej, my leet hurt like craty valking lor the lirst time! But, I reminJeJ mysell, this
is vhat astronauts go through, too.¨
I82

°A lev people take a liking to the stuJy anJ come lack lor more.¨ ]ohn Neigut, a researcher vith the
Ilight Analogs Project says °ve have numerous repeat requests lor people to come lack to the
stuJy.¨
I83

Vho voulJn't vant to le paiJ to lie in leJ all Jay`
NASA says the leJ rest stuJy °vill help scientists learn hov an astronaut's loJy vill change in
veightlessness Juring space llight in the luture,¨
I8+
presumally on a mission to Mars, vhich is the top
priority ol the space agency accorJing to the aJministrator.
I85

Tvo participants in NASA's leJ rest research project. (photo courtesy ol
NASA)

22
"#$%&'(() *+,-

No manneJ space missions to Mars¬or anyvhere else¬are planneJ, scheJuleJ or even possille in
the loreseealle luture, hovever, anJ NASA no longer has an active manneJ space program. But even in
the event such a mission Joes occur, a lack ol physical exercise Juring a long trip to Mars pales in
comparison to the much larger health threat poseJ to astronauts ly cosmic rays vhich can cause acute
raJiation sickness.
I86

Paying people to lie in leJ anJ JayJream ol llying to Mars may le as close as NASA gets to senJing a
manneJ mission to the reJ planet. Perhaps the agency might get there sooner il it priorititeJ paying
rocket scientists anJ engineers rather than people to just lie arounJ.





































Duplication` NASA has conJucteJ the pillovnaut
stuJy numerous times since the I96J's. But lack
then, NASA haJ real plans lor long term space travel.

23
"#$%&'(() *+,-

I2. Indie RocI Music Execs` VorId Tour ¬ (ITA) S284,3uu
Vith aging rock stars nov olJ enough to collect Social Security, perhaps it shoulJ not le so shocking
a genre ol music that once representeJ relellion anJ counterculture is nov taking government
vellare anJ hanJouts.
The American Association ol InJepenJent Music (A2IM) receiveJ S28+,3JJ this year lrom the
International TraJe AJministration (ITA) Market Development Cooperator program.
I8¯
This is °the
lirst time¨ the leJeral government's °traJe arm¨ has lunJeJ the promotion ol the U.S. music
inJustry.
I88

Vith the government sulsiJies, inJepenJent music lalel executives have leen traveling arounJ the
glole promoting rock music in loreign markets
I89
on vhat might le calleJ °the InJie Rock Music
Fxecs VorlJ Tour.¨ Last year, ITA ollicials accompanieJ A2IM memlers on a trip to Asia.
I9J
This
year the group vas rocking in Rio.
Rock anJ roll¬Jespite Jeclining revenues¬is still lig lusiness, generating S¯.I lillion in the U.S. last
year
I9I
anJ inJepenJent music sales nov make up onethirJ ol the U.S. market, accorJing to BillloarJ
magatine.
I92

So vhy voulJ those vho
represent inJie rock¬an
alternative lorm ol rock that
resists the commercial
inlluences ol lig money¬ask
Uncle Sam to sponsor their
tour`
°Ve neeJ to linJ nev revenue
streams,¨ explaineJ Rich
Bengloll, presiJent ol the
American Association ol
InJepenJent Music.
I93

Vhatever the excuse, the
group is having a rocking gooJ time courtesy ol taxpayers. Government ollicial joineJ I2 inJepenJent
music inJustry execs¬once cultural aJversaries¬on a multicity trip to Bratil lrom April I822,
2JI3.
I9+
The agenJa incluJeJ a conlerence on inJepenJent music
I95
anJ °marathon oneonone
meetings in Rio De ]aneiro anJ Sao Paulo over lour Jays, vith a little R&R in letveen.¨
I96
This
incluJeJ a siJe trip to Sugarloal Mountain.
I9¯

Alec Bemis, the managing partner at BrasslanJ lalel, spent time on the trip to Bratil °comparing the
recorJ stores, clul Jistricts anJ lacial expressions ol locals at the mention ol his lanJs.¨ He °spent a
Jay strolling through a sixstory Sao Paulo mall ol tiny momanJpop shops JevoteJ to rock music,
posters anJ lashion.¨ He concluJeJ in Bratil, °lots ol kiJs are into in Goth rock anJ harJcore,
unJergrounJ rock lorms.¨
I98
Vhen askeJ alout the success ol his trip, Mr. Bemis saiJ he °JiJn't ink
any Jeals¨ lut thought the trip it vas a great opportunity, noting, °Oh, this coulJ vork.¨
I99
Vhile his
lalel's lanJs anJ their lans may not have got to join him on the trip, Bemis points out °the internet has
InJie music execs rocking in Rio.

2+
"#$%&'(() *+,-

leen creating a smaller, more connecteJ vorlJ lor over a JecaJe.¨
2JJ
This is a gooJ point that lurther
raises the necessity ol government support lor this anJ other trips.
As a result ol the government lunJeJ junkets, Mr. Bengloll saiJ some lalels have °signeJ loreign
Jistrilution anJ licensing Jeals that vill generate hunJreJs ol thousanJs ol Jollars a year.¨
2JI

CoinciJentally, that is the amount taxpayers shelleJ out to pay lor the tickets ol this tour that JiJ not
even get to attenJ.
Vith a groving market share, lecoming the lirst genre ol rock to ask lor a government hanJ out, anJ
even raising money lor politicians,
2J2
inJie rock anJ roll is sounJing less inJepenJent these Jays anJ
more like a special interest collecting corporate vellare.
The InJie Rock Music Fxecs VorlJ Tour may not have solJ out, lut the lalels vho participateJ
surely JiJ.







































25
"#$%&'(() *+,-

I3. Status Uµdate: IacelooI Pays No Taxes, Instead gets a Tax ReIund ¬ (IRS)
S295 miIIion

Here is a status upJate no one vill °like¨ ¬ one ol America's largest
companies avoiJeJ paying leJeral or state income taxes, anJ is
poiseJ to Jo so again this year. In lact, they vill likely receive a
check lrom the leJeral government in the lorm ol a tax r:jaoc.
Despite lringing in more than SI lillion
2J3
in U.S. pretax prolits
last year
2J+
, the socialmeJia giant Iacelook reporteJ a comlineJ
S+29 million relunJ lrom their leJeral anJ state tax lilings.
2J5

Uncle Sam cut a check to Iacelook lor roughly S295 million in
2JI2, accorJing to one analysis ol the company's IJK liling.
2J6

Iacelook's lirst annual IJK report lileJ vith the Securities anJ
Fxchange Commission lor 2JI2 Jetails the company's use ol the
employee stock option tax JeJuction, vhich lovereJ the
company's income taxes oveJ to leJeral anJ state authorities ly
SI.J3 lillion last year.
By proviJing stock options as a major lorm ol their compensation,
to Jate, Iacelook has
claimeJ S3.2 lillion
2J¯
in
leJeral anJ state stock option JeJuctions, SI.J3 lillion ol
vhich vas useJ to ollset their total U.S. pretax prolit ol SI.I
lillion in 2JI2, anJ S+29 million vas relunJeJ lrom its 2JIJ
anJ 2JII tax lills.
The remaining S2.I¯ lillion in stock option tax JeJuctions can
nov le carrieJ lorvarJ ly the company anJ useJ to ollset
luture tax lialilities. This rollover, in aJJition to currently
outstanJing employee stock options, may once again make
this year's tax lill Jisappear.
Il Iacelook has the same U.S. pretax prolit in 2JI3 as last year
(SI.I lillion), the company vill le alle to tero out their tax
lill lor the next year.
2J8











Vith a status upJate no one vill
°like,¨ the social meJia giant
Iacelook, is likely to avoiJ paying
taxes in 2JI3, vith S2.I¯ lillion ol net
operating loss carrylorvarJs, vhile
earning over a lillion Jollars in the
UniteJ States last year.
Taxpayers gave Iacelook a gilt carJ vorth
an estimateJ S295 million in 2JI2, anJ
Uncle Sam vill likely cut the lillionJollar
company another lig check in 2JI3.

26
"#$%&'(() *+,-

I4. Government Study Iinds Out Vives ShouId CaIm Dovn ¬ (NIH) S325,525
Il your vile is angry at you anJ you Jon't vant her to stay that vay, you might avoiJ passing along the
linJings ol this government stuJy.
Vives voulJ linJ marriage more satislying il they coulJ calm Jovn laster Juring arguments vith
their huslanJs, accorJing to governmentlunJeJ research.
The researchers olserveJ 82 marrieJ couples. °The marriages that
vere the happiest vere the ones in vhich the vives vere alle to
calm Jovn quickly Juring marital conllict,¨ explaineJ one
researcher.
2J9

°Vhen couples encounter strongly negative emotional events (e.g.,
anger arising lrom Jisagreements, Jisappointments, anJ perceiveJ
letrayals) they olten lall into primitive, survivalorienteJ moJe ol
interaction,¨ the stuJy says. °In these interactions, spouses
repeateJly attempt to justily their ovn lehavior, criticite the other
spouse in a harsh, contemptuous vays, make lroaJ, negative
attrilutions, anJ engage in nonproJuctive cycles ol JemanJ
vithJrav lehaviors.¨
2IJ

Those unions vhere vives calmeJ Jovn quicker vere associateJ
vith °greater current levels ol marital satislaction lor loth vives
anJ huslanJs¨ as vell as °greater marital satislaction over time lor
vives.¨ Hovever, °huslanJs' Jovnregulation ol negative emotion
(i.e. experience, lehavior, anJ physiology) vas not associateJ vith
vives or huslanJs' marital satislaction.¨
2II

One example proviJeJ in the stuJy ol °negative events Juring conllict conversation¨ locuses on a
stereotypical exchange letveen a huslanJ anJ vile regarJing hov she looks in a Jress. She says it is
°pretty¨ anJ elicits °many compliments¨ vhen she vears it. He says he Joesn't °think they are sincere¨
anJ that he °tolerates¨ her suit lecause it Joesn't look °neat.¨ He prelers a Jillerent outlit vhich she
says is °lor a teeny lopper.¨
2I2

The researchers aJmit the stuJy °haJ several limitations.¨
2I3

The National Institutes lor Health spent S335,525 to conJuct the stuJy.
2I+

RegarJless, men vho vant a happy marriage are prolally vise to avoiJ telling their vives the
government's aJvice to resolving marital conllicts is lor her to calm Jovn.






Men vho vant a happy marriage
are prolally vise to avoiJ telling
their vives the government's aJvice
to resolving marital conllicts is lor
her to calm Jovn.


"#$%&'(() *+,-

I5. IiIestyIe Coaching Ior Senate StaII (Senate OIIice oI Education and
Training) SI.9 miIIion
Sometimes vorking in the Senate is stresslul anJ means staying up all night to get your projects Jone.
Iortunately, overvorkeJ anJ unJerslept
stallers can take one ol Jotens ol lilestyle
coaching classes ollereJ ly the Senate to
ensure they're okay.
The Senate Ollice ol FJucation anJ
Training ollers Senate employees a viJe
variety ol lree courses on everything lrom
the °Benelits ol a GooJ Night's Sleep¨
2I5
to
°Pressure Point Therapy Vorkshop,¨ in
vhich stuJents are taught °hov to locate
anJ relieve active pressure.
2I6
Ior its
ellorts, the ollice vas proviJeJ SI.9 million
in 2JI3 accorJing to inlormation proviJeJ
ly the ollice ol the Senate Sergeant at
Arms.
Vhile the ollice is little knovn, even vithin the Senate, it
maJe national heaJlines lrielly in 2JI2 over a typo on the cover
its course catalog.
Alter misspelling the vorJ °training¨ ly leaving out the lirst
°N,¨ one staller remarkeJ, °Ooh! They've got an eJiting anJ
proolreaJing class!¨
2I¯

AccorJing to its velsite, the Ollice °proviJes a variety ol vays
lor you |a Senate stallerj to enhance your prolessional
Jevelopment anJ increase your perlormance anJ technical
skills.¨ These incluJe such ollerings as, °Assert Yoursell. Speak
Up vith Tact Rather than Suller in Silence,¨ vhich vill teach
Senate employees the recognite the Jillerence letveen
assertive, aggressive, anJ passive lehavior °vithout leing a
steamroller or a pushover.¨
2I8

Other classes lor the more reserveJ incluJe, °Small Talk.
Breaking the Ice in Social Situations¨
2I9
anJ °That's Not
Vhat I Meant!,¨ a one hour class that °explore|sj the
Jillerence letveen your intention anJ the impact ol your
vorJs anJ lehavior on the other person.¨ It teaches the
important lesson that °|cjommunication is Jillicult anJ
complex.¨
22J

Oops! The Senate Ollice ol FJucation anJ Training coulJ use a crash
course in eJiting anJ proolreaJing.
Vith little getting Jone in Vashington this
year, many taxpayers may think Congress is
spenJing too much time sleeping on the jol.
Still, the Ollice ol FJucation anJ Training
proviJeJ a seminar regarJing the °Benelits ol
a GooJ Night's Sleep¨ lor the Senate
community.

28
"#$%&'(() *+,-

In °Be Curious, Not Iurious¨ stuJents are taught hov to examine a Jillicult vork relationship, Jiscuss
the Jillerence letveen laleling people anJ unJerstanJing them, anJ Jiscuss live vays lor
unJerstanJing challenging lehavior.
22I

ShoulJ that lail to Jo the trick, the class on
°Iorgiveness,¨ Jelines the concept anJ explains
the °|cjonsequences ol holJing a gruJge.¨
222

Some classes are there lor Senate stall vho slept
through elementary, miJJle anJ high school such
as °Making Suljects anJ Verls Agree.¨
223























°The Basics ol Listening¨ is one ol the courses ollereJ ly
the Senate Ollice ol FJucation anJ Training. It is
uncertain il the lessons vere actually hearJ since
senators seemeJ to talk past each other more than ever
this year.

29
"#$%&'(() *+,-

I6. MoneyIosing Sugar Ioans Ieave Taxµayers Vith Bitter Taste ¬ (USDA)
SI7I.5 miIIion
Vhen Americans lorrov money lrom lanks, they are usually also requireJ to pay them lack vith
money. Vhen U.S. sugar proJucers lorrov money lrom the taxpayer, hovever, they can pay it lack
vith sugar.

It's all part ol a convoluteJ, moneylosing scheme to sveeten sugar proJucers' lottom lines ¬ knovn
as the U.S. Sugar Program.

In 2JI3 alone, the government lost SI¯I.5 million lecause sugar companies coulJ not pay lack the
government lor money it lorroveJ.
22+


The 2JJ8 Iarm Bill createJ the IeeJstock Ilexilility Program (IIP) to increase the use ol ethanol anJ
lioluels. UnJer this program, the government is requireJ, in times ol surplus, to luy sugar lrom
processors anJ to resell the sugar to ethanol plants.
225
Since the 2JI22JI3 sugar harvest season is the
lirst to yielJ a surplus, taxpayers are vitnessing the program's vastelulness lor the lirst time. In
August, the lirst use ol the IIP, the USDA lought only ¯,II8 tons out ol IJJ,JJJ tons ol sugar ollereJ
lor resale.
226


USDA then solJ this sugar to an ethanol maker at a S2.¯ million loss.
22¯


In its seconJ purchase, USDA paiJ S65.9 million lor I36,J26 tons ol sugar, anJ then solJ it to ethanol
makers lor SI2.6 milliona S53.3 million loss.
228
Iacing a glolal surplus ol sugar lor the loreseealle
luture, the Congressional BuJget Ollice lorecasteJ the IIP to cost taxpayers at least S239 million over
the next ten years.
229


So hov Joes the USDA enJ up vith this surplus sugar to sell at a loss to ethanol makers` Because the
USDA has lent over SI.2 lillion to sugar processors in exchange lor sugar in collateral.
23J
In a move to
protect U.S. sugar processors lrom loreign competition, USDA Jisperses loans lor price support to
ensure that U.S. Jomestic sugar prices are higher than the glolal markets anJ that Big Sugar keeps
lringing in lig prolits. In the 2JI22JI3 season, 2J,JJJ sugar larmers receiveJ SI.¯ lillion in net
gains.
23I


InsteaJ ol repaying the USDA vith cash lrom their prolits, U.S. sugar processors anJ proJucers are
actually Jelaulting on their loans anJ lorleiting the sugar they put up as collateral. American Crystal
Sugar, the leaJing American sugar processor vith I5.I` ol the market, JelaulteJ on its loan ol S¯I.2
million, vhich is onelilth ol the government loans helJ ly sugar processors vho may also Jelault.
232

Vhile Jelaulting on a loan has serious linancial consequences lor the American taxpayer, American
Crystal's PresiJent anJ CFO, DaviJ Berg, calleJ it °lenelicial to |American Crystal'sj linancial health,¨
anJ °the vay the sugar program is intenJeJ to vork.¨
233


American Crystal is not the only sugar processor not paying its lill to American taxpayers. Farlier in
Septemler 2JI3, USDA accepteJ 85,JJJ tons ol sugar as payment lor a loan Jue in August.
23+
Although USDA svappeJ the sugar lor import creJits, the government haJ to svallov the S3+.6
million cost ol the loan.
235
As ol Septemler 3J, 2JI3, 2J percent ol the USDA loans, over S233 million,
to U.S. sugar processors vere outstanJing.
236


3J
"#$%&'(() *+,-

I7. TaxPayer Iunded ªPoIe Dancing¨: NEA maIes it rain Ior Austin
µerIormance grouµ ¬ (NEA) SIu,uuu

°This leels like art,¨ saiJ one perlormer in the PoverUP Project, vhich leatures a troupe ol Austin
Fnergy employees vho engage in perlormance art in Austin, Texas, °not so much like vork.¨
23¯
But
taxpayers are partially lunJing the choreographeJ °pole Jancing¨ courtesy ol a SIJ,JJJ Jollar grant
lrom the National FnJovment ol the Arts. In other vorJs, the group's choreographeJ poleJancing is
leing conJucteJ at ta xpayer expense.
PoverUP is the an artistic venture ol Iorklilt Dancevorks,
a perlormance group that °celelrates the extraorJinary in
the orJinary¨ ly creating perlormances that locus on
linJing the artistic value in the munJane.

AccorJing to their velsite, the perlormance incluJes more
than lilty linemen, electrical technicians anJ Austin Fnergy
employees in a choreographeJ ninety minute Jance vith
lucket trucks, cranes anJ lielJ trucks, anJ a set ol 2J utility
poles, all set lelore a live auJience ¬ accompanieJ ly the
alorementioneJ poleJancing
238
.
°The NFA lunJing really helps,¨ says Allison Orr, Artistic
Director ol Iorklilt Dancevorks, °Iirst ol all, it's a vote ol
conliJence, it gives us a certain amount ol respect anJ
creJilility that helps us to lring in Jollars lrom other
organitations.¨
239

The creators ol the program have saiJ the shov is to give
trilute to the unseen men vho proviJe anJ secure the
pover lines to one ol Texas's greatest cities. But in an age ol
austerity anJ cuts to government services, the government
might consiJer that one ol the lest vays to shov support lor lluecollar vorkers like these is to put
more money in their pocket ¬ not make it rain lor poleJancing linemen.








A utility vorker plays the accorJion vhile
another climls a pole.

3I
"#$%&'(() *+,-

I8. The MiIIion DoIIar Bus Stoµ ¬ (VA)

°Is it maJe ol golJ`¨ askeJ one commuter alter learning a single lus stop in Arlington County,
Virginia, cost SI million.
2+J

The ansver is no.
The SuperStop is, hovever, complete
vith heateJ lenches anJ siJevalks,
°vireless tones lor personal
computers.¨ Yet it has one
shortcoming¬a rool that harJly
protects lrom the rain, snov, vinJ or
llating sun.
Vith a total cost vas SI million,
2+I
the
lus stop cost more than most single
lamily homes.
2+2

It is large enough to accommoJate tvo
luses at a time, lut has room to shelter
only I5 people.
2+3
AnJ vhere it lacks
practicality, it seems to make up lor in
presentation. °The glassanJsteel rool
svoops up like a lirJ taking llight¨ anJ °a vall maJe ol etcheJ glass opens the rear vista to nevly
planteJ lanJscaping.¨
2++

One patron JecrieJ the high cost in an
era ol more important Jomestic
challenges. °Hov much steel` Hov
much cement` Hov much glass` One
million |Jollarsj` Bring them to court.
People are hungry. People are sleeping
on the street. It Joesn't neeJ SI
million.¨
2+5

°Vhere ve're lrom, they luilt a vhole
highvay rest stop lor SI.5 million,¨
noteJ one tourist.
The lormer chairman ol the Arlington
County Democratic Committee agreeJ
vith the sentiment, laleling the lus
stop's construction °extravagant anJ
vastelul spenJing on nonessential Jesign elements.¨
2+6

Some have questioneJ the openair Jesign ol a rool slanteJ upvarJ anJ minimal valls. The lus
shelter is °pretty,¨ one County BoarJ memler saiJ, °lut I vas struck ly the lact that il it's pouring
rain, I'm going to get vet, anJ il it's colJ, the vinJ is going to le lloving on me.¨
2+¯
He questioneJ
The luck¬anJ the lus¬stops here. In lact, one million lucks
vere JroppeJ oll here to construct the °SuperStop,¨ complete
vith heateJ lenches anJ siJevalks lut little protection lrom rain,
snov, or the llating sun.
Can't take the heat. the SuperStop's hightech screen coulJn't stanJ
up to a ]uly heat vave.

32
"#$%&'(() *+,-

even calling the structure a shelter at all. °It Joesn't seem to le a shelter. It Joesn't really shelter you
very much.you can get pretty soakeJ in tvo minutes.¨
Iuture Super Stops costs vere luJgeteJ at S9J+,JJJ, lut
pullic outcry alout the cost ol the lirst vas so high the
county haJ to temporarily halt the process.
2+8

The county is hoping to luilJ 23 similar SuperStops anJ has
receiveJ S8 million in leJeral lunJing since Iiscal Year 2JJ+
to Jo so.
2+9
To Jate, only SI.5 million in leJeral lunJs has
leen spent on the project, leaving S6.5 million in the lank.
25J

In IY2JI3, SIJ2,986 in leJeral lunJs vere spent on the
SuperStop project.
25I


The lus stop is nov unJer investigation. Arlington County
has hireJ an inJepenJent contractor to conJuct
a °comprehensive reviev¨ ol the project.
252
The
investigation, vhich is aJJing more cost to the lus stop
loonJoggle, is likely to come to the same conclusion as the
commuters anJ taxpayers in Arlington County. The
SuperStop is a super vaste ol money.
















Can't take the colJ. the SuperStop can harJly
le JescrileJ as a lus °shelter.¨ A Decemler
storm lelt the lench JusteJ vith snov

33
"#$%&'(() *+,-

I9. Comic BooI Suµerheroes Documentary ¬ (NEH) SI25,uuu
Americans have leen holJing out lor a hero lor a long time to go to Vashington anJ straighten out the
mess. But alas there are not many supermen vithin the halls ol pover these Jays villing to put the
nation's interests alove their ovn, so vhy shoulJn't turn to imaginary heroes lrom the pages ol comic
looks insteaJ`
That is exactly vhat tvo government agencies are Joing
to celelrate the ¯5
th
anniversary ol the Jelut ol
Superman, consiJereJ ly many to le the lirst comic look
superhero, in Actioo Comics /I.
To mark the milestone, the National FnJovment lor the
Humanities (NFH) anJ the National FnJovment lor the
Arts (NFA) have linanceJ the proJuction ol a
Jocumentary, °Sa¡:r|:ro:s A X:v:rFocio¸ Fetti:,¨ looking
lack at the history ol comics anJ their impact.
253
The
three part Jocumentary aireJ on Pullic BroaJcasting
Service (PBS) in Octoler
25+
anJ is nov availalle lor
purchase.
That's right, you paiJ to proJuce the series anJ nov you
can purchase your ovn copy lor S2+.99).
255

The Sa¡:r|:ro:s project has receiveJ three leJeral grants
totaling S825,JJJ over the past three years. A SI25,JJJ
NFH grant proviJeJ in ]uly,
256
another S6¯5,JJJ NFH
grant avarJeJ in Septemler 2JIJ anJ a S25,JJJ NFA
grant in August 2JIJ.
25¯

Despite the existence ol several other similar
Jocumentaries proJuceJ over the years, NFH claims
°Sa¡:r|:ro:s A X:v:rFocio¸ Fetti:¨ is the lirst Jocumentary to examine the Javn ol the comic look
genre anJ its poverlul legacy.¨
258
The History Channel aireJ °Comic Book Superheroes UnmaskeJ¨ in
2JJ5, lor example, anJ °Comic Book ConliJential,¨ releaseJ in I988 anJ reissueJ on its 2J
th

anniversary, von an avarJ lor Best Ieature Length Documentary.
259

This Jocumentary is not the lirst time the leJeral government has recogniteJ the cultural impact anJ
inlluence ol the heroes anJ creators ol comic looks. In 2JJ8, PresiJent George V. Bush avarJeJ the
National MeJal ol Arts to Stan Lee, lor °his grounJlreaking vork as one ol America's most prolilic
storytellers, recreating the American comic look,¨ noting Lee's °complex plots anJ humane super
heroes celelrate courage, honesty, anJ the importance ol helping the less lortunate, rellecting
America's inherent gooJness.¨
26J

Comic looks have come a long vay. In the I95Js, a U.S. Senate Committee investigateJ a possille link
letveen comic looks anJ juvenile Jelinquency. ToJay, comic looks are lig lusiness anJ many ol the
characters they spavneJ star in the hottest summer llicks at the lox ollice. ]ust last year, comic look
pullication sales exceeJeJ S+¯+ million.
26I
The same year, °Marvel's Avengers,¨ laseJ on the
2JI3 marks the ¯5
th
anniversary ol the lirst
comic look superhero, Superman, in Actioo
Comics /I. To celelrate, tvo leJeral agencies
have lunJeJ a Jocumentary, Sa¡:r|:ro:s A
X:v:rFocio¸ Fetti:, looking lack at the history
ol comics anJ their impact over the years.

3+
"#$%&'(() *+,-

superhero comic look leaturing Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, anJ others grosseJ over S623
million in movie ticket sales.
262

Vhile there is no Jenying the inlluence ol comic looks anJ superheroes, taxpayers Jeserve real heroic
action to conlront the Jelt monster that continues to grov evermore menacing as a result ol
Vashington's vhimsical anJ vastelul spenJing on projects like this. CoinciJentally, in Actioo Comics
/I, Superman conlronts nelarious lehavior in Vashington, D.C.
263








































35
"#$%&'(() *+,-

2u. DenaIi Commission OIIiciaI AsIs to le Iired and Ior Agency to le
EIiminated Because ªIt Hasn`t VorIed Out¨ ¬ (AK) SIu.7 miIIion
It's not every Jay an ollicial vith a leaJership role vithin a leJeral agency asks to le lireJ anJ lor his
agency to le eliminateJ.
It happeneJ this summer.
°I have concluJeJ that |my agencyj is a congressional
experiment that hasn't vorkeJ out in practice,¨ vrote
Mike Marsh, the Inspector General lor the Denali
Commission.
26+
Marsh saiJ the commission's mission
haJ °run its course¨
265
anJ that it vas time to cut it oll
lrom leJeral lunJing.
The request JiJ not go unnoticeJ.
°Iire Me¨ proclaimeJ the lront page heaJline ol the
print eJition ol 1|: wes|io¸too Post reporting on the
unusual request.
266

Yet Congress ignoreJ his request anJ the agency
continues to receive leJeral lunJs. No hearings vere
helJ alout the luture ol the agency or even to JelenJ
the money it haJ spent or vork it has Jone over the
past I5 years.
Iev leJeral agencies have the Jistinction nov leing
vorn ly the Denali Commission. In 2JI3, the agency's
inspector general saiJ the commission's mission haJ
°run its course¨
26¯
anJ that it vas time to cut it oll
lrom leJeral lunJing.
268

Denali vas estallisheJ ly Congress through the Denali Commission Act ol I998
269
to promote rural
Jevelopment in the State ol Alaska,
2¯J
also knovn as the °lush¨ communities. Projects incluJe pover
generation, transition lacilities, communication systems, vater anJ sever systems anJ other
inlrastructure neeJs.
The Commission's goal is to Jeliver services ol the leJeral government in the most costellective
manner ly reJucing aJministrative anJ overheaJ costs.
2¯I
In 2JI3, the commission receiveJ SIJ.¯
million in leJeral lunJs anJ lor liscal year 2JI+, the Olama AJministration requesteJ S¯.+ million.
2¯2

Despite these goals, anJ I5 years ol existence, the Inspector General lor Denali urgeJ Congress to
°sunset Denali as a leJeral entity anJ convert it into a nonleJeral entity.¨
2¯3

Much ol the Inspector General's concerns lie vith his leliel that many lush communities cannot
linancially sustain the Commission's investments, anJ thus the money is vasteJ anJ the communities
Jo not lenelit. Most ol the commission's money has gone tovarJs supplying the tovns vith
°Iire Me¨ proclaimeJ the lront page ol The
Vashington Post alter the Inspector General askeJ
lor his agency to le eliminateJ lecause it vas a I5
year olJ laileJ °experiment that hasn't vorkeJ out
in practice.¨ Congress ignoreJ his request anJ the
agency

36
"#$%&'(() *+,-

poverhouses, tank larms, anJ meJical clinics, lut in many cases there is not aJJitional lunJing, stall,
anJ upkeep expertise to keep these lacilities running.
AccorJing to the Inspector General, Denali recorJs shov it has spent arounJ S2JJ million on lacilities
in 8I Alaskan locations vith populations ol less than 25J people.
2¯+
Iurther, the total population
serveJ in these 8I locations totaleJ less than IJ,JJJ people ¬ or less than tvo percent ol the state's
population.
2¯5

Denali is run ly roughly I5 lulltime employees vho interlace vith the leJeral government anJ
Alaskan state agencies, among other entities. The Inspector General JescrileJ Denali, hovever, as
nothing more than a °miJJleman¨ that proviJes an unnecessary link in the lunJing chain. Iurther, the
Inspector General lelieves the Alaskan State agencies are °lar more technically sophisticateJ¨ than the
small Denali stall anJ can Jeal vith calinetlevel personnel in a more ellective vay.
2¯6

Alter more than a JecaJe on the jol overseeing the commission, Inspector General Mike Marsh askeJ
that °Congress no longer senJ Denali an annual 'lase' appropriation¨ lut insteaJ linJ vays to help it
°leave the leJeral nest.¨
2¯¯





















"#$%&'(() *+,-

2I. IederaI Program PIays Secret Santa to SµeciaI Interests ¬ (USDA) S5u
miIIion
Vhile the U.S. Department ol Agriculture (USDA) sounJeJ a lot like Scrooge this year ly threatening
to cut nutrition assistance lor lov income vomen anJ chilJren,
2¯8
it vas lehaving like a secret Santa
to special interests spreaJing gooJ cheer anJ taxpayer Jollars through the Specialty Crop Block Grant
Program. Here are more than a lev other examples hov the program spent S5J million to ring in the
holiJays early in 2JI3.
RocIin` Around the Christmas Tree. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Clause. AnJ the Virginia
Christmas Tree Grovers Association is one ol the six projects involving Christmas trees that vas
lunJeJ. These incluJeJ shearing, marketing anJ promoting Christmas trees.
2¯9
The program also
supporteJ at least live ornamental plant initiatives, incluJing a project to °to increase consumers'
avareness anJ prelerence lor IloriJagrovn ornamental plants ly investigating Jeterminants ol
consumer purchasing lehavior such as personal health anJ vellness lenelits anJ environmental anJ
economic lenelits anJ ly Jeveloping contextually relevant marketing strategies to increase plant
sales¨ anJ another to support seminars on ornamental plants at the South Carolina Nursery anJ
LanJscape Association conlerence.
28J

Visions oI SugarµIums Dancing in Their Heads. The Specialty
Crop Block Grant Program haJ a sveet tooth lor sugar proJucers
this year anJ gave the plum grovers reason to Jance. The
Calilornia DrieJ Plum BoarJ receiveJ taxpayer Jollars °to enhance
the market lor¨ prunes in ]apan anJ South Korea. IunJing vas
proviJeJ lor °Jeveloping anJ implementing a comprehensive
social meJia marketing campaign¨ lor the Vermont Maple Sugar
Makers' Association, °organiting anJ promoting a Maple
VeekenJ incluJing a recipe contest, tours ol sugarhouses,
restaurant participation, anJ promotional activities¨ vith the
Massachusetts Maple ProJucers Association, anJ partnering vith
the Michigan Maple Syrup Association °to increase the
prolitalility ol Michigan maple syrup proJucers ly Jeveloping
planting stock lor nev sugar lushes vith a higher sap sugar.¨
28I

GIolaI Santa TracIer. ]ust like Santa vith his lag lull ol toys, the
USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program traveleJ arounJ the vorlJ this year spreaJing joy, vith
more than ten grants paying lor international junkets. These incluJeJ conJucting the °USA Pear
RoaJ Shov¨ in China, senJing representatives lrom the Oklahoma Pecan Grovers Association to
international traJeshovs, lringing vine connoisseurs lrom China to Vashington state, supporting
the participation ol Puerto Rican collee proJucers in the Specialty Collee Association ol Furope traJe
shovs, hosting seminars on °cooking vith pistachios anJ prunes¨ in ]apan anJ South Korea, putting
on °meetings, proJuct shovcases, traJe tastings, anJ eJucational seminars¨ lor Oregon proJucers in
Asia, lacilitating a lean grover lielJ Jay in Mexico, supporting attenJance at Jomestic anJ
international traJe shovs lor Michigan groups anJ companies, anJ assisting vith a °traJe
Jevelopment mission¨ to Vietnam, the Philippines anJ Hong Kong.
282

Vhile llaming sequestration lor
leing a Grinch to poor vomen anJ
chilJren, USDA playeJ secret Santa to
special interests.

38
"#$%&'(() *+,-

HoIiday Vine and Sµirits. Santa may enjoy a glass ol milk vith cookies to get him through a lusy
evening ol Jelivering holiJay gilts anJ cheer, lut the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program shoveJ a
prelerence lor vine. The program lunJeJ 35 vine relateJ projects this year. These incluJeJ creating
tvo smart phone apps to help °navigate to the next vinery,¨ promoting vine trails anJ sales,
improving vine tasting room satislaction, anJ Jeveloping a Vest Virginia vine trail pullication, anJ
hosting a Vine Pavilion at the South Dakota State Iair.
283

MaIing a Iist and ChecIing It Tvice. Vhen making a list ol Juplicative government programs, the
Specialty Crop Block Grant Program is sure to le on it at least tvice since it mirrors in many vays at
least tvo other USDA programs, the Market Access Program anJ ValueAJJeJ ProJucer Grants.
Vhile not all ol the projects lunJeJ ly the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program vere vastelul, nearly
all vere eligille lor lunJing lrom other leJeral programs making the program unnecessary. The largest
proportion ol grants vas proviJeJ lor marketing anJ promotion, such as social meJia lor stravlerries
anJ a YouTule viJeo alout the proper hanJling ol vatermelons.
And a Partridge in a Pear Tree: The °USA Pear RoaJ Shov,¨ promoting pears as lar avay as China,
vas one ol the tvo pear relateJ projects lunJeJ this year ly the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.
Vhile a llight to China vas incluJeJ, no partriJge vas actually involveJ in either project.
28+



















39
"#$%&'(() *+,-

22. IederaI Government Sµends MiIIions on Aµartments Ior DeaI Seniors, Then
Decides They Can`t Be Used ly DeaI Seniors ¬ (HUD) SI,236,5uu
Alter spenJing S2.6 million on neeJeJ apartments lor the Jeal, government lavyers nov say the
Tempe, Aritona laseJ Apache ASL Trails (Apache) apartment lacility violates the lav lecause it has
too many Jeal resiJents. AccorJing to the Department ol Housing anJ Urlan Development (HUD),
the apartment lacility Joes not Jo enough to also attract nonJeal resiJents.
285
Hovever, HUD lunJeJ
this avarJ vinning project °knoving¨ the property vas JesigneJ anJ luilt °lor seniors vho are Jeal,
harJ ol hearing, anJ JealllinJ.¨
286

Alout eight years ago, a leJeral stuJy lounJ that Jeal anJ harJ ol hearing persons lace pervasive
Jiscrimination in the rental housing market.
28¯
So projects like the ¯5unit apartment, JesigneJ
specilically lor the Jeal starteJ to le lunJeJ anJ luilt.
288
The Tempe, Aritona luilJing is highly
successlul. AccorJing to reports, more than 85 percent ol the units are occupieJ ly Jeal, JealllinJ
anJ harJ ol hearing tenants.
289
Currently there is a long vaiting list.
The apartments oller a much neeJeJ °inJepenJent living community lor seniors 55 years ol age
locateJ close to everything in the Fast Valley.¨
29J
Most importantly, the apartments create a larrier
lree environment that lacilitates communication among resiJents anJ letveen resiJents anJ stall.
AJJitional amenities incluJe a °viJeo phone that allovs resiJents to talk vith lrienJs,¨
29I
light
equippeJ lire alarms, anJ °llinking lights signal vhen the Joorlell rings anJ vhen utilities like the
garlage Jisposal anJ air conJitioning are running.¨
292
It is vorth noting that these aJJitional
amenities lar exceeJ the minimal accessilility requirements manJateJ ly HUD lor persons vho are
Jeal.
HUD is nov threatening to pull all Aritona housing aiJ
unless the managers ol Apache reJuce the numler ol Jeal
resiJents to no more than I8 ol the complex's ¯5 apartments
or 25 percent ol the availalle units. The National Association
lor the Deal has JescrileJ these actions as unpreceJenteJ,
saying °There is no statute or regulation that manJates any
such 25 percent quota, anJ the imposition ol any such quota
is an iJeological principle that ignores the reality ol housing
neeJs lor many people vith Jisalilities incluJing Jeal anJ
harJ ol hearing inJiviJuals.¨
293

Apache resiJents say living at lacility has positively
translormeJ their lives anJ that they voulJ le JevastateJ il
this housing vere not availalle. One resiJent in sign
language tolJ a reporter that °I voulJ le JevastateJ. I voulJ
cry. I vant to stay here, ve neeJ this place.¨
29+

Bernie Horvitt, A ¯3year olJ Apache tenant, tolJ Arizooe Femiiv in 2JI2, °I get the sense HUD is
almost coming in here saying they vant to get riJ ol Jeal people.¨
295
A lipartisan coalition ol memlers
ol the Aritona Congressional Delegation is leaJing ellorts to resolve this matter in a manner that
protects the current resiJents ol Apache anJ the purpose lor vhich the luilJing vas luilt.
Apache ASL Trails AJvertisement vith Sign
Language

+J
"#$%&'(() *+,-

HUD ollicials claim to have no plans to kick any ol the tenants out, lut their proposeJ actions vill
Jeny this type ol supportive housing to luture resiJents vho neeJ anJ voulJ lenelit lrom the
accessilility leatures ol the luilJing. Also, the SI.2 million cost ol retrolitting the apartments lor Jeal
resiJents vill have leen vasteJ.
The leJeral government investeJ S2.6 million in American Recovery anJ Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
lunJing anJ HUD grants into a SI6.¯ million project.







































+I
"#$%&'(() *+,-

23. Terrorist Vho KiIIed I3 and Injured 32 at Iort Hood Continued to CoIIect
Government PaychecI ¬ (Army) S52,952

Vhen retireJ Army Specialist Logan Burnett is askeJ to Jescrile the Iort HooJ shooting he uses
language that evokes loth the immeJiate horror ol comlat anJ hov the trauma ol that Jay still echoes
in his lile. He rememlers llooJ everyvhere¬his llooJ, anJ the llooJ ol lellov solJiers¬anJ
thinking he vas going to Jie.
296,29¯

Nov three years later, Burnett anJ other victims
ol that Jay are still Jealing vith the repercussions
ol the vorst terrorist attack on American soil
since 9/II.
298

Thirteen people vere murJereJ anJ 32 others vere
vounJeJ in the oneman terrorist attack on Iort
HooJ, Texas, in 2JJ9, making it °the vorst mass
murJer at a military installation in U.S. history.¨
299

Vhile the lamilies ol the survivors anJ victims
vere lighting to receive military lenelits, the Iort HooJ shooter Major NaJal Hasan vas cashing his
paycheck. Since the shooting, Hasan has receiveJ over S2¯8,JJJ in military lenelits lecause the
Military CoJe ol ]ustice Joesn't allov a solJier to le suspenJeJ until they are lounJ guilty.
3JJ

°|Itj makes me sick to my stomach,¨ saiJ Burnett ol the
Hassan salary payments.
3JI
°There have leen times vhen
my vile anJ I cannot allorJ groceries. gas in our car. times
vhere ve ate Ramen nooJles lor veeks on enJ.¨
3J2

Vhile solJiers like Burnett anJ others victims ol the Iort
HooJ terrorist attack have haJ to light the Delense
Department tooth anJ nail to receive lenelits, taxpayers
have spent more than hall a million Jollars ¬ S5+8,JJJ, in
total ¬ on Hasan's imprisonment, anJ that numler Joesn't
incluJe his military lenelits.
3J3

These solJiers anJ the victims ol the Iort HooJ terrorist
attack Jeserve letter.
They Jeserve to knov that their country values respects
them more than it respects the man vho trieJ to enJ their
lives.
Vhile Hassan vas lounJ guilty in August, Congress neeJs to act to ensure this type ol mistake vill
not le maJe in the luture.



RetireJ Army Specialist Logan Burnett has
laceJ physical, psychological, anJ economic
harJships since surviving vhat vas the
largest terrorist attack since 9/II at Iort
HooJ, vhile the perpetrator continueJ to
receive a paycheck (anJ other military
lenelits) lrom the Army.

+2
"#$%&'(() *+,-

24. NASA Searches Ior Signs oI InteIIigent IiIe . in Congress ¬ (NASA) S3
miIIion

One ol NASA's next research missions von't le exploring an alien planet or Jistant galaxy. InsteaJ,
the space agency is spenJing S3 million to go to Vashington, D.C. anJ stuJy one ol the greatest
mysteries in the universe¬hov Congress vorks.
3J+

°In collaloration vith Georgetovn University's Government Allairs Institute, NASA presents
its annual Congressional Operations Seminar on Capitol Hill. Over the course ol a veek,
attenJees vill le proviJeJ a comprehensive look at hov Congress is organiteJ, the key players
anJ their roles, hov the legislative process really vorks, anJ hov Congress Jirectly allects the
Jaily operations ol every Jepartment anJ agency in the Fxecutive Branch. The seminar vill le
presenteJ vith a particular locus on NASA. Participants vill receive lrielings lrom experts in
the lielJ, have the opportunity to attenJ committee hearings, anJ olserve lloor action.
Participants vill also le proviJeJ a hanJson unJerstanJing ol the congressional process anJ
proceJures as vell as the culture that is the UniteJ States Congress.¨
3J5

The space agency says there is a °high JemanJ lor this seminar¨ anJ it °is open to all NASA HQ civil
servants.¨
3J6
NASA vill le spenJing S3 million on this mission over live years lrom Decemler 2JI2
through Decemler 2JI¯.
3J¯

°Many government agencies,
incluJing NASA, are
continuing to experience
restructuring, luJget cuts,
nev missions, anJ numerous
other changes. To help
leJeral employees letter
unJerstanJ the vays in vhich
congressional actions allect
the Jaily operations ol every
Jepartment anJ agency in the
executive lranch, NASA has a
neeJ to proviJe a lirsthanJ
unJerstanJing ol
congressional processes anJ
proceJure, as vell as the
'culture' that is the UniteJ
States Congress,¨ accorJing
to NASA.
3J8

There is no question that the
inner vorkings ol Congress are as lallling anJ conlounJing as the other lig mysteries ol the universe,
such as vhether or not lile exists on other planets. The truth is, Congress does very IittIe vorI
these days and even vhen it does it is oIten unexµIainalIe. OnIy 56 liIIs had leen µassed ly
loth chamlers and signed into Iav as oI Decemler 5, 2uI3,
3u9
µutting the current Congress on
µace to le the Ieast µroductive ever.
3Iu

Beam me up, Mr. Speaker! NASA is spenJing millions ol Jollars to stuJy one ol
the greatest mysteries ol the universe¬hov Congress vorks.

+3
"#$%&'(() *+,-

These incluJe the proJuction ol National Baselall Hall ol Iame commemorative coins, the naming ol a
lriJge, anJ the renaming ol a previously passeJ lav. But perhaps this Congress is letter knovn lor
vhat it JiJ not pass¬ a 2JI+ luJget anJ not a single regular appropriations lill to set spenJing levels
lor agencies, incluJing NASA.
This Jyslunction is rellecteJ in Americans' Jismal attituJes tovarJs the jol perlormance ol the
legislative lranch. Congress's jol approval lor 2JI3 is °on track to le the lovest yearly average¨ in the
lour JecaJes that the Gallup polling company has leen surveying Americans' attituJes. Only 9
percent ol Americans surveyeJ approveJ ol the jol Congress vas Joing.
3II
A poll ly 1|: Fcooomist rates
Congress even lover, vith an approval rating ol 6 percent.
3I2

3I3

Most college graJuates have taken a course in American Government (or at the very least, seen
Sc|ooi|oas: Pocr) anJ are lamiliar vith hov a lill lecomes a lav. It Joesn't take a Jegree in rocket
science, hovever, to knov that the current Congress has laileJ to perlorm its most lasic tasks. NASA
voulJ le lar letter oll looking lor intelligent lile elsevhere in the universe.































++
"#$%&'(() *+,-

25. ParIing Center StucI in ParI ¬ (DOT) S5u miIIion

A chilJ lorn in I99¯¬the same year the construction ol the Paul S. Seroeo:s Siiv:r Spring Transit C:ot:r
o:¸eo¬is oow oic :ooa¸| to criv: to eoc ¡err et t|: c:ot:r 1|et is ij t|: ¡errio¸ c:ot:r wes ectaeiiv com¡i:t:c eoc
o¡:o to ¡:c:strieos
In I99¯, local ollicials in Montgomery
County, MarylanJ announceJ plans to
spenJ S2J million anJ luilJ a transit hul
in Jovntovn Silver Spring, just outsiJe
Vashington, D.C.
3I+
The center vas
intenJeJ to allov easier peJestrian, vehicle
anJ mass transit access to the DC Metro
train system, Amtrak anJ the local
commuter train, MARC.
3I5
The original
plans expecteJ the transit center to open in
I998.
3I6
Sixteen years later, the center
remains shuttereJ anJ the costs have
skyrocketeJ to more than SII2 million.
3I¯

In March 2JI3, local ollicials requesteJ an
aJJitional S¯.5 million.
3I8
Despite sixteen
years in Jelays anJ cost increases
approaching 5JJ percent, the leJeral government has proviJeJ +9 percent ol the total lunJing to
Jate.
3I9

Sometimes it costs a lot ol money anJ takes a lot ol time to luilJ something great. It took one year
anJ +5 Jays, lor example, to complete Nev York's Fmpire State BuilJing lor a cost ol S+I million in
I93I.
32J
MarylanJ's Chesapeake Bay BriJge took 3 ½ years to complete in I952, costing S+5 million.
But shoulJ it take more than I6 years anJ SI2J million to complete a parking garage`
Construction ol the transit center vas completeJ in 2JII, though it has sat vacant since. The latest
rounJ ol Jelays anJ cost increases have leen attrilutalle to allegations that it vas not luilt correctly,
anJ may not even pass a lasic salety test. Postconstruction salety inspectors lor Montgomery
County lounJ °concrete poureJ ly private contractors |IoulgerPrattj on the reinlorcing lars on the
top lloor vas not compliant vith inJustry stanJarJs.¨
32I
Another report releaseJ in March 2JI3 ly a
thirJparty, KCF Structural Fngineers, lounJ aJJitional salety prollems anJ saiJ the structure may
only last I2 years, rather than having °a minimum 5Jyear service lile.¨
322

IoulgerPratt litterly JisputeJ the claims, lut JiJ say, °Il there is an issue vith salety here it is relateJ
to Jesign. That's the county's issue, not ours.¨
323
On top ol that, one ol the lirm's principles noteJ, the
project vas °lraught vith mismanagement¨ ly the county.
32+

By the enJ ol April 2JI3, the cost ol the structure haJ risen to SI2J million, though it vas still unclear
vhen ¬ or il ¬ the transit center voulJ open.
325
The county anJ leaJ contractor attempteJ to linJ
agreement on a path lorvarJ, though the project's inspector haJ not yet signeJ oll.
326

A chilJ lorn in I99¯¬the same year the construction ol the
SI2J million Paul S. Seroeo:s Siiv:r Spring Transit C:ot:r o:¸eo¬
is oow oic :ooa¸| to criv: to eoc ¡err et t|: c:ot:r 1|et is ij t|: ¡errio¸
c:ot:r wes ectaeiiv com¡i:t:c eoc o¡:o to ¡:c:strieos

+5
"#$%&'(() *+,-

26. Red InI Pays Ior Red Vine Ior Red China ¬ (CaIiIornia, Vashington and
the PeoµIe`s ReµulIic oI China) S4I5,uuu
Taxpayers are likely to get reJ in the lace vhen they learn the leJeral government, avash in reJ ink, is
paying to serve reJ vine in reJ China.
The U.S. Department ol Agriculture is spenJing over S+I5,JJJ this year to serve up line vines in
China. This hanJout incluJes a S369,292 grant lrom the Fmerging Market Program
32¯
anJ a S+5,98+
grant lrom the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.
328

The Fmerging Market Program grant is intenJeJ to luilJ °a community ol 'inlluentials'¨ in China to
create a JemanJ lor line Calilornia vines.
329
The money has leen avarJeJ to the Iamily Vinemakers
ol Calilornia (IVC) anJ StonelriJge Research Group LLC °to Jevelop a roaJmap on hov to sell
Calilornia line vines¨ in China.
33J
The project seeks to °appeal to China's 'aspirational' vine
consumers ly luilJing the associations letveen the vines anJ Jesiralle/prestigious/luxury
experiences.¨
33I
It voulJ Jo so ly
°training vine eJucators vho vill then
Jeliver the classes across China,¨
accorJing to the presiJent ol
StonelriJge. °The only vay ve knov
hov to vin a vine customer's heart is to
tell them the stories alout hanJcralteJ
vorlJ class vines, alout the people vho
make them, the places anJ the history
anJ its intimate connection to the soil,
the people anJ the place. Ve lelieve
they vill realite that these vines are not
only great value lut highly
prestigious.¨
332
This grant is the lirst ol
°an expecteJ three year unJertaking.¨
333

The Specialty Crop Block Grant
Program vill lring Chinese vine connoisseurs to Vashington state to meet vith local vineries.
33+

The goal ol the project, vhich is leing conJucteJ in partnership vith the Vashington State Vine
Commission anJ Visit Seattle,¨ is to °luilJ Vashington State's reputation as a premier Jestination lor
vine tourism.¨
335

Because China has a groving market, American vine makers have gooJ reason to promote their
proJucts in the Communist country. In 2JI2, vine sales in China reacheJ 25¯ lillion yuan, alout S+I
lillion.
336
The sale ol American vines in the country totaleJ S¯+ million, up I8 percent lrom 2JII.
33¯

But it makes little sense lor the U.S. leJeral government, vhich oves China over SI.2 trillion,
338
to le
spenJing some ol that lorroveJ money to pay lor vine tours anJ tastings lor Chinese vine
connoisseurs, especially vhen our nation is struggling to implement the luJget cuts imposeJ ly
sequestration. Real vine connoisseurs knov vhat the lest vines are, anJ Jon't neeJ government
lunJeJ marketing to tell them.
Taxpayers are likely to get reJ in the lace vhen they learn our leJeral
government, avash in reJ ink, is paying to serve reJ vine in reJ China.


+6
"#$%&'(() *+,-

27. Hurricane Sandy ªEmergency¨ Iunds Sµent on TV Ads ¬ (HUD) S65 miIIion
In ]anuary 2JI3, Congress passeJ a lill to proviJe S6J.+ lillion lor the areas JevastateJ ly Hurricane
SanJy.
339
Hovever, insteaJ ol rushing aiJ to the people vho neeJ it most, statelevel ollicials in Nev
York anJ Nev ]ersey spent the money on tourismrelateJ TV aJvertisements.
Making this particularly vexing lor some local resiJents, the llov ol Jisaster aiJ has leen loth paltry
anJ slov. Vhile many agencies vere responsille lor aJministering the aiJ, the Secretary ol Housing
anJ Urlan Development (HUD) vas appointeJ to leaJ the leJeral
recovery ellort. As ol Octoler 2JI3, though, only one person on
Staten IslanJ has receiveJ help, in the lorm ol housing
assistance.
3+J

By contrast, lunJing lrom HUD lor television aJs lloveJ quickly.
AccorJing to the agency, the leJeral government approveJ
Community Development Block GrantDisaster Recovery (CDBG
DR) vaivers lor the states ol Nev York anJ Nev ]ersey to allov
the states special permission to spenJ Jisaster aiJ lunJs on
tourism aJvertisements.
3+I

Specilically, the State ol Nev York plans to spenJ SI+J million, ol vhich S+J million vill come lrom
leJeral Jisaster aiJ, lor an aJvertising campaign calleJ °Nev York State Open lor Business.¨
3+2
These
television aJs vere approveJ ly the Nev York State Legislature anJ receiveJ heavy airtime on CNN,
CNBC anJ NBC. Likevise, the State ol Nev ]ersey also tappeJ into leJeral Jisaster aiJ to pay lor a
marketing campaign Jeclaring the state °Stronger than the storm,¨ anJ vill use up to S25 million in
CDBGDR lunJs to launch commercials to reminJ people that the ]ersey Shore anJ other parts ol the
state are open lor lusiness.
3+3
In May, the governor, along vith Snooki lrom the cast ol MTV's °]ersey
Shore,¨ helJ events on the shore
to try anJ Jrav people there lor
the tourism season.
3++

Despite these ellorts, though,
tourism in the areas harJest hit
vas vay Jovn, calling into
question the ellectiveness ol the
aJ campaign. Sales lor the leach
season at some ]ersey Shore
lusinesses vere Jovn letveen
2J percent anJ +J percent over
the year prior.
3+5







"#$%&'(() *+,-

28. Ve Vant a Shrullery! Gardening and Iandscaµing services at the BrusseIs
home oI the NATO Amlassador ¬ (State) S7u4, I98



In Congressional hearings on the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghati, Lilya, State
Department ollicials have testilieJ that °consistent shortlalls have requireJ the Jepartment to
prioritite lunJing out ol security accounts.the lunJs proviJeJ vere inaJequate.¨
3+6


So vhat items are a higher priority than security lor emlassies anJ Jiplomats`

The State Department spent S¯J+,I98 on garJening anJ lanJscaping services at the 28acre Brussels
home ol the U.S. AmlassaJor to NATO.
3+¯

IncluJeJ in the purchase vere 96J violas, 96J tulips, 96J legonias, ¯2 ]apanese evergreen shruls, 5J+
ivy geraniums, I68 hylriJ heath evergreen shruls, 2J+ American vintergreens, anJ 6J Fnglish ivy
shruls.
3+8


AccorJing to a State Department spokesperson, the ollicial resiJence, nameJ Truman Hall, °regularly
hosts visitors lrom the 28 NATO nations anJ other Alliance partner countries arounJ the vorlJ anJ is
a valualle platlorm lor America's Jiplomacy.¨
3+9


The spokesperson also stateJ the contract avarJeJ to Iris Greencare, a Belgian company, vas the
lovest technically acceptalle price.
35J
Perhaps the sequestration cuts inlluenceJ the State
Department to set the maximum amount ol solicitation to S5JJ,JJJ lor garJening anJ lanJscaping at
the U.S. Fmlassy in ]akarta, InJonesia.
¯35I
The value remains to le JetermineJ lor the solicitations lor
lotanical Jiplomacy at U.S. Fmlassies in Santiago, Chile, Maseru, Lesotho, anJ Bangkok, ThailanJ.
8








+8
"#$%&'(() *+,-

29. Counting Sheeµ VhiIe the IIood Vaters Rise ¬ (USGS) SI5,uuu
Vith llooJing anticipateJ, the counting ol the animals legan.
Not Noah loarJing tvo ol every animal onto his Ark to escape the great Billical llooJ, lut rather the UniteJ
States Geological Survey (USGS).
This year, USGS shut Jovn °more than IJJ crucial gauges that varn ol imminent llooJing or lack ol neeJeJ
vater¨ across the country.
352
The move¬calleJ an issue ol lile, property, anJ salety ly the Chiel Scientist lor
Vater ol the USGS¬vas llameJ on sequestration.
353

USGS claimeJ it lackeJ the S29 million in lunJing neeJeJ to keep the
llooJ gauges operational.
Vhile the luJget cuts vere llameJ, perhaps the Jecision haJ more to
Jo vith Jrovsiness lrom counting sheep as a result ol the expansion ol
the agency's aerial animal census program.
That's right, USGA vas spenJing thousanJs ol Jollars counting sheep
anJ other animals at the same time llooJ gauges vere leing turneJ oll.
USGA counteJ pygmy rallits in IJaho anJ elk in Vashington,
35+

eagles anJ trumpeter svans in IJaho,
355
SanJ Hill cranes anJ sage
grouse lirJs in ColoraJo,
356
sheep anJ Jeer in NevaJa,
35¯
anJ seals
anJ sea lions in Alaska.
358

The USGA's animal census is more sophisticateJ than the heaJcount ol the U.S.
population taken every ten years as it is conJucteJ via aerial Jrones. The agency is
utiliting °tvo types ol aircralt. a
latterypovereJ, lixeJving
airplane calleJ the Raven anJ a
gaslurning helicopter calleJ the
THavk.¨
359
The Ravens vere
°JesigneJ to monitor enemy
positions lrom alar¨ anJ cost approximately S25J,JJJ per
system.
36J
The USGS °got its lirst militarysurplus Jrone
in 2JJ9 anJ llev its lirst real mission in 2JII.¨
36I
There are
nov 36 Jrones in the U.S. Geological Survey anJ the
Department ol the Interior lleet.
362

The Department ol the Interior acquireJ the Jrones, valueJ
at nearly SI5 million, lrom the Department ol Delense.
363
Fach sheepcounting mission costs S3,JJJ in lalor
expenses.
36+
By comparison, it costs alout SI5,5JJ
annually to maintain a llooJ gauge.
365

Drone systems are stationeJ in Alaska, Aritona, ColoraJo,
IJaho anJ Montana. Fach ol these states is also home to
llooJ gauges JiscontinueJ or threateneJ ly USGS.
366

Vhile the llooJ gauges vere leing shut Jovn, the USGS expanJeJ its National UnmanneJ Aircralt Systems
Project.
36¯
In lact, there has leen a 'grounJsvell' ol Department ol Interior Jrone use in recent years,¨
The U.S. Geological Survey utilites tvo types ol
aerial Jrones, the THavk anJ the Raven.

+9
"#$%&'(() *+,-

accorJing to Mike Hutt vho manages the Geological Survey's National UnmanneJ Aircralt Systems Project
Ollice in Denver.
368
°Fvery veek lrings more requests lrom other Interior Department agencies,¨ accorJing to
USGS ollicial, anJ those counts are going leyonJ just counting vilJ animals. In Oregon, lor example,
Jrones are leing useJ to survey potatoes.
369

Vhile USGS vas counting sheep, other entities trieJ to lill the salety vacuum lelt ly the agency's Jecision to
shut Jovn llooJ gauges. The ColoraJo
Vater Conservation BoarJ, lor example,
paiJ to keep lour streamllov gauges
running, that °vere essential in varning
ol llooJs in the state¨ in Septemler.
3¯J

Likevise, Vashington cannot le caught
counting sheep¬or acting like sheep¬as
the rising tiJe ol reJ ink threatens to
sulmerge the American Dream. This
means learning to prioritite true
government missions. Vhile counting
sheep anJ other vilJlile certainly has
scientilic value anJ can reJuce the risk to
pilots llying missions in hatarJous
conJitions, llooJ gauges have scientilic
value as vell as the potential to save the
lives ol thousanJs ol Americans vho
othervise voulJ not le alerteJ to rising
llooJ vaters.



















The cost ol live sheep counting Jrone missions coulJ pay to restore one
closeJ llooJ gauge lor a vhole year.

5J
"#$%&'(() *+,-

3u. IederaIIy Iunded SoIar PaneIs Covered at ManchesterBoston Airµort
Because the GIare BIinds PiIots and ControIIers ¬ (IAA) S3.5 miIIion

Vhen ollicials at the ManchesterBoston Regional Airport in Nev Hampshire installeJ nev solar
panels, they JiJ not anticipate one quarter ol them voulJ not le useJ I8 months later.
3¯I
In Spring
2JI2, the panels vere placeJ on top ol the airport's parking garage, anJ 25 percent have remaineJ
there, covereJ vith a tarp, renJering them useless.
Prollems vith the nev panels vere noticeJ almost immeJiately ly air trallic controllers vho claimeJ
that lor +5 minutes each Jay, glare maJe it Jillicult to oversee the airport's runvays.
3¯2
Hovever, it is
not as though glare vas an unloreseen prollem. Prior to the solar panel installation, the airport hireJ
consulting lirm Harris, Miller, Miller & Hanson to conJuct a glare stuJy anJ proviJe
recommenJations to avoiJ the prollem.
3¯3
Vhile the airport lolloveJ the lirm's recommenJations,
they vere not alle to avoiJ glare in the control tover. The lirm receiveJ S+I,5¯J lor its vork, Jespite
the mishap, anJ has leen askeJ ly the airport
to help solve the prollem.
3¯+

The panels vere paiJ lor through a S3.5 million
grant lrom the IeJeral Aviation AJministration
(IAA), vhich covereJ 95 percent ol the total
cost.
3¯5
AccorJing to estimates proviJeJ ly
airport ollicials, hovever, the solar panels may
never recoup their costs to install. Operating at
lull capacity, the solar panels might save the
airport as much as SIJJ,JJJ annually in
electricity costs, anJ only S2 million °over the
25 year lile ol the project.¨
3¯6

Moreover, the IAA releaseJ its ovn guiJance
on solar panel use at airports since miJ2JI2,
alter the panels vere installeJ at Manchester
Airport.
3¯¯
It issueJ guiJance in Novemler 2JIJ, lut on ]une 26, 2JI2 ¬ laseJ on °nev inlormation anJ
lielJ experience¨ ¬ cautioneJ airports against relying on it. °All users ol this guiJance are herely
notilieJ that signilicant content in |the section on °Rellectivityj may le sulject to change, anJ the
IAA cautions users against relying solely on this section at this time.¨
3¯8
The guiJance vas proJuceJ
lor the IAA ly Harris, Miller, Miller & Hanson ¬ the same contractor hireJ ly the airport to conJuct
their ovn glare stuJy.
3¯9

At the enJ ol August 2JI2, airport vorkers vere °moving the tarps alout every three veeks,
JepenJing on the angle ol the sun,¨ calling the tarps a °temporary solution.¨ Inlormation on the
airport's velsite noteJ they hopeJ the panels voulJ °le repositioneJ anJ lunctioning at IJJ percent
capacity ly next spring,¨ lut as ol August 2JI3 tarps remaineJ on a large numler ol the solar panels.
38J

Government logic. SpenJ S3.5 million to save S2 million over 25 years. Go ligure.


IeJeral lunJs luilt these solar panels vhich are nov llinJing
pilots.

5I
"#$%&'(() *+,-


3I. State Deµartment ªBuys Ians¨ to Increase IacelooI ªIiIes¨ ¬ (State)
S63u,uuu
Hoping to increase its reach vith an international auJience, the State Department spent S63J,JJJ
°luying lans¨ lor its Iacelook anJ Tvitter accounts.
38I
The ellort vas unJertaken ly the Jepartment's
Bureau ol International Inlormation Programs (IIP), vhich is responsille lor °sustaineJ conversations
vith loreign auJiences to luilJ America's reputation alroaJ.¨
382

The lanluying ellort vas an expensive llop. Vhile the money vas uselul in generating thousanJs ol
°likes¨ on its Iacelook pages ¬ even generating 2.5 million lans ¬ lev people engageJ vith the
Jepartment as a result. On each ol its lour Iacelook pages, lever than tvo percent even °likeJ¨ its
photos anJ °|mjany postings haJ lever than IJJ comments or shares.¨
383
Typical ol responJent's
remarks lor agency photos vere comments such as °so nice pic.¨
38+

Moreover, vhen Iacelook changeJ the vay it Jisplays items in a user's leeJ, starting in Septemler
2JI2,
385
the uselulness ol the State Department's investment plummeteJ. UnJer the changes, nevs
items voulJ no longer appear on a user's page unless it vas lrom a site they lrequenteJ. Since many ol
the State Department's virtual °lrienJs¨ harJly, il ever, engageJ the Jepartment online the inlormation
it sent out voulJ not le seen ly its target auJience.
386
The only solution availalle vas to °continually
spenJ money on sponsoreJ story aJs.¨
38¯


















52
"#$%&'(() *+,-

32. NASA`s IittIe Green Man ¬ (NASA) S39u,uuu
Vith NASA's manneJ space llight programs grounJeJ lor the loreseealle luture, the agency seems to
have shilteJ its locus lrom making contact vith little green men to teaching chilJren alout lictional
green ninjas.


The °Green Ninja¨ is a cartoon superhero createJ to motivate °kiJs to take action on climate
change.¨
388
Fugene CorJero, one ol the creators, says °the goal ol the project is to make the Green
Ninja the nev Smokey the Bear.¨
389

°Support lor the Green Ninja originally came lrom the National Science IounJation, lut nov incluJes
lunJing lrom NASA.¨
39J
The space agency proviJeJ a S39J,JJJ grant lor the project °to support
prolessional Jevelopment lor teachers.¨
39I
The 3Jmonth grant lrom NASA vill proviJe training lor
teachers °to use Green Ninja meJia tools in the classroom.¨ These tools incluJe lesson plans, short
lilms anJ soon an iPhone application.
392

Green Ninja has his ovn YouTule channel leaturing cartoons,
393
anJ nov episoJes ol °The Green
Ninja Shov,¨ vhich vas
launcheJ earlier this year.
39+

The animateJ climateaction
superhero has a numler ol
enemies he must Jeleat,
incluJing °a carlon ninja ¬
the Green Ninja's
archenemy ¬, plastic man,
coal man anJ junky corporate
man.¨
395

Vhile this project may le lun
anJ even eJucational, NASA
voulJ have a much ligger
impact inspiring young
people to seek out careers in
science anJ technology ly
locusing its resources on its
primary missions. But vith
the manneJ mission to the reJ planet shelveJ, the Green Ninja may le the only little green man the
space agency makes contact vith lor the loreseealle luture.

The Green Ninja is a superhero lunJeJ ly NASA lunJing to inspire chilJren to take on climate change. Is this
the type ol little green men the space agency is locuseJ on nov that its mission to the reJ planet is shelveJ`
In an episoJe ol 1|: Cr::o Xio¡e S|ow uploaJeJ to YouTule on Novemler 5, 2JI3, the
Green Ninja teams up vith Dr. Burrito to teach kiJs that vegetarian lurritos are more
environmentallylrienJly than those vith leel. The episoJe haJ unJer 5JJ vievs one
month alter it vas uploaJeJ.

53
"#$%&'(() *+,-

33. Overtime Iraud ¬ (DHS) S9 miIIion

A recent report
396
has allegeJ °pervasive¨ overtime lrauJ anJ a °gross vaste ol government lunJs,¨ at
the Department ol HomelanJ Security (DHS).
39¯
The type ol overtime in question is the
AJministratively Uncontrollalle Overtime (AUO), vhich can only le useJ ly certain DHS employees.
Ior example, lorJer patrol agents lrequently responJ to situations that require them to vork leyonJ
their scheJuleJ hours anJ AUO is invokeJ to cover this extra vork time. Unlortunately, other DHS
employees are alusing the system.
Vith the assistance ol vhistlellovers, the Ollice ol Special Counsel (OSC) JetermineJ DHS
employees routinely aluse AUO anJ laleleJ the prollem as °pervasive.¨
398
OSC lounJ nearly S9
million in improper overtime claims in ¡ast six DHS ollices.
399

One case involveJ the CBP heaJquarters in Vashington, D.C. The overtime aluses occurreJ at the
Commissioner's Situation Room.
+JJ
One vhistlellover, vho vorkeJ in the Situation Room,
JescrileJ overtime aluses as °employees vill sit at their Jesks lor an extra tvo hours, catching up on
Netllix, talking to lrienJs or using it (AUO) lor commuting time.¨
+JI
AccorJing to vhistlellovers
this overtime aluse vas authoriteJ ly the Situation Room Director anJ Assistant Director anJ
incluJeJ alout 2¯ employees lor a total ol S696,JJJ in questionalle overtime claims.
+J2

DHS has leen avare ol AUO aluse since 2JJ8 anJ has Jone little to stop the prollem. The lack ol
accountalility ly the Department has alloveJ this aluse to lecome an accepteJ practice.






















5+
"#$%&'(() *+,-

34. MiIitary Boneyard BoondoggIe ¬ (U.S. Air Iorce) S432 miIIion

The Air Iorce is clipping the vings ol lranJ nev planes lelore they ever take their maiJen llight.
Since 2JJ¯, the U.S. Air Iorce has purchaseJ 2I C2¯] Spartans at a cost ol S63I.+ million to U.S.
taxpayers.
+J3

AccorJing to its manulacturer, Italian aerospace company Aleniana Aermacchi, the C2¯] vas
JesigneJ to proviJe tactical transport to support comlat operations in remote anJ austere
environments. The C2¯], vhich has supporteJ comlat operations in Iraq anJ Alghanistan, can take
oll anJ lanJ lrom unimproveJ surlaces anJ airstrips less than 2,JJJ leet in length. The C2¯] ollers
°superior anJ costellective perlormances in any operational conJition, extreme mission llexilility,
anJ is uniquely interoperalle anJ interchangealle vith heavier military airlilters.¨
+J+

Hovever, in 2JI2, the Air Iorce JetermineJ that the C2¯] JiJ not oller superior capalility anJ
capacity to perlorm general support anJ Jirect support airlilt missions. The C2¯] in lact coulJ only
perlorm the Jirect support mission anJ coulJ not match the capalility ol the CI3J in respect to
range, cargo, anJ passenger transportation.
+J5

In August 2JI2, a lormer Air Iorce Chiel ol Stall testilieJ lelore Congress that the Air Iorce JiJ not
vant to acquire more C2¯]s Jue to liscal constraints lrought ly sequestration, the C2¯]s limiteJ
capalilities, anJ lecause the CI3J vas more cost ellective than the C2¯] (the C2¯] costing the Air
Iorce S2¯J million, vhile the CI3J costs letveen S2J+ anJ S2I6 million vhen taking in
consiJeration the
current lasing
construct lor the C
2¯] anJ CI3J
+J6
).
Contrary to the
request ly the Air
Iorce to stop
proJuction ol the
planes, anJ even as it
knev the planes
voulJ never le useJ,
Congress continueJ
to lunJ C2¯]
proJuction in the
Iiscal Year 2JI2
National Delense Authoritation Act. Alter taking its existing C2¯]s out ol service, the Air Iorce vas
then alloveJ to mothlall its lranJ nev C2¯]s at DavisMonthan Air Iorce Base in Tucson, Aritona
I6 nev C2¯]s in Septemler 2JI3 anJ an aJJitional live in 2JI+ lelore these aircralt took a single
llight in support ol our service memlers, accorJing to a Devtoo Deiiv X:ws investigative report.
+J¯

Making matters vorse, the DOD plans to mothlall live lranJ nev C2¯]s vhich are expecteJ to le
luilt ly April 2JI+, aJJing to vaste ol approximately +,+JJ unuseJ aircralt anJ I3 aerospace vehicles
lrom the DOD anJ NASA, mothlalleJ, vith a total value ol more than S35 lillion.

Tucson's DavisMonthan Air Iorce Base vill soon le home to C2¯]s that the Air Iorce JiJ
not vant lut Congress orJereJ anyvay.

55
"#$%&'(() *+,-

35. SurµIus MRAP`s to MiIitarize Main Street ¬ (S82.5 MiIIion)
Fveryone knovs that Ohio State University lootlall games can get vilJ, lut campus cops may have
linally taken things too lar. Using a Delense Department program, the school along vith Jotens ol
other police jurisJictions, are receiving some ol the military's surplus armoreJ vehicles.
At a cost ol S5JJ,JJJ each, U.S. taxpayers gilteJ S82.5 million in surplus Mine Resistant Amlush
ProtecteJ (MRAP) tactical vehicles to lav enlorcement agencies in I65 communities, incluJing
Jotens ol rural anJ sparsely populateJ regions.
+J8
IntenJeJ lor largescale emergencies, MRAP's are
equippeJ machine gun turrets, lulletprool glass, anJ armoreJ siJing.
+J9
Irom Bates County,
Missouri
+IJ
to High Springs, IloriJa,
+II
local lav enlorcement agencies in rural anJ smalltovn
communities are leing equippeJ vith the same militarygraJe tools that U.S. troops utiliteJ to light
the Var on Terror in Iraq anJ Alghanistan.
Some local resiJents have oljecteJ, noting the veapons ol var seem out ol place here at home.
Hovever, saiJ one recipient county sherill, °It's intimiJating. AnJ it's lree.¨
+I2
ProviJeJ ly taxpayers'
generosity, the same vehicles strong enough to protect U.S. troops lrom roaJsiJe lomls anJ machine
gun lire anJ rockets are nov leing useJ °to Jeliver shock anJ ave vhile serving varrants¨ in quiet
communities across America
+I3
through the LFSO IJ33 Program.
+I+

One rural sherill justilieJ his neeJ lor an MRAP ly Jescriling, in his viev, vhat a var tone rural
America has lecome.
+I5
°Vhile this vehicle may le extreme lor Bates County to some people, I voulJ
call their attention to
vhat is going on in rural
areas across the country.
Vorkplace shootings,
school shootings, anJ
violence in general are not
just lig city prollems¨
saiJ
+I6
the sherill ol Bates
County, Missouri
(population I6,¯J9).
+I¯

DemanJ lor the lree
vehicles has leen high,
though, vith the
Department ol Delense
receiving requests lor 73I additionaI MRAPs, lrom local lav enlorcement agencies across the
nation.
+I8
The Varren County (XY) sherill vho vas one ol the lucky lev to lanJ one saiJ he Joults
they vill even use it that much saying it vill prolally °spenJ most ol the time in a heateJ garage.¨
+I9

The Ohio State University police chiel reassureJ stuJents the MRAP vill only le utiliteJ lor
emergencies that occur on the campus, such as ollicer (not stuJent) rescues, hostage situations, loml
threats, active shooter scenarios, anJ homelanJ security purposes.
+2J
°It's a more special vehicle than
the typical armoreJ vehicle. This one can go through vater.¨
+2I




The Ohio State University MRAP vas °luilt to vithstanJ lallistic arms lire, mine
llasts, IFDs, anJ Nuclear, Biological anJ Chemical environments that threaten the
salety ol its crev.¨

56
"#$%&'(() *+,-

36. DuµIicative and VasteIuI IT Systems ¬ S32I MiIIion
In Decemler 2JI2, the U.S. Air Iorce canceleJ an Inlormation Technology (IT) program that it haJ
leen vorking on since 2JJ5. The FxpeJitionary Comlat Support System (FCSS) vas an U.S. Air
Iorce Fnterprise Resource Planning (FRP) system that vas JesigneJ to merge lase level anJ
vholesale logistics systems, anJ to Jeliver harJ netsavings lor the USAI.
+22
The Air Iorce scrappeJ
the program alter Jumping SI lillion into the project, vith no iJentilialle lenelit to the military or to
the taxpayer. Iurthermore, the project voulJ have requireJ an aJJitional SI.I lillion to lix anJ the
system voulJ not have leen completeJ until 2J2J.
+23

Vhy settle lor one IT system vhen you can have tvo that Jo the same thing` AccorJing to the
Government Accountalility Ollice (GAO), that is the practice at several leJeral agencies, vhich are
aJministering overlapping anJ Juplicative IT systems.
The leJeral government spenJs more than S82 lillion on IT each year, lut accorJing to a recent GAO
report three agencies have spent S32I million lor overlapping IT purposes over the past several
years.
+2+

The Department ol HomelanJ Security (DHS) spent over S3J million on
tvo IT programs, loth ol vhich supporteJ °immigration enlorcement
looking management, vhich incluJes the processing ol apprehenJeJ illegal
aliens suspecteJ ol committing criminal violations ol immigration lav.¨
+25

The tvo systems iJentilieJ ly GAO are useJ ly Customs anJ BorJer Patrol
(CBP) anJ Immigration anJ Customs Fnlorcement (ICF), lut loth collect
nearly iJentical liographical Jata on illegal aliens arresteJ lor committing crimes. Hovever, DHS saiJ
it has no plans to aJJress the Juplicative expenJitures.
+26

Iour Juplicative IT systems vere iJentilieJ at the Department ol Delense (DOD) vith a price tag ol
S3J.6 million. Tvo ol these systems vere in °Health Care Tracking¨ anJ tvo vere in °Dental
Management.¨ Unlike DHS, DOD agreeJ to vork to eliminate the Juplicity, lut the results are yet to
le seen.
+2¯

The most costly Juplicative IT systems GAO lounJ are maintaineJ ly the Department ol Health anJ
Human Services (HHS) totaling S26J.38 million. Iour ol HHS's systems relateJ to °Fnterprise
Inlormation Security,¨ meaning the systems vere useJ to °maintain anJ secure the operations anJ
assets ol HHS anJ its components.¨ Tvo other Juplicative IT systems vere useJ lor MeJicare
coverage anJ containeJ similar inlormation ly the same contractor. Vhile HHS vas revieving
vhether it coulJ consoliJate the lour systems relateJ to Fnterprise Inlormation Security, it stateJ it
vas too costly to consoliJate tvo systems relateJ to MeJicare coverage.
+28

°Ve linJ in many ol these reports ¬ anJ these tvo current reports are lalling into the same loat here
¬ they're vellintentioneJ initiatives, they're poorly executeJ anJ really there's not enough
accountalility,¨ GAO analyst Dave Povner saiJ.
+29

Povner aJJeJ, °This is real money anJ there's lots ol Juplication.¨
+3J




"#$%&'(() *+,-

37. Keeµing the Iights on in Emµty and IittIe Used IederaI BuiIdings SI.5
liIIion

At 6.6 million square leet the Pentagon is olten lilleJ ly the military as °the vorlJ's largest lovrise
ollice luilJing.¨
+3I
The massive amount ol square
lootage in this luilJing alone translates to miles
ol hallvay space alone, lut it is JvarleJ ly the
amount ol leJeral property that sits unuseJ
every year. Il unJerutiliteJ leJeral luilJings
vere converteJ into Pentagons, you coulJ line
up 68 ol them enJtoenJ anJ just larely have
enough room.
+32

Many ol these luilJings, il not severely
unJerutiliteJ, sit empty lut still require the
normal upkeep that goes along vith running a
lully lunctional luilJing. In 2JIJ, GAO lounJ
several luilJings that vere not only empty, lut
vere set lor Jemolition anJ yet vere maintaineJ
at taxpayer expense. One such luilJing ovneJ
ly the Veterans Allairs AJministration cost
S2J,JJJ a year to operate.
+33
A varehouse
ovneJ ly the General Services sat completely
empty lrom 2JJ8 through 2JII, Juring vhich
time the agency spent nearly S2 million on it.
+3+

Fach year, the government spenJs et i:est SI.5
lillion maintaining properties that it no longer
neeJs.
+35











A raJioactive property anJ a property vith a
collapseJ rool are just tvo examples ol government
property in serious Jisrepair. Hov Joes GSA rate
these runJovn luilJings` Fxcellent conJition!

58
"#$%&'(() *+,-

38. Be AII That You Can Be.On ReaIity TV ¬ (Army) S9 miIIion
In the same month that the Army announceJ a plan to cut 8J,JJJ troops lrom its ranks to rellect the
country's military neeJs anJ luJget restraints,
+36
it vas also testing a nev methoJ ol aJvertising to
attracting young recruits.at a cost ol S9 million ol taxpayer lunJs.
+3¯
Part reality TV shov, part inlomercial, °Starting Strong¨ aireJ IJ episoJes on IOX in I6 large markets
lrom ]une 2 through August +.
+38
The 23minute long episoJes are also posteJ on the Army's YouTule
channel
+39
anJ promoteJ on a Iacelook page lor the series.
++J
The Army tappeJ loth its meJia
agency anJ aJvertising agency to purchase commercial time lor the series anJ to promote the TV shov
on social meJia.
++I

In Jescriling the role ol aJvertising lor recruiting, a spokesperson saiJ that °joining the Army is kinJ
ol like Jating someloJy, you Jon't marry them on the lirst Jate.
++2
Unlortunately lor the Army anJ lor
the American taxpayer, °Starting Strong¨ vas a lirst Jate llop.
Airing on SunJay mornings, °the real auJience lor |'Starting Strong'j is either asleep or on their vay to
church¨ anJ °are more likely to vatch them on the GoArmy.com YouTule channel.¨
++3
But as ol
Septemler 3J, 2JI3, the Starting Strong episoJes on YouTule only averageJ 35, +¯3 vievs.
+++
These
vievers only vatcheJ an average ol 5 minutes anJ 35 seconJs ol the 23minute long episoJes.
++5
One reviev ol the TV series lest summariteJ hov the American taxpayer shoulJ leel alout the
Army's inlomercial. °|Tjhe Army lrass shoulJ hope that luJgetslashing, prosequestration memlers
ol Congress Jon't see our tax Jollars at vork.¨
++6






59
"#$%&'(() *+,-

39. Camµ IeathernecI Headquarters IaciIity ¬ (U.S. Deµartment oI DeIense)
S34 miIIion

As troops in Alghanistan vere closing lases anJ senJing military equipment lack home, DOD vas
linaliting construction ol a stateoltheart, 6+,JJJsquareloot commanJ HQ lacility on Camp
Leatherneck that has never leen occupieJ, anJ vill likely le torn Jovn, or turneJ over to the Alghan
government as the lacility vill likely lall outsiJe the camp's nev security perimeter.
++¯

++8

No mere victim ol changing lattlelielJ conJitions, the Marine Corps requesteJ the project le canceleJ
months alter it vas initiateJ in 2JIJ. Nonetheless, the Air Iorce's ¯¯2nJ Fnterprise Sourcing
SquaJron issueJ a task orJer to AMFC Farth anJ Fnvironmental Inc. to luilJ the lacility in Ielruary
2JII, anJ the U.S. government took control ol it in Novemler 2JI2. Vork has continueJ on the
lacility in 2JI3 to aJJress Jeliciencies in construction noteJ in a Department ol Delense Inspector
General report.
Fven translerring the lacility to the Alghan Security Iorces vill necessitate aJJitional costs lor U.S.
taxpayers. The luilJing vill require a °major overhaul¨ in heating, ventilation anJ airconJitioning
systems lecause the luilJing vas constructeJ laseJ on U.S. construction stanJarJs, not Alghan
stanJarJs, anJ as a result, the pover runs at a Jillerent voltage, complicating the transler.







6J
"#$%&'(() *+,-

4u. Bridge to Novhere StiII Going Novhere ¬ (AK) S2.9 miIIion

An Alaska state agency is pushing lorvarJ to clear an expensive rightolvay lor a controversial
lillion Jollar lriJge project that vill likely never le linisheJ.
The result is that thirteen homes anJ lusinesses that are squarely in the current rightolvay ol the
Knik Arm BriJge vill le JemolisheJ.
++9
The Knik Arm BriJge anJ Toll Authority (KABATA) has
alreaJy spent S2.9 million to luy properties incluJing several homes anJ an apartment luilJing.
+5J

Recently a Sulvay anJ a Tesoro Alaska lranchise vere scheJuleJ to le shutJovn lecause ol the
lriJge, lut they receiveJ a temporary °reprieve.¨
+5I

The controversial Knik Arm BriJge, sometimes calleJ a °lriJge to novhere¨ has long leen the Jream
ol Jevelopers seeking access to more unJevelopeJ lanJ. The lirst phase ol Knik Arm is expecteJ to
cost arounJ S¯5J million lor a tvolane project. The seconJ phase ol the project vhich voulJ expanJ
the lriJge to lour lanes vith more access roaJs vill lring the costs to more than SI.I lillion.
+52

Hovever, a state auJit ol the project, vhich relieJ on KABATA's ovn Jata, put the cost at SI.6
lillion.
+53

The seiting ol property anJ lanJ has some local Government Hill community ollicials up in arms. °Ve
think this is a travesty,¨ saiJ Stephanie Kesler, presiJent ol the local community council. Despite the
linancial roaJllocks lor the project, °ve strongly lelieve they are Joing this to create the appearance
ol momentum anJ inevitalility.¨
+5+
Kesler's group has calleJ lor all rightolvay vork to le halteJ
lecause the lriJge to novhere is going novhere.
AccorJing to leJeral ligures, more than S239 million haJ leen allocateJ to the Knik Arm project in
lour leJeral lavs. As ol Octoler 3I, 2JI3, S6¯ million haJ leen spent on a lriJge to novhere that is
unlikely to ever le luilt.
+55













6I
"#$%&'(() *+,-

4I. Pairing Prime Cuts vith Vine ¬ (OIIahoma) S2uu,uuu
This year, more than 63¯,JJJ Oklahomans sav a Jecrease in looJ assistance proviJeJ ly the USDA.
+56

Vhile these Oklahoma lamilies aJjusteJ to a smaller luJget to put looJ on their talles, USDA vas
simultaneously spenJing hunJreJs ol thousanJs ol Jollars to serve up more Oklahoma vine.
Vhispering MeaJov VineyarJs anJ Vinery, locateJ in McAlester, Oklahoma, receiveJ S2JJ,JJJ
lrom USDA to purchase nev equipment incluJing °II nev tanks anJ a nev automateJ lottling
machine¨ to increase vine proJuction. Vith this nev equipment, the vinery is nov °the most state
oltheart vinemaking lacility in the state ol Oklahoma.¨
+5¯
As a result, the vinery hopes to Joulle
the numler ol cases ol vine proJuceJ every year anJ is unJergoing some °major¨ renovations. °Ve
are linishing the linal phases ol our larrel room that ve call our °Vine Cave,¨ saiJ the ovner ol
Vhispering MeaJov.
+58

Vhile Congress is toasting to spenJing taxpayers
money, theyve serveJ up a glass ol vhat has lecome
their most popular, ageJ leverage. misplaceJ
priorities anJ out ol touch lureaucracy. The contrast
lelov is sure to leave a litter taste in anyones
mouth.
The vinery is a genuine Oklahoma success story, anJ
its neeJ to expanJ to meet the JemanJ lor its
proJucts Jemonstrates loth its success anJ vhy
Congress must prioritite leJeral spenJing.
Vith a SI¯ trillion national Jelt, :v:rvoo: neeJs to le
part ol the solution.
Danielle Morse, vho receives looJ assistance, says
she is prepareJ to °stretch her alreaJy lean luJget to
account¨ lor the cuts. °As long as they're helping me
leeJ my chilJren then I'm not going to vorry alout
hov much is JroppeJ, unless it vas JroppeJ a
consiJeralle amount,¨ she saiJ.
+59

Vashington shoulJ Jemonstrate the same attituJe.
The vine vill le line vithout a government Jime.





Vhat vines pair lest vith prime cuts` USDA lunJs
ellort to Joulle the vine proJuction ol an Oklahoma
vinery vhile cutting looJ assistance to thousanJs ol
Oklahoma lamilies.

62
"#$%&'(() *+,-

42. Paterson Great IaIIs NationaI Historic Site ¬ (NPS) S35u,uuu

To the Jismay ol many Americans, national parks throughout the country vere closeJ to the pullic
Juring the I6Jay government shutJovn in Octoler. Fxcept lor one IeJeral park in Nev ]ersey the
National Park Service JetermineJ shoulJ not have leen a national park in the lirst place. HunJreJs ol
thousanJs ol Jollars in annual appropriations are JirecteJ tovarJs the site. Despite the leJeral lunJs
pouring into the park, Paterson Great Ialls is not ollicial leJeral property anJ vas therelore alle to
remain open to the pullic Juring the Octoler government shutJovn.
Congress estallisheJ the Paterson Great Ialls
National Historic Park as part ol the Omnilus
Pullic LanJ Management Act ol 2JJ9, a mega
lill compriseJ ol more than I6J inJiviJual
pullic lanJs lills.
+6J
Local leaJers hopeJ
restoring the °historically signilicant
lanJmark¨ that has °lallen into a state ol
neglect¨ vill help proviJe an economic loost
to the °postinJustrial city struggling vith
Jrugs, crime anJ unemployment.¨
+6I

The inclusion ol Paterson Great Ialls NHP
into the Park System ly Congress overcame
oljections lrom the National Park Service,
vhich JetermineJ alter a threeyear stuJy ol
the area °that the resources ol the Great Ialls
Historic District are not suitalle lor inclusion
in the national park system.¨
+62
The NPS stuJy lurther concluJeJ¨ the estimateJ costs associateJ
vith the Great Ialls Historic District are not leasille vhen consiJering the impact that such costs
voulJ have on existing units ol the national park system in the Northeast Region.¨
+63

In 2JI3, S35J,JJJ lrom the NPS luJget vas allotteJ to Paterson Great Ialls National Historic Site¬
vith little to shov lor it. A local nevspaper reporteJ, °in the past tvo years since the park vas
createJ, there's leen minimal change at the Great Ialls.
The park Joes not yet have a lullyoperating visitor's
center, relreshment stanJ, historic exhilits or amenities
availalle at other national parks.¨
+6+
InsteaJ, visitors to
the lalls vill linJ trash littereJ throughout the site,
overgrovn grass, anJ a signilicant level ol gralliti,
incluJing on the statue ol AlexanJer Hamilton.
+65

Only a lev years alter Congress estallisheJ the historic
site, °the area is still littereJ vith trash, gralliti anJ a run
Jovn, lorlorn leeling ol neglect.¨
+66





Gralliti can le lounJ throughout the Paterson Great Ialls
NHP
DisregarJing the concerns ol the National
Park Service, Congress estallisheJ the
Paterson Great Ialls National Historic
Park in 2JJ9.

63
"#$%&'(() *+,-

43. You`re Invited to a HoIIyvood Party at Paramount Studios.Sµonsored ly
U.S. Taxµayers ¬ (HHS) SI95,uuu

]ust Jays lelore the government shutJovn, the Department ol Health anJ Human Services instructeJ
the Sulstance Aluse anJ Mental Health Services AJministration (SAMHSA) to use its availalle grant
lalances to continue operating vital
services.
+6¯

But insteaJ ol pooling together resources to
proviJe critical mental health services Juring
the shutJovn, SAMHSA spent taxpayer
Jollars to throv a HollyvooJ party!
+68

Iive Jays lelore the government shutJovn,
SAMHSA rolleJ out its ovn reJ carpet at
Paramount StuJios in HollyvooJ.
+69
In true
HollyvooJ lashion, actors, Jirectors,
pullicists, anJ stylists poseJ lor plenty ol
pictures lelore letting loose at the leJerally
lunJeJ lash.
+¯J
This is not the lirst eyelrovraising expense
on SAMHSA's taxpayerlackeJ tal. Memlers ol Congress lrom loth political parties have
questioneJ the agency's vastelul spenJing on lrivolous anJ prolessionallyquestionalle
conlerences,
+¯I
as vell as the use ol its leJeral grants to lolly against July enacteJ lavs ly the
grantees.
+¯2
Vith SI68 million in sequestration cuts to SAMHSA preventing 33J,JJJ people lrom receiving mental
health services in 2JI3,
+¯3
the House Sulcommittee on Oversight anJ Investigations cautioneJ
SAMHSA's aJministrator, Pamela HyJe, to °le certain that your numler one mission neeJs to le
lullilleJ anJ everything else comes seconJary.¨
+¯+
Alter a lavmaker expresseJ her Jesire that
°|vastelulj expenJitures aren't leing maJe.vith the sequester anJ other cuts looming,¨
+¯5
HyJe
stateJ that she °haJ no choice as pullic aJministrator lut to locus |SAMHSA'sj Jollars anJ ve Jo
that every Jay.¨
+¯6

It seems that the mental health neeJs ol Americans lecame a seconJary mission ol SAMHSA vhen it
spent scarce resources on a taxpayerlunJeJ HollyvooJ party.






6+
"#$%&'(() *+,-

44. Excessive Iees Ior ¡ustice Deµartment EmµIoyees to SµeaI Vith Iive TraveI
Agents Instead oI BooIing OnIine ¬ (DO¡) S626,25u
The Department ol ]ustice is vasting money on air travel costs through a poorly JesigneJ travel
velsite anJ ly lailing to Jiscourage the overuse ol travel agents, accorJing to the agency's inspector
general.
A Septemler 2JI3 inspector general report on travel spenJing ly DO] employees lounJ they too olten
turneJ to live travel agents insteaJ ol using the agency's etravel velsite, GetThere.
+¯¯
DO] travel vas
aJministereJ ly a contractor, CVTSatoTravel (CVT), vhich proviJeJ loth the online velsite as
vell as live looking services over the phone. Fach time an employee lookeJ airline travel on the
velsite, the contractor voulJ receive a lee ol S6.+9, vhile the cost ol each looking completeJ over
the phone voulJ cost DO] nearly live times more, or S3I.
+¯8

In 2JIJ, the agency legan to reach out more aggressively to employees in the hope ol ensuring llights
vere lookeJ online ¯5 percent ol the time.
+¯9
Hovever, ly ]une 2JI3, DO] employees vere using the
online portal lor only 6J percent ol their llights.
+8J
Since the agency purchases an average ol I6¯,JJJ
airline tickets annually, the cost ol using live agents insteaJ ol the velsite amounteJ to S626,25J.
Fven il employees useJ the velsite it voulJ have resulteJ in any savings lor the agency, anJ in lact
may have cost more. Design llavs in hov llights vere JisplayeJ olten laileJ to shov employees the
cheapest llights, or il they JiJ proviJeJ conlusing inlormation to suggest they vere not alloveJ to
choose them. The prollem stemmeJ lrom the execution ol a governmentviJe program calleJ °City
Pairs,¨ vhich negotiates the price ol any llight purchaseJ ly the leJeral government letveen 5JJ
cities. Vhile employees are encourageJ to look lor the City Pair llight, vhich Joes not change over the
course ol a year, they are requireJ also to look lor cheaper llights shoulJ they come availalle. DO]'s
velsite, GetThere, voulJ Jisplay non¨City Pair¨ llights as °out ol policy¨ even though it vas, in lact,
agency policy to look at eii llights. As a result, employees voulJ olten choose the higherpriceJ llight.
This is not the lirst time DO] vas calleJ out lor excessive air travel costs. A Ielruary 2JI3 report ly
the Government Accountalility Ollice shoveJ that a culture ol excessive travel spenJing starteJ at
the top. The report lounJ that lrom 2JJ¯ through 2JII, the three inJiviJuals vho serveJ as Attorney
General took 659 °nonmission llights using DO] aircralt at a total cost ol SII.+ million.¨
+8I










65
"#$%&'(() *+,-

45. IntergaIactic PIanetary Pizza Tasting ¬ (NASA) SI24,955

Pitta so gooJ it'll senJ your taste luJs out ol this vorlJ! NASA may not le alle to get astronauts to
Mars, or even the Space Station, lut the °space¨ agency is investing in pitta. This year, NASA gave a
SI2+,955 grant to Arjun Contractor, a mechanical engineer vith a small company hoping to luilJ a 3
D pitta printer.
+82,+83

SprayeJ ly a Jevice that
vorks like a typical,
householJ inkjet printer, the
3D victuals coulJ le
composeJ ol Jry povJers that
mix vith vater or oil. °This
mixture is llenJeJ anJ
extruJeJ into the JesireJ
shape,¨ says the grant
Jescription.
+8+
Pitta may le
the optimal looJ lecause °it
can le printeJ in Jistinct
layers, so it only requires the
print heaJ to extruJe one
sulstance at a time.¨
+85
Key components ol the creation coulJ incluJe °international llavors anJ
lragrances to ensure the proJuction ol nutritious anJ llavorlul mission supplies.¨
+86

One ol the reasons Contractor sees the project as revolutionary is °ve eventually have to change our
perception ol vhat ve see as looJ.¨
+8¯

Unlortunately, in leing tantaliteJ ly the
iJea ol such scrumptious Jelights, NASA
may have lorgotten alout its other
contracts lor pitta Jelivery. In IY2JI2,
NASA paiJ almost SI million to one ol
the liggest government contractors,
LockheeJ Martin, to Jevelop looJ lor a
journey to Mars. Fvery year, the average
luJget lor Martian looJ Jevelopment is
SI million.
+88

A NASA scientist involveJ in looJ
research has noteJ that the research vill
take time. Ior iJeas like this one, °|Ijt
coulJ le years until it lecomes leasille,¨ she saiJ.
+89
Other looJs NASA has sought to Jevelop lor a
Mars mission ¬ vhich vill not take place lor at least 2J years, il that ¬ are °tolu lacon, scramlleJ eggs,
caramel cake, lemon cake, Irench lries anJ peanut lutter cookies.¨
+9J

Uncle Sam is lelt vonJering il he neeJs to leave a tip lor his slice ol multiJimensional pitta pie.

°Cheese topping¨ extruJeJ onto Jough.
Mmm. ]ust like Mom's.

66
"#$%&'(() *+,-

46. Race to the Bottom ¬ (Army) S29 miIIion

Dale FarnharJt ]r. has a neeJ lor speeJ. The National GuarJ has a neeJ lor the lest anJ lrightest that
America has to oller. At lirst glance, a sponsorship vith a memler ol NASCAR royalty anJ one ol the
sport's most popular lranchises voulJ le a lucrative opportunity lor the National GuarJ's recruiting
ellorts. But live years anJ over SI36 million later, the GuarJ might consiJer putting this partnership in
reverse.
+9I
Out ol the 2+,8JJ inJiviJuals vho contacteJ the military lranch Jirectly lecause ol the
sponsorship, only 2J vere
qualilieJ lor military service
anJ none ol them joineJ.
+92

FarnharJt may le alle to go
lrom tero to sixty in a lev
seconJs, lut vhen it comes to
recruiting ellorts his
sponsorship is still in the pits.
But the National GuarJ just
keeps Joulling Jovn on its
let. They've signeJ on to le a
sponsor lor FarnharJt's 2JI+
season.
+93
Vith a shrinking
Jelense luJget, this is one case
ol spenJing that might le
reaJy lor the caution llag.




















Not a single person has joineJ the Army National GuarJ as a result ol the SI36
million spent sponsoring race legenJ Dale FarnharJt ]r. over the past live years to
recruit nev memlers.


"#$%&'(() *+,-

47. PostaI Service µays ªIuturist¨ Iaith Poµcorn Ior advice on stamµs ¬
(USPS) S566,uuu

Hoping to Jivine the luture lor stamps anJ hov to keep °relevant, interesting anJ integral,¨ the Postal
Service contracteJ vith °Iaith Popcorn's Brain Reserve.¨
+9+

Iaith Popcorn is a luturist perhaps lest knovn lor her outlanJish lusiness preJictions in her I992
look, °The Popcorn Report.¨ The Liorerv joaroei panneJ the novel in I99I, °Vhile at times she exhilits
a voelul ignorance ol lusiness history (e.g. Popcorn anchors the roots ol consumerism lelateJly in the
I9¯Js), her thoughtlul look is guaranteeJ to stimulate creative
thinking.¨
+95

In 2JJ6, she preJicteJ °|mjechaniteJ 'hugging' looths vill
take the place ol payphones in many cities.¨
+96
°|CjuJJle
parties¨ markeJ the leginning ol this trenJ, she noteJ.
+9¯
She
also saiJ genetic °engineering services vill le alle to create
pets lrom scratch anJ pepper your luture companion's DNA
vith your ovn. The result vill le a unique representation ol
you. a pet that looks anJ acts like you.¨
+98

To assess the luture ol stamps, Iaith Popcorn's Brain Reserve
planneJ to holJ several internal °Brain]ams¨ as vell as call in
outsiJe experts.
+99
Ms. Popcorn hersell, the °Creative
Director,¨ expecteJ to lill 62.5 hours ol vork at the rate ol
S836/hour.
5JJ

Her lirm is also Joing other vork lor the Postal Service.
°Innovation. A Jaily inhome visitation service lor the elJerly anJ ill.¨
5JI
In this service, mail carriers
voulJ oller to ensure people are taking their prescriptions or neeJ any help.
5J2
Ms. Popcorn's lirm is
also stuJying vhether the mail carriers shoulJ oller a °Jaily personal visit anJ lriel chat¨ lor a lee.
5J3

Apparently, she has preJicteJ the luture ol the USPS to le a health care proviJer.
Given its extensive inhouse resources, the Postal Service shoulJ locus on its core competencies rather
than paying lor interstellar preJictions. The Postal Service Joes not currently use taxpayer Jollars lor
its operations, lut Congress continues to lail out its many losing operations.
A luturist might say that this Joesn't portenJ vell lor the taxpayer.





Iuturist anJ USPS contractor Iaith
Popcorn

68
"#$%&'(() *+,-

48. ProIessionaI GoIIers Get a HoIe in One Vith Government Giveavays ¬
(IRS) SIu miIIion


Vhile most aviJ goll lans voulJ pay thousanJs ol Jollars to caJJy lor their lavorite prolessional
goller, lev realite they are alreaJy sulsiJiting the golling inJustry anJ even the multimillion Jollar
athletes themselves. In a granJ slam conglomeration ol leJeral lenelits, the Prolessional Goller's
Association (PGA), the PGA Tour, anJ the players, are putting lor greenlacks vhen it comes to
government lenelits. Goll pros are in little neeJ ol government assistance, as eviJenceJ ly Iorles'
recent list ol the vorlJ's IJJ highest paiJ athletes. Prolessional gollers holJ live ol the top IJJ post,
incluJe the coveteJ numler one slot, vhich vent to Tiger VooJs, vho maJe more than S¯8 million
last year.
5J+

HighlighteJ in last year's Vastelook vas the PGA Tour's taxexempt status.
5J5
Despite generating
over S9JJ million in
revenue,
5J6
the PGA Tour
classilies itsell exempt lrom
leJeral income taxes on
earnings. Fliminating the
alility lor the PGA to claim
taxexempt status coulJ
result in nearly SIJ million
in increases leJeral revenue
annually. Taxpayers
shoulJ not le askeJ to
sulsiJite sports
organitations alreaJy
leneliting viJely lrom
villing lans anJ turning a
prolit, vhile claiming to le
nonprolit organitations.
PretenJing to le a non
prolit organitation isn't
the only mulligan claimeJ
ly the prolessional golling inJustry. In lact, the goll pros are scooping up tax lreaks lor all their time
spent on the links. FnacteJ as part ol tax relorm in I986, the resiJent alien exemption lor loreign
prolessional gollers exempts loreign athletes participating in certain charitalle events in the UniteJ
States lrom leing requireJ to count this time in the States tovarJ their permanent resiJent alien
status (I83 Jays).
5J¯
In other vorJs, taxpayers are proviJing a tax lreak to loreign prolessional
gollers, alloving them to live in the UniteJ States anJ avoiJ paying taxes on their vorlJviJe earneJ
income.
The PGA rakes in millions lut pays no taxes Jue to their status.

69
"#$%&'(() *+,-

The carveout vas targeteJ to the PGA, anJ
at the time, The PhilaJelphia Inquirer
reporteJ, °The PGA's Jecision to seek
Quayle's help may have leen inlluenceJ ly
the lact that one ol the senator's stall
memlers Greg Zoeller is the cousin ol
I98+ U.S. Open champion Iutty Zoeller,
]uJay |a Quayle aiJej saiJ.¨
5J8
Tventyseven
years later the provision remains.
The I986 tax relorm ellort not only lankeJ
this lreak lor loreign gollers, lut hanJeJ
lusinesses a special tax lreak lor purchasing
tickets lor PGA Tour events over other
sporting events. Businesses are not alloveJ
more than 5J percent ol the cost lor any
entertainment event. Through olscure
vorJing in lav, Congress gave an exception
lor PGA Tour tickets, vhich can run over
SI,JJJ per Jay lor some tournaments.
5J9

Businesses can JeJuct the lull purchase price lor PGA Tour tickets, reJucing their leJeral tax lialility
ly more than they might othervise le alle to Jo. This lonus lor lusinesses is a logey lor taxpayers.
Digging taxpayers lurther into the goll sulsiJy sanJ trap, in 2JJ+ Congress createJ yet another tax
loophole lor golling superstars, vho lring home millions ol Jollars in tournament vinnings every year.
Vith passage ol the 2JJ+ American ]ols Creation Act,
5IJ
Congress granteJ the PGA an exemption lor
its unique JelerreJ compensation structure, vhich allovs a portion ol player vinnings to le put into a
taxlree account laseJ on their perlormance. The 2JJ+ American ]ols Creation Act limiteJ the use ol
certain types ol compensation packages useJ to avoiJ taxes, lut exempteJ the prolessional gollers
receiving compensation packages lrom the PGA, lurther reJucing their immeJiate tax lialility.
5II

The lull cost ol these hanJouts to the prolessional golling inJustry are unknovn lecause ol the clever
anJ cryptic nature ol the tax loopholes. Yet, it is clear taxpayers lose more than SIJ million every year,
likely more, sulsiJiting some ol the highest paiJ athletes in the vorlJ.









¯J
"#$%&'(() *+,-

49. IRS EmµIoyees Get Union Training at Vegas ConIerence ¬ (IRS) S437,uuu
Vhile Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees sacriliceJ vork hours anJ associateJ pay Juring
governmentviJe lurloughs, some IRS employees are leing paiJ to spenJ hunJreJs ol thousanJs ol
hours conJucting union vork, incluJing union training in Jesiralle ollsite locations like Las Vegas.
In the lirst six months ol 2JI3, anJ the lusiest part ol the
calenJar year lor tax lilings, IRS employees alreaJy spent
399,¯¯2 hours ol taxpayerlunJeJ vork time on union
activity.
5I2
In a practice authoriteJ unJer lav knovn as
°Ollicial Time,¨
5I3
leJeral employees may get paiJ ly
taxpayers to carry out union Juties insteaJ ol the jols they
vere hireJ to perlorm.
This anJ other inlormation uneartheJ ly the House Vays
anJ Means Committee shovs that the IRS' cost ol Ollicial
Time vas S2I.6 million in liscal year 2JI2, anJ estimateJ
costs lor liscal year 2JI3 are SI5.3 million ¬ incluJing
amounting to S+3¯,5+8 on some lut not all travel costs
through ]une 2JI3.
5I+

In 2JI3, the IRS alloveJ some employees to attenJ training
conlerences sponsoreJ ly the National Treasury Fmployees
Union (NTFU) occurring in Las Vegas, Nev Orleans,
Saratoga Springs, San Antonio, Boston, anJ the Vashington,
D.C. metro area.
One such training convention took place at the Ilamingo
Casino on the Vegas Strip, knovn lor its °Margaritaville
Casino.¨
5I5

Vhile the union saiJ it voulJ pay travel costs, IRS Jocuments shov that stallers vere tolJ to charge
the °Citilank Government Travel Charge CarJ,¨ anJ salary voulJ still le covereJ ly taxpayers unJer
Ollicial Time arrangements.
5I6

Vhile some authoriteJ use ol Ollicial Time may le appropriate, lavmakers have also questioneJ the
extent to vhich agencies like the IRS are employing this practice. AccorJing to a IreeJom ol
Inlormation Request secureJ ly Americans lor LimiteJ Government,
5I¯
over 2JJ IRS employees s¡:oc
I00 ¡:rc:ot oj t|:ir worr tim: ¡:rjormio¸ aoioo worr
In a ]une 2¯, 2JI3 letter to the IRS, U.S. Senator Tom Colurn anJ Representative Phil Gingrey also
questioneJ the agency's choice to protect Ollicial Time over other national priorities. The lavmakers
vrote, °Vhile the IRS continues to request more lunJing to lurther close the more than I+.5 percent
tax gap, especially unJer the current luJget crunch anJ sequestration, it makes little sense to use
taxpayer resources to pay lor union vork.¨
5I8


¯I
"#$%&'(() *+,-

5u. PIaying Games vith Taxµayer Money ¬ (IMIS) S225,uuu
The leJeral government is literally playing games vith taxpayer money continuing linancial support
lor exhilits shovcasing
°the history ol play in
America.¨
The Institute ol Museum
anJ Lilrary Services
(IMLS) avarJeJ a
SI+9,9J3 Museums lor
America grant to The
Strong, a Rochester
museum, to assist vith the expansion ol its °artilactJense, interactive, interpretive exhilit¨ Am:rice et
Piev
5I9
It is the thirJ consecutive year the museum has receiveJ lunJing lrom the leJeral agency.
°The Strong's collection ol Jolls, stulleJ animals, toy solJiers, action ligures, anJ other ligural
playthings is the largest JiversilieJ collection ol such artilacts in a pullic institution in the UniteJ
States, shovcasing not only hov toys have changeJ over time, lut also hov these changes have
rellecteJ anJ inlluenceJ American culture.¨
52J

There vill le a numler ol play tones vithin the museum that °vill illuminate changes anJ
continuities in American play over three centuries.¨
52I

The IMLS grant to the museum is leing °applieJ tovarJ the lalrication anJ installation ol a +,JJJ
squareloot ligurative play tone that locuses on the history anJ evolution ol play through pretenJ
ligures that represent living creatures¨ (sic).
522
This °ligurative play¨ tone is °expecteJ to open in
Novemler 2JI+ anJ vill locus on Jolls, stulleJ animals, toy solJiers, anJ action ligures. The linal
phase ol America at Play vill locus on toy vehicles anJ construction toys.¨
523

The National Museum ol Play spent part ol several leJeral grants this year to linance the °America at
Play¨ project.
Last year, the Museum vas avarJeJ SI5J,JJJ ly IMLS the installation ol an °exhilit on games anJ
puttles titleJ Cem: 1im:',¨
52+
vhich invites guests to move like a piece on a giant game loarJ through
3JJ years ol games, puttles, anJ pullic amusements.¨
525

The National Museum ol Play also receiveJ a SII3,2¯¯ tvoyear grant lrom the IMLS in 2JII °lor
activities ol its International Center lor the History ol Flectronic Games¨ to °conJuct a JetaileJ
conservation survey ol approximately ¯,JJJ viJeo games¨ anJ lor other activities intenJeJ to °save our
viJeo game heritage.¨ Visitors can play PecVeo, an arcaJe version ol Caiter E:ro, the latest PlayStation
3, Xlox 36J, anJ Vii games as vell as °Jiscover hov viJeo games changeJ the vay people play, learn,
anJ relate to each other.¨
526
The museum proviJes a virtual tour ol its International Center lor the
History ol Flectronic Games.
52¯

Vith toys olJ anJ nev anJ lun events like the recently helJ Star Vars themeJ °In Another Galaxy
VeekenJ,¨
528
the National Museum ol Play ollers lun anJ entertainment lor kiJs ol all ages. But our
The National Museum ol Play has receiveJ hunJreJs ol thousanJs ol Jollars in leJeral
lunJs to tell the story ol hov play in America has changeJ anJ remaineJ the same vith lun
activities anJ a huge collection ol games anJ toys.

¯2
"#$%&'(() *+,-

SI¯ trillion national Jelt is not play money, so it is time to say °game over¨ to playing the taxpayers to
pay lor the museum's Joll anJ viJeo game lun tones.


























¯3
"#$%&'(() *+,-

5I. Custom CrystaI Vine GIasses and Barvare ¬ (U.S. Deµartment oI State) S5
miIIion
Hours lelore the leJeral government
vas shut Jovn anJ 8JJ,JJJ leJeral
employees vere lurlougheJ over the
luJget impasse, the State Department
avarJeJ a S5 million, multiyear
contract to Simon Pearce, a Vermont
laseJ specialty glassmaker, lor the
proJuction ol custom, hanJllovn
crystal stemvare anJ larvare lor its
emlassies.
The State Department's solicitation lor
its lancy nev glasses claims that the
°UniteJ States international relations,
national interest anJ success are, in part,
luilt upon the alility ol our amlassaJors
to entertain host country nationals in
our emlassies anJ resiJences alroaJ.¨
529

AnJ so the State Department is very particular alout its glassvare stanJarJs¬in aJJition to
glassvare that is °lree ol imperlections¨ anJ solJ in °high enJ retail Jepartment stores¨ like °Neiman
Marcus, BloomingJales, Saks Iilth Avenue, BergJorl GolJman,¨ the vinning glassvare vas requireJ
to proJuce °a sharp highpitcheJ resonant sounJ vhen tappeJ vith a metal olject, such as a lork or
spoon¨ anJ le emllatoneJ vith the Department ol State seal.
53J

Il only the State Department vas as particular alout the perlormance ol its programs as it is alout
entertaining Jignitaries anJ Jiplomats.









Iormer Secretary ol State Hilary Clinton lurthers U.S. Jiplomatic
interests over Jinner/Photo. State Department.

¯+
"#$%&'(() *+,-

52. TinIIing Avay Tax DoIIars, Human urine used to IertiIize Iarm croµs ¬
(USDA) SI5,uuu
The Rich Farth Institute (RFI), a nonprolit organitation in Vermont, receiveJ a SI5,JJJ grant lrom
the USDA Agriculture Research anJ FJucation (SARF) program lor a project in vhich a hay lielJ is
lertiliteJ vith human urine.
53I

As part ol the project, RFI is hoping to collect 3,JJJ
gallons ol urine lrom volunteers.
532
The urine is then
sanititeJ anJ °applieJ as a stream¨ to the lielJs to
°encourage it to soak into the soil.¨
533
The soil vill le
analyteJ lor nutrients alter the crop is harvesteJ.
53+

Ale NoeHays, RFI colounJer, says iJeally °the urine
you proJuce in a year can le enough to proJuce the looJ
you voulJ neeJ lor most ol that year.¨
535
He saiJ °ve
got 6J volunteers right avay vho saiJ, 'Sure, I'J love to
collect my urine anJ give it to your project,¨ noting
°vith this, every time people go to the lathroom, they
leel gooJ alout themselves.¨
536

Kim Nace, colounJer anJ aJministrative Jirector, says °once you get through the 'ick' lactor, people
are really exciteJ alout contriluting. Vhatever the reason, people have strong leelings alout human
vaste.¨
53¯

The stuJy, vhich is
part ol RFI's mission
°to aJvance anJ
promote human
manure as a
resource,¨
538
is the
°lirst state approveJ
anJ pullicly
JocumenteJ use ol
urine as a lertiliter in
the UniteJ
States.¨
539
The stuJy
concept is not nev.
°Urine has leen useJ
as lertiliter since ancient times.¨
5+J
AnJ over the past JecaJe similar stuJies have leen conJucteJ
vorlJviJe in Furope, Asia, anJ South America.
5+I
A 2JJ¯ stuJy conJucteJ in IinlanJ, lor example,
lounJ callage lertiliteJ vith urine grev laster anJ larger
5+2
lut that sauerkraut proJuceJ lrom the
callage grovn in urine tasteJ Jillerent. Alout tvothirJs ol the taste testers prelerreJ sauerkraut
maJe lrom callage not grovn vith human urine.
5+3
Iurthermore, there vas also no Jillerence in
nutritional value ol the callage lertiliteJ vith urine.
5++

Urinating the hay lielJ.

¯5
"#$%&'(() *+,-

Vhatever the outcome ol the current stuJy, the larmer vho ovns the haylielJs leing useJ notes
°urine ly itsell isn't a complete lertiliter lor looJ crops. The ratio ol nitrogen to other key plant
nutrients is too high.¨
5+5
Ior many consumers, the °ick¨ lactor may le even higher.











































¯6
"#$%&'(() *+,-

53. StucI in NeutraI: EarmarI Ior Transµortation Center stiII Behind ScheduIe
aIter I5 years ¬ (DOT) S8 miIIion

In I998, the epic love story 1iteoic vas at the top ol the lox ollice anJ people vere alle to °Google¨
something lor the very lirst time. Congress vas harJ at vork in I998, too, earmarking millions lor a
stateoltheart transportation research center. Iilteen years, multiple auJits anJ investigations, anJ
at least S8 million in vasteJ taxpayer lunJs, the research center isn't proJucing research, has lost its
leJeral Jesignation, anJ is openly relerreJ to as a °loonJoggle.¨
5+6
The project is so lar oll track, even
its namesake patron has
JistanceJ himsell lrom
it.
5+¯


South Carolina State vas
JesignateJ ly the
Department ol
Transportation as a °Tier I
University Transportation
Center in I998,¨ vhich
paveJ the vay lor
aJJitional leJeral lunJing
to support transportation
relateJ research anJ
Jevelopment.
5+8
Vith
grovth in transportation
relateJ programs planneJ,
South Carolina State
University JeciJeJ to luilJ a nev center, that vas to incluJe 6 nev luilJings anJ a ¯2J space parking
Jeck vith an ultimate completion Jate ol 2J2J.
5+9
The project incluJeJ a mix ol lunJs lrom leJeral
agencies, incluJing the Department ol Transportation IeJeral Highvay AJministration, the
Department ol Housing anJ Urlan Development, the state ol South Carolina, anJ other sources.
55J
As
ol ]une 2JII, total leJeral lunJing olligateJ lor the Center vas S2+.3 million, vith S8 million ol that
amount lully spent.
55I


As the project got unJervay, hovever, it quickly ran into prollems, many ol vhich pointeJ to a lack
ol management on the University's part. In a 2JIJ article, then Vice PresiJent ol Iinance lor the
University saiJ °Fverything that coulJ possilly have gone vrong vent vrong on this project.¨
552
The
University helJ a grounJlreaking ceremony in Octoler 2JJ5, lut coulJn't actually start construction.
Vhy` Seven years into the project, the University JiJn't ovn all ol the lanJ neeJeJ to construct the
center. Alter purchasing property in 2JJ5, the University haJ vhat it thought it neeJeJ, until 2JJ¯,
vhen the construction company ligureJ out that aJJitional lanJ still neeJeJ to le purchaseJ, anJ the
University learneJ that it JiJn't ovn the streets .
553
It vasn't until April 2JJ8 that the University
resolveJ all ol those issues.
55+


By that point, hovever, planning lor the project haJ gone so poorly that the Department ol
Transportation revokeJ the University's Jesignation as a Tier I center in 2JJ6, meaning that
aJJitional leJeral lunJing unJer the grant program ceaseJ.
555
AccorJing to a March 2JJ9 letter lrom

¯¯
"#$%&'(() *+,-

Congressman Clylurn to University PresiJent Dr. George Cooper, the IeJeral Highvay
AJministration vas not pleaseJ vith operations at the Center, vhich leJ to the loss ol Jesignation.
556


In 2JJ8, the IeJeral Highvay AJministration vrote to PresiJent Cooper, stating that construction
Jocuments lor the lirst phase containeJ °an inorJinate amount ol errors anJ omissions¨ anJ that
acceptalle contract Jocuments haJ °not yet leen sulmitteJ, resulting in over ten months ol
corrective vork.¨
55¯
That same letter shoveJ that, ol the S22 million in leJeral lunJing maJe availalle
to luilJ the center, only S3.5 million haJ actually leen expenJeJ.
558


The history ol prollems associateJ vith the Center vas JetaileJ in a 2JIJ article in the C|eri:stoo Post
eoc Coari:r, incluJing the aJJitional strange tvist that the chiel architect hireJ, at a cost ol S2.5
million, to Jesign the center, JieJ in April 2JIJ, leaJing to aJJitional setlacks.
559
BroaJer concerns
prompteJ the General Assemlly in South Carolina to request that the Legislative AuJit Council
conJuct a reviev ol the center, vhich vas completeJ in ]une 2JII, anJ vhich JocumenteJ lurther
prollems.

The total cost to complete the center grev lrom its original estimate ol S¯J million, to SIJ¯
million.
56J

The project incurreJ SI million in cost increases lecause companies vho haJ lover liJs lor
construction contracts JiJ not sulliciently meet leJeral requirements anJ University
estallisheJ goals lor participation ly °DisaJvantageJ Business Fnterprises.¨
Documents prepareJ ly the architect incluJeJ plans lor °an executive ollice suite¨ in the
Center °JesignateJ as leing lor the use ol a Congressman¨ anJ lor vhich the S+55,JJJ cost
vas more than tvice the cost on a square loot lasis lor other, similar ollice space.
As a requirement ol receiving transportation research grant lunJing, recipients are requireJ to
pullish linal research reports. The AuJit Council trieJ to linJ pullic versions ol the reports,
lut vas unalle to Jo so.
University stall useJ grant lunJs to cover travel expenses, anJ receiveJ reimlursement lor
hotel stays that exceeJeJ GSA limits. In one case, an employee stayeJ at a hotel vith a rate ol
SI99 per night in Clemson, South Carolina, vhen GSA's loJging limit vas S¯J.
University employees vere paiJ tvice in some cases, using grant lunJs to cover their lulltime
salaries, then getting paiJ vith aJJitional grant lunJs to vork on inJiviJual projects.
56I


The report concluJeJ ly saying that South Carolina State University °has no vialle plan¨ to secure the
remaining lunJing necessary to complete the Center, anJ that management ol the project has leen so
poor that the University is at risk ol having to repay signilicant amount ol leJeral grant lunJs.
562
So
lar, a research team ol tvo people are the only ones to move into the single, scaleJlack luilJing that
has leen constructeJ thus lar.
563


Vhen askeJ lor comment in ]anuary, Congressman Clylurn haJ °no comment on the luilJing that
lears his name.¨
56+








¯8
"#$%&'(() *+,-

54. GIoletrotting PostaI ReguIator ¬ (PRC) SI9,uuu
Ruth GolJvay, the Chair ol the Postal Regulatory Commissioner (PRC), has leen llying high on the
taxpayer Jime.
Since I9¯J, the PRC has overseen important lacets ol the U.S. Postal Service's operations. The 2JI3
calenJar year has leen a
particularly lusy lor the
regulator given the
complex challenges lacing
the Postal Service as mail
volume Jeclines.
Despite these
responsililities, GolJvay
took six trips totaling
SI9,JJJ this year.
CompareJ to 2JI2, her
travel costs have iocr:es:c
ly S+,JJJ.
GolJvay's travel costs are
rising Jespite coming unJer
lire lor excessive
international travel in the
past. In Ielruary 2JI2,
Senator Tom Carper, requesteJ JetaileJ justilications anJ itineraries lor all ollicial trips taken ly
GolJvay anJ those ol her past tvo preJecessors.
565

Senator Carper stateJ that, °A signilicant increase in the amount ol travel ly the commission chair ¬
or any memler ol the commission ¬ raises legitimate questions. This is a time vhen the leaJership ol
the Congress, the Postal Service anJ the Commission shoulJ le locuseJ like a laser on the Postal
Service's linancial prollems.¨
566

At the time, GolJvay vas urgeJ to limit trips to vhat vas only truly necessary.
GolJvay has pusheJ lack on critics, stating. °I knov that travel is an easy mark lor people, lut I really
think that vhat ve Jo is vell vithin the lonJs ol responsilility anJ I make a special ellort to make
sure that any travel I take is extremely lrugal. I'm a small person, I can get on a plane easily, lut I think
it's important to travel.
56¯

Nevertheless, GolJvay's travel costs increaseJ this year, Jespite such pleas, anJ the majority ol costs
vere incurreJ lrom international trips. The other reason this raises concerns is that, unJer lav, the
State Department is the c: jecto leaJ ol international postal matters.
568

Despite this, GolJvay's international travel persisteJ anJ outpaceJ that ol other PRC commissioners.
In 2JI3, only one commissioner reporteJ any travel a solitary trip, totaling S3,IJJ, to San Irancisco
lor the National Postal Iorum.
569


¯9
"#$%&'(() *+,-

Documentation ol GolJvay's travels also reveals a halit ol aJJing personal Jays to PRC trips. Vhile
personal Jays are paiJ lor vith her private lunJs, Jocumentation Jetailing GolJvay's trips raise
questions alout the lusiness importance ol the trips.
Ior example, Juring Chairman GolJvay's April 2JI3 trip to Bern, SvitterlanJ, she vas gone lor II
Jays to attenJ a technical meeting ol the Universal Postal Union (UPU) lor vhich tvo PRC stall
voulJ also le in attenJance. Hovever, lor this trip, more time vas spent on personal Jays anJ travel
then in an ollicial capacity. Vhat's more, the UPU vas conJucting lusiness on the I¯, I8 anJ I9
th

vhen GolJvay vas on travel anJ personal time.
April I¯ Travel to Zurich, No Meetings
April I8 Personal Day
April I9 Personal Day
April 2J Personal Day
April 2I Travel to Bern, No Meetings
April 22 PRC Stall Meeting, meeting lrom 36
April 23 Conlerence Meetings anJ Diplomatic Dinner
April 2+ Conlerence Meetings anJ Diplomatic Dinner
April 25 Plenary
April 26 °prepareJ notes on plenary,¨ Diplomatic Dinner
April 2¯ Travel home, No meetings

GolJvay's questionalle use ol PRC lunJs extenJs leyonJ travel anJ to conlerence sponsorships.
UnJer GolJvay's leaJership as Chair, the PRC has sponsoreJ S3J,JJJ vorth ol international postal
conlerences since ]une ol 2JIJ.























8J
"#$%&'(() *+,-

55. The Denver Museum oI Miniatures, DoIIs and Toys ¬ (CO) S4u,8Iu

The leJeral government is aJJing to its monstrous Jelt ly lunJing a miniature museum.
The Institute ol Museum anJ Lilrary Services (IMLS) avarJeJ S+J,8IJ to the Denver Museum ol
Miniatures, Dolls anJ Toys (DMMDT) to °create a Jigital inventory ol its collection ol 2,I8J historic,
iconic, anJ artisan toys.¨
5¯J

The °relatively small museum¨
5¯I
has a numler ol
permanent exhilits, incluJing °Jolls, lully lurnisheJ
miniature houses, miniature trains, planes anJ cars, giant
teJJy lears, a miniature circus, antique Jolls.¨
5¯2
°It is a
great place to come think alout the toys you loveJ as a
kiJ, lut may have lorgotten. The museum's Jirector
Jescriles the museum as °a place you can see vhat toys
your granJparents may have playeJ vith.¨
5¯3

The museum vas lounJeJ in I98I °through the support ol
a grassroots community coalition ol miniature Joll
artists, lusiness ovners, anJ civic leaJers¨ anJ manageJ
ly volunteers °vith no paiJ stall.¨
5¯+
But vith this grant,
°the museum vill hire a lulltime, temporary inventory
manager to vork vith stall anJ volunteers to inventory anJ
photograph the collection anJ upJate inlormation in the
collections Jatalase. The project vill proJuce manuals,
stanJarJiteJ proceJures, anJ reports on the inventory.¨
5¯5

AccorJing to a jol announcement posteJ ly the museum, the
Inventory Manager to le hireJ vith this grant voulJ le
responsille lor conJucting a °physical inventory¨ anJ Jigital
photographs ol the museum's toy collection. The °essential
qualilications anJ skills¨ requireJ incluJe °excellent prollem
solving, critical thinking anJ Jecision making skills¨ anJ the
°alility to lilt up to 5J lls.¨
5¯6

The Joll museum alreaJy has photographs ol many ol its
toys posteJ on the museum's Iacelook page.
5¯¯
There are
also other Joll anJ miniature museums in the UniteJ
States, incluJing the Great American Dollhouse Museum
in Kentucky anJ the Doll anJ Toy Museum ol Nev York
City.
5¯8


Vhile it may seem important lor the Denver Museum ol
Miniatures, Dolls anJ Toys to photograph its collection
ol Joll houses anJ toys, it is Jillicult to justily the leJeral
government lunJing the ellort vhile at the same time
trimming tens ol millions ol Jollars lrom the annual
Rock 'Fm Sock 'Fm Rolots anJ a variety ol Jolls
ol all sites are among the toys exhiliteJ at the
Denver Museum ol Miniatures, Dolls anJ Toys.
This miniature tea cup, the site ol a lingertip, can
le seen at the Denver Museum ol Miniatures,
Dolls anJ Toys.

8I
"#$%&'(() *+,-

luJget ol the nation's premier museum institution, the Smithsonian, vhich may result in stall layolls
anJ even the closing ol some Smithsonian museums in 2JI+.
5¯9















































82
"#$%&'(() *+,-

56. Studying IittIe Red Crals Instead oI IittIe Red Men ¬ (NASA) S237,2u5

One NASAlunJeJ venture
may le enough to make
taxpayers a little crally.
Our nation's space agency
cannot lly people to the
moon or even the
International Space
Station, lut it is still
stuJying little reJ
creatures. Not Martians,
lut Christmas IslanJ reJ
crals.
This year, a researcher at
the University ol
Vashington (UV) useJ part ol a SI.I million space agency grant to help analyte vhat triggereJ the
sanguine critters to legin their annual migration lrom °their inlanJ lurrovs to Jrop their eggs in the
ocean.¨
58J,58I
In the salty seavater, the eggs Jevelop, anJ the next generation ol reJ crals emerges.
Historical veather anJ migration Jata revealeJ reJ crals generally legin their yearly journeys vhen
rainlall reaches 22 millimeters in a certain timelrame.
582

This knovleJge alout reJ crals vill likely le uselul is very lev places in the universe. The crals
certainly vill not le lounJ in Mars, or even any other earthly location. The Christmas IslanJ reJ cral
stuJieJ is only lounJ on the namesake islanJ.
583

Vhile not all ol the researcher's NASA grant vent tovarJ this stuJy, no NASA lunJs shoulJ le useJ
to stuJy ecological prollems (on Farth, at least) alreaJy leing aJJresseJ ly our nation's premier
scientilic research agency, the National Science IounJation (NSI). In lact, NSI also lunJeJ a
graJuate research lellovship ol another researcher on the project.
58+










83
"#$%&'(() *+,-

57. IederaI Government Paying SaIaries to Hundreds oI Thousands oI Tax
Cheats ¬ S3.6 liIIion
Vhile millions ol Americans continue to senJ lack portions ol their harJ earneJ vages to
Vashington, many leJeral employees are tax cheats.
During the year ol sveeping luJget cuts, millions ol leJeral employees laceJ layolls, lurloughs, anJ
other cutlacks as a result ol Congress' lailure to replace sequestration vith responsille, targeteJ cuts.
Most ol these leJeral employees are responsille cititens vho pay their taxes. Some, hovever, Jon't
leel they have to live ly the rules like other Americans.
In 2JII, the IRS lounJ nearly 3I2,JJJ leJeral employees anJ retirees vere Jelinquent on their leJeral
income taxes, oving a total ol S3.5 lillion in unpaiJ leJeral income taxes. This representeJ an II.5
percent increase in the numler ol leJeral employees lailing to pay their taxes, anJ a 2.9 percent
increase in the total taxes oveJ the Treasury ly these pullic servants.
585

The 2JII ligures, the most recent year lor vhich Jata are availalle, incluJe IJ¯,658 civilian leJeral
employees oving more than SI lillion in unpaiJ taxes, I+I,98J vere military anJ civilian retirees S2.I
lillion in Jelinquent taxes, anJ 6I,928 vere current military vith S329 million in outstanJing taxes.
586

It is inappropriate lor any inJiviJual in violation ol the lav, incluJing tax lav, to retain lull time
employment vith the leJeral government. AnJ yet, nearly every leJeral agency anJ ollice, starting
vith the Vhite House, Congress, anJ even the Treasury Department, continue to employ inJiviJuals
vho are lailing to pay their taxes.
Congress, the Courts, anJ the Vhite House have laileJ to leaJ ly example, vith the three entities
employing a total ol I,622 inJiviJuals oving a comlineJ S23.8 million in taxes as ol 2JII.
IeJeral employees have a clear olligation, just as the rest ol American cititens Jo, to pay their leJeral
income taxes.











8+
"#$%&'(() *+,-

58. Mo` Money Mo` ProlIems: MiIIions oI SIuu liIIs ruined ¬ (Bureau oI
Engraving and Printing) S4 miIIion
The Bureau ol Fngraving anJ Printing has leen
reckless at the vheel vith its license to print money.
DulleJ the nation's °money lactory,¨ the Bureau
proJuces tens ol lillions ol Jollars ol paper money each
month.
58¯
Along vith the U.S. Mint, vhich proJuces
all ol the nation's coinage, the Bureau is one ol tvo¬
legal¬manulacturers ol U.S. currency anJ the sole
printer ol paper money.
One ol the major initiatives ol the agency in recent
years has leen to Jesign a nev SIJJ lill. ChristeneJ
the °NextGen¨ SIJJ note, it is JesigneJ primarily to comlat counterleiting vith stateoltheart
Jesign leatures incapalle ol Juplication ly even the most sophisticateJ criminals. It vill leature a
Lilerty Bell that changes color, a hiJJen message on Ben Iranklin's collar, anJ tiny 3D images that
move vhen one tilts the lill.
588

The Bureau has vitnesseJ setlack alter setlack in the rollout ol the NextGen note, vhich vas
originally scheJuleJ to le releaseJ in early 2JII.
589
The reJesigneJ note vas releaseJ on Octoler 8,
2JI3.
59J

AccorJing to a Bureau spokesvoman, the cause ol the latest inciJent in 2JI3 is something knovn as
°mashing,¨ a Jelect that occurs vhen too much ink is applieJ to the paper anJ the lines ol the artvork
are not as crisp as they shoulJ le.
59I
As a result ol the mashing error, the IeJeral Reserve to Jate has
returneJ over 3J million NextGen lills¬vorth over S3 lillion¬to the Bureau, JemanJing a relunJ.
592

The IeJ has also reluseJ to purchase any more NextGens lrom the Vashington, D.C., plant in vhich
they vere printeJ, orJering insteaJ the Bureau's other money lactory in Iort Vorth, Texas, to
accelerate their proJuction. A ]uly 2JI3 memo lrom the IeJ llameJ inaJequate internal control
measures lor the Jelective lills.
593

Vhat is the cost lor this mashing Jelect` The nev NextGen lills cost alout I2.6 cents each to
print.
59+
Multiply that 3J million times over lor each Jelective lill to get a total price tag ol just unJer
S+ million lor printing the laJ lills.
595
AJJitionally, the Bureau must Jispose ol the laJ lills anJ
spenJ aJJitional hours making up lor the mistakes maJe ly employees ol the agency.
596

In its latest currency luJget, the IeJ reporteJ that it voulJ orJer 2.5 lillion nev SIJJ lills this
year.
59¯
Vith NextGens costing +.8 cents more per lill to manulacture than current SIJJ lills,
598
the
IeJ's request alone lor the nev SIJJ lills vill put the taxpayer out approximately SI2J million more
than il the olJ lill Jesign vere to le retaineJ.
These mishaps are on top ol the aJJitional S9.5 million in 2JI3 set asiJe lor a questionalle eJucation
program that incluJes glolal outreach ellorts alout the nev SIJJ lill.
599
The SIJJ NextGen note, once
heralJeJ as a necessary cutting eJge piece ol technology, is turning out to le little more than a
vooJen nickel.


85
"#$%&'(() *+,-

59. Brevery gets one on the house ¬ (USDA) S45u,uuu

Hov much money voulJ you expect the leJeral government to proviJe to one ol the more popular,
linancially successlul cralt lreveries` Uncle Sam gave S+5J,JJJ this year to Alaskan Breving
Company to help them install a nev environmentally lrienJly loiler.
6JJ

Alaskan Breving Company, knovn across the country lor its lamous Alaskan Amler, is the I2
th
lest
selling cralt lrevery in the nation.
6JI
The company solJ I3J,JJJ larrels ol leer in 2JII, an II.2 percent
increase lrom 2JIJ. In 2JI2, sales continueJ to climl to I+J,JJJ larrels ol leer.
Alaskan Breving Company vill continue to make tasty leer lor the masses, vith a lig prolit loost
courtesy ol the leJeral government.









86
"#$%&'(() *+,-

6u. Scam SchoIarshiµs ¬ (ED) SI.2 liIIion
Taxpayers are seeing their Jollars throvn avay to scam artists, anJ stuJents struggling to pay lor
college may linJ higher tuition costs as some community colleges try to recover the millions ol Jollars
they're losing each year lrom leJeral Pell Grant lrauJ anJ aluse.
6J2

Out ol the S33.5 lillion in Pell Grants the leJeral government JoleJ out last year, inJiviJuals posing as
stuJents calleJ °Pell Runners¨
6J3
took oll vith SI.2 lillion.
6J+

Given hov easy it is receive the lunJs, it's no vonJer there is signilicant lrauJ. Vhen stuJents
register lor classes at a participating college, they can lill out a linancial aiJ lorm. Il they qualily lor a
Pell Grant ¬ laseJ only on linancial neeJ ¬ the leJeral government vill issue the grant to the school.
6J5

The school then takes out the cost ol tuition lor the semester anJ senJs the remaining lunJs Jirectly
to the stuJent.
6J6
The stuJent can use the leltovers to pay lor a variety ol purposes, such as looJ anJ
living expenses.
6J¯
Because community colleges are generally lovcost, Pell Grant recipients can have
one or tvo thousanJ Jollars sent to them lor their personal use.
6J8
Once the money is receiveJ,
hovever, scamming recipients Jisappear, leaving the school to try to linJ them to pay lack the lunJs,
anJ oltentimes moving on to Jo the same at another school.
6J9
Tracking Jovn these scammers is
nearly impossille, anJ the college usually enJs up paying lack the lrauJulently receiveJ grant out ol
their ovn monies.
6IJ

At Henry IorJ Community College this year alone, over S+ million ol taxpayer money vent to
inJiviJuals vho claimeJ they vere lulltime stuJents, only to take the money anJ run, never actually
setting loot insiJe a classroom.
6II

The leJeral government has not Jone enough to curl the aluse. Some schools have leen taking
matters into their ovn hanJs, implementing measures to try to reJuce the inciJents ol lrauJ. Some
impose a longer vaiting perioJ lelore Jistriluting the lunJs to the stuJent perlorming more stringent
checks, one school vaiting until IJ percent ol the vay into the semester, vhile other schools are
increasing tuition, in part to cover the costs ol Pell Grant aluse.
6I2

In either situation, it's the honest stuJents that suller. longer vaiting perioJs means it vill take longer
to get the money they neeJ, anJ higher tuition costs means they vill have to get ly vith less next
semester vhen the college senJs them a reJuceJ check.














"#$%&'(() *+,-

6I. Extreme MaIeover ¬ (N¡) SI4I,886
Paterson, Nev ]ersey, Joesn't seem like a tovn that voulJ le
vasting money. Vith more than hall its cititens living lelov
the poverty line, it can't raise enough revenue to support the
costs ol running the city.
6I3, 6I+
Major inlusions ol cash lrom
outsiJe sources, particularly the state government, keep the city
lrom lankruptcy. °Vithout it |state aiJj, our City vill sink,¨
Paterson's Mayor ]ellery ]ones saiJ in Novemler.
6I5

So it vas a surprise lor some Paterson resiJents to learn the city
council JeciJeJ to spenJ over SI+J,JJJ in leJeral housing aiJ to
lix up an vacant property that haJ alreaJy receiveJ S26J,JJJ in
vork ly the city. Council memlers vho opposeJ the spenJing
pointeJ out that the city ollicials haJ spent more on the property
than the house vas actually vorth.
6I6
(The house's estimateJ
value is SI¯I,JJJ, accorJing to Zillov.com.
6I¯
)
°I shuJJer to think vhat coulJ have leen Jone vith the money,''
saiJ Paterson councilman Villiam McKoy.
6I8
























F:jor:
Ajt:r

88
"#$%&'(() *+,-

62. II You BuiId It, AirIines ViII Come: ¬ (IAA) S3,I25,uuu

The St. ClouJ Regional Airport is Minnesota's °Airport ol Dreams,¨ receiving over S2+ million since
2JJJ lor improvements anJ to attract commercial airlines.
6I9
But unlike Kevin Costner's laselall
JiamonJ in a cornlielJ, the millions ol leJeral investments in the St. ClouJ Regional Airport haven't
lureJ the allstars ol the airline inJustry.
Despite S3,I25,JJJ in leJeral aviation grants lor its 9,JJJ square loot terminal

anJ S¯5J,JJJ in leJeral
stimulus lunJs lor a passenger loarJing lriJge, there is no Jaily commercial service at the airport.
62J

To Jate, the only commercial airline carrier llying in anJ out ol St. ClouJ is Allegiant Air's liveekly
rounJtrip service to Phoenix.
62I

It's not lecause the airport hasn't leen trying to lure commercial airline service. The Greater St.
ClouJ Development Corporation launcheJ a pullicprivate partnership campaign calleJ °Let's Go¨ to
raise money to resume Jaily commercial llights.
622
The Let's Go campaign has raiseJ over S6.I
million.
623
Vith almost SIJ million in pullicprivate partnerships anJ leJeral grants, vhy is the St. ClouJ
Regional Airport stiii JepenJent on the American taxpayer` Perhaps the airport Jirector, Bill Tovle,
lest sums it up.
°Ve still move at the speeJ ol pullic government, ve just move slover.¨
62+
Not only is this a huge
vaste ol tax Jollars, it also Juplicates the vork ol the Fssential Air Service program at the IAA, vhich
spent SI92 million in sulsiJies to lure lig airlines to small airports.























89
"#$%&'(() *+,-

63. Need Brains! Iighting Zomlies vith PIuses and Minuses ¬ (NC) SI5u,uuu
Somehov tomlies have gnaveJ their vay onto Uncle Sam's payroll.
This year, the National Science IounJation
(NSI) paiJ an interactive meJia lirm to
create a °VellaseJ, actionaJventure,
narrativelaseJ, roleplaying game vhere the
player JelenJs against tomlies in an ellort to
save the human race.¨
625
Vhile tomlies are
harJly something most people vill ever
encounter, the goal ol the game is to teach
miJJle school stuJents hov to apply math
skills in °realvorlJ tasks.¨
626

NSI avarJeJ the game Jesigner SI5J,JJJ to
cralt the tomlie experience.
62¯
Fven vith
enough money to luy thousanJs ol
textlooks, the grant Jesigner vill not le
luilJing a lull game. InsteaJ, three °mini
games¨ vill le JesigneJ anJ testeJ vith just
8J miJJle school stuJents.
628
Ironically, the
same amount ol lunJing coulJ have paiJ the
annual salaries ol almost 5 teachers in North
Carolina.
629

Zomlies are certainly not nev to viJeo games anJ have leen useJ to teach math as vell. Uncle Sam
must have leen so stunneJ ly the mongrels that he JiJn't realite other tomliethemeJ math games
anJ apps alreaJy exist, such °Man Vs. Zomlies¨ anJ °Maths ol the DeaJ.¨ In aJJition, a simple search
lor other math games anJ apps availalle lor iPhones or AnJroiJ turns up thousanJs ol results. Iree
learning apps are viJely availalle.
The Department ol FJucation has previously avarJeJ the company almost SI million in grants to
Jesign other games as vell.
63J
One game, Math Monster Mystery, is °a compelling narrative,
presenteJ in motion comic lormat¨ anJ intenJeJ lor elementary school.
63I
Another, calleJ
°PlatinuMath,¨ is JesigneJ to help elementary school teachers lelore they start their careers.
632

Zomlies can sellperpetuate, lut taxpayers' scarce resources cannot. Perhaps the leJeral government
shoulJ locus on grounJlreaking research rather than lovpriority viJeogames.





9J
"#$%&'(() *+,-

64. The IBI Investigates HoIIyvood Movie PIots ¬ (IBI) SI.5 miIIion
Vhile IBI special agents courageously protect the Unites States against loreign spies, terrorists,
gangs, anJ serial killers, a special unit at the lureau is collalorating vith HollyvooJ movie proJucers
to nal lictional molsters anJ other imaginary laJ guys.
Although the IBI has a sorJiJ history vith HollyvooJ,
such as vhen it °conJucteJ a sveeping anJ sustaineJ
investigation ol the motion picture inJustry to expose
HollyvooJ's allegeJ sulversion ol °the American Vay¨
Juring the reign ol ]. FJgar Hoover,
633
the agency is nov
trying to nev approach to inlluence movie makers.
The lureau's Investigative Pullicity anJ Pullic Allairs Unit,
vhich has an annual luJget ol SI.5 million,
63+
proviJes
screenvriters, movie anJ TV proJucers, anJ authors aJvice
on costumes, props, scenery, anJ veapons as vell as lroll
lootage anJ lact checking.
635
The IBI requests copies ol the
lilm script anJ plot to reviev anJ a °Jescription hov the
IBI lits into the project anJ its relative importance.¨
636
The
agency °helpeJ lenJ authenticity to 6+9 projects, usually
lilms, TV shovs anJ looks¨ in just one year.
63¯

The IBI proviJeJ assistance lor the motion pictures °The
KingJom,¨ °Shooter,¨ anJ °Breach¨ as vell as television
shovs incluJing °Vithout A Trace,¨ °CSI,¨ °Numl3rs,¨
°Criminal MinJs,¨ anJ °The Closer.¨
638

The movie °Shooter¨ earneJ over S95.6 million
vorlJviJe.
639
The movie tells the tale ol an assassination
attempt on the PresiJent ol the UniteJ States. °The
KingJom¨ grosseJ over S86.6 million
6+J
vhile °Breach¨ lrought in over S+J.9 million.
6+I

Vhile these lox ollice lonantas vere lringing in millions, the IBI vas having its ovn luJget shaveJ
ly sequestration. Over the past year, the IBI reJuceJ hiring, training anJ equipment purchases to
comply vith sequestration anJ is threatening to shut Jovn its ollices anJ lurlough employees lor as
many as ten Jays in the near luture, vhich voulJ have an impact ol real investigations anJ intelligence
gathering.
6+2
The Attorney General claims sequestration is °materially reJucing IBI's investigative
capacity to aJJress mortgage lrauJ, cylercrime, human trallicking, terrorism, linancial lrauJ,
organiteJ crime, to just name just a lev ol its critical mission areas.¨
6+3

HollyvooJ is not vithout its ovn experts vho can proviJe much ol the same expertise anJ aJvice as
the IBI. Scott Nelson, a retireJ agent vho vorkeJ lor the IBI lor 25 years, lor example, °is part ol a
novspravling community ol expert 'consultants' vho help HollyvooJ lilmmakers to realistically
portray everything lrom light scenes to the intricacies ol real lile police investigations.¨ He has leen
JescrileJ as °the star vho's alvays just out ol shot¨ anJ the °go to person vhen °HollyvooJ actors
neeJ to valk anJ talk like secret agents or villains.¨
6++

The IBI lent its support vith the proJuction ol
°Shooter,¨ a movie alout a presiJential
assassination attempt.

9I
"#$%&'(() *+,-

So perhaps the real unsolveJ mystery is vhy is the IBI spenJing taxpayer money to assist vith the
proJuction ol HollyvooJ llocklusters at a time vhen luJget cuts are reJucing the agency's alility to
comlat real crimes anJ threats`

The IBI Investigative Pullicity anJ Pullic Allairs Unit proviJes screenvriters, movie anJ TV proJucers, anJ authors
aJvice on costumes, props, scenery, anJ veapons as vell as lroll lootage anJ lact checking.
6+5








92
"#$%&'(() *+,-

65. Cash Covs ¬ (USDA) SI9.5 miIIion
Researchers lrom Kansas State University are vorrieJ that cattle anJ lison may shrink in site over
the next 5J years Jue to glolal varming. Rising temperatures coaic cause grass to grov more slovly,
in turn resulting in smaller cattle anJ lison that eat the grass.
6+6

Never lear. Some ol their colleagues at Kansas State are looking into it, lunJeJ ly a S9.6 million, live
year grant lrom the U.S. Department ol Agriculture (USDA). Scientists lrom Oklahoma State
University, the University ol Oklahoma, the USDA, anJ Tarleton State University vill join lorces vith
Kansas State in comlating climateinJuceJ lovine veight loss.
6+¯

This Jiverse coalition vill le just one ol many research teams arounJ the country lunJeJ ly the
USDA's National Institute ol IooJ anJ Agriculture. In total, the USDA vill le avarJing SI9.5 million
nationviJe to support the Jevelopment ol °climate solutions lor leel anJ Jairy cattle.¨
6+8

Although primarily composeJ ol scientists, the Kansas State research team vill le joineJ ly non
scientists as vell in its research. LeaJing the team vill le three Kansas State prolessors, one ol vhom
is an associate prolessor ol sociology.
6+9

Vhy sociology` It seems this
research project is not
completely JevoteJ to
scientilic inquiry. In aJJition
to improving soil anJ vater
quality anJ Jeveloping
JiversilieJ lorage sources, the
research team vill locus its
ellorts on Jeveloping
°marketing options¨ anJ °vays
to proviJe more stalle larm
householJ income.¨
65J











Taxpayer cash to linJ out hov skinny covs vill get vith less grass.

93
"#$%&'(() *+,-

66. IederaI Irat: man caves, µin uµs, and IiIth ¬ (EPA) S479,uuu
The FPA is vell knovn lor its lervent ellorts in protecting animals' halitats. Perhaps not as viJely
JocumenteJ is its very ovn °animal house,¨ a sanctuary lor anyone looking to party avay his Jays on
the taxpayer Jollar.
FPA` More like Fpsilon Pi Alpha.
The ¯J,JJJsquare loot °Fpsilon House¨ is one ol the agency's largest storage lacilities, locateJ in
LanJover, MarylanJ. Ollicially titleJ the °Main FPA HeaJquarters Varehouse,¨ houseJ vithin are
the excess inventories lor the agency's nearly Vashington, D.C. hul. Although the FPA is in charge
ol the varehouse, Apex Logistics LLC, a leJeral contractor, vas taskeJ vith the JaytoJay
operations at the lacility lrom 2JJ¯ to 2JI3.
65I

Hovever, a May 2JI3 investigation ly the FPA's Ollice ol Inspector General voulJ lorever expel Apex
lrom Fpsilon House.
InsteaJ ol an unassuming storage lacility, the OIG lounJ a verminriJJen, testosteroneinluseJ party
house corJoneJ oll into multiple °man caves¨ lor the Apex Logistics contractors. Spelunking into the
caves revealeJ that the contractors haJ
pillereJ numerous pieces ol equipment lrom
the FPA lor their ovn leisure, incluJing
televisions, relrigerators, raJios, microvaves,
chairs, anJ couches. AJJitionally lounJ vere
photos, pin ups, calenJars, clothing, looks,
magatines, anJ viJeos.
652

The guys even haJ the opportunity to start
their ovn lanJ. Inspectors lounJ three
pianos anJ various vinJ lanJ instruments¬
apparently all FPA property¬vithin the
varehouse.
653

Perhaps the most granJiose amenity ol
Fpsilon House vas its exercise lacility,
complete vith lorroveJ vorkout equipment lrom the FPA °that coulJ rival a gym's.¨
65+

This is all in aJJition to °a lockeJ ollice insiJe the lacility lor vhich ve coulJ not Jetermine a
purpose,¨ accorJing to investigators.
655

To hiJe their illicit leisure activities, contractors arrangeJ the unauthoriteJ personal spaces so that
they vere out ol sight ol security cameras through the use ol screens, partitions, anJ pileJup
loxes.
656

AccorJing to investigators, °FPA management conlirmeJ they haJ not visiteJ the varehouse lelore
the Ollice ol Inspector General lrieleJ the agency over concerns vith poor oversight ol the storage
lacility.¨
65¯


9+
"#$%&'(() *+,-

The party is nov over, anJ the taxpayers are lelt leeling the hangover. Since the initial avarJ ol its
contract in 2JJ¯, Apex haJ leen paiJ ly the FPA over S5.3 million lor lalor costs anJ management ol
Fpsilon House.
658

67. The Goµher Protection Program ¬ (DoD) S5.25 MiIIion
Fven as lurloughs sent tens ol thousanJs ol Delense Department (DoD) employees home vithout pay,
the agency spent millions to protecting the pocket gopher, gopher tortoise, IloriJa pine snake anJ
others.
Tvo military lases, one in IloriJa anJ one in Vashington,
receiveJ a total ol S5.25 million as part ol DoD's ReaJiness
anJ Fnvironmental Protection Integration (RFPI)
Program.
659
The program vorks to ollset the environmental
impact ol military training near lases ly investing in local
conservation ellorts.
The liggest avarJ, amounting to S3.5 million, vent to ]oint
Base LevisMcChorJ (]BLM) near Tacoma, Vashington, to
°preserve, restore anJ manage critical prairie halitat.¨
66J

Vhile the Fnvironmental Protection Agency is alreaJy JeJicateJ to environmental issue, one military
ecologist, ]ellrey Ioster, noteJ that it's a Jelense mission as vell. °Although our primary mission is
lighting vars anJ military training, like other leJeral agencies, ve have a requirement to support the
recovery ol listeJ species.¨
66I

An aJJitional SI.¯5 million vas sent to Fglin Air Iorce Base in IloriJa to help purchase 2J,8JJ acres ol
lanJ.
662
State ollicials noteJ the purchaseJ lanJ voulJ proviJe a home lor the °IloriJa llack lear,
gopher tortoise, IloriJa pine snake, Pine Barrens treelrog anJ eastern JiamonJlack rattlesnake.¨
663












95
"#$%&'(() *+,-



68. A IederaIIy Iunded ªMoosicaI¨ ¬ (NEA) SIu,uuu



Move over, RuJolph. There's a nev antlereJ holiJay character in tovn, anJ he's got the linancial
lacking ol U.S. taxpayers.
IunJeJ ly a SIJ,JJJ leJeral grant lrom the National FnJovment ol the Arts, °Mooseltoe. A Nev
Moosical¨ vill le touring the nation this holiJay season.
66+

Taxpayer Jollars pay lor °Mooseltoe¨ to leature voices lrom celelrities lrom BroaJvay, television, anJ
movies, as vell as costumes lrom the costume Jesigner ol BroaJvay's °The Lion King.¨
665

In aJJition to its original songs, parents vill appreciate the I6 characters in °Mooseltoe¨ that are
entertaining their chilJren on the taxpayers' Jime, incluJing three snolly penguins, a molster
snovman, anJ a lat valrus.
666






96
"#$%&'(() *+,-



69. Nothing says ªIndianaµoIis Urlan Vatervay System¨ IiIe Interµretive
Dance ¬ (NSI) S2.9 miIIion
An °outJoor museum¨ leaturing Jance, poetry anJ sculpture vill soon le alle to help resiJents ol
InJianapolis learn more alout the city's urlan vatervays.
The National Science IounJation (NSI) proviJeJ Butler University's Center lor Urlan Fcology vith
S2.9 million to create the °City as a Living Laloratory¨ initiative throughout InJianapolis.
66¯
Project
ollicials hope to use the money °to create sites along six InJianapolis vatervays vhere arts anJ
science vill le useJ to eJucate the pullic alout InJianapolis's vater system.¨
668

Project planners intenJ to use the artvork to °interpret scientilic content,¨ vhich voulJ le availalle
not only to those traversing the city's like paths, lut also on a smartphone app.
669
Butler University
vill le joineJ ly the Center lor Urlan Health at InJiana UniversityPurJue University InJianapolis,
vhich vill conJuct the research neeJeJ to support the project. Galriel Iillipelli, the center's Jirector,
noteJ the project's goal vas to raise avareness that vatervays vere more than just commerce anJ
transportation, lut that they °vant people in urlan areas to learn more alout their connection to the
environment.¨
6¯J

InJianapolis Mayor Greg BallarJ saiJ that °this unique comlination ol art, science anJ trails
vill proviJe great nev places lor lamilies, valkers, runners anJ cyclists to see our leautilul
city anJ perhaps even learn a thing or tvo in the process.¨
6¯I
























"#$%&'(() *+,-




7u. SI58,5uu PiIe oI RullIe
Americans unJoulteJly value the preservation ol lanJmarks, luilJings, anJ other areas that are ol
historical signilicance anJ value, anJ Nev Orleans is a U.S. city lull ol historical properties vorth
preserving. But a nev leJeral program intenJeJ to le a °national moJel ol hov to succeeJ in
preservation¨ insteaJ useJ taxpayers' money to Jemolish insteaJ ol to preserve historical homes in
Nev Orleans.
6¯2

In an ellort to spare 8I historical homes lrom the vrecking lall, the City ol Nev Orleans in 2JIJ
reJirecteJ millions ol Jollars in leJeral llock grants to hire an
experienceJ contractor to move these homes lrom the site ol tvo
nev hospitals.
6¯3
The contractor voulJ then Jeliver the homes to
local nonprolits vhich voulJ renovate these homes, anJ then
sell them to lovincome lamilies.
6¯+

But this preservation plan lell apart upon implementation,
resulting in SI58,5JJ lrom taxpayers leing spent on one home
vhich vas ultimately JemolisheJ in Octoler 2JI3.
6¯5,6¯6
Vhen the contractor, BuilJers ol Hope, moveJ the homes, it
removeJ the rools lrom the homes to lit unJer city's pover lines
anJ saveJ oll the lacks ol those houses vhich vere JetermineJ
to le too long lor tight street turns.
6¯¯
So the nonprolits olten
receiveJ homes vithout rools, valls, lack halves, anJ nothing to
protect the homes lrom rotting unJer Nev Orleans' notorious
heat, humiJity, rain, anJ vinJ.
6¯8

At this point, taxpayers spent S38,5JJ to move one home to I6JI Dumaine Street vithout a rool anJ
lack vall.
6¯9
Alter months ol Jeteriorating unJer the elements, the Historic LanJmarks District
Commission (HDLC) in charge ol overseeing the home's nev neighlorhooJ vanteJ to Jemolish the
house.
68J
InsteaJ ol acknovleJging the home's impossille Jisrepair, the nonprolit vhich nov ovneJ
the home, ProviJence Community Housing, insisteJ that the home coulJ le renovateJ anJ oltaineJ
SI2J,JJJ in aJJitional leJeral lunJing lrom the Department ol Housing anJ Urlan Development to
renovate the house.
68I

By Octoler 2JI3, the house vas a SI58,5JJ pile ol rullle.
The legally requireJ permits to Jemolish the moveJ house vere never applieJ lor, anJ, vhen lirst
askeJ alout the house's late, a Vice PresiJent ol ProviJence Community Housing (°ProviJence¨)
JenieJ that the house haJ leen JemolisheJ.
682

The llame game letveen the City ol Nev Orleans, ProviJence, BuilJers ol Hope, anJ Nev Orleans
resiJents reveals hov taxpayers paiJ SI58,5JJ to move anJ then Jestroy a historical home.

98
"#$%&'(() *+,-

The City ol Nev Orleans allegeJ that BuilJers ol Hope, the contractor paiJ to move the house,
mismanageJ its lunJs anJ laileJ to pay its sulcontractors, vhich resulteJ in the homes not leing
protecteJ lrom veather Jamage.
683
BuilJers ol Hope allegeJ that the City ol Nev Orleans vere
months lehinJ in senJing payments lor legitimate invoices that it sulmitteJ, preventing payments to
its sulcontractors, thus leaving the homes in Jisrepair.
68+
A contractor lor ProviJence tolJ an
inspector lrom the City's Department ol Salety anJ Permits that the home at I6JI Dumaine coulJ not
le salvageJ lecause ol its JilapiJateJ conJition upon its receipt lrom BuilJers ol Hope.
685

A spokesman lor Mayor LanJrieu stateJ that ProviJence's Jemolition ol the home vas °outsiJe the
scope ol vhat the City haJ originally permitteJ¨ vhen it granteJ lunJs lor renovations.
686

A loarJ memler vith the IounJation lor Historical Louisiana llames the City ol Nev Orleans vhich
°vas responsille to make sure the money vas spent visely anJ that the houses vere restoreJ.¨
68¯
Vhile all the parties involveJ are lusy pointing lingers at each other lor the home's Jemolition, they
all concur that taxpayers' money vas vasteJ. A Vice PresiJent ol ProviJence stateJ, °I Jo leel like it
vas a vaste ol taxpayer Jollars.¨
688
An executive ol BuilJers ol Hope JeclareJ the preservation project
to le °so messeJ up. It's a Jisaster.¨
689


















99
"#$%&'(() *+,-


7I. Government Iunding Gets Sµicy vith SaIsa and BIoody Marys ¬ (USDA)
SI6,792,5u8
The UniteJ States Department ol Agriculture avarJeJ over SI6 million to IIJ lusinesses to lunJ the
Jevelopment ol nev proJucts.
69J
The grants vere maJe through the USDA's °ValueAJJeJ ProJucer
Grants¨ program, vhich °help|sj agricultural proJucers increase their income ly expanJing
marketing opportunities, creating nev proJucts or Jeveloping nev uses lor existing proJucts.¨
69I

Fxamples ol °nev proJucts¨ incluJeJ salsa anJ BlooJy Mary mix. Iish Havk Acres, LLC in Rock
Cave, Vest Virginia vas avarJeJ S+5,JJJ in taxpayer lunJs to market their lranJ salsa anJ BlooJy
Mary mix. ]ustilying the neeJ lor more types ol salsa anJ BlooJy Mary mix is challenging. Recent
reports note Salsa outsells ketchup in the UniteJ States.
692

Glenmary GarJens in Bristol, Virginia receiveJ a S2I3,JJJ grant °to expanJ the processing anJ
marketing ol locally grovn lruits anJ vegetalle into jellies, ice cream anJ llavoreJ syrups.¨
693

A USDA press release noteJ that in Jealing vith sequestration, it °has alreaJy unJertaken historic
ellorts¨ to save taxpayer lunJs °through targeteJ, commonsense reJuctions.¨
69+




























IJJ
"#$%&'(() *+,-



72. The Case oI the OId Vacant Grist MiII ¬ (VA) S2 miIIion
The Department ol Veterans Allairs is planning a S2 million renovation ol an over 25J year olJ
luilJing knovn as the OlJ Grist Mill. Vhile the luilJing vas nominateJ to the National Register ol
Historic Places in I9¯+,
695
it is rarely visiteJ anJ has not leen shuttereJ since the Civil Var.
696

The leJeral government is consiJering turning the OlJ
Grist Mill into ollice space. An architecture lirm revieveJ
the luilJing anJ prepareJ an extensive renovation plan lor
the luilJing, loth insiJe anJ out. That lirm JetermineJ it
voulJ cost S2 million to renovate the 3,6JJ square loot
space lor use as ollice space.
69¯
In March 2JI3, the VA
legan looking lor a construction lirm to renovate the OlJ
Grist Mill anJ another luilJing close ly vith an estimateJ
renovation cost ol letveen S2 million anJ S5 million.
698

The project specilieJ it voulJ require °a nev vater vheel
vill le installeJ on the exterior to mimic, as closely as
possille, the original Mill.¨
699


A recent report ly the Government Accountalility Ollice
(GAO) singleJ out the renovations to the OlJ Grist Mill
anJ questioneJ the merit ol the expense. The agency noteJ
°installing moJern luilJing systems anJ making luilJing
coJe improvements ¬ such as aJJing a lathroom anJ a
stairvell ¬ vill le challenging.¨
¯JJ

That saiJ, a local historian noteJ the OlJ Grist Mill vas
°prolally in pretty gooJ shape consiJering its age anJ the
lact that it's not necessarily uselul.¨
¯JI










Photo CreJit. GAO

IJI
"#$%&'(() *+,-


73. Iooting the BiII Ior a BestseIIer ¬ (NSI) SI,75u,uuu
Iacing S356 million in sequestration cuts, researchers anJ scientists at the National Science
IounJation (NSI) laceJ layolls anJ reJuceJ resources lor projects.
¯J2
But insteaJ ol allocating lunJs
to critical scientilic research leing, the NSI avarJeJ a SI.¯5 million grant to create a PBS
Jocumentary that promotes the title anJ topic ol a X:w Yorr 1im:s lestselling look.
¯J3

°In Delense ol IooJ¨ vill le a tvohour Jocumentary laseJ on the sametitleJ look ly Michael Pollan
anJ vill lroaJcast on PBS in 2JI+.
¯J+
Michael Pollan has vritten live looks, all X:w Yorr 1im:s
lestsellers, on the relationships letveen looJ, agriculture, anJ culinary science.
¯J5

Hovever, Kikim MeJia, the company paiJ to proJuce the taxpayerlunJeJ Jocumentary, Jescriles
the lilm as shoving °hov a comlination ol uncertain anJ incomplete science, veakkneeJ politicians,
anJ clever marketing campaigns have shapeJ America's eating halits in a vay that have maJe us less
anJ less healthy.¨
¯J6
Critics in the science inJustry have panneJ Pollan's °looJ science¨ looks as
lacking °the scientilic principles that shoulJ Jeline a premier research university or guiJe vhat laculty
pass on to their stuJents in the classroom.¨
¯J¯
NSI explains that the goal ol the Jocumentary is to engage its auJience alout the scientilic research
ol looJ anJ hov looJ science is utiliteJ in meJia anJ marketing.
¯J8
AccorJing to the NSI, the
ultimate value ol the Jocumentary is °to enhance pullic unJerstanJing ol the "#$"%&' %()*#+&,"- *.
/"%-,"- %, )-*)'-0/ -1-#23&2 '%1-/ &,3 %, /4&)%,5 3*6-,/ *. 3&%'2 3-"%/%*,/78
¯J9

























IJ2
"#$%&'(() *+,-


74. Education Grant Iunds Used to SettIe Iavsuit ¬ (II DOE) SI.25 miIIion
IeJeral taxpayer money JesignateJ to improve chilJren's schools in IloriJa vere insteaJ spent to
settle a lavsuit letveen the state anJ a lormer contractor.
The IloriJa Department ol FJucation
¯IJ
is lorking over SI.25 million to settle a lavsuit vith Inlinity
Soltvare Development, a company that vas contracteJ ly the state to luilJ an eJucation velsite.
¯II

The legal lracas leaves in limlo the late ol an eJucational velsite vhich °vas intenJeJ to proviJe
practice lessons,¨ to °help stuJents, parents anJ teachers master nev acaJemic stanJarJs.¨
¯I2
The
resulting controversy has lelt °IloriJa eJucators vithout a preparation resource ollicials expecteJ
voulJ le in use.¨
¯I3

Several months alter the contract vas signeJ in Decemler 2JII, state ollicials starteJ to lecome
concerneJ that Inlinity °haJ turneJ in unacceptalle lessons anJ tests,¨
¯I+
anJ that the company vas
°six month lehinJ scheJule.¨
¯I5
In one example, state ollicials raiseJ concerns that the term °the
pursuit ol happiness,¨ accorJing to one Inlinity velsite lesson, vas useJ in the preamlle ol the
Constitution, vhen the phrase is lounJ in the Declaration ol InJepenJence.
¯I6
The company contenJs
that the prollem vas state ollicials JiJn't °reviev the vork in a timely lashion or laileJ to sign oll on
vork completeJ ly the company.¨
¯I¯
Fither vay, IloriJian chilJren anJ taxpayers lose in this Jeal.
The SI.25 million settlement vas paiJ lrom the S¯JJ million °Race to the Top¨ leJeral grants lrom the
Department ol FJucation the state receiveJ to °improve stuJent achievement in the state.¨
¯I8
Farlier
this year, the state JetermineJ that using leJeral grant lunJs to settle this lavsuit vas an appropriate
use ol leJeral taxpayer lunJs. Meanvhile, the Khan AcaJemy, an online classroom vhich receives no
leJeral lunJing, reaches ten million stuJents each month anJ charges nothing.
¯I9
The leJeral
government is trying to Juplicate vhat the private sector alreaJy Joes exceptionally vell.












IJ3
"#$%&'(() *+,-

75. OId Iashioned Portraits oI Administration OIIiciaIs ¬ (NASA, DHS, HUD)
S3uu,uuu
Fveryone knovs a picture is vorth a thousanJ vorJs. Little may people knov taxpayers are paying
lor lureaucrats' oil portraits vorth tens ol thousanJs ol Jollars
each.
Over the last JecaJe, leJeral agencies have commissioneJ Jotens
ol oil paintings to immortalite their upperlevel management lor
the cost ol hunJreJs ol thousanJs ol Jollars, enough to raise
Jotens lamilies over the poverty level.
¯2J
This year alone, leJeral
agencies lought or took Jelivery ol nearly S3JJ,JJJ in ollicial oil
portraits ol senior ollicials, accorJing to government contracting
Jata.
¯2I
Taxpayer Jollars eternaliteJ leaJers such as lormer
Fnergy Secretary Steven Chu (S2J,JJJ),
¯22
anJ Lori B. Garver,
lormer NASA Deputy AJministrator (S23,JJJ).
¯23
Both resigneJ
their positions earlier this year.
Portraits are not restricteJ to those sitting in ollice. Agencies have orJereJ pieces to commemorate
lormer ollicials vho lelt years prior. This May, the Department ol HomelanJ Security unveileJ a
S3J,JJJ portrait ol Gov. Tom RiJge, lirst Secretary ol the Department ol HomelanJ Security vho lelt
in 2JJ5.
¯2+
A seconJ portrait ¬ ol Michael Chertoll, the Department's seconJ Secretary ¬ has also leen
painteJ, though not yet unveileJ. That portrait also cost S3J,JJJ.
¯25
Similarly, the Department ol
Housing anJ Urlan Development (HUD) orJereJ a S2J,JJJ portrait ol lormer Secretary Steve
Preston, vho serveJ lor just seven months.
¯26

Vhile the average portrait cost has leen alout S22,JJJ, several have cost more than some lamilies vill
earn in years.
¯2¯
In 2JJ¯, HUD paiJ SIJJ,JJJ lor a 3J¨ x +J¨ oil painting anJ requireJ it to le °lrameJ
in golJ.¨
¯28
The Commerce Department paiJ S+J,JJJ lor a lilesite portrait ol lormer Secretary
Gutierret in 2JJ8.
¯29
In the last JecaJe, the
Delense Department has orJereJ at least six oil
paintings that cost letveen S+J,JJJ anJ
S5J,JJJ.
¯3J
Altogether, the Pentagon has
orJereJ more portraits than any other agency ¬
25 ol at least 69 orJereJ in the last JecaJe.
¯3I

Vhile agencies have saiJ the commissioneJ
artvork simply keeps in step vith traJition,
some critics have questioneJ vhether it must
continue. Says one taxpayer aJvocate, °It's not
like people are going to le lining up lor an
exhilit, 'HUD Secretaries Through the Years.'
AnJ just lecause it's a Vashington traJition
Joesn't mean they have to keep Joing it.¨
¯32

HUD portraits, in lact, are only JisplayeJ near
the secretary's ollice in its heaJquarters.
¯33


IJ+
"#$%&'(() *+,-

Several lipartisan lills have leen introJuceJ to cap anJ limit spenJing on leJeral portraits. Vhile
commemorating leaJers vith portraits may le reasonalle, limitless anJ unnecessary spenJing on
them is not.


























IJ5
"#$%&'(() *+,-

76. EnvironmentaIIy IriendIy CoIIee Drying Study ¬ (USDA) S25,uuu
AccorJing to the National Collee Association, Americans have leen consuming collee since at least
the miJ I6JJ's.
¯3+
Vhile moJern machinery allovs lor the rapiJ °Jrying¨ ol collee leans, larmers
across the vorlJ have useJ the sun to Jry collee lor centuries.
In comes the U.S. Department ol Agriculture, vhich is lunJing grounJlreaking research into the
collee Jrying process, giving S25,JJJ to one Havaii collee plantation to stuJy more environmentally
lrienJly means lor getting vater out ol their leans.
¯35

The stuJy vill incluJe such methoJs as °passive solar
heateJ air¨ (the sun anJ vinJ), °photovoltaicgenerateJ
electricity¨ (solar panels povering Jrying machinery), anJ
°solarheateJ vater systems¨ (the sun again).
¯36

This critical research into the use ol the sun to Jry collee
vill verily vhat larmers across the glole have leen Joing
lor centuries.
















Rovs ol sunlathing collee leans.

IJ6
"#$%&'(() *+,-

77. Taxµayers SheII Out HaIIaMiIIion Ior Street BIocI in Tovn oI I,I5u ¬
(DOT) S532,uuu
Outgoing U.S. Secretary ol Transportation Ray LaHooJ enJeJ his tenure Jescriling the state ol
America's roaJs as °one lig pothole.¨
¯3¯
LaHooJ llameJ a lack ol transportation lunJing lor the
Jeteriorating conJition ol U.S. roaJs anJ highvays anJ unsale lriJges.
¯38
The outgoing Secretary
emphasiteJ that the U.S. Department ol Transportation neeJeJ a lolJ plan to lunJ transportation
inlrastructure.
¯39

So vhen a tiny Kansas tovn vanteJ to spruce up one llock on its Main Street, one voulJ naturally
assume that this tovn voulJ use local lunJs, not leJeral Jollars, lor improvements that voulJ le an
exclusive lenelit to the tovn.
InsteaJ, the Kansas tovn ol Rossville receiveJ S532,JJJ lrom the U.S. Department ol Transportation
in Vashington, D.C. lecause there °hasn't leen much Jone to |thej main street in years.¨
¯+J
U.S. taxpayers shelleJ out over hall a million Jollars lor improvements to onetenth ol a mile
¯+I
on the
Main Street ol a tovn vith a population ol only I,I5J.
¯+2
Taxpayers in Nev York, Louisiana,
Oklahoma, anJ Calilornia paiJ to make Rossville's onellock Jovntovn area °more Jecorative anJ
colorlul.¨
¯+3
These Jecorative anJ colorlul improvements to one street llock in Rossville, Kansas cost U.S.
taxpayers S+62

per resiJent ol Rossville or S38,JJJ lor each ol the I+ lusinesses locateJ on this llock
ol Main Street.
¯++















IJ¯
"#$%&'(() *+,-

78. YaIe University Sµends IederaI Research Grant Studying the Oddity oI the
DucI Penis ¬ (NSI) S384,989
Vhile lipartisanship has leen in short supply arounJ Vashington these Jays, at least one scientilic
venture has receiveJ support Juring loth the current aJministration anJ the lormer. Juck genitalia
research.
Yale University launcheJ a project in 2JJ5 vith lunJing lrom the National Science IounJation (NSI),
to stuJy the oJJities ol the Juck penis. In 2JJ9, the school receiveJ an aJJitional S38+,989 to
continue its vork, vhich vill expire in 2JI3.
¯+5
The project lounJ its vay into the limelight vhen it
vas JiscovereJ the lunJing came lrom the 2JJ9 stimulus lill, vhich among other things vas
intenJeJ, °To proviJe investments neeJeJ to increase economic elliciency ly spurring technological
aJvances in science anJ health.¨
¯+6

AccorJing to the NSI velsite, the project ¬ titleJ °Conllict, Social Behavior anJ Fvolution¨ ¬ vas
intenJeJ to letter unJerstanJ Juck reproJuctive activity, vith the goal ol also letter unJerstanJing
human relationships.
¯+¯
It also notes the project vill, °incorporate high school stuJents lrom unJer
representeJ minorities.¨
¯+8

The key linJing ol the stuJy vas the corkscrevlike shape ol a Juck's penis, vhich can le resisteJ ly
lemale Jucks through their ovn liological Jesign. °This is literally antiscrev anatomy,¨ quippeJ leaJ
researcher RicharJ Prum.
¯+9

Vhen askeJ ly one nevs outlet vhy NSI JeciJeJ to support an inquiry into the length ol Juck
penises, its spokesperson noteJ that it vas lasic research, aJJing, °Government lunJeJ grants lor
research have assisteJ in creating the larcoJe anJ Google.¨
¯5J






















IJ8
"#$%&'(() *+,-

79. Thomson Prison BIues ¬ (DO¡) S2 miIIion
In Octoler 2JI2, the AJministration circumventeJ Congress anJ purchaseJ the Illinois stateovneJ
Thomson Correctional Iacility lor SI65 million. Ior over a JecaJe, the prison sat empty unJer Illinois
ovnership, anJ the state JiJ not have the luJget to open anJ
operate the prison.
¯5I

The Department ol ]ustice has leen trying to lail out the
State ol Illinois anJ haJ leen requesting authoritation to
purchase Thompson Prison lor years, lut the House
Appropriations Committee has opposeJ lunJing lor the
purchase ol the prison.
¯52, ¯53

Hovever, in clear contraJiction to the vill ol Congress,
¯5+

Attorney General Fric HolJer purchaseJ the prison lor SI65
million ly using lunJs in various DO] accounts, incluJing
SI5I million lrom the DO] Assets Iorleiture IunJ.
¯55
The
IunJ is supposeJ to le useJ to ollset the costs ol criminal
lorleiture cases, such as lav enlorcement activities, storing
anJ maintain lorleiteJ assets anJ payments to victims anJ
lienholJers, not to purchase prisons.
¯56

Yet, alter its unapproveJ purchase, in IY 2JI3, the AJministration laileJ to proJuce a luJget that
proviJes lor the lunJs necessary to activate Thomson or to lunJ the ongoing maintenance neeJs ol the
lacility until it opens.
¯5¯

, ¯58
AccorJing to the Department ol ]ustice, the agency spent approximately
S2 million in IY 2JI3 to maintain the empty lacility.
In its IY 2JI+ luJget request, the Olama AJministration linally requesteJ approximately SI66 million
to activate three prisons, incluJing Thomson.
¯59
The PresiJent's IY 2JI+ BuJget incluJes S+3.¯
million in salaries anJ expenses to legin activating Thomson,
¯6J
anJ SI5 million to renovate anJ
convert Thomson to leJeral prison use.
¯6I

In ]uly 2JI3, the Senate Appropriations Committee approveJ SI66.3 million to activate three prisons,
incluJing Thomson.
¯62
It vill take at least tvo years to activate Thomson, anJ ly the time ol its
estimateJ 2JI5 opening, °projecteJ costs incluJe S25 million lor upgraJes anJ SI68 million lor
equipment anJ stalling.
An empty prison purchaseJ lor no reason that costs S2 million to operate.
This laJ investment has taxpayers singing the Thompson Prison Blues.




Stuck in Thomson Prison. The leJeral
government vent arounJ Congress to luy the
empty prison vith no plan to lill it. Nov the
taxpayer is looting the S2 million
maintenance lill.

IJ9
"#$%&'(() *+,-

8u. Can You Hear Me Nov: MiIIions Vasted on Untested, MaIIunctioning IT
¬ (USDA) S2u miIIion
As the vorkplace lecomes increasingly molile, the leJeral government is opting lor Jevices other than
BlackBerrys. The Olama AJministration announceJ a Digital Government Strategy lor leJeral
employees to access vorkplace netvorks lrom molile Jevices vithout compromising privacy anJ
security concerns.
¯63
In accorJance vith this strategy, the Department ol HomelanJ Security,
Department ol Delense, anJ National Institute ol StanJarJs anJ Technology JevelopeJ a laseline ol
stanJarJ security requirements lor molile computing anJ a lramevork Jesign to relerence in
Jesigning security anJ privacy protections.
¯6+
This voulJ allov leJeral employees to use a range ol
popular lranJ Jevices vithout compromising government netvorks anJ leaking inlormation, anJ
even allov some ollices to implement a lringyourovnJevice policy insteaJ ol on government
issueJ Jevices.
¯65
Technology insiJers applauJeJ the government's Jecision to Jevelop the molile technology to permit
leJeral employees to vork remotely.
¯66
A survey ol leJeral managers anJ leJeral vorkers lounJ that
each employee voulJ aJJ an aJJitional seven hours each veek in proJuctivity, amounting to SI+,JJJ
in proJuctivity gains.
¯6¯
Ol those leJeral vorkers vho alreaJy have molile Jevice access, they spenJ a
veekly average ol nine aJJitional hours on top ol their lulltime vork scheJules checking in to their
vorkplace netvorks.
¯68
Almost hall ol these vorkers report vorking more elliciently outsiJe the
ollice.
¯69

The Department ol Agriculture lorkeJ over S2J million to several companies lor MDM integration
vhich is nov one year lehinJ scheJule anJ mallunctioning.
¯¯J
Perhaps il the USDA hireJ one ol the
companies approveJ ly the GSA lor molile management solutions, then the USDA voulJ not le
having these rollout prollems.
¯¯I
Or mayle il the USDA requireJ a Jemonstration ol the liJJing
companies' capalilities lor MDM integration in the USDA's netvork, then USDA employees voulJ
nov le using their ovn iPhones anJ AnJroiJ to access their vorkplace servers.
¯¯2
InsteaJ, the USDA paiJ three contractors S2J million.
¯¯3

Testing lelore hanJing over taxpayers' money voulJ have shovn that one contractor's soltvare is not
compatille vith part ol the USDA's netvork security inlrastructure.
¯¯+
Fight months alter the MDM
system vas supposeJ to have completeJ a 3JJay, 3,JJJ phone test phase, this test phase has leen
pusheJ lack, anJ the USDA is still just testing one component ol the contractor's incompatille
soltvare to Jetermine vhether the soltvare vill le useJ or alanJoneJ.
¯¯5
AccorJing to the USDA's Request lor Proposal, the agency alreaJy supporteJ more than 3,JJJ molile
Jevices lelore the S2J million project anJ hopeJ to expanJ the numler ol molile Jevices to more than
IJJ,JJJ over the next lev years.
¯¯6
As ol late ]uly, only I,3¯J Jevices vere on the USDA's MDM
system
¯¯¯

Surely, given the lailure ol the MDM integration at the USDA, other leJeral agencies voulJ restrain
themselves lrom avarJing millions in taxpayer Jollars to these contractors vithout lirst testing their
proJuct`
Think again. One ol these three contractors vas avarJeJ S2I2.I million in government contracts just
in 2JI3.
¯¯8
The contractor vith the incompatille soltvare has several multimillion Jollar government
contracts vith the CIA, NSA, IBI, DHS, anJ the Air Iorce.
¯¯9

IIJ
"#$%&'(() *+,-

InsteaJ ol pouring millions ol Jollars to lix °glitches,¨ taxpayers voulJ preler their money go tovarJs
testing nev technologies lirst to prevent such rollout prollems.













































III
"#$%&'(() *+,-

8I. Government Pays S5uu µer gaIIon in AIghanistan ¬ (USAID) S5u7,uuu
The U.S. Agency lor International Development (USAID) operates a program to help increase access
to healthcare lor Alghan cititens through the construction ol hospitals anJ miJvile training centers
throughout Alghanistan.
¯8J

One particular hospital project that has receiveJ specilic attention lrom the Special Inspector General
lor Alghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) is the GarJet Hospital. An organitation that lunnels money
lrom USAID the recipients in Alghanistan avarJeJ a contract to SayeJ Bilal SaJath Construction
Company (SBSCC),
¯8I
an Alghan company, lor SI3.5 million to luilJ the nev hospital.
¯82
This nev
IJJleJ hospital in GarJet, Alghanistan is currently alout 23 months lehinJ its original scheJule,
¯83

lecause it has leen seriously
hampereJ ly the lacility's remote
location anJ ly an active insurgency.
USAID, through the miJJle man, paiJ
S3JJ,JJJ to SBSCC lor 6JJ gallons ol
Jiesel luel that maJe the purchase price
S5JJ per gallon.
¯8+
The market price lor
Jiesel luel in Alghanistan is
approximately S5.JJ per gallon, making
this purchase vorth S3,JJJ anJ
therelore, an overpayment ol
S29¯,JJJ.
¯85

SIGAR noteJ in an April 2JI3 auJit
report that the Alghan government
may not le alle to sustain the nev GarJet hospital once it is completeJ anJ that the nev hospital's
annual operation anJ maintenance costs coulJ exceeJ live times the annual operating costs lor the
hospital it is replacing.
¯86
Nearly S6J million has leen spent on a hospital that is JoomeJ to lail.










The U.S. Agency lor International Development paiJ S5JJ per gallon lor
Jiesel luel in Alghanistan, vhere the market price is S5 a gallon.

II2
"#$%&'(() *+,-

82. Cash for Gas – (USDA) $403,627
The U.S. Department ol Agriculture is trying their hanJ at alchemy.
¯8¯
The Jepartment's S+J3,62¯ leJeral grant
to the VooJcrest Dairy Iarm von't help the larm turn trash into golJ, hovever. InsteaJ, the larm is hoping
that the grant serves as a philosopher's stone lor somevhat cruJer sort ol translormation ¬ the creation ol a lio
Jigester to turn the methane gas lrom cov manure into
electricity.
Neighlors ol the larm appreciate it less lor any environmental
impact anJ more lor the impact on their nostrils. °It vill le
letter on the neighlors lecause the manure comes out ol the
Jigester vithout the terrille oJor,¨ Mr. Braun saiJ.
¯88
The
grant might make the manure less stinky, lut vasting
taxpayer money stinks to high heaven.
















The USDA is convinceJ that these covs holJ the secret
to renevalle energy ¬ you just have to pay the tal ¬
AlllreeJsllog.com.
Yes, that says °manure slurry.¨

II3
"#$%&'(() *+,-

83. It`s A RoundUµ.oI Taxµayer Money!
Animal activists call it a vaste ol taxpayer money.
¯89
The National AcaJemy ol Science (NAS) calls it
°expensive anJ unproJuctive.¨
¯9J
Government auJitors have leen varning ol its unsustainalility lor
years.
¯9I
Yet, the VilJ Horse Program, implementeJ ly the Department ol the Interior's Bureau ol
LanJ Management (BLM), continues to operate at the cost to taxpayers ol S¯6 million a year.
¯92
The VilJ Horse Program legan in I9¯J to protect the vilJ horse population lrom slaughter anJ to
sustain natural resources anJ vegetation lor loth vilJ horses anJ cattle anJ other vilJlile.
¯93
At the
expense ol SI,JJJ each, vilJ horses are rounJeJ up anJ removeJ lrom the vilJ.
¯9+
TvothirJs ol them
are corralleJ in a °holJing system¨ ol taxpayerlunJeJ corrals, leeJ lots, anJ pastures.
¯95
Fach year, the
BLM rounJs up 9,+JJ horses, anJ toJay, the holJing population ol over 5J,JJJ horses exceeJs the
vilJ population ol 35,JJJ horses.
¯96
The cost ol holJing these vilJ horses in longterm corrals is the
main expense in the program's S¯6 million annual price tag.
¯9¯

The NAS argues that the BLM's remeJy ol corralling vilJ horses is actually vorsening the vilJ horse
prollem. The report issueJ ly the NAS explains that the more vilJ horses the government corrals,
then there is more vegetation availalle in the vilJ, vhich may actually contrilute to an increase in the
vilJ horse population.
¯98

The BLM's solution to reJuce the holJing population Joes little to ollset the costs ol the VilJ Horse
Program. Ior SIJ a horse, almost anyone can purchase a horse lrom the BLM, vhich is a SIJJJ loss lor
the costs rounJing up anJ holJing the horse.
¯99
Once a vilJ horse is purchaseJ lrom the BLM, it olten Joes not spenJ the rest ol its lile galloping
arounJ green pastures. InsteaJ, these horses are illegally leing solJ across state anJ national lines to
slaughterhouses, vhere the market price lor the horses is much higher. A USDA spokesperson
conlirmeJ that USDA vets at U.S.Mexico lorJer crossings sometimes see BLMlranJeJ horses in
slaughter export pens.
8JJ



















II+
"#$%&'(() *+,-

84. East Coast Hurricane Aid Sµent on Vest Coast Research ¬ SI.I miIIion

Vhen Hurricane SanJy came slamming into the Fast Coast last lall, Congress immeJiately JiJ exactly
vhat everyone expecteJ they voulJ Jo. spent money on the Vest Coast.
UntolJ millions ol lives vere upenJeJ ly Hurricane SanJy, causing lillions ol Jollars in Jamage anJ
Jotens ol lives lost. To assist those in neeJ, Congress responJeJ to the Jisaster ly passing S6J lillion
in emergency Jisaster reliel.
8JI
Vhile some questioneJ vhether such a large amount coulJ le spent
quickly, lavmakers in the allecteJ areas saiJ °The neeJ lor emergency Jisaster reliel is leyonJ
urgent.¨
8J2

Vhile the aiJ Jollars are trickling out slovly, S8 million have leen avarJeJ to velllunJeJ acaJemic
institutions anJ organitations lor research projects, through a grant lunJeJ ly the U.S. Health anJ
Human Services Department (HHS).
8J3
Researchers on the vest coast are getting SI.I million lrom
HHS to stuJy the ellect ol the storm.
In Calilornia, the RAND Corporation receiveJ approximately S65¯,JJJ to °explore hov partnerships
letveen local health Jepartments anJ communitylaseJ organitations contrilute to the pullic health
system's alility to responJ to anJ recover lrom emergencies anJ contrilute to resilience.¨
8J+

A grant ol S+++,JJJ vent to the American College ol Fmergency Physicians in Irving, Texas to stuJy
hov °health care systems vere impacteJ negatively lelore, Juring, anJ alter Hurricane SanJy anJ to
Jevelop comprehensive recommenJations on hov to strengthen health care systems going lorvarJ to
treat patients ellectively Juring Jisaster events.¨
8J5


Hovever, even as research money vas spreaJ arounJ the nation, many victims ol Hurricane SanJy
remain JisplaceJ lrom their homes, some never to return. That is the case ol Kathryn IittgeralJ in
Long Beach, Nev York, vhose home vas laJly JamageJ in the storm, causing her anJ her Jaughter to
llee.
8J6
Despite having a paiJup policy vith the National IlooJ Insurance Program, she vas avarJeJ
only a lraction ol the amount in Jamages.
8J¯
She vas lelt vith no choice lut to pay SII,JJJ out ol
pocket to tear her house Jovn, anJ nov lives in an apartment vith no hope ol getting lack her olJ
lile.
8J8












II5
"#$%&'(() *+,-

85. Iishy grants Ior cronies ¬ (U.S. Iish and ViIdIiIe Services) S3u miIIion

Traveling along the Mississippi's Gull Coast, one can linJ numerous yacht cluls, art museums, anJ
even the ]ohn C. Stennis Space Center, one ol NASA's lielJ test lacilities. Many ol these sites have
receiveJ lunJing through leJeral coastal conservation grants.
AccorJing to a ]une 2JI3 stuJy ly the Department ol Interior Ollice ol Inspector General, out ol
approximately S+J million (ol a total SIJJ million) in Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP)
grants throughout Mississippi, investigators concluJeJ that alout S3J million vere °ineligille¨ anJ
°unsupporteJ¨ anJ coulJ le °put to letter use.¨
8J9

The investigation lounJ numerous examples ol grants originally intenJeJ lor coastal preservation that
vere leing siphoneJ oll lor glitty pet projects to Jrav in tourists. One such recipient vas the Ohr
O'Keele Museum ol Art, vhich receiveJ S5JJ,JJJ. Investigators concluJeJ that less than + percent ol
the original amount ol grant money intenJeJ lor conservation coulJ actually have leen useJ lor those
purposes. The rest vas useJ to invest in nev skylights anJ llooring at the museum.
8IJ

Other projects only tangentially relateJ to conservation incluJeJ S2II,¯JJ lor a 6lootviJe asphalt
trail in a lanJlockeJ Mississippi county anJ S5JJ,JJJ lor a generalpurpose classroom at NASA's
Stennis Space Center. Proponents ol the asphalt trail argueJ that the lenelits ol the trail voulJ °llov
to the coastal tone,¨ vhile supporters ol the NASA classroom argueJ that visitors coulJ theoretically
le inlormeJ alout °space, marine anJ environmental sciences.¨
8II
Seriously!
Perhaps even vorse than these °conservation¨ projects vere instances ol cronyism uncovereJ ly
investigators.
Strikingly, conllicts ol interest letveen a Mississippi DMR CIAP ollicial, the Mississippi Gull Coast
National Heritage Area, anJ their lamily anJ lrienJs vere some ol the lenelactors ol 23 grants totaling
roughly SI6 million.
8I2
Ior example, Mississippi DMR acquireJ Harlor LanJing, a yacht clul anJ
loat storage lacility in Ocean Springs, lrom a lrienJ ol Bill Valker, DMR Jirector at the time ol
acquisition.
8I3

Fven more concerning vere linJings that Valker's vile vas employeJ ly the University ol Southern
Mississippi anJ the Institute lor Marine Mammal StuJies, tvo entities that receiveJ millions in CIAP
grants. In lact, vhen Valker's vile joineJ the Institute lor Marine Mammal StuJies in 2JIJ, the press
release heralJing her nev jol stateJ she voulJ °lring millions in grant lunJing anJ many marine
programs to IMMS.¨
8I+








II6
"#$%&'(() *+,-

86. IederaI DoIIars Ior Some Yam Iine VodIa in a Dry County ¬ (USDA)
SIuu,uuu
The UniteJ States Department ol Agriculture (USDA) has expresseJ serious concern over recent
sequestration ellorts anJ hov acrosstheloarJ luJget cuts vill have a Jamaging ellect on the
agency's programs anJ vorklorce.
8I5
In the lace ol toJay's challenging luJget environment, the
agency shoulJ le channeling resources into critical government
lunctions. No one ever saiJ achieving this lalance voulJ le easy,
lut the USDA appears to have muJJleJ their priorities vhen it
comes to cutting costs. Ior example, the Department has threateneJ
that unJerprivilegeJ vomen anJ chilJren may cease to receive
agencylunJeJ nutrition anJ health care assistance
8I6
¬ lut seems to
have no prollem hanJing out lunJs to sustain America's Jrinking
halits.
USDA's recent support ol a Jomestic Jistillery in rural Greene
County, North Carolina illustrates this striking Jisconnect. In a
somevhat precarious lusiness venture, larmers estallisheJ
Covington Spirits to cralt anJ sell voJka maJe lrom leltover yams ¬
proJucts ol sveet potato larming operations that vere unsuitalle
lor market sale Jue to site anJ shape issues. The Snov HilllaseJ
operation aimeJ to convert those spuJs to a premium graJe leverage
vith the goal ol °enJing America's JepenJence on loreign voJka,¨ as
its slogan goes.
8I¯

Covington Spirits set up shop in early 2JI3 vith assistance lrom none other than the USDA. The
company receiveJ money lrom the leJeral government in the lorm ol a ValueAJJeJ ProJucer Grant
(VAPG) °to help explore the leasilility¨ ol the yaminluseJ voJka. Hovever, this particular grant
avarJ is startlingly ironic. Vhile Greene County has ABC stores, it is essentially a °Jry¨ community,
lanning any °liquorlyJrink¨ (also knovn as °mixeJ Jrinks¨ to common consumers) sales.
8I8
Hov
leasille can a voJka lusiness venture le in a place that partially prohilits its very existence`
Liquor stores in North Carolina are staterun, lut local rules allov counties anJ tovns to institute
their ovn regulations. Greene County's mixeJ Jrink lan creates economic challenges lor Covington
Spirits anJ their alility to sell their proJuct locally ¬ a crucial lact that vas overlookeJ vhen the
USDA JeciJeJ to lunJ the Jistillery.
SpenJing on sveet potato liquor in a place sulject to stringent liquor lavs is a questionalle leJeral
investment. Il the USDA is as concerneJ as it says it is regarJing sequestration reJuctions, the agency
neeJs to rethink spenJing money on yam voJka.


°The lest yam voJka on earth!¨

II¯
"#$%&'(() *+,-

87. Don`t Share this Story: the IDA is Monitoring Vhat PeoµIe Say Alout it
OnIine (IDA) ¬ (SI8u,uuu)

Irom reJJit, the sellJeclareJ lront page ol the internet, to Iacelook anJ Tvitter ¬ no cat viJeo that
mentions the IDA vill le sale lrom its vary eyes.
The IDA has avarJeJ a contract ol up to SI8J,JJJ Jollars to
IB5k to set up a social netvorking vatchJog lor the agency.
8I9

The goal ol the service is to monitor vhat the pullic thinks anJ
says alout the IDA, ansver questions posteJ on a variety ol
sites relating to the agency, anJ olserve pullic sentiment
through likes, lollovs, anJ mentions on Iacelook anJ
Tvitter.
82J

IB5K's contract incluJes the use ol tvo Jatamining internet
tools. Correllate allovs companies to analyte the general mooJ
ol posts anJ Jetermine the auJience Jemographics lor a
particular post.
82I
The seconJ, calleJ Avare, vill allov the IDA
to Jetermine hov ellective its ovn posts on social meJia are at reaching the pullic.
Being likeJ is important, lut mayle leJeral agencies shoulJ take some time avay lrom liguring out
vhat people think alout them anJ more time just Joingtheir jol`













IDA spent SI8J,JJJ to examine vhat people are saying alout the agency
online¬money that shoulJ have leen spent examining the salety ol our looJ
anJ Jrugs.

II8
"#$%&'(() *+,-

88. Iour Score and Seven CIicIs Irom Nov: historicaI muItiµIayer comµuter
games ¬ (NEH) S3uu,uuu

A prolessor at Hope College has receiveJ almost S3JJ,JJJ lrom the National FnJovment ol the
Humanities (NFH) lor his multiplayer computer game that linally lrings Civil Var reenactors
onlin.
822
The game is °Valley Sim¨ anJ it allovs stuJents to °take on the iJentity ol one ol 25 reallile
cititens ol tvo communities that vere on opposite siJes ol the Civil Var.¨
823

Unlike Fverquest or League ol LegenJs,
hovever, this multiplayer game is short on
the svorJs anJ sorcery. The game is an
interactive experience vhere stuJents take
on the iJentity ol their character anJ
interact through an internet chat system.
82+

The NFH grant vill le useJ to expanJ the
lasic lramevork ol the game into a tool that
can le applieJ to other areas ol the
humanities. Perhaps ve'll see BattlelielJ or
Call ol Duty replacing VVII lectures` Or
mayle the money can prop up something
less vastelul in the realm ol higher
eJucation.
As cool as it might le to introJuce games
into the classroom, it might le a letter iJea
to convince stuJents to put the controller
Jovn anJ get lack to the lasics insteaJ.











It's the Social Netvork lor Civil Var reenactors.

II9
"#$%&'(() *+,-

89. Is Urine Behind Increased GoatHuman Contact: (NPS) SI5u,uuu
SeasoneJ hiker anJ hunters in Montana knov hov to attract mountain goats to their camps.
Yet, goathuman relations vill le the sulject ol intense stuJy at Glacier National Park in Montana
over the next three years. Researchers hope to Jocument vhy goats keep hanging out in areas popular
vith humans, such as the park's Logan Pass.
Annual visitors to Glacier National Park nov numler almost 3 million,
825
anJ accorJing to Glacier
National Park's spokesperson, Barl Maynes, goat inciJents at the park have leen °extremely unusual
anJ to our knovleJge unpreceJenteJ.¨
826
Nevertheless, researchers vill spenJ SI5J,JJJ in National
Park Service (NPS) to capture 2J25 goats, collar them vith GPS Jevices anJ track their movements
over a threeyear perioJ.
82¯

°Ve have haJ 'semiaggressive' goats,
particularly in the Logan Pass parking lot,¨
noteJ ]ack Potter, the park's chiel science anJ
resource manager.
828
Alter attempts to shoo
the goats avay vith pepper spray vere
unsuccesslul, Potter entreateJ visitors, °AvoiJ
urinating on the trail or near the trail.¨
829

In 2JIJ, NPS lirst attempteJ to stuJy the
mountain goats in Logan Pass, lut it vas
scrappeJ alter NPS researchers injecteJ lethal
Joses ol tranquiliter to the lirst tvo goats
they trieJ to capture.
83J

On ]une 2+, 2JI3, the NPS announceJ that it vas giving the stuJy another shot.
83I
Using stuJents
lrom the University ol Montana, the park has launcheJ its stuJy, set to vrap up alter three years.
832

Until it is concluJeJ, the NPS goatmanagement protocol remains in ellect, park ollicials noteJ. °Il
goats approach closer, encourage them to leave the area vith louJ noises, arm vaving, snapping
plastic lags, anJ rock throving.¨
833

The main velpage Jescriling the critical maintenance lacklog at our nation's priteJ national parks
uses this photo ol Jamage to a roaJ in Glacier National Park at the top ol the page.
83+
Yet the Park
Service is spenJing SI5J,JJJ to stuJy something outJoor enthusiasts have long knovn. goats like
urine.
835

Not the actual goats that vere killeJ.

I2J
"#$%&'(() *+,-

9u. Puµµets TaIe Iong IsIand ¬ (NEH) SI5u,uuu

Vhile the Muppets may have taken Manhattan, the leJeral government spent SI5J,JJJ to support the
Puppets Take Long IslanJ lestival in Sag Harlor, Nev York.
836
The eightveek long promotion ol puppets vas the ansver lor the Long IslanJ Regional Fconomic
Development Council to attract tourism to Long IslanJ.
83¯

Another purpose ol the puppet lestival is to °raise avareness ol Long IslanJ as a Jestination ollering
highquality perlorming arts lor lamilies,¨ lut, unlortunately, less than hall ol the lestival's puppet
artists are actually locateJ in Nev York.
838
The leJerallylunJeJ lestival also proviJes vorkshops lor chilJren to learn skills in puppet Jesign anJ
presentation.
839

















I2I
"#$%&'(() *+,-

9I. NSI Sµending MiIIions on IneIIective EducationaI Games ¬ (NSI) S4.4
miIIion
The National Science IounJation (NSI) is spenJing over S+.+ million ol taxpayer Jollars into its
solution lor eJucating young minJs. Alternate Reality Games (ARG).
8+J,8+I, 8+2,8+3

Partllash mol, partVorlJ ol Varcralt, ARGs are social gaming experiences in vhich players
participate loth in the real vorlJ anJ online to collalorate vith other players to linJ clues anJ solve
puttles to eventually complete a narrative storyline.
8++
DevelopeJ as a marketing tool to promote
television shovs, movies, anJ commercial proJucts.
The goal ol the NSI's games are to attract teenage girls anJ unJerrepresenteJ groups to Science,
Technology, Fngineering, anJ Math (STFM) careers, as vell as eJucate these stuJents in Jeeptime
sciences, astroliology, astrophysics, interplanetary space travel, anJ Farth sciences.
8+5, 8+6,8+¯, 8+8
Hovever, an analysis ol an earlier ARG theoriteJ that girls stoppeJ participating in the ARG Jue to
its scienceliction genre storyline.
8+9
The NSI avarJ stateJ that °the research |ol eJucational ARGsj is vell grounJeJ in the literature.¨
85J

Unlortunately, this statement is not accurate. Game experts have lamenteJ the very limiteJ literature
on eJucational ARGs,
85I
aJJing that ARGs °lack an inJepth critical anJ statistical acaJemic
analysis,¨
852
anJ that °the promise ol games in general, anJ ARGs in particular, as rich learning anJ
inlorming experiences has leen poorly JocumenteJ.¨
853
Ior those ARGs that have leen executeJ,
there is a °lack ol empirical Jata to support il eJucational ARGs vork¨ anJ a lack ol unJerstanJing
hov to ellectively utilite the games in eJucation.
85+

The lev critical analyses ol ARGs have revealeJ several reasons that these games Jo not actually
engage stuJents nor contrilute to learning methoJs. Knovn among ARG insiJers as the inverteJ
pyramiJ moJal, the majority ol engagement in the ARGs is Jone ly a very small minority ol °olsesseJ¨
players.
855
Most players in the ARGs are not motivateJ to participate anJ insteaJ casually olserve the
vork ol the olsesseJ players.
I3
In aJJition, assessing vhether a stuJent is actually learning lrom an
ARG is virtually impossille to Jetermine. StuJies have noteJ that °players vill sometime Jeline other
learning goals lor themselves¨ even vhen the ARG has specilic learning goals anJ oljectives.
856
The
teamvork locus anJ collalorative nature ol ARGs make it Jillicult lor teachers to assess inJiviJual
perlormance,

anJ there is no vay lor stuJents to °shov their vork¨ to give teachers insight into their
thoughtprocess anJ cognitive Jevelopment.
85¯858

Despite S356 million in sequestration cuts, the NSI coulJ still lork over S+.+ million to create games
lor stuJents that proviJe no eJucational value.
859











I22
"#$%&'(() *+,-

92. Penny Ior Your Thoughts and S8uu,uuu in Taxµayer Money Ior One Idea ¬
(NV) S8uu,uuu

In 2JI2, Las Vegas vas economically louncing lack. Gamlling anJ entertainment lrought in SI5.3
lillion in revenues lrom its recorJ numler 39.¯ million visitors that year.
I
Home prices haJ jumpeJ,
anJ jols grev at a higher rate than the national average.
86J

But to the AJministration, Las Vegas is in such great neeJ ol a longterm economic vision, that they
voulJ give out an S8JJ,JJJ grant to pay lor it.
2
This prite lor an iJea is lunJeJ ly Fconomic
Development AJministration's Department ol Commerce.
86I


To the Jismay ol Las Vegas City Councilman Stavros Anthony, vho opposeJ accepting the leJeral
grant, °the 8JJ,JJJ that ve give to someloJy, they coulJ go Jovn to San Diego anJ luy a leach house
vith it.¨ Councilman Bol Beers calleJ the Strong Communities, Strong Cities grant program °vague
anJ amorphous.¨
862


It's not just Las Vegas Councilmen vho are lallleJ ly the nostringsattacheJtaxpayerlunJeJ prite.
AnJrev BroJ, a senior research lellov at UNCGreensloro's Bryan School ol Business anJ Fconomics,
JescrileJ the grant program's S8JJ,JJJI million prite in Greensloro as unnecessary lait.
863


°It still implies the concept lehinJ the program is you have to Jangle SI million in lront ol people in
orJer to get the lest economic Jevelopment iJea.This program lelieves that economic Jevelopment
isn't alout Joing the harJ vork in investing in inlrastructure anJ eJucation, lut insteaJ it's alout
getting that magical iJea.¨
86+






















I23
"#$%&'(() *+,-

93. ConIusing Earned Income Tax Credit ResuIts in BiIIions in Imµroµer
Payments ¬ (IRS) SII liIIion
In an auJit conJucteJ ly the Treasury Department Inspector General lor Tax AJministration, the IRS
paiJ up to SI3.6 lillion in lalse claims lor FITC in 2JI2.
865
The Inspector General lounJ it
°Jisturling¨ that the IRS continues to give out more than SII lillion in improper FITC payments each
year.
866

The FITC is a relunJalle tax creJit availalle to the vorking poor in orJer to ollset automatic Social
Security vithJravals lrom their paychecks.
86¯
But Jue to the complexity ol the lav unJerlying the FITC, lrauJ, anJ the high turnover rate ol those
eligille lor payments, the IRS is projecteJ to make improper payments lor up to 28 percent ol the
more than S55 lillion in FITC payments.
868

Although Fxecutive OrJer I352J requires the IRS to estallish annual targets lor reJucing improper
payments anJ to report to auJitors each quarter ol any FITC payments over S5,JJJ, the IRS has yet to
le in compliance vith the Fxecutive OrJer.
869

Therelore, the IRS vill continue to violate the PresiJent's orJer anJ erroneously Jish out more money
in improper payments than the entire luJgets ol the Fnvironmental Protection Agency, Department ol
the Interior, anJ the Department ol Lalor.
8¯J
















I2+
"#$%&'(() *+,-

94. SmaII Business Administration Uses Taxµayer DoIIars to Study VeaI
IegisIation Imµosing More Taxes (SBA)

Due to S92 million in sequestration cuts, the U.S. Small Business AJministration (SBA) eliminateJ
S69 million lrom its Jisaster loan anJ lusiness loan programs.
8¯I
The SBA chiel lamenteJ that every
Jollar lrom the SBA's loan sulsiJy programs guarantee S5I in lenJing to small lusiness ovners.
8¯2

The luJget cuts to the loan sulsiJy programs voulJ result in preventing struggling small lusiness
ovners lrom oltaining more than S9JJ million in capital.
8¯3
But insteaJ ol reallocating as much ol its linancial resources possille to things such as loan sulsiJy
programs, the SBA avarJeJ researchers S8J,JJJ in taxpayers' money lor a stuJy on legislation
proposeJ in Congress.
8¯+

The SBA useJ taxpayers' Jollars to conJuct a stuJy on vhether or not Congress shoulJ levy even more
taxes on consumers.
8¯5
DiJ this stuJy at least inlluence this legislation to pass through Congress this year`
Not at all. The stuJy vas releaseJ Juring one ol the linal veeks ol the Congressional Session vhile the
lill lingereJ in the House since ]une 2JI3.
8¯6

















I25
"#$%&'(() *+,-

95. Taxµayers Sµend AImost S2uu MiIIion Ior a notsogreen Renovation ¬
(GSA) S2uu miIIion

In 2JJ9, everyone coulJ agree that the Bishop Henry Vhipple IeJeral BuilJing in Iort Snelling,
Minnesota neeJeJ an upgraJe. The 6I¯,JJJ square loot luilJing containeJ aslestos throughout, anJ
it neeJeJ to upgraJe its mechanical, plumling, anJ electrical systems.
8¯¯
To keep operating costs
Jovn, the original plan lor the luilJing's renovation vas to reJuce energy costs ly 23.6 percent.
8¯8

The estimateJ cost ol these upgraJes to the B.H. Vhipple IeJeral BuilJing vas calculateJ ly the
General Services AJministration (GSA) to le SII5 million, or alout SI86 per square loot.
8¯9


Then came Fxecutive OrJer I35I+ lrom PresiJent Olama vhich requireJ leJeral luilJings to °go
green¨ ly increasing sustainalility anJ reJucing energy anJ vater usage.
88J
The stimulus linJing lrom
the 2JJ9 American Recovery Act proviJeJ aJJitional lunJs to implement this green initiative in 2+¯
leJeral luilJings.
88I
The plans lor the Vhipple IeJeral BuilJing turneJ lrom a partial renovation to a
lullscale °moJernitation.¨
882

So the GSA planneJ this moJernitation ol the Vhipple IeJeral BuilJing vith a goal ol realiting 3J
percent in energy savings in the luilJing anJ receiving a Silver LFFD certilication.
883

But lour years later, the luJget lor making the Vhipple IeJeral BuilJing °green¨ is nov ¯J percent
higher than the initial construction luJget.
88+




























I26
"#$%&'(() *+,-

96. The NationaI Science Ioundation Puts Tea Party Memlers` Cognitive
AliIities Under the Microscoµe. vith Surµrising ResuIts ¬ (CT) S398,99u

No, Tea Partiers are not vorse at science, accorJing to the conclusions ol one lav prolessor vho
stuJieJ political iJentilication anJ cognitive alilities using a National Science IounJation (NSI)
grant. In lact, iJentilication vith the Tea Party correlateJ slightly vith letter scientilic
comprehension, a result the investigator lounJ °surprising.¨
885

A lroaJer stuJy ol political parties anJ cognitive reasoning yielJeJ similar conclusions lor the Yale
University lav prolessor.
IJentilication vith the Repullican Party correlates vith a letter perlormance on a cognitive
reasoning test, a conclusion vhich even stunneJ the stuJy's author. °|Cognitivej scores iocr:es:c vith
the strength ol suljects' iJentilication vith the Repullican Party¨ (emphasis original).
886
The author
JescrileJ this result as °puttling¨ anJ haJ preJicteJ the °cognitive scores voulJ le negatively
correlateJ vith rightving iJeology.¨
88¯

His taxpayerlunJeJ survey also revealeJ, °Lilerals anJ conservatives vere unilormly prone to
iJeologically motivateJ reasoning.¨
888

To carry out this stuJy, I,¯5J aJults
took an online survey that askeJ alout
political party iJentilication anJ
iJeology anJ put participants through
a threequestion cognitive reasoning
test.
889
Then, participants also
ansvereJ questions alout hov they
perceiveJ the threequestion test as a
measure ol their alility.
89J

NSI lunJs lor the stuJy came lrom a
S398,99J grant intenJeJ lor much
Jillerent liologyrelateJ purpose. to
analyte hov the pullic perceives the
risks ol synthetic liology, °an emerging
technology that permits scientists to
Jesign living organisms unlike any
lounJ in nature.¨
89I

NSI announceJ earlier this year that a
result ol sequestration °the total numler ol nev research grants vill le reJuceJ.¨
892
Approximately
6JJ nev NSI grants vere not lunJeJ.
893
It is Jillicult to justily lunJing this politically motivateJ
project vhile cutting oll leJeral support lor hunJreJs ol scientilic proposals.



A National Science IounJation lunJeJ researcher saiJ his linJing that
iJentilication vith the Tea Party correlateJ vith letter scientilic
comprehension vas °surprising.¨ Vhat is more surprising is that a
politically motivateJ stuJy likeJ receiveJ leJeral lunJing vhen hunJreJs
ol other science laseJ grants vere leing JenieJ linancial assistance ly
NSI.

I2¯
"#$%&'(() *+,-

97. NPS Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program ¬ (NPS) S8I,224

Fvery year, the National Park Service's Route 66 CorriJor Preservation Program proviJes leJeral
lunJing lor the °restoration ol restaurants, motels, gas stations anJ neon signs, as vell as lor planning,
research anJ eJucational initiatives.¨
89+
IeJeral support lor the Route 66 program vas originally
scheJuleJ to terminate in 2JJ9 anJ transition to a nonleJeral entity. Hovever, Congress extenJeJ
the leJeral commitment an aJJitional IJ years, protecting the lovpriority program anJ its associateJ
lrivolous spenJing through 2JI9.
In 2JI3, S8I,22+ vas avarJeJ ly the NPS lor six projects,
incluJing heating anJ air equipment rehalilitation, rool
repairs, anJ neon sign restoration lor lusinesses along
Route 66.
895
One such grant vent to the privately ovneJ
Hill Top Motel in Kingman, Aritona motel, vhich receiveJ
S2J,JJJ in leJeral lunJs to °assist vith rehalilitation ol
the heating anJ air conJitioning systems, along vith minor
rool repairs.¨
896
Another SIJ,J55 leJeral grant vas
avarJeJ to DeCamp ]unction, sellJescrileJ as °a lar that
happens to serve avesome looJ.¨
89¯
The privately ovneJ
°lively roaJ house anJ community center¨ in Staunton,
Illinois vill utilite the leJeral lunJs to replace an
extensively JamageJ rool.
898

IeJeral resources vill also le useJ to restore an °orphaneJ¨ neon sign in LitchlielJ, Illinois. The Vic
Suhling Gas lor Less Iilling Station vas openeJ lrom I95¯ until I9¯3, anJ the luilJing vas linally
rateJ in I99J. Yet, the sign lor the station remaineJ, tovering over an empty lot lor the sulsequent 2J
years. The sign vas intenJeJ to le torn Jovn in the early 2JJJ's, lut vas °vas saveJ Jue to the
lorsight|sicj ol visionary community memlers.¨
899
In 2JI3, vith the help ol SII,2¯5 in leJeral lunJs,
this long alanJoneJ neon sign vill le restoreJ to operating conJition in conjunction vith LitchlielJ
Museum anJ Route 66 Velcome Center Association. Another S¯,¯I5 grant avarJeJ in 2JI3 vill
restore signs at the Vhiting Bros Gas Station /¯2, an automotive services station in Nev Mexico.
Over the last JecaJe, the program has spent more than S2I¯,JJJ to restore 29 neon signs along Route
66.
9JJ










IeJeral lunJs vill le useJ lor repairs at an Illinois
lar.
Nearly S2J,JJJ in leJeral lunJs vill le useJ to restore signs along route 66.

I28
"#$%&'(() *+,-

98. GoII Car ManuIacturer Gets Nev Iactory ¬ (MT) S368,uuu

Gollers may soon le tipping up anJ Jovn lairvays laster than ever il a Montana company Jevelops
vhat they hope vill le the next lig thing in °goll cars.¨
Using S368,JJJ in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) lunJing, Lincoln County, Montana
vill relurlish a luilJing lor LiV Goll Cars, Inc. vhich it vill use lor manulacturing.
9JI
Local ollicials
plan to convert an olJ maintenance lacility into a car assemlly plant lor the company, vhich voulJ
specialite in cars povereJ ly lithiumion latteries.
9J2

AccorJing to company ovners, vhat makes goll cars ly this company special is it voulJ le the the
lirstolitskinJ to run vithout a leaJaciJ lattery.
9J3
Vhen askeJ vhether any ol the major goll car
manulacturers use lithiumion latteries, ovner ]on Hoster saiJ, °no one.¨
9J+
He is hoping to lring as
many as +5 jols to the area alter three years,
9J5
though vhether that is achievalle is still unknovn.
°Ve have tero percent ol the market right nov, so the potential lor us to grov can only go up,¨ he saiJ.
9J6

Fllorts to use leJeral lunJing to promote manulacturing jols in the tovn, hovever, have not gone vell in
recent years. In 2JII, Stinger VelJing vas given SI¯ million in leJeral linancing to °complete its lalrication
plant¨ vith promise to lring °2JJplus gooJpaying jols.¨
9J¯
By the enJ ol 2JI2, the company lell on harJ
times anJ the plant vas closeJ, vith nearly ¯J people losing their jols.
9J8

















I29
"#$%&'(() *+,-

99. Budgetlusting meaIs on vheeIs ¬ (AmtraI) S6u miIIion
It looks like Amtrak has leen railroaJing the American people.
AccorJing to Amtrak's inspector general, the pullicly lunJeJ passenger rail service chalkeJ up S¯2
million in looJservice losses alone in IY 2JI2.
9J9
As laJ as that numler may seem, it's an
improvement lrom previous years' losses lrom looJ service. in 2JJ6, the railroaJ lost SIJ5.2 million
lrom its Jining operations.
9IJ

Almost all ol the losses stemmeJ
lrom proviJing meals on long
Jistance trains.
9II
Vhile some
shorter rail routes in the heavily
trallickeJ Northeast CorriJor
actually netteJ Amtrak a tiny
lit ol money in the lorm ol looJ
service revenue, 99 percent ol its
S¯2 million losses in the looJ
service area occurreJ on long
Jistance passenger routes.
9I2

Alter examining the cuisine
serveJ on these longJistance
routes, it lecomes clear vhy the
company is hemorrhaging cash.
On Amtrak's Auto Train, vhich runs lrom Virginia to IloriJa, passengers are ollereJ complimentary
vine anJ cheese. The Auto Train is not unique. three other longJistance routes proviJe lree vine anJ
champagne to sleepercar passengers, vhich all together cost Amtrak S+28,JJJ in 2JI2.
9I3

Alter complimentary cocktails, passengers on long Jistance routes can linJ the lolloving Jishes
avaiting them in the Jining car. On the +3hour ChicagoLos Angeles Southvest Chiel, travelers can
enjoy a S23.25 MahiMahi Jinner accompanieJ ly a vegetalle meJley anJ threegrain rice pilal.
9I+

Aren't things are getting letter il the looJ service losses JroppeJ lrom SIJ5.2 million in 2JJ6 to S¯2
million in 2JI2`
No. Apparently, Amtrak has not just leen cooking up expensive meals. It has also leen cooking the
looks.
It turns out Amtrak's loost in looJ anJ leverage linances are the result ol translerring revenue lrom
ticket sales into looJ service accounts.
9I5

AccorJing to House Oversight anJ Government Relorm Committee memler ]ohn Mica, vithout
accounting gimmicks taken into account, Amtrak's looJ service losses °nov approach SI lillion.¨
9I6



Amtrak's looJ services losses have cost taxpayers nearly SI lillion,
incluJing approximately S6J million in 2JI3.

I3J
"#$%&'(() *+,-

Iuu. Audit Iinds United States MarshaIs Service Sµent Big on Svag ¬ (USMS)
S6,uuu
In Novemler 2JI3, the Department ol ]ustice Ollice ol the Inspector General (DO] OIG) releaseJ a
report vhich revieveJ the UniteJ States Marshals Service's (USMS) use ol appropriateJ lunJs lor
promotional items, or °svag.¨ In total, the DO] OIG lounJ the USMS Investigative Operations
Division (IOD) °spent at least S¯93,II8 on promotional items over a 6 year perioJ anJ that these
expenJitures vere excessive anJ, in some instances, in contravention ol Department Policies anJ
Government Accountalility Ollice (GAO) Jecisions anJ guiJance.¨
9I¯

Over a sixyear perioJ, the USMS IOD spent almost S8JJ,JJJ on svag ranging lrom challenge coins,
Jrinkvare, pens as vell as °USMSthemeJ Christmas ornaments, llankets, ties anJ other non
essential items is poor stevarJship ol our cititens' harJ
earneJ tax Jollars.¨
9I8

In 2JJ5, USMS IOD haJ II2 lulltime employees anJ
spent S29,I38 on promotional items, or S26J per
employee.
9I9
By 2JIJ, the numler ol employees anJ
spenJing on svag increaseJ the spenJing per employee
to SI,J69.
The DO] IG lounJ this °grovth in spenJing on
promotional items vas the result ol the alsence ol
internal controls anJ accountalility vithin the USMS,
anJ the lailure ol USMS personnel vho vere given
purchasing responsililities to exercise gooJ
juJgment.¨
92J
At least one USMS IOD vitness stateJ
the agency vas relying on employees to use gooJ
juJgment in making purchases, lut other vitnesses'
statements prove no such juJgment vas exerciseJ as
many ol the items enJeJ up in Jesk Jravers anJ lockeJ
closets, anJ vere JistriluteJ to employees as neeJeJ
°vithout iJentilying or tracking vho took the
promotional items, the numler ol promotional items
taken, the purpose lor vhich the promotional items
voulJ le useJ, or to vhom they voulJ le given.¨
92I

Ior example, vhile items such as Christmas ornaments
vere not purchaseJ in the lirst three years ol the
evaluation perioJ, vhen the economy took a Jive in
2JJ8, spenJing on Christmas ornaments legan anJ
actually increaseJ every year lor three years.
922
In liscal
year 2JJ8, the USMS IOD spent S28¯5, in 2JJ9, it spent
S+622, anJ in 2JIJ, it spent S6IJ8.
923
Over 3 years, the
USMS IOD purchaseJ I,6¯9 ornaments, totaling SI3,6J5 or S8.IJ per ornament.
92+
+53 ol those
ornaments vere purchaseJ in 2JIJ alone, lut ultimately none vere JistriluteJ. Upon a certain
employee's interviev vith the DO] OIG in ]une 2JI2, the ornaments still sat in his ollice Jue to °a
USMS Jirective lanning the purchase anJ Jistrilution ol promotional items.¨
925

A USMS leer mug, vorn lrom years ol use, Jisplays
the agency's logo. The agency shoulJ spenJ scarce
resources making sure no guilty man escapes, not
luying leer mugs lor their luJJies.

I3I
"#$%&'(() *+,-

The ornaments vere generally useJ as gilts lor USMS IOD stall anJ guests at the annual Christmas
party anJ lor those operating the America's Most VanteJ tipline.
926
One assistant chiel stateJ the
ornaments vere a °vorJ ol encouragement¨ to employees, a °recognition ol their vork Jone
throughout the year,¨ anJ °improveJ morale.¨ Hovever, in general, rules state appropriateJ lunJs may
not le useJ lor personal gilts to government employees, unless °there is a Jirect link letveen the
items anJ the agency's purposes lor vhich Congress has appropriateJ lunJing.¨
92¯
The DO] IG
explicitly stateJ none ol these reasons estallisheJ the expenses as necessary.
928

Yet, the USMS employee vho approveJ the purchase ol 285 ornaments, °JiJn't think much¨ ol luying
them anJ that they vere °cute.¨
929

In response to concerns raiseJ alout the agencies allinity lor svag, the agency linally is cutting lack,
anJ the aJministration luJget is nov only S6,JJJ to stull their svag lag.
93J
GooJ thing they stockeJ
up.

I
Barnes, ]ulian F. °U.S. Military Fyes Cut to Pay, Benelits, ]oint Chiels Grapple vith Less to SpenJ.,¨ ws¡com Vall Street
]ournal. I¯ Novemler 2JI3. ·ttp.//online.vsj.com/nevs/articles/SBIJJJI+2+J52¯J23J3¯555J+5¯92J+I+I223865I¯8·.
2
NBC 5 DallasIort Vorth. °Cost ol ]ailing Hassan. Alout S5+8,JJJ So Iar.¨ XFCDFwcom NBC 5, DallasIort Vorth.
Vel. ·http.//vvv.nlcJlv.com/investigations/Costol]ailingHasanAlout5+8JJJSoIar2II3I662I.html·.
3
Phares, ValiJ. °It. HooJ. The Largest 'Terror Act' Since 9/II`¨ joxo:wscom. IOX Nevs Netvork. 9 Novemler 2JJ9.
·http.//vvv.loxnevs.com/opinion/2JJ9/II/J6/valiJphareslthooJmurJerterrorattack/·.
+
Martinet, Luis. °ThunJerlirJs anJ Blue Angels to Resume Air Shovs, But No More Ilyovers,¨ eoco:wscom ABC Nevs, 22
Octoler 2JI3. ·http.//alcnevs.go.com/llogs/politics/2JI3/IJ/thunJerlirJsanJllueangelstoresumeairshovslutno
morellyovers/·.
5
AccorJing to inlormation proviJeJ ly the Air Iorce.
6
O'Neal Parker, Lonnae. °Smithsonian to Close Some Fxhilit Areas Because ol Sequestration.¨ wes|io¸too¡ostcom The
Vashington Post. 29 April 2JI3. ·http.//articles.vashingtonpost.com/2JI3J+29/entertainment/389JJJ2¯¸I¸sequester
closuresloarJluJgetcuts·.
¯
°USGS UAS Missions. PlanneJ,¨ U.S. Department ol the Interior, Geological Survey velsite, accesseJ April 26, 2JI3,
http.//rmgsc.cr.usgs.gov/UAS/missions.shtml`current3.
8
The Vashington Post. °Impact ol a Government ShutJovn.¨ wes|io¸too¡ostcom The Vashington Post. PullisheJ 25
Septemler 2JI3, UpJateJ 2 Octoler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.vashingtonpost.com/vpsrv/special/politics/2JI3
shutJovnleJeralJepartmentimpact/`hpiJtI·.
9
Hlavaty, Craig . °NASA NeeJs Volunteers To Stay In BeJ lor I5 Veeks Straight.¨ C|roocom Houston Chronicle. I8
Septemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.chron.com/nevs/article/NASAneeJsvolunteerstostayinleJlorI5veeks
+82II88.php`cmpiJhplc/photo52J2I6+·.
IJ
Fasley, ]onathan. •HealthCare.gov Costs Total S6¯¯M.• Vel log post. E:eitwetc|. Capitol Hill Pullishing Corp., II Dec.
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//thehill.com/llogs/healthvatch/healthrelormimplementation/I92¯6Ihealthcaregovcostsat6¯¯m
throughoctoler·.
II
The Vhite House, Ollice ol Management anJ BuJget. Im¡ects eoc Costs oj t|: Jctoo:r 20I` F:c:rei Cov:rom:ot S|atcowo
Fxecutive Ollice ol the PresiJent ol the UniteJ States. Novemler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.vhitehouse.gov/sites/Jelault/liles/oml/reports/impactsanJcostsoloctoler2JI3leJeralgovernment
shutJovnreport.pJl·. (+).
I2
OPM. °GuiJance lor ShutJovn Iurloughs.¨ J¡m¸ov U.S. US Ollice ol Personnel Management. II Octoler 2JI3. Vel
·http.//vvv.opm.gov/policyJataoversight/payleave/lurloughguiJance/guiJancelorshutJovnlurloughs.pJl·.
I3
Carmen DeNavasValt, Carmen, BernaJette D. Proctor, anJ ]essica C. Smith. Iocom:, Pov:rtv, eoc E:eit| Iosareoc: Cov:re¸:
io t|: Hoit:c Stet:s 20I2 Report No. P6J2+5, U.S. Department ol Commerce Fconomics anJ Statistics AJministration, U.S.
Census Bureau, Septemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.census.gov/proJ/2JI3puls/p6J2+5.pJl·.
I+
Inlormation proviJeJ to the Congressional Research Service ly the Department ol the Treasury Assistant Secretary,
Legislative Allairs, Decemler II, 2JI3.

I32

"#$%&'(() *+,-

I5
The Vhite House, Ollice ol Management anJ BuJget. Im¡ects eoc Costs oj t|: Jctoo:r 20I` F:c:rei Cov:rom:ot S|atcowo
Fxecutive Ollice ol the PresiJent ol the UniteJ States. Novemler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.vhitehouse.gov/sites/Jelault/liles/oml/reports/impactsanJcostsoloctoler2JI3leJeralgovernment
shutJovnreport.pJl·. (2J).
I6
The Vhite House, Ollice ol Management anJ BuJget. Im¡ects eoc Costs oj t|: Jctoo:r 20I` F:c:rei Cov:rom:ot S|atcowo
Fxecutive Ollice ol the PresiJent ol the UniteJ States. Novemler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.vhitehouse.gov/sites/Jelault/liles/oml/reports/impactsanJcostsoloctoler2JI3leJeralgovernment
shutJovnreport.pJl·. (2I).

Inlormation proviJeJ to the Congressional Research Service ly the Department ol Veterans Allairs Ollice ol
Congressional & Legislative Allairs, Decemler +, 2JI3.
I8
The Vhite House, Ollice ol Management anJ BuJget. Im¡ects eoc Costs oj t|: Jctoo:r 20I` F:c:rei Cov:rom:ot S|atcowo
Fxecutive Ollice ol the PresiJent ol the UniteJ States. Novemler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.vhitehouse.gov/sites/Jelault/liles/oml/reports/impactsanJcostsoloctoler2JI3leJeralgovernment
shutJovnreport.pJl·. (+).
I9
Inlormation proviJeJ to the Congressional Research Service ly the Xetiooei A:rooeatics eoc S¡ec: Acmioistretioo Ollice ol
Legislative anJ Intergovernmental Allairs, Decemler +, 2JI3.
2J
National Center lor FJucation Statistics. °Iast Iacts. Flementary anJ SeconJary ¬ Teacher TrenJs.¨ U.S. Department ol
FJucation Institute ol FJucation Sciences National Center lor FJucation Statistics. Vel.
·http.//nces.eJ.gov/lastlacts/Jisplay.asp`iJ28·.
2I
Bureau ol Lalor Statistics. °Occupational Fmployment anJ Vages, May 2JI2, 29II+I RegistereJ Nurses.¨ Fis¸ov
Vel.·http.//vvv.lls.gov/oes/current/oes29II+I.htm·.
22
Bureau ol Lalor Statistics. °Occupational Fmployment anJ Vages, May 2JI2, 333J5I Police anJ Sherill's Patrol
Ollicers.¨ Fis¸ov Vel. · http.//vvv.lls.gov/oes/current/oes333J5I.htm·.
23
Vall, AuJrey S. •Talle +.II SelecteJ States AJministrative Ollicials. Annual Salaries.• 1|: Foor oj t|: Stet:s 2JI3 eJ.
Vashington, DC. Council ol State Government, 2JI3. I¯¯82. Koowi:c¸:c:ot:rcs¸com. Council ol State Government. Vel.
·http.//knovleJgecenter.csg.org/kc/system/liles/+.II¸2JI3.pJl·.
2+
Statement ly the Honoralle ]ohn M. McHugh, Secretary ol the Army, anJ General RaymonJ T. OJierno, Chiel ol Stall,
UniteJ States Army, lelore the U.S. Senate Committee on ArmeJ Services, on the Posture ol the UniteJ States Army, April
23, 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.armeJservices.senate.gov/hearings/oversightJepartmentolthearmy·.
25
°Congressional Inquiry alout SolJier ol Steel Campaign,¨ Army National GuarJGuarJ Strength Division (ARNGGSS)
inlormation paper, Septemler 3J, 2JI3.
26
°Congressional Inquiry alout SolJier ol Steel Campaign,¨ Army National GuarJGuarJ Strength Division (ARNGGSS)
inlormation paper, Septemler 3J, 2JI3.

°Congressional Inquiry alout SolJier ol Steel Campaign,¨ Army National GuarJGuarJ Strength Division (ARNGGSS)
inlormation paper, Septemler 3J, 2JI3.
28
°Congressional Inquiry alout SolJier ol Steel Campaign,¨ Army National GuarJGuarJ Strength Division (ARNGGSS)
inlormation paper, Septemler 3J, 2JI3.
29
°SolJier ol Steel,¨ NeoPangea velsite, accesseJ Octoler 22, 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.neopangea.com/portlolio/lmanJ
o/solJierolsteel.html·.
3u
National GuarJ. °The SolJier ol Steel Training Plan,¨ Online ViJeo Clip. Yoa1ao:. YouTule, I6 ]une 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.youtule.com/vatch`vu]ylK2o6ng&leaturec+overviev
vl&listPLBMPImGlHJ8ohGQoIMBVTPsuqIlnaBmxr·.
3I
HenJrick Motorsports velsite, accesseJ Octoler 22, 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.henJrickmotorsports.com/nevs/photos/2JI3/J6/IJ/FarnharJttoJriveManolSteelChevyatMichigan/I·.
32
Panther Racing, Inc. °Man ol Steel. Panther's National GuarJ InJyCar Gets Superman Makeover lor InJy 5JJ,¨
Peot|:rrecio¸com. II May 2JI3 Vel ·http.//vvv.pantherracing.com/nevs/inJex.clm`ciJ56+3J ·.
33
°Congressional Inquiry alout SolJier ol Steel Campaign,¨ Army National GuarJGuarJ Strength Division (ARNGGSS)
inlormation paper, Septemler 3J, 2JI3.
3+
Inlormation proviJeJ ly the Army National GuarJ AJvertising Branch Chiel to the Congressional Research Service,
Octoler 2I, 2JI3.
35
Morrison, Maureen, °Superman Reloot 'Man ol Steel' Snares SI6JM in Promotions, Summer Blockluster Boasts More
Than IJJ Glolal Marketing Partners,¨ AJvertising Age, 3 ]une 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//aJage.com/article/nevs/superman
relootmansteelsnaresI6Jmpromotions/2+I822/·.
36
BoxOllice.com accesseJ 22 Oct 2JI3 ·http.//vvv.loxollice.com/statistics/movies/supermanmanolsteel2JI2·.

I33

"#$%&'(() *+,-


Statement ly the Honoralle ]ohn M. McHugh, Secretary ol the Army, anJ General RaymonJ T. OJierno, Chiel ol Stall,
UniteJ States Army, lelore the U.S. Senate Committee on ArmeJ Services, on the Posture ol the UniteJ States Army, April
23, 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.armeJservices.senate.gov/hearings/oversightJepartmentolthearmy·.
38
Popular Romance FJitors. °Alout the Project.¨ Po¡aierromeoc:¡ro¡:ctor¸ The Roy Rosentveig Center lor History anJ
Nev MeJia. Vel.· http.//popularromanceproject.org/alout·.
39
The Roy Rosentveig Center lor History anJ Nev MeJia. °Popular Romance Project Receives NFH IunJing.¨
C|om¸ma:ca The Roy Rosentveig Center lor History anJ Nev MeJia. II April 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//chnm.gmu.eJu/nevs/popularromanceprojectreceivesnehlunJing/·.
+J
The Roy Rosentveig Center lor History anJ Nev MeJia. °Popular Romance Project Receives NFH IunJing.¨
C|om¸ma:ca The Roy Rosentveig Center lor History anJ Nev MeJia. II April 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//chnm.gmu.eJu/nevs/popularromanceprojectreceivesnehlunJing/·
+I
The Roy Rosentveig Center lor History anJ Nev MeJia. °Popular Romance Project Receives NFH IunJing.¨
C|om¸ma:ca The Roy Rosentveig Center lor History anJ Nev MeJia. II April 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//chnm.gmu.eJu/nevs/popularromanceprojectreceivesnehlunJing/·
+2
The Roy Rosentveig Center lor History anJ Nev MeJia. °Popular Romance Project Receives NFH IunJing.¨
C|om¸ma:ca The Roy Rosentveig Center lor History anJ Nev MeJia. II April 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//chnm.gmu.eJu/nevs/popularromanceprojectreceivesnehlunJing/·.
+3
Kaplan, Delorah. °Hero or Stalker`¨ ¡o¡aierromeoc:¡ro¡:ctcom The Roy Rosentveig Center lor History anJ Nev MeJia. 8
March 2JI2. Vel. ·http.//popularromanceproject.org/talkingaloutromance/I365/·.
++
Gleason, Villiam. °Call me`¨ ¡o¡aierromeoc:¡ro¡:ctcom The Roy Rosentveig Center lor History anJ Nev MeJia. 6
Septemler 2JI2. Vel. ·http.//popularromanceproject.org/talkingaloutromance/3J82/·.
+5
Kamlle, ]ayashree. °BonJ in Love.¨ ¡o¡aierromeoc:¡ro¡:ctcom The Roy Rosentveig Center lor History anJ Nev MeJia. 3
Septemler 2JI3. Vel ·http.//popularromanceproject.org/talkingaloutromance/532¯//more532¯·.
+6
Chant, Ian. °Popular Romance Project Connects ReaJers, Vriters, Scholars, anJ Lilraries.¨ L¡iiorerv¡oaroeicom Lilrary
]ournal. 26 Septemler 2JI3. ·http.//lj.lilraryjournal.com/2JI3/J9/pullishing/popularromanceprojectconnectsreaJers
vritersscholarsanJlilraries//¸·.

Chant, Ian. °Popular Romance Project Connects ReaJers, Vriters, Scholars, anJ Lilraries.¨ L¡iiorerv¡oaroeicom Lilrary
]ournal. 26 Septemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//lj.lilraryjournal.com/2JI3/J9/pullishing/popularromanceprojectconnects
reaJersvritersscholarsanJlilraries//¸·.
+8
National FnJovment lor the Humanities. °Popular Romance Project Velsite.¨ S:car:¸reotso:|¸ov. National FnJovment
lor the Humanities, Grant numler TR5J+J9I3, I Septemler 2JI3 ¬ 3I March 2JI5. Vel.
·https.//securegrants.neh.gov/pullicquery/main.aspx`lI&gnTR5J+J9I3·.
+9
National FnJovment lor the Humanities . °The Popular Romance Project Iilm anJ Velsite. Creating Community in a
Mass Cultural VorlJ.¨ S:car:¸reotso:|¸ov National FnJovment lor the Humanities, Grant No. TR5J389I2, I Octoler
2JI2 ¬ 3J Septemler 2JI5.Vel. · https.//securegrants.neh.gov/pullicquery/main.aspx`lI&gnTR5J389I2·.
5J
National FnJovment lor the Humanities. °The Popular Romance Project. Fxploring the Romance Novel lrom Multiple
Perspectives Across Time an Culture.¨ S:car:¸reotso:|¸ov National FnJovment lor the Humanities, Grant No. TD5J256
IJ, I Septemler 2JIJ ¬ 29 Ielruary 2JI2.Vel. ·https.//securegrants.neh.gov/pullicquery/main.aspx`lI&gnTD5J256IJ·.
5I
Kahn, Laurie. °More Details alout the Popular Romance Project anJ its IunJing.¨ Kicrstert:rcom 6 August 2JI2. Vel.
·http.//vvv.kickstarter.com/projects/II62698+2I/loveletveenthecovers/posts/282¯3I·.
52
Romance Vriters ol America. °Romance InJustry Statistics.¨ Pweor¸ Romance Vriters ol America. Vel.
·http.//vvv.rva.org/p/cm/lJ/liJ58J·.
53
Grim, Ryan, ]enniler BenJery, anJ Shahien Nasiripour. °Nuclear Iallout. The RealVorlJ Consequences ol Senate
Iililuster Relorm.¨ Eajjio¸tooPostcom. TheHulllingtonPost.com Inc. 2I Novemler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.hullingtonpost.com/2JI3/II/2I/senatelililuster¸n¸+3I9665.html·.
5+
Lesnievski, Niels. •Uncertain 'Nuclear' Iallout in Senate.• Vellog post.Poiiceiicom/w¸co. CQRoll Call Inc., 25 Nov. 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//llogs.rollcall.com/vgJl/uncertainnuclearlalloutinsenate/·.
55
Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. Nevsroom. Joeme C:ts Smeii Foaoc: From E:eit| Cer: wio, _aiooi¡iec Hoiv:rsitv
Xetiooei Poii Fiocs, X:t Dise¡¡rovei Jj E:eit| P:jorm Dro¡s - Poiots. _aiooi¡iec:ca. Quinnipiac University. 25 Mar. 2JIJ. Vel.
·http.//vvv.quinnipiac.eJu/institutesanJcenters/pollinginstitute/pollinginstitutecontactsanJinlormation/·.
56
Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. Nevsroom. Olama's Approval Bounces Back, Quinnipiac University National
Poll IinJs, Health Care s Best anJ Vorst Thing He's Done. _aiooi¡iec:ca. Quinnipiac University.I3 ]anuary 2JII. Vel.
·http.//vvv.quinnipiac.eJu/institutesanJcenters/pollinginstitute/national/releaseJetail`ReleaseID·.

I3+

"#$%&'(() *+,-


Cohen, ]on. °Poll. Iev Americans IocuseJ on Iililuster Issue,¨ eoco:wcom ABC Nevs Internet Ventures. Yahoo! 23 May
2JJ5. Vel. ·http.//alcnevs.go.com/Politics/PollVault/story`iJ¯838J6·.
58
Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. Nevsroom. Olama's Approval Bounces Back, Quinnipiac University National
Poll IinJs, Health Care s Best anJ Vorst Thing He's Done. _aiooi¡iec:ca. Quinnipiac University.I3 ]anuary 2JII. Vel.
·http.//vvv.quinnipiac.eJu/institutesanJcenters/pollinginstitute/national/releaseJetail`ReleaseID·.
59
]ackson, DaviJ. °Olama ApplauJs Iililuster Rule Change.¨ Hsetocevcom Gannett. 2I Novemler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.usatoJay.com/story/nevs/2JI3/II/2I/olamasenatenuclearoptionstatement/366+9J5/·.
6J
National Science IounJation. °Majority Rule anJ Minority Rights. A Panel StuJy ol Democratic Values anJ AttituJes
tovarJ the Senate Iililuster Among the American Pullic.¨ AvarJ Alstract /J96J99I. National Science IounJation. 2
Decemler 2JI3. Vel. · http.//vvv.nsl.gov/avarJsearch/shovAvarJ`AVD¸IDJ96J99I·.
6I
National Science IounJation. °Majority Rule anJ Minority Rights. A Panel StuJy ol Democratic Values anJ AttituJes
tovarJ the Senate Iililuster Among the American Pullic.¨ AvarJ Alstract /J96J99I. National Science IounJation. 2
Decemler 2JI3. Vel. · http.//vvv.nsl.gov/avarJsearch/shovAvarJ`AVD¸IDJ96J99I·.
62
National Science IounJation. °Majority Rule anJ Minority Rights. A Panel StuJy ol Democratic Values anJ AttituJes
tovarJ the Senate Iililuster Among the American Pullic.¨ AvarJ Alstract /J96J99I. National Science IounJation. 2
Decemler 2JI3. Vel. · http.//vvv.nsl.gov/avarJsearch/shovAvarJ`AVD¸IDJ96J99I·.
63
Mellman, Mark. °Mark Mellman. Pullic Opinion anJ the Iililuster.¨ 1|:|iiicom Capitol Hill Pullishing Corp. I9
Novemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//thehill.com/opinion/markmellman/I9J836markmellmanpullicopinionanJthe
lililuster·.
6+
Blumenthal, Mark, anJ Ariel FJvarJsLevy. °HUIIPOLLSTFR. Iev OutsiJe Vashington Have Strong Opinions On
Iililuster.¨ Eajjio¸too¡ostcom TheHullingtonPost.com, Inc. 2I Novemler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.hullingtonpost.com/2JI3/II/2I/hullpollsterlililustera¸n¸+3I9565.html·.
65
National Science IounJation. °Majority Rule anJ Minority Rights. A Panel StuJy ol Democratic Values anJ AttituJes
tovarJ the Senate Iililuster Among the American Pullic.¨ AvarJ Alstract /J96J99I. National Science IounJation. 2
Decemler 2JI3. Vel. · http.//vvv.nsl.gov/avarJsearch/shovAvarJ`AVD¸IDJ96J99I·.
66
]ackson, DaviJ. °Olama ApplauJs Iililuster Rule Change.¨ Hsetocevcom USA ToJay. 2I Novemler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.usatoJay.com/story/nevs/2JI3/II/2I/olamasenatenuclearoptionstatement/366+9J5/·.

Suresh, Sulra. •Impact ol IY 2JI3 Sequestration OrJer on NSI AvarJs.• Letter to NSI Grant AvarJee Organitations. 2¯
Iel. 2JI3. Xsj¸ov. Vel. ·http.//vvv.nsl.gov/puls/2JI3/inI33/inI33.pJl·.
68
Darla Cameron, DaviJ A. IahrentholJ anJ Lisa Rein, °Tracking the PreJicteJ Sequester Impacts.¨ wes|io¸too¡ostcom The
Vashington Post. 3J ]une 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.vashingtonpost.com/vpsrv/special/politics/sequestrationleJeral
agencyupJate/·.
69
USDA. °GuaranteeJ Loans Oller AllorJalle Iinancing to Rural Homeluyers,.¨ USDA Rural Development Single Iamily
Housing GuaranteeJ Loan Program. 8 Nov. 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.rurJev.usJa.gov/HSI
Alout¸GuaranteeJ¸Loans.html·.
¯J
Conlin, Michelle, anJ ]anet Rolerts. °Special Report. A Rural Housing Program City Slickers ]ust Love.¨ P:at:rscom
Reuters. 28 March 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.reuters.com/article/2JI3/J3/28/ususamortgagesusJaspecialreport
iJUSBRF92RJQC2JI3J328·.
¯I
Congressional Research Service. °USDA Rural Housing Service Mortgages anJ Rural Business Services Loans,¨
MemoranJum to Senator Tom Colurn, M.D. 2 Novemler 2JI3.
¯2
USDA Ollice ol Inspector General. Loss Cieims P:iet:c to Sio¸i: Femiiv Eoasio¸ Caereot::c Loeos. Rep. no. J+¯J3JJJ3HY.
Vashington, D.C.. 2JI3. Print.
¯3
Congressional Research Service. °USDA Rural Housing Service Mortgages anJ Rural Business Services Loans,¨
MemoranJum to Senator Tom Colurn, M.D. 2 Novemler 2JI3
¯+
Covan, TaJlock. °An Overviev ol USDA Rural Development Programs,¨ CPS¸ov Congressional Research Service.
Report No. ¯5¯JJ. 3 May 2JI3.
¯5
USDA. °GuaranteeJ Loans Oller AllorJalle Iinancing to Rural Homeluyers,.¨ USDA Rural Development Single Iamily
Housing GuaranteeJ Loan Program. 8 Nov. 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.rurJev.usJa.gov/HSI
Alout¸GuaranteeJ¸Loans.html·.
¯6
Trevi€o, Tammye. °USDA Housing Programs AJministereJ in AccorJance vith IeJeral Lav.¨ Parc:vHSDA¸ov USDA
Rural Development. Press Release No. STFLPRD+JI9835. I8 March 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.rurJev.usJa.gov/STFLPRD+JI9835.html·.

I35

"#$%&'(() *+,-

¯¯
Conlin, Michelle, anJ ]anet Rolerts. °Special Report. A Rural Housing Program City Slickers ]ust Love.¨ P:at:rscom
Reuters. 28 March 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.reuters.com/article/2JI3/J3/28/ususamortgagesusJaspecialreport
iJUSBRF92RJQC2JI3J328·.
¯8
Congressional Research Service. °USDA Rural Housing Service Mortgages anJ Rural Business Services Loans,¨
MemoranJum to Senator Tom Colurn, M.D. 2 Novemler 2JI3.
¯9
Aoun, Galriela. °Maui VoteJ Best IslanJ In The VorlJ... AnJ Has Been lor the Last 2J Years.¨ Eajjio¸tooPostcom
Hullington Post. I5 Oct. 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.hullingtonpost.com/2JI3/IJ/I5/mauilestislanJ¸n¸+IJ2¯J¯.html·.
8J
ConJe Nast Traveler. °Top 25 IslanJs in the VorlJ ¬ ReaJers' Choice AvarJs.,¨ cotrev:i:rcom ConJe Nast. Nov. 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//vvv.cntraveler.com/reaJerschoiceavarJs/lestislanJsvorlJ¸sliJeshov¸item2+¸25·.
8I
ConJe Nast Traveler. °Top 25 IslanJs in the VorlJ ¬ ReaJers' Choice AvarJs.,¨ cotrev:i:rcom ConJe Nast. Nov. 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//vvv.cntraveler.com/reaJerschoiceavarJs/lestislanJsvorlJ¸sliJeshov¸2Kauai¸2+·.
82
Gerler, Sharon. °USDA/Rural Housing Loans Oller IJJ` Iinancing on Havaii Homes,¨ EeweiiP:¡ort:rcom Havaii
Lile/Havaii Reporter. I3 Ielruary 2JI2. Vel. ·http.//vvv.havaiireporter.com/usJaruralhousingloansollerIJJ
linancingonhavaiihomes/I23·.
83
Gerler, Sharon. °USDA/Rural Housing Loans Oller IJJ` Iinancing on Havaii Homes,¨ EeweiiP:¡ort:rcom Havaii
Lile/Havaii Reporter. I3 Ielruary 2JI2. Vel. ·http.//vvv.havaiireporter.com/usJaruralhousingloansollerIJJ
linancingonhavaiihomes/I23·.
8+
USDA OIG. Loss Cieims P:iet:c to Sio¸i: Femiiv Eoasio¸ Caereot::c Loeos. Rep. no. J+¯J3JJJ3HY. Vashington, D.C.. n.p.,
2JI3. Print.
85
USDA OIG. Loss Cieims P:iet:c to Sio¸i: Femiiv Eoasio¸ Caereot::c Loeos. Rep. no. J+¯J3JJJ3HY. Vashington, D.C.. n.p.,
2JI3. Print.
86
Trevi€o, Tammye. °USDA Housing Programs AJministereJ in AccorJance vith IeJeral Lav.¨ Parc:vHSDA¸ov USDA
Rural Development. Press Release No. STFLPRD+JI9835. I8 March 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.rurJev.usJa.gov/STFLPRD+JI9835.html·.

Conlin, Michelle, anJ ]anet Rolerts. °Special Report. A Rural Housing Program City Slickers ]ust Love.¨ P:at:rscom
Reuters. 28 March 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.reuters.com/article/2JI3/J3/28/ususamortgagesusJaspecialreport
iJUSBRF92RJQC2JI3J328·.
88
Conlin, Michelle, anJ ]anet Rolerts. °Special Report. A Rural Housing Program City Slickers ]ust Love.¨ P:at:rscom
Reuters. 28 March 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.reuters.com/article/2JI3/J3/28/ususamortgagesusJaspecialreport
iJUSBRF92RJQC2JI3J328·.
89
Vilsack, Thomas ]. USDA Secretary. Letter to Chairvoman Barlara Mikulski, Senate Committee on Appropriations. 5
Ielruary 2JI3. Vashington, D.C.
9J
USDA. °Rental Assistance Sequestration.¨ Parc:vHSDA¸ov USDA Rural Development. Septemler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.rurJev.usJa.gov/HMI¸RA¸Inlormation.html·.
9I
USDA. °List ol MIH Properties Receiving Borrover Letter,¨ Parc:vHSDA¸ov USDA Rural Development. Septemler
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.rurJev.usJa.gov/supportJocuments/RA¸Projects¸AllecteJ.pJl·.
92
USDA OIG. Loss Cieims P:iet:c to Sio¸i: Femiiv Eoasio¸ Caereot::c Loeos. Rep. no. J+¯J3JJJ3HY. Vashington, D.C.. 2JI3.
Print.

93
Inlormation conlirmeJ ly the Congressional Research Service. Section I62 ol the Internal Revenue CoJe or any other
statute Joes not Jisallov JeJuctions lor expenses relateJ to operating a lrothel.
9+
Iriess, Steve. °NevaJa Brothels Vant to Pay Tax, But State Says No,¨ ovtim:scom The Nev York Times Company. 26
]anuary 2JJ9. Vel. ·http.//vvv.nytimes.com/2JJ9/JI/26/vorlJ/americas/26iht
lrothel.I.I96¯I3+9.html`pagevanteJall&¸rJ·.
95
Inlormation proviJeJ ly the Congressional Research Service, 29 August 2JI3.
96
Doan, Michael. °Prostitutes CalleJ Legitimate Fxpense Ior NevaJa Brothel,¨ Associet:c Pr:ss. The Dispatch. ]uly 2¯, I9¯8.

Duryee, Tricia, anJ Mark Rahner. °Brilliant DeJuctions. Some Taxpayers Try Anything Once,¨ s:etti:tim:scom The Seattle
Times Company. I5 April 2JJ2. Vel.
·http.//community.seattletimes.nvsource.com/archive/`Jate2JJ2J+I5&slugtaxlunI5·.
98
RanJatto, Ryan. °Vacky Vriteolls,¨ P:oo Cez:tt:joaroei, April I5, 2JJI.
99
Vekshin, Alison. °Brothels in NevaJa Suller as Vel Disrupts OlJest TraJe,¨ Fioomo:r¸com. Bloomlerg L.P. 28 August
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.lloomlerg.com/nevs/2JI3J828/lrothelsinnevaJashrivelasvelJisruptsolJesttraJe.html·.
IJJ
Vekshin, Alison. °Brothels in NevaJa Suller as Vel Disrupts OlJest TraJe,¨ Fioomo:r¸com. Bloomlerg L.P. 28 August
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.lloomlerg.com/nevs/2JI3J828/lrothelsinnevaJashrivelasvelJisruptsolJesttraJe.html·.

I36

"#$%&'(() *+,-

IJI
Vekshin, Alison. °Brothels in NevaJa Suller as Vel Disrupts OlJest TraJe,¨ Fioomo:r¸com. Bloomlerg L.P. 28 August
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.lloomlerg.com/nevs/2JI3J828/lrothelsinnevaJashrivelasvelJisruptsolJesttraJe.html·.
IJ2
Vhitcoml, Dan, anJ Fllen Vullhorst. °Harry ReiJ's Prostitution Remarks Ignite Delate in NevaJa,¨ |ajjio¸too¡ostcom
Thomson Reuters. 6 March 2JII. Vel. ·http.//vvv.hullingtonpost.com/2JII/J3/J6/harryreiJsprostitution
¸n¸832J6+.html·.
IJ3
LonJo€o, Frnesto, °Scrapping equipment key to Alghan JravJovn,¨ wes|io¸tooPostcom The Vashington Post. I9 ]une
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.vashingtonpost.com/vorlJ/asia¸pacilic/scrappingequipmentkeytoalghan
JravJovn/2JI3/J6/I9/9J+35258J83lIIe2l+I89JlaJ95eI25J¸story.html·.
IJ+
AIP. °US Scraps Tons Ol Gear s It Leaves Alghanistan.¨D:j:os:X:wscom Agence IrancePresse. 2J ]une 2JI3. Vel.
http.//vvv.Jelensenevs.com/article/2JI3J62J/DFIRFGJ+/3J62JJJI2/USScrapsTonsGearLeavesAlghanistan·.
IJ5
LonJo€o, Frnesto, °Scrapping equipment key to Alghan JravJovn,¨ wes|io¸tooPostcom The Vashington Post. I9 ]une
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.vashingtonpost.com/vorlJ/asia¸pacilic/scrappingequipmentkeytoalghan
JravJovn/2JI3/J6/I9/9J+35258J83lIIe2l+I89JlaJ95eI25J¸story.html·.
IJ6
LonJo€o, Frnesto, °Scrapping equipment key to Alghan JravJovn,¨ wes|io¸tooPostcom The Vashington Post. I9 ]une
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.vashingtonpost.com/vorlJ/asia¸pacilic/scrappingequipmentkeytoalghan
JravJovn/2JI3/J6/I9/9J+35258J83lIIe2l+I89JlaJ95eI25J¸story.html·.
IJ¯
VanJen Brook, Tom. °Tal lor Bringing Gear Home Irom Alghanistan. S3 Billion.¨ HSA1ocevcom USA ToJay. 2J
Septemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.usatoJay.com/story/nevs/vorlJ/2JI3/J9/2J/alghanistanvargearcost/28+335I/·.
IJ8
LonJo€o, Frnesto, °Scrapping equipment key to Alghan JravJovn,¨ wes|io¸tooPostcom The Vashington Post. I9 ]une
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.vashingtonpost.com/vorlJ/asia¸pacilic/scrappingequipmentkeytoalghan
JravJovn/2JI3/J6/I9/9J+35258J83lIIe2l+I89JlaJ95eI25J¸story.html·.
IJ9
LonJo€o, Frnesto, °Scrapping equipment key to Alghan JravJovn,¨ wes|io¸tooPostcom The Vashington Post. I9 ]une
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.vashingtonpost.com/vorlJ/asia¸pacilic/scrappingequipmentkeytoalghan
JravJovn/2JI3/J6/I9/9J+35258J83lIIe2l+I89JlaJ95eI25J¸story.html·.
IIJ
LonJo€o, Frnesto, °Scrapping equipment key to Alghan JravJovn,¨ wes|io¸tooPostcom The Vashington Post. I9 ]une
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.vashingtonpost.com/vorlJ/asia¸pacilic/scrappingequipmentkeytoalghan
JravJovn/2JI3/J6/I9/9J+35258J83lIIe2l+I89JlaJ95eI25J¸story.html·.
III
LonJo€o, Frnesto, °Scrapping equipment key to Alghan JravJovn,¨ wes|io¸tooPostcom The Vashington Post. I9 ]une
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.vashingtonpost.com/vorlJ/asia¸pacilic/scrappingequipmentkeytoalghan
JravJovn/2JI3/J6/I9/9J+35258J83lIIe2l+I89JlaJ95eI25J¸story.html·.
II2
Merle, Renae. °Racing to Deleat the RoaJsiJe Boml,¨ wes|io¸tooPost,com The Vashington Post. 3 ]uly 2JJ¯. Vel.
·http.//vvv.vashingtonpost.com/vpJyn/content/article/2JJ¯/J¯/J2/AR2JJ¯J¯J2JI¯J8.html·.
II3
BriJge, Rolert. °Operation ]unkyarJ. US scrapping 'tons' ol equipment as Alghan exit looms,¨ P1com. RT Nevs
Netvork. 2J ]une 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//rt.com/nevs/alghanistanusvithJravalvarJJ3/·.
II+
IerrisRotman, Amie, °Alghan scrap yarJs eye unvanteJ U.S. gear lor steel inJustry,¨ P:at:rscom Reuters. I5 May 2JI3.
·http.//vvv.reuters.com/article/2JI3/J5/I5/usalghanistanscrapiJUSBRF9+FJ992JI3J5I5·.
II5
Maass, HarolJ. °The Military is Literally Throving Avay S¯ Billion in Alghanistan,¨ 1|:w::rcom. The Veek. 2J ]une
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//theveek.com/article/inJex/2+592¯/themilitaryisliterallythrovingavay¯lillioninalghanistan·.
II6
Frvin, SanJra, °Delate Continues Over Iate ol U.S. Military Gear in Alghanistan,¨ XetiooeiD:j:os:Ve¸ezio:com National
Delense Magatine. I3 ]une 2JI3. ·http.//vvv.nationalJelensemagatine.org/llog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx`IDII¯5·.
II¯
National Technical Inlormation Service Velsite. °Alout NTIS.¨ Xtis¸ov US Department ol Commerce. Vel.
·http.//vvv.ntis.gov/alout/inJex.aspx·.
II8
National Technical Inlormation Service Velsite. °Alout NTIS.¨ Xtis¸ov US Department ol Commerce. Vel.
·http.//vvv.ntis.gov/alout/inJex.aspx·.
II9
Melvin, Valerie. Iojormetioo Veoe¸:m:ot Xetiooei 1:c|oicei Iojormetioo S:rvic:`s Diss:mioetioo oj 1:c|oicei P:¡orts X::cs
Coo¸r:ssiooei Att:otioo. Rep. no. GAOI399. Report to Congressional Committees Vashington, D.C.. Government
Accountalility Ollice, 2JI2. Vel. ·http.//vvv.gao.gov/proJucts/GAOI399·.
I2J
Melvin, Valerie. Iojormetioo Veoe¸:m:ot Xetiooei 1:c|oicei Iojormetioo S:rvic:`s Diss:mioetioo oj 1:c|oicei P:¡orts X::cs
Coo¸r:ssiooei Att:otioo. Rep. no. GAOI399. Report to Congressional Committees Vashington, D.C.. Government
Accountalility Ollice, 2JI2. Vel. ·http.//vvv.gao.gov/proJucts/GAOI399·.
I2I
Melvin, Valerie. Iojormetioo Veoe¸:m:ot Xetiooei 1:c|oicei Iojormetioo S:rvic:`s Diss:mioetioo oj 1:c|oicei P:¡orts X::cs
Coo¸r:ssiooei Att:otioo. Rep. no. GAOI399. Report to Congressional Committees. Vashington, D.C.. Government
Accountalility Ollice, 2JI2. Vel. ·http.//vvv.gao.gov/proJucts/GAOI399·. p3

I3¯

"#$%&'(() *+,-

I22
GAO. Iojormetioo Veoe¸:m:ot Diss:mioetioo oj 1:c|oicei P:¡orts. Rep. no. GAOJI+9J. Report to Congressional Requesters.
I8 May 2JJI. Vel. · http.//vvv.gao.gov/proJucts/GAOJI+9J·. pI+
I23
National Technical Inlormation Service Velsite. °Alout NTIS.¨ Xtis¸ov US Department ol Commerce. Vel.
·http.//vvv.ntis.gov/proJucts/pullications.aspx·.
I2+
U.S Army QuarterMaster Corps Velsite. °IooJ Service Pullications anJ Links.¨ _aert:rmest:rermvmii ]oint Culinary
Center ol Fxcellence, Pullications, ArmeJ Iorces Recipe ServiceV2JJ3. UpJateJ II August 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.quartermaster.army.mil/jccoe/pullications/looJ¸links.html·.
I25
U.S Army QuarterMaster Corps Velsite. °IooJ Service Pullications anJ Links.¨ _aert:rmest:rermvmii ]oint Culinary
Center ol Fxcellence, Pullications, ArmeJ Iorces Recipe ServiceV2JJ3. UpJateJ II August 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.quartermaster.army.mil/jccoe/pullications/looJ¸links.html·.
I26
National Technical Inlormation Service Velsite. °IooJ CoJe 2JJ9.¨ Xtis¸ov US Department ol Commerce. 2JJ9. Vel.
·http.//vvv.ntis.gov/proJucts/looJcoJe.aspx·.
I2¯
IooJ anJ Drug AJministration Velsite. °IooJ CoJe 2JJ9.¨ Fce¸ov US Department ol Health & Human Services.
UpJateJ 8 Novemler 2JJI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.lJa.gov/IooJ/GuiJanceRegulation/RetailIooJProtection/IooJCoJe/UCM2JI9396.htm·.
I28
Melvin, Valerie. Iojormetioo Veoe¸:m:ot Xetiooei 1:c|oicei Iojormetioo S:rvic:`s Diss:mioetioo oj 1:c|oicei P:¡orts X::cs
Coo¸r:ssiooei Att:otioo. Rep. no. GAOI399. Report to Congressional Committees Vashington, D.C.. Government
Accountalility Ollice, 2JI2. Vel. ·http.//vvv.gao.gov/proJucts/GAOI399·. p23
I29
Melvin, Valerie. Iojormetioo Veoe¸:m:ot Xetiooei 1:c|oicei Iojormetioo S:rvic:`s Diss:mioetioo oj 1:c|oicei P:¡orts X::cs
Coo¸r:ssiooei Att:otioo. Rep. no. GAOI399. Report to Congressional Committees Vashington, D.C.. Government
Accountalility Ollice, 2JI2. Vel. ·http.//vvv.gao.gov/proJucts/GAOI399·. p2+.
I3J
GAO. Iojormetioo Poiicv X1IS` Fioeociei Positioo Provic:s eo J¡¡ortaoitv to P:ess:ss Its Vissioo. HS Rep. no. GAO/GGDJJI+¯.
Report to Congressional Committees. Vashington, D.C.. Government Accountalility Ollice. 3J ]une 2JJJ. Vel.
·http.//vvv.gao.gov/proJucts/GGDJJI+¯·.
I3I
GAO. Iojormetioo Veoe¸:m:ot Diss:mioetioo oj 1:c|oicei P:¡orts. Rep. no. GAOJI+9J. Report to Congressional Requesters.
I8 May 2JJI. Vel. · http.//vvv.gao.gov/proJucts/GAOJI+9J·. p2.
GAO. Iojormetioo Poiicv X1IS` Fioeociei Positioo Provic:s eo J¡¡ortaoitv to P:ess:ss Its Vissioo. HS Rep. no. GAO/GGDJJI+¯.
Report to Congressional Committees. Vashington, D.C.. Government Accountalility Ollice. 3J ]une 2JJJ. Vel.
·http.//vvv.gao.gov/proJucts/GGDJJI+¯·. pI.
I33
GAO. Iojormetioo Veoe¸:m:ot Diss:mioetioo oj 1:c|oicei P:¡orts. Rep. no. GAOJI+9J. Report to Congressional Requesters.
I8 May 2JJI. Vel. · http.//vvv.gao.gov/proJucts/GAOJI+9J·. p5.
I3+
Fasley, ]onathan. •HealthCare.gov Costs Total S6¯¯M.• Vel log post. E:eit|wetc|. Capitol Hill Pullishing Corp., II Dec.
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//thehill.com/llogs/healthvatch/healthrelormimplementation/I92¯6Ihealthcaregovcostsat6¯¯m
throughoctoler·.
I35
]ohnson, Carla K. °'Olamacare' National Marketing Campaign to Cost Nearly S¯JJ Million,¨ wes|ioo¸toocosioceicom
AssociateJ Press. 2+ ]uly 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vashington.clslocal.com/2JI3/J¯/2+/olamacarenationalmarketing
campaigntocostnearly¯JJmillion/·.
I36
Sun, Lena H., anJ Scott Vilson. •Health Insurance Fxchange LauncheJ Jespite Signs ol Serious Prollems.• wes|io¸too
Post. The Vashington Post, 22 Oct. 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.vashingtonpost.com/national/healthscience/health
insuranceexchangelauncheJJespitesignsolseriousprollems/2JI3/IJ/2I/I6Ia35JJ3a85IIe3l6a9
Ja62c26+l+Je¸story.html`hpiJtI·.
I3¯
ConJon, Stephanie. °HHS. At least IJ6,I85 enrolleJ in Olamacare so lar,¨CFSo:wscom CBS Nevs. I3 Novemler 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//vvv.clsnevs.com/83JI25J¸I625¯6I2226/hhsatleastIJ6I85enrolleJinolamacaresolar/·.
I38
Roy, Avik. °The Olamacare Fxchange ScorecarJ. ArounJ IJJ,JJJ Fnrollees AnJ Iive Million Cancellations,¨ joro:scom
Iorles. I2 Novemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.lorles.com/sites/theapothecary/2JI3/II/I2/theolamacareexchange
scorecarJarounJIJJJJJenrolleesanJlivemillioncancellations/·.
I39
Velsite ol Senator Tom Colurn, M.D. °CODF RFD. Olamacare Alter OneMonth ol Fnrollment.¨ I3 Novemler 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//nevsok.com/oklahomasen.tomcolurntalkscancerhealthcareleavingcongress/article/39J¯8¯J·.
I+J
Kaplan, Relecca. °Disapproval ol Olamacare Spikes In Nev Poll,¨ coso:wscom CBS Nevs. I9 Novemler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.clsnevs.com/83JI25J¸I625¯6I2963/Jisapprovalololamacarespikesinnevpoll/·.
I+I
The Vhite House. Ollice ol the Press Secretary. Stet:m:ot ov t|: Pr:sic:ot oo t|: Ajjorceoi: Cer: Act. vwww|it:|oas:¸ov. I+
Nov. 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.vhitehouse.gov/thepressollice/2JI3/II/I+/statementpresiJentallorJallecareact·.

I38

"#$%&'(() *+,-

I+2
]ohnson, Carla K. °'Olamacare' National Marketing Campaign To Cost Nearly S¯JJ Million,¨ wes|ioo¸toocosioceicom
AssociateJ Press. 2+ ]uly 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vashington.clslocal.com/2JI3/J¯/2+/olamacarenationalmarketing
campaigntocostnearly¯JJmillion/·.
I+3
Palmer, Anna, anJ Allen, ]onathan. °Olamacare Marketing Push On HolJ,¨ Poiiticocom Politico. 3I Octoler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.politico.com/story/2JI3/IJ/olamacaremarketingpushonholJ992JI.html/ixtt2kkomYeLQ·.
I44
Vayne, Alex, anJ Anna FJney. °Olamacare Consultants VarneJ ol Health Velsite Iailure.¨ Fioomo:r¸com Bloomlerg
Nevs. I9 Novemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.lloomlerg.com/nevs/2JI3III9/olamacareconsultantsvarneJolhealth
velsitelailure.html·.
I+5
Palmer, Anna, anJ ]onathan Allen. °Olamacare Marketing Push On HolJ,¨ Poiiticocom Politico. 3I Octoler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.politico.com/story/2JI3/IJ/olamacaremarketingpushonholJ992JI.html/ixtt2kkomYeLQ·.
I+6
Palmer, Anna, anJ ]onathan Allen. °Olamacare Marketing Push On HolJ,¨ Poiiticocom Politico. 3I Octoler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.politico.com/story/2JI3/IJ/olamacaremarketingpushonholJ992JI.html/ixtt2kkomYeLQ·.
I+¯
]ohnson, Carla K. °'Olamacare' National Marketing Campaign To Cost Nearly S¯JJ Million,¨ wes|ioo¸toocosioceicom
AssociateJ Press. 2+ ]uly 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vashington.clslocal.com/2JI3/J¯/2+/olamacarenationalmarketing
campaigntocostnearly¯JJmillion/·.
I+8
]ohnson, Carla K. °'Olamacare' National Marketing Campaign To Cost Nearly S¯JJ Million,¨ wes|ioo¸toocosioceicom
AssociateJ Press. 2+ ]uly 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vashington.clslocal.com/2JI3/J¯/2+/olamacarenationalmarketing
campaigntocostnearly¯JJmillion/·.
I+9
Moheny, Gillian. °The Strangest AJs to Promote Olamacare SignUps.¨ Aoco:ws¸ocom ABC Nevs I+ Novemler 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//alcnevs.go.com/Health/strangestolamacareaJs/story`iJ2J8¯6J5¯·.
I5J
MNsure YouTule channel. Vel. ·http.//vvv.youtule.com/user/MNsure`leaturevatch·. AccesseJ I8 Novemler 2JI3.
I5I
Moheny, Gillian. °The Strangest AJs to Promote Olamacare SignUps.¨ Aoco:ws¸ocom ABC Nevs I+ Novemler 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//alcnevs.go.com/Health/strangestolamacareaJs/story`iJ2J8¯6J5¯·.
I52
]ohnson, Carla K. °'Olamacare' National Marketing Campaign To Cost Nearly S¯JJ Million,¨ wes|ioo¸toocosioceicom
AssociateJ Press. 2+ ]uly 2JI3. Vel.
I53
VaplanlinJer. °No More Surprises • VA HealthplanlinJer.¨ Online viJeo clip. Yoa1ao: YouTule, I¯ Septemler 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//vvv.youtule.com/vatch`vsJYtmvrstPY·.
I5+
Verner, Anna. °Oregon SpenJs Big to Pitch Youth on Olamacare Benelits,¨ coso:wscom CBS Interactive Inc. 28 ]uly
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.clsnevs.com/83JII8563¸I625¯595869/·.
I55
Cover Oregon. °Cover Oregon. 'Ily Vith Your Ovn Vings' ¬ Dave Depper.¨ Online viJeo clip. Yoa1ao: YouTule. 6
Septemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.youtule.com/vatch`vSLpKDNVU9JA·.
I56
Chelium, Raju. °Oregon Ranks Last in Health Insurance Signups.¨ Hsetocevcom Gannett. II Decemler 2JI3. Vel. ·
http.//vvv.usatoJay.com/story/nevs/politics/2JI3/I2/II/oregonlastinsurancesignups/3992583/·.
I5¯
Nevman, AnJrev AJam. °Songs anJ Sunscreen SpreaJ the Health Insurance Message.¨ Xvtim:scom The Nev York
Times Company. 3I ]uly 2JI3. ·http.//vvv.nytimes.com/2JI3/J8/JI/lusiness/meJia/songsanJsunscreenspreaJthe
healthinsurancemessage.html·.
I58
AssociateJ Press. °Olama AJministration Posts Lov Health Care Signups, 3,¯JJ In ColoraJo,¨ ¸ez:tt:com AssociateJ
Press. I3 Novemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//gatette.com/olamaaJministrationpostslovhealthcaresignups3¯JJin
coloraJo/article/I5J9293·.
I59
AssociateJ Press. °Olama AJministration Posts Lov Health Care Signups, 3,¯JJ In ColoraJo,¨ ¸ez:tt:com AssociateJ
Press. I3 Novemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//gatette.com/olamaaJministrationpostslovhealthcaresignups3¯JJin
coloraJo/article/I5J9293·..
I6J
FrJahl, Kent. °Colo. Man Signs Up Ior His Insurance, His Dog Gets CovereJ InsteaJ,¨ rcvrcom IOX 3I Denver. I5
Novemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//kJvr.com/2JI3/II/I5/colomansignsuplorhisinsurancehisJoggetscovereJinsteaJ/·.
I6I
ConnectIorHealthCO. °Vegas Television Commercial.¨ Online viJeo clip. Yoa1ao: YouTule. I+ May 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.youtule.com/vatch`vy]¯DYjykk8g·.
I62
Klill, Sarah. ¨Vill Bourlon Help Kentucky Svallov Olamacare`¨ wes|io¸too¡ostcom The Vashington Post. II ]uly 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//vvv.vashingtonpost.com/llogs/vonkllog/vp/2JI3/J¯/II/villlourlonhelpkentuckysvallov
olamacare/·.
I63
Department ol Health anJ Human Services. °Health Insurance Marketplace. Novemler Fnrollment Report.¨ DHHS
Ollice ol the Assistant Secretary lor Planning anJ Fvaluation Issue Briel. I3 Novemler 2JI3 Vel.
·http.//aspe.hhs.gov/health/reports/2JI3/marketplaceenrollment/rpt¸enrollment.pJl·. (8).
I6+
Northrop Grumman. °Long FnJurance MultiIntelligence Vehicle (LFMV).¨NorthorpGrumman.com. 2JI3. Northrop
Grumman. I3 Nov. 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.northropgrumman.com/Capalilities/lemv/Pages/Jelault.aspx·.

I39

"#$%&'(() *+,-

I65
Hennigan, V.]., °Army lets air out ol lattlelielJ spyship project,¨ Los Ao¸:i:s 1im:s, 23 Octoler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.latimes.com/lusiness/lalillimpliresale2JI3IJ23,J,3+9¯52I.story/axtt2jIihK]lV·.
I66
Army Nevs Service. °Iirst llight test successlul lor Army's Long FnJurance MultiIntelligence Vehicle air vehicle.¨
Armvmii. UniteJ States Army. 8 August 2JI2. Vel. ·http.//vvv.army.mil/article/85I¯5/·.
I6¯
Army Nevs Service. °Iirst llight test successlul lor Army's Long FnJurance MultiIntelligence Vehicle air vehicle.¨
Armvmii. UniteJ States Army. 8 August 2JI2. Vel. ·http.//vvv.army.mil/article/85I¯5/·.
I68
GAO. D:j:os: Ac¡aisitioos Fatar: A:rostet eoc Airs|i¡ Iov:stm:ot D:cisioos Driv: Jv:rsi¸|t eoc Coorcioetioo X::cs GAOI38I.
Report to the Sulcommittee on Fmerging Threats anJ Capalilities, Committee on ArmeJ Services. US Senate. Octoler
2JI2. Vel. ·http.//vvv.gao.gov/assets/65J/6+966I.pJl·.
I69
GAO. D:j:os: Ac¡aisitioos Fatar: A:rostet eoc Airs|i¡ Iov:stm:ot D:cisioos Driv: Jv:rsi¸|t eoc Coorcioetioo X::cs GAOI38I.
Report to the Sulcommittee on Fmerging Threats anJ Capalilities, Committee on ArmeJ Services. US Senate. Octoler
2JI2. Vel. ·http.//vvv.gao.gov/assets/65J/6+966I.pJl·.
I¯J
Moore, Kirk, °Army Pulls Plug on Airship Project,¨ miiitervcom Aslury Park Press, April 2. 2JI3, Vel.
·http.//vvv.military.com/Jailynevs/2JI3/J+/J2/armypullsplugonairshipproject.html·.
I¯I
Moore, Kirk, °Army Pulls Plug on Airship Project,¨ miiitervcom Aslury Park Press, April 2. 2JI3, Vel.
·http.//vvv.military.com/Jailynevs/2JI3/J+/J2/armypullsplugonairshipproject.html·.
I¯2
Matthevs, Villiam. °DellateJ. America's Airship Revolution is ThreateneJ ly Mishaps, Delays, IunJing Cuts.¨
D:j:os:X:wscom Gannett Government MeJia Corporation. I May 2JI2. Vel.
·http.//vvv.Jelensenevs.com/article/2JI2J5JI/C+ISRJI/3J5JIJJJ9/·.
I¯3
Hennigan, V.]., °Army Lets Air Out ol BattlelielJ Spyship Project.¨ LAtim:scom Los Angeles Times. 23 Octoler 2JI3,
·http.//vvv.latimes.com/lusiness/lalillimpliresale2JI3IJ23,J,3+9¯52I.story/axtt2jIihK]lV·.
I¯+
Kirk, Chris. °Vho's Been Most Shut Dovn ly the ShutJovn` Vhich leJeral agencies are untoucheJ, anJ vhich are
ghost tovns`¨ siet:com The Slate Group. The Vashington Post Company. I Octoler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.slate.com/articles/nevs¸anJ¸politics/slate¸lals/2JI3/IJ/leJeral¸government¸shutJovn¸agencies¸vith¸the¸m
ost¸lurloughs.html·.
I¯5
The Vashington Post. °Impact ol a Government ShutJovn.¨ wes|io¸too¡ostcom The Vashington Post. PullisheJ 25
Septemler 2JI3, UpJateJ 2 Octoler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.vashingtonpost.com/vpsrv/special/politics/2JI3
shutJovnleJeralJepartmentimpact/`hpiJtI·.
I¯6
Moore, ]ack. °Sequestration Tracker. GuiJe to Agency Iurloughs.¨ F:c:reio:wsreciocom IeJeral Nevs RaJio. 22 August
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.leJeralnevsraJio.com/IIJ+/323¯¯95/SequestrationTrackerGuiJetoagencylurloughs·.
I¯¯
Ziegler, Maseena. °NASA Vill Pay SI8,JJJ To Vatch You Rest In BeJ¬Really.¨ Foro:scom Iorles.com LLC. I8
Septemler 2JI3. Vel. · http.//vvv.lorles.com/sites/crossinglorJers/2JI3/J9/I8/nasavillpayI8JJJtovatchyourest
inleJlorreal/·.
I¯8
NASA. °Countermeasure anJ Iunctional Testing (CIT) StuJy,¨ o:cr:ststacv¡scoese¸ov NASA. UpJateJ ¯ March 2JI3.
Vel. ·https.//leJreststuJy.jsc.nasa.gov/clt.aspx·.
I¯9
Hlavaty, Craig . °NASA NeeJs Volunteers To Stay In BeJ lor I5 Veeks Straight.¨ C|roocom Houston Chronicle. I8
Septemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.chron.com/nevs/article/NASAneeJsvolunteerstostayinleJlorI5veeks
+82II88.php`cmpiJhplc/photo52J2I6+·.
I8J
Hlavaty, Craig . °NASA NeeJs Volunteers To Stay In BeJ lor I5 Veeks Straight.¨ C|roocom Houston Chronicle. I8
Septemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.chron.com/nevs/article/NASAneeJsvolunteerstostayinleJlorI5veeks
+82II88.php`cmpiJhplc/photo52J2I6+·.
I8I
Moore, Charles. °NASA Seeks PaiJ Volunteers lor BeJ Rest StuJy at University ol Texas MeJical Branch
Galveston.¨oioo:wstxcom BIO Nevs Texas. 2J Septemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//lionevstx.com/nevs/2JI3/J9/2J/nasaseeks
paiJvolunteerslorleJreststuJyatuniversityoltexasmeJicallranchgalveston/·.
I82
Ziegler, Maseena. °NASA Vill Pay SI8,JJJ To Vatch You Rest In BeJ¬Really.¨ Foro:scom Iorles.com LLC. I8
Septemler 2JI3. Vel. · http.//vvv.lorles.com/sites/crossinglorJers/2JI3/J9/I8/nasavillpayI8JJJtovatchyourest
inleJlorreal/·.
I83
Hlavaty, Craig . °NASA NeeJs Volunteers To Stay In BeJ lor I5 Veeks Straight.¨ C|roocom Houston Chronicle. I8
Septemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.chron.com/nevs/article/NASAneeJsvolunteerstostayinleJlorI5veeks
+82II88.php`cmpiJhplc/photo52J2I6+·.
I8+
NASA. °Countermeasure anJ Iunctional Testing (CIT) StuJy,¨ o:cr:ststacv¡scoese¸ov NASA. UpJateJ ¯ March 2JI3.
Vel. ·https.//leJreststuJy.jsc.nasa.gov/clt.aspx·.

I+J

"#$%&'(() *+,-

I85
Prigg, Mark. °ThousanJs ol Astronauts Fnter Race to Take Part In 'I,JJJDay Mission To Mars' As NASA Says ReJ
Planet Is 'Top Priority.'¨ Deiivmeiicoar AssociateJ Nevspapers LtJ. 6 May 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.Jailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article232J3++/CharlesBolJenNASAchielsaysmanneJmissionMars
priorityhappen2J33.html·.
I86
Halvorson, ToJJ. °ManneJ Mission to Mars an Unlikely Proposition, Current Limits on Fxposure to RaJiation Make
Chances ol Ilight in Near Iuture Pretty Slim.¨ Fiorice1ocevcom IloriJa ToJay. 22 Septemler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.lloriJatoJay.com/article/2JI3J922/SPACF/3J922JJ26/ManneJmissionMarsanunlikelyproposition·.
I8¯
Velsite ol the International TraJe AJministration, °2JI2 Vinners ol MDCP AvarJs,¨ AccesseJ 25 Novemler 2JI3,
·http.//ita.Joc.gov/tJ/mJcp/active.html·.USASpenJing.gov. °Prime AvarJ SpenJing Data.¨ Last moJilieJ IJ Novemler
2JI3.
http.//usaspenJing.gov/search`lorm¸lielJs`¯B`22search¸term`22`3A`22American‚Association‚ol‚InJepenJent‚Mu
sic`22`¯D .
I88
Karp, Hannah. °Uncle Sam Helps InJieRock BanJs Drum Up Ians AlroaJ.¨ ws¡com Dov ]ones & Company 3 May
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//online.vsj.com/nevs/articles/SBIJJJI+2+I2¯88¯32+582JJ+5¯8+5¯+9J6J6¯89JI+·.
I89
Karp, Hannah. °Uncle Sam Helps InJieRock BanJs Drum Up Ians AlroaJ.¨ ws¡com Dov ]ones & Company 3 May
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//online.vsj.com/nevs/articles/SBIJJJI+2+I2¯88¯32+582JJ+5¯8+5¯+9J6J6¯89JI+·.
I9J
Ugvu, Reggie, °Q&A. A2IM PresiJent Rich Bengloll Talks Fxport Mission to Bratil.¨ Fiiiooerc.com. BillloarJ. 29 April
2JI3. ·http.//vvv.lillloarJ.com/lit/articles/nevs/glolal/I56JJ23/qaa2impresiJentrichlenglolltalksexportmission
tolratil·.
I9I
Karp, Hannah. °Uncle Sam Helps InJieRock BanJs Drum Up Ians AlroaJ.¨ ws¡com Dov ]ones & Company 3 May
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//online.vsj.com/nevs/articles/SBIJJJI+2+I2¯88¯32+582JJ+5¯8+5¯+9J6J6¯89JI+·.
I92
Christman, FJ. °Universal Music Still Market Top Dog in 2JI2,¨ oiiiooerccom BillloarJ. 3 ]anuary 2JI3 Vel.
·http.//vvv.lillloarJ.com/lit/articles/nevs/I5IJ5J+/universalmusicstillmarkettopJogin2JI2·.
I93
Karp, Hannah. °Uncle Sam Helps InJieRock BanJs Drum Up Ians AlroaJ.¨ ws¡com Dov ]ones & Company 3 May
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//online.vsj.com/nevs/articles/SBIJJJI+2+I2¯88¯32+582JJ+5¯8+5¯+9J6J6¯89JI+·.
I9+
A2IM. Nevs. A2IV 1er:s Ioci:s to Soat| Am:rice. A2imor¸. American Association ol InJepenJent Music, I5 Apr. 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//a2im.org/2JI3/J+/I5/a2imtakesinJiestosouthamerica/·.
I95
A2IM. Nevs. A2IV 1er:s Ioci:s to Soat| Am:rice. A2imor¸. American Association ol InJepenJent Music, I5 Apr. 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//a2im.org/2JI3/J+/I5/a2imtakesinJiestosouthamerica/·.
I96
Ugvu, Reggie, °Q&A. A2IM PresiJent Rich Bengloll Talks Fxport Mission to Bratil.¨ Fiiiooerc.com. BillloarJ. 29 April
2JI3. ·http.//vvv.lillloarJ.com/lit/articles/nevs/glolal/I56JJ23/qaa2impresiJentrichlenglolltalksexportmission
tolratil·.
I9¯
A2IM. Nevs. A2IV Frezii 1rec: Vissioo 1|: Pertici¡eots io 1|:ir Jwo worcs eoc Pictar:s. A2imor¸. American Association ol
InJepenJent Music, 22 Apr. 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//a2im.org/tag/mJcpgrant/page/2/·.
I98
Karp, Hannah. °Uncle Sam Helps InJieRock BanJs Drum Up Ians AlroaJ.¨ ws¡com Dov ]ones & Company 3 May
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//online.vsj.com/nevs/articles/SBIJJJI+2+I2¯88¯32+582JJ+5¯8+5¯+9J6J6¯89JI+·.
I99
Karp, Hannah. °Uncle Sam Helps InJieRock BanJs Drum Up Ians AlroaJ.¨ ws¡com Dov ]ones & Company 3 May
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//online.vsj.com/nevs/articles/SBIJJJI+2+I2¯88¯32+582JJ+5¯8+5¯+9J6J6¯89JI+·.
2JJ
A2IM. Nevs. A2IV Frezii 1rec: Vissioo 1|: Pertici¡eots io 1|:ir Jwo worcs eoc Pictar:s. A2imor¸. American Association ol
InJepenJent Music, 22 Apr. 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//a2im.org/tag/mJcpgrant/page/2/·.
2JI
Karp, Hannah. °Uncle Sam Helps InJieRock BanJs Drum Up Ians AlroaJ.¨ ws¡com Dov ]ones & Company 3 May
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//online.vsj.com/nevs/articles/SBIJJJI+2+I2¯88¯32+582JJ+5¯8+5¯+9J6J6¯89JI+·.
2J2
Velsite ol the American Association ol InJepenJent Music. Invitation lrom AsIM anJ Daryl IrieJman °A Breaklast
Reception in Support ol Congressman ]erry NaJler.¨ Vel.
·http.//vvv.a2im.org/JovnloaJs/NaJlerBIastPosterALTVFRSION.pJl·.
2J3
Stall ol Senator Colurn note that vhile Iacelook's U.S. pretax prolit vas SI.I lillion, S568 million vas recogniteJ in
loreign pretax losses, as noteJ on the IJK. These amounts netteJ to a total ol S+9+M in total pretax prolit. Please reler to
page 8+ ol the IYI2 IJK.
2J+
Iacelook, Inc. IY Iorm IJK lor the perioJ enJing Decemler 3I, 2JI2. (lileJ Iel. 2 2JI3). Vel.
·http.//vvv.sec.gov/Archives/eJgar/Jata/I3268JI/JJJI3268JII3JJJJJ3/llI23I2JI2xIJk.htm·. (82).
2J5
Iacelook, Inc. IY Iorm IJK lor the perioJ enJing Decemler 3I, 2JI2. (lileJ Iel. 2 2JI3). Vel.
·http.//vvv.sec.gov/Archives/eJgar/Jata/I3268JI/JJJI3268JII3JJJJJ3/llI23I2JI2xIJk.htm·. (5+).
A Jillerence ol S22 million exists letveen S+5I million reporteJ on the IJK anJ CT]'s ligure ol S+29 million, vhich
incluJes only leJeral anJ state taxes vhile the IJK incluJes all levels ol taxation (ie loreign).

I+I

"#$%&'(() *+,-

2J6
Singer, Anne. °Iacelook's MultiBillion Dollar Tax Break. FxecutivePay Tax Break Slashes Income Taxes on Iacelook
anJ Other Iortune 5JJ Companies.¨ Ct¡or¸ Cititens lor Tax ]ustice. I+ Ielruary 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//ctj.org/ctjreports/2JI3/J2/lacelooks¸multilillion¸Jollar¸tax¸lreak¸executive
pay¸tax¸lreak¸slashes¸income¸taxes¸on¸lacelook.php/¸ltn2·.
2J¯
Stock option JeJuction vas inJepenJently calculateJ ly aJJing the SI.J3B liscal year tax savings anJ the S2.I¯B tax
carrylorvarJ lor a total expecteJ JeJuction ol S3.2 il Iacelook continues to generate appropriate income levels over the
JeJuctions phraseout perioJ.
2J8
Using the S2.I¯ lillion in carrylorvarJ JeJuctions, anJ still have a remaining SI.J¯ lillion to spare lor their 2JI+ tax
lill.
2J9
•Re. HHS Healthleat. Calm Jovn.• AuJio llog comment. E|s¸ov. US Department ol Health & Human Services, I9 Nov.
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.hhs.gov/nevs/healthleat/2JI3/II/calmJovn.html·.
2IJ
Lian Bloch, ClauJia M. Haase, anJ Rolert V. Levenson, °Fmotion Regulation PreJicts Marital Satislaction,¨ Fmotion,
American Psychological Association, Novemler +, 2JI3.
2II
Lian Bloch, ClauJia M. Haase, anJ Rolert V. Levenson, °Fmotion Regulation PreJicts Marital Satislaction,¨ Fmotion,
American Psychological Association, Novemler +, 2JI3.
2I2
Lian Bloch, ClauJia M. Haase, anJ Rolert V. Levenson, °Fmotion Regulation PreJicts Marital Satislaction. AppenJix,¨
Fmotion, American Psychological Association, Novemler +, 2JI3.
2I3
Lian Bloch, ClauJia M. Haase, anJ Rolert V. Levenson, °Fmotion Regulation PreJicts Marital Satislaction,¨ Fmotion,
American Psychological Association, Novemler +, 2JI3.
2I+
NIH Grant 5T32MHJ2JJJ6.
2I5
Senate Ollice ol FJucation anJ Training °Course Catalog. Benelits ol a GooJ Night's Sleep.¨ Vel.
·http.//lms.senate.gov/inJex.clm/shovCourseDetails/lackTo/shovCourses/courseID/36+a8c382992l23IlJaI8JJ3JJI2lcal/
pgTitle/Course`2JCatalog/·.
2I6
Senate Ollice ol FJucation anJ Training °Course Catalog. Pressure Point Therapy Vorkshop.¨ Vel.
·http.//lms.senate.gov/inJex.clm/shovCourseDetails/lackTo/shovCourses/courseID/55+eJ6Jl+9+I+I6cJlI5882a2+6lleJ2
/pgTitle/Course`2JCatalog/·.
2I¯
MooJy, Chris, °IeJeral government typo ol the Jay,¨ IeJeral government typo ol the Jay,¨ o:wsve|oocom ABC Nevs
Netvork. I6 March 2JI2 vel. ·http.//nevs.yahoo.com/llogs/ticket/leJeralgovernmenttypoJay2J5+I¯92+.html·.
2I8
Senate Ollice ol FJucation anJ Training °Course Catalog. Assert Yoursell. Speak Up vith Tact Rather than Suller in
Silence.¨ Vel.
·http.//lms.senate.gov/inJex.clm/shovCourseDetails/lackTo/shovCourses/courseID/3¯228ll¯cJ26+c+eJcI++3l8llJelaJl/
pgTitle/Course`2JCatalog/·.
2I9
Senate Ollice ol FJucation anJ Training °Course Catalog. Small Talk. Breaking the Ice in Social Situations.¨ Vel.
·http.//lms.senate.gov/inJex.clm/shovCourseDetails/lackTo/shovCourses/courseID/3JalJ6a3+3c53+c6+J+l¯J263e+a2I55
/pgTitle/Course`2JCatalog/·.
22J
Senate Ollice ol FJucation anJ Training °Course Catalog. That's Not Vhat I Meant!¨ Vel.
·http.//lms.senate.gov/inJex.clm/shovCourseDetails/lackTo/shovCourses/courseID/l3lJ2a23982cl¯ae3aJl28Je3a5JlJ+
e/pgTitle/Course`2JCatalog/·.
22I
Senate Ollice ol FJucation anJ Training °Course Catalog. Be Curious, Not Iurious.¨ Vel.
·http.//lms.senate.gov/inJex.clm/shovCourseDetails/lackTo/shovCourses/courseID/e¯5535Jc+¯5J3¯Il9eJ32l+¯l3JJ++J
9/pgTitle/Course`2JCatalog/·.
222
Senate Ollice ol FJucation anJ Training °Course Catalog. FAP. Iorgiveness.¨ Vel.
·http.//lms.senate.gov/inJex.clm/shovCourseDetails/lackTo/shovCourses/courseID/36+a8c382992l23IlJaI8JJ3JJ38clJJ
/pgTitle/Course`2JCatalog/·.
223
Senate Ollice ol FJucation anJ Training °Course Catalog. Making Suljects anJ Verls Agree.
·http.//lms.senate.gov/inJex.clm/shovCourseDetails/lackTo/shovCourses/courseID/ee6523eaJll3J6lI8+623I+9eJJl9¯3
J/pgTitle/Course`2JCatalog/·.
22+
Vexler, AlexanJra.°U.S. Loses S53.3 Million on Sugar Deal.¨ ws¡com Dov ]ones & Company. 3J Septemler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//online.vsj.com/article/SBIJJJI+2+J52¯J23J39I88J+5¯9IJ¯6¯2636¯8I52J.html·.
225
Coalition lor Sugar Relorm. Vel. ·http.//vvv.sugarrelorm.org·.
226
Vexler, AlexanJra.°U.S. Loses S53.3 Million on Sugar Deal.¨ ws¡com Dov ]ones & Company. 3J Septemler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//online.vsj.com/article/SBIJJJI+2+J52¯J23J39I88J+5¯9IJ¯6¯2636¯8I52J.html·.
22¯
Vexler, AlexanJra.°U.S. Loses S53.3 Million on Sugar Deal.¨ ws¡com Dov ]ones & Company. 3J Septemler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//online.vsj.com/article/SBIJJJI+2+J52¯J23J39I88J+5¯9IJ¯6¯2636¯8I52J.html·.

I+2

"#$%&'(() *+,-

228
Vexler, AlexanJra.°U.S. Loses S53.3 Million on Sugar Deal.¨ ws¡com Dov ]ones & Company. 3J Septemler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//online.vsj.com/article/SBIJJJI+2+J52¯J23J39I88J+5¯9IJ¯6¯2636¯8I52J.html·.
229
Congressional BuJget Ollice. °CBO's May 2JI3. Baseline lor Iarm Programs. Coo¸ov Coo¸r:ssiooei Fac¸:t Jjjic: I+ May
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//clo.gov/sites/Jelault/liles/cloliles/attachments/++2J2¸USDAManJator`2JIarmPrograms.pJl·.
23J
Vexler, AlexanJra.°U.S. Loses S53.3 Million on Sugar Deal.¨ ws¡com Dov ]ones & Company. 3J Septemler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//online.vsj.com/article/SBIJJJI+2+J52¯J23J39I88J+5¯9IJ¯6¯2636¯8I52J.html·.
23I
Vohlgenant, Michael, anJ Vincent H. Smith, °Bitter Sveet. Hov Big Sugar Rols You.¨ Am:riceo.com American
Fnterprise Institute. I+ Ielruary 2JI2. Vel. ·http.//vvv.american.com/archive/2JI2/lelruary/littersveethovlig
sugarrolsyou·.
232
AssociateJ Press. °American Crystal Sugar to Delault on USDA Loan.¨ Fioeoc:ve|oocom The AssociateJ Press. I Octoler
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.miamiheralJ.com/2JI3/IJ/JI/vprint/366288I/americancrystalsugartoJelault.html·.
233
AssociateJ Press. °American Crystal Sugar to Delault on USDA Loan.¨ Fioeoc:ve|oocom The AssociateJ Press. I Octoler
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.miamiheralJ.com/2JI3/IJ/JI/vprint/366288I/americancrystalsugartoJelault.html·.
23+
Vexler, AlexanJra.°U.S. Loses S53.3 Million on Sugar Deal.¨ ws¡com Dov ]ones & Company. 3J Septemler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//online.vsj.com/article/SBIJJJI+2+J52¯J23J39I88J+5¯9IJ¯6¯2636¯8I52J.html·.
235
Vohlgenant, Michael, anJ Vincent H. Smith, °Bitter Sveet. Hov Big Sugar Rols You.¨ Am:riceo.com American
Fnterprise Institute. I+ Ielruary 2JI2. Vel. ·http.//vvv.american.com/archive/2JI2/lelruary/littersveethovlig
sugarrolsyou·.
236
Vohlgenant, Michael, anJ Vincent H. Smith, °Bitter Sveet. Hov Big Sugar Rols You.¨ Am:riceo.com American
Fnterprise Institute. I+ Ielruary 2JI2. Vel. ·http.//vvv.american.com/archive/2JI2/lelruary/littersveethovlig
sugarrolsyou·.
23¯
Sokolove, Solia. °Trash Dance Creator's Latest Flectrilying Piece has Austin Fnergy Linemen Pole Dancing.¨
Aastiocaitar:me¡com CultureMap LLC. 6 Septemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//austin.culturemap.com/nevs/arts/J9J6I3austin
energyJuJesJanceuppoleslorpoverupallisonorrslatestgranJperlormance/·.
238
Iorklilt Dancevorks velsite. °PoverUP a perlormance ly the employees anJ machinery ol Austin Fnergy.¨
Forriijtceoc:worrscom Iorklilt Dancevorks. Septemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.lorkliltJancevorks.org/poverup
perlormanceemployeesanJmachineryaustinenergy·.
239
Scheiner, Fric. °IeJs Help IunJ Pole Dancing ¬ Ior Linemen.¨ Coso:wscom Cylercast Nevs Service. 8 May 2JI3. Vel. ·
http.//cnsnevs.com/nevs/article/leJshelplunJpoleJancinglinemen·.
2+J
Sullivan, Patricia. °SI million lus stop opens in Arlington,¨ wes|io¸tioo¡ostcom The Vashington Post. 2I March 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//articles.vashingtonpost.com/2JI3J32+/local/3¯989853¸I¸highcapacitylusconstructionstreetcar·.
2+I
Sullivan, Patricia. °SI million lus stop opens in Arlington,¨ wes|io¸tioo¡ostcom The Vashington Post. 2I March 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//articles.vashingtonpost.com/2JI3J32+/local/3¯989853¸I¸highcapacitylusconstructionstreetcar·.
2+2
°Transit Capital Program. Columlia Pike Super Stops,¨ Arlington County,
http.//vvv.arlingtonva.us/Jepartments/ManagementAnJIinance/cip¸J9¸aJopteJ/J¯/lile6599¯.pJl, accesseJ Novemler
2I, 2JI3.
2+3
Sullivan, Patricia. °SI million lus stop opens in Arlington,¨ wes|io¸tioo¡ostcom The Vashington Post. 2I March 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//articles.vashingtonpost.com/2JI3J32+/local/3¯989853¸I¸highcapacitylusconstructionstreetcar·.
2++
Sullivan, Patricia. °SI million lus stop opens in Arlington,¨ wes|io¸tioo¡ostcom The Vashington Post. 2I March 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//articles.vashingtonpost.com/2JI3J32+/local/3¯989853¸I¸highcapacitylusconstructionstreetcar·.
2+5
Sullivan, Patricia. °SI million lus stop opens in Arlington,¨ wes|io¸tioo¡ostcom The Vashington Post. 2I March 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//articles.vashingtonpost.com/2JI3J32+/local/3¯989853¸I¸highcapacitylusconstructionstreetcar·.
2+6
Rousselot, Peter. °Peter's Take. Nev SpenJing NeeJeJ to Increase High School Capacity.¨ APLoowcom. Local Nevs
Nov LLC. 2+ Octoler 2JI3. Vel. · http.//vvv.arlnov.com/2JI3/IJ/2+/peterstakenevspenJingneeJeJtoincrease
highschoolcapacity/·.
2+¯
Sullivan, Patricia. °SI million lus stop opens in Arlington,¨ wes|io¸tioo¡ostcom The Vashington Post. 2I March 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//articles.vashingtonpost.com/2JI3J32+/local/3¯989853¸I¸highcapacitylusconstructionstreetcar·.
2+8
Sullivan, Patricia. °SI million lus stop opens in Arlington,¨ wes|io¸tioo¡ostcom The Vashington Post. 2I March 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//articles.vashingtonpost.com/2JI3J32+/local/3¯989853¸I¸highcapacitylusconstructionstreetcar·.
2+9
Inlormation receiveJ lrom Arlington County, via the Congressional Research Service. I5 Novemler 2JI3.
25J
Inlormation receiveJ lrom Arlington County, via the Congressional Research Service. I5 Novemler 2JI3.
25I
Inlormation receiveJ lrom Arlington County, via the Congressional Research Service. I5 Novemler 2JI3.

I+3

"#$%&'(() *+,-

252
Doren, ]enny. °SIM Arlington lus stop eyeJ ly investigators,¨ w¡iecom ABC ¯ Nevs ¬ V]LA, 26 ]une 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.vjla.com/articles/2JI3/J6/ImarlingtonlusstopeyeJlyinvestigators9J59I.html·.
253
Vilonsky, Rolert. °Is it a look` Is it a TV shov` It's a Superhero Boom!¨ ceiieso:wscom The Dallas Morning Nevs Inc. I+
Octoler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.Jallasnevs.com/entertainment/television/heaJlines/2JI3IJI+isitalookisitatv
shovitsasuperheroloom.ece·.
25+
PBSarts. °Superheroes. A NeverFnJing FpisoJe GuiJe.¨¡osor¸ Pullic BroaJcasting Service. Vel.
·http.//vvv.pls.org/arts/programs/superheroesneverenJinglattle/superheroesepisoJeguiJe/·. AccesseJ + Decemler
2JI3.
255
ShopPBS. °Superheroes. A NeverFnJing Battle DVD.¨ s|o¡¡oscom Pullic BroaJcasting Service. Vel.
·http.//vvv.shoppls.org/proJuct/inJex.jsp`proJuctIJ23I+8226&cp28J98¯I.2+995996&utm¸sourcePBS&utm¸campai
gnpls¸content¸plsarts¸superheroes¸luyJvJmoJule&utm¸meJiumLink&parentPagelamily·. AccesseJ + Decemler
2JI3.
256
USAspenJing.gov velsite, accesseJ Decemler +, 2JI3.
25¯
USAspenJing.gov velsite, accesseJ Decemler +, 2JI3.
258
National FnJovment lor the Humanities. °Superheroes. A NeverFnJing Battle.¨ o:|¸ov National FnJovment lor the
Humanities. I5 Octoler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.neh.gov/events/superheroesneverenJinglattle·.
259
Genie AvarJs Datalase, AcaJemy ol CanaJian Cinema anJ Television. Acec:mvce Vel.
·http.//vvv.acaJemy.ca/hist/history.clm`stitlecomic‚look‚conliJential&avyearJ&vinonlyI&avarJsI&rtype2&cu
rstep+&sulmit.x6J&sulmit.yI2·. AccesseJ + Decemler 2JI3.
26J
The Vhite House. Ollice ol the Press Secretary. •PresiJent anJ Mrs. Bush AttenJ Presentation ol the 2JJ8 National
MeJals ol Arts anJ National Humanities MeJals.• Press release. Vhitehouse.gov. I¯ Nov. 2JJ8. ·http.//georgevlush
vhitehouse.archives.gov/nevs/releases/2JJ8/II/2JJ8III¯2.html·.
26I
Comichron. °Comic Book Sales ly Year,¨ comic|roocom The Comics Chronicles. Vel.
·http.//vvv.comichron.com/yearlycomicssales.html·. AccesseJ + Decemler 2JI3.
262
Box Ollice Mojo. °Superhero I9¯8Present.¨ Foxojjic:mo¡ocom Box Ollice Mojo. Vel.
·http.//loxollicemojo.com/genres/chart/`iJsuperhero.htm·. AccesseJ + Decemler 2JI3.
263
Harrington, Vallace. °Superman anJ the Var Years, The Battle ol Furope Vithin the Pages Ol Superman Comics.¨
sa¡:rmeo|om:¡e¸:com Superman Homepage. Vel.
·http.//vvv.supermanhomepage.com/comics/comics.php`topicarticles/supesvar·.
26+
IarentholJ, DaviJ A., °IeJeral Fmployee Mike Marsh's Mission. Get Himsell IireJ, anJ His Agency CloseJ.¨
wes|io¸too¡ostcom The Vashington Post. 26 Septemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//articles.vashingtonpost.com/2JI3J9
26/politics/+2+23J3+¸I¸economicJevelopmentagencyvashingtonpostalaskaallcio·.
265
Letter lrom Denali Commission Ollice ol Inspector General to Ranking Memler Tom Colurn. Septemler 25, 2JI3.
266
IarentholJ, DaviJ A., °IeJeral Fmployee Mike Marsh's Mission. Get Himsell IireJ, anJ His Agency CloseJ.¨
wes|io¸too¡ostcom The Vashington Post. 26 Septemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//articles.vashingtonpost.com/2JI3J9
26/politics/+2+23J3+¸I¸economicJevelopmentagencyvashingtonpostalaskaallcio·.
26¯
Letter lrom Denali Commission Ollice ol Inspector General to Ranking Memler Tom Colurn. Septemler 25, 2JI3.
268
IarentholJ, DaviJ A., °IeJeral Fmployee Mike Marsh's Mission. Get Himsell IireJ, anJ His Agency CloseJ.¨
wes|io¸too¡ostcom The Vashington Post. 26 Septemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//articles.vashingtonpost.com/2JI3J9
26/politics/+2+23J3+¸I¸economicJevelopmentagencyvashingtonpostalaskaallcio·.
269
Denali Commission ol Alaska. °Alout Us.¨ D:oeii¸ov The Denali Commission. Vel. ·http.//vvv.Jenali.gov/aloutus·.
2¯J
Denali Commission ol Alaska. °Alout Us.¨ D:oeii¸ov The Denali Commission. Vel. ·http.//vvv.Jenali.gov/aloutus·.
2¯I
Denali Commission ol Alaska. °Alout Us.¨ D:oeii¸ov The Denali Commission. Vel. ·http.//vvv.Jenali.gov/aloutus·.
2¯2
U.S. House. Committee on Appropriations. Fo:r¸v eoc wet:r D:v:io¡m:ot A¡¡ro¡rietioos Fiii, 20I+, (to Accom¡eov EP2e0-)
1o¸:t|:r wit| Accitiooei \i:ws (II3 H. Rpt. I35). Text lrom. Thomas.loc.gov. ·http.//thomas.loc.gov/cgi
lin/cpquery/`&siJcpII3InZRl&r¸nhrI35.II3&JlnamecpII3&&selTOC¸38I588&·.
2¯3
Letter lrom Denali Commission Ollice ol Inspector General to Ranking Memler Tom Colurn. 25 Septemler 2JI3.
2¯+
Letter lrom Denali Commission Ollice ol Inspector General to Ranking Memler Tom Colurn. 25 Septemler 2JI3. (I).
2¯5
Letter lrom Denali Commission Ollice ol Inspector General to Ranking Memler Tom Colurn. 25 Septemler 2JI3. (I).
2¯6
Letter lrom Denali Commission Ollice ol Inspector General to Ranking Memler Tom Colurn. 25 Septemler 2JI3
2¯¯
Letter lrom Denali Commission Ollice ol Inspector General to Ranking Memler Tom Colurn. 25 Septemler 2JI3.
2¯8
Vilsack, Thomas ]. °Sequestration ol USDA's Operations.¨ Letter to Senator Barlara Mikulski. 5 Iel. 2JI3. MS. Senate
Committee on Appropriations, Vashington, D.C..

I++

"#$%&'(() *+,-

2¯9
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service °Iiscal Year 2JI3 Description ol IunJeJ Projects.¨ USDA Agricultural Marketing
Service, Iruit anJ Vegetalle Programs, Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. 26 Septemler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.ams.usJa.gov/AMSvI.J/getlile`JDocNameSTFLPRDC5IJ5I39·.
28J
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service °Iiscal Year 2JI3 Description ol IunJeJ Projects.¨ USDA Agricultural Marketing
Service, Iruit anJ Vegetalle Programs, Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. 26 Septemler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.ams.usJa.gov/AMSvI.J/getlile`JDocNameSTFLPRDC5IJ5I39·.
28I
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service °Iiscal Year 2JI3 Description ol IunJeJ Projects.¨ USDA Agricultural Marketing
Service, Iruit anJ Vegetalle Programs, Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. 26 Septemler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.ams.usJa.gov/AMSvI.J/getlile`JDocNameSTFLPRDC5IJ5I39·.
282
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service °Iiscal Year 2JI3 Description ol IunJeJ Projects.¨ USDA Agricultural Marketing
Service, Iruit anJ Vegetalle Programs, Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. 26 Septemler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.ams.usJa.gov/AMSvI.J/getlile`JDocNameSTFLPRDC5IJ5I39·.
283
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service °Iiscal Year 2JI3 Description ol IunJeJ Projects.¨ USDA Agricultural Marketing
Service, Iruit anJ Vegetalle Programs, Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. 26 Septemler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.ams.usJa.gov/AMSvI.J/getlile`JDocNameSTFLPRDC5IJ5I39·.
28+
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service °Iiscal Year 2JI3 Description ol IunJeJ Projects.¨ USDA Agricultural Marketing
Service, Iruit anJ Vegetalle Programs, Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. 26 Septemler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.ams.usJa.gov/AMSvI.J/getlile`JDocNameSTFLPRDC5IJ5I39·.
285
Ye Hee Lee, Michelle, °Tempe Housing Complex lor Deal UnJer Iire.¨ Azc:otreicom Aritona Repullic. 28 Septemler
2JI3. ·http.//vvv.atcentral.com/community/tempe/articles/2JI3J925tempehousingJealunJerlire.html·.
286
La ]eunesse, Villiam, anJ ]enniler GirJon. °IeJs Try in Fliminate Housing lor the Deal ¬ At Complex lor the Hearing
ImpaireJ.¨ Foxo:wscom Iox Nevs 2I Octoler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.loxnevs.com/politics/2JI3/IJ/2I/leJstryto
eliminatehousinglorJealatcomplexluiltlorhearingimpaireJ·.
28¯
Against Persons vith Disalilities, Barriers at Fvery Step, Ollice ol Policy Development anJ Research, UniteJ States
Department ol Housing anJ Urlan Development, ]une 2JJ5.
288
La ]eunesse, Villiam anJ ]enniler GirJon. °IeJs Try in Fliminate Housing lor the Deal ¬ At Complex lor the Hearing
ImpaireJ.¨ Foxo:wscom Iox Nevs 2I Octoler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.loxnevs.com/politics/2JI3/IJ/2I/leJstryto
eliminatehousinglorJealatcomplexluiltlorhearingimpaireJ·.
289
Ye Hee Lee, Michelle. °Tempe Housing Complex lor Deal UnJer Iire.¨ Azc:otreicom Aritona Repullic. 28 Septemler
2JI3. ·http.//vvv.atcentral.com/community/tempe/articles/2JI3J925tempehousingJealunJerlire.html·.
29J
Velsite ol Apache ASL Trails, °Velcome to Apache ASL Trails.¨ Vel. ·http.//apacheasltrails.com/main.html·. accesseJ
¯ Novemler 2JI3.
29I
KSAZ IoxIJ. °Tempe Apartments lor the Deal AccuseJ ol Discrimination,¨ mvjox¡|o:oixcom Iox Television Stations,
Inc. anJ VorlJ nov. KSAZ Iox IJ (Phoenix, Aritona), 26 Octoler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.myloxphoenix.com/story/23¯5II2+/2JI3/IJ/2I/tempeapartmentslortheJealaccuseJolJiscrimination·.
292
La ]eunesse, Villiam, anJ ]enniler GirJon. °IeJs Try in Fliminate Housing lor the Deal ¬ At Complex lor the Hearing
ImpaireJ.¨ Foxo:wscom Iox Nevs 2I Octoler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.loxnevs.com/politics/2JI3/IJ/2I/leJstryto
eliminatehousinglorJealatcomplexluiltlorhearingimpaireJ·.
293
Velsite ol the National Association ol the Deal, Letter lrom NAD to the Department ol Housing anJ Urlan
Development Secretary, Shavn Donovan, 25 April 2JI3. Xecor¸ National Association lor the Death. Vel.
·http.//vvv.naJ.org/naJvritesletterhousinganJurlanJevelopment·.
29+
KSAZ IoxIJ. °Tempe Apartments lor the Deal AccuseJ ol Discrimination,¨ mvjox¡|o:oixcom Iox Television Stations,
Inc. anJ VorlJ nov. KSAZ Iox IJ (Phoenix, Aritona), 26 Octoler 2JI3. Vel.
295
Crut, Crystal, °Deal Group Living In Tempe Iears IeJeral Government CoulJ Break Them Up.¨ AzjemiivcomKTVK Inc.
9 ]uly 2JI2. Vel. ·http.//vvv.atlamily.com/nevs/DealgrouplivingtogetherinTempelearsleJerealgovernmentvill
lreakthemupI6I52+3+5.html·.
296
Dellorto, Danielle. °VounJeJ Iort HooJ SolJier Descriles 'Svilt, Tactical' Gunman.¨ CXXcom CNN. II Novemler 2JII.
Vel. ·http.//vvv.cnn.com/2JJ9/US/II/II/lort.hooJ.vounJeJ.solJier/·.
29¯
IrieJman, Scott. °AccuseJ Iort HooJ Shooter PaiJ S2¯8,JJJ Vhile Avaiting Trial.¨ XFCDFwcom NBC 5, DallasIort
Vorth. Vel. ·http.//vvv.nlcJlv.com/investigations/AccuseJIortHooJShooterPaiJ2¯8JJJVhileAvaitingTrial
2J823J69I.html·.
298
Senate Committee on HomelanJ Security & Governmental Allairs. °A Ticking Time Boml. Counterterrorism Lessons
lrom the U.S. Government's Iailure to Prevent the Iort HooJ Attack.¨ A Special Report ly ]oseph I. Lielerman, Chairman,
anJ Susan M. Collins, Ranking Memler. Vashington, D.C. 3 Ielruary 2JII. Print.

I+5

"#$%&'(() *+,-

299
IrieJman, Scott. °AccuseJ Iort HooJ Shooter PaiJ S2¯8,JJJ Vhile Avaiting Trial.¨ XFCDFwcom NBC 5, DallasIort
Vorth. Vel. ·http.//vvv.nlcJlv.com/investigations/AccuseJIortHooJShooterPaiJ2¯8JJJVhileAvaitingTrial
2J823J69I.html·.
3JJ
IrieJman, Scott. °AccuseJ Iort HooJ Shooter PaiJ S2¯8,JJJ Vhile Avaiting Trial.¨ XFCDFwcom NBC 5, DallasIort
Vorth. Vel. ·http.//vvv.nlcJlv.com/investigations/AccuseJIortHooJShooterPaiJ2¯8JJJVhileAvaitingTrial
2J823J69I.html·.
3JI
IrieJman, Scott. °AccuseJ Iort HooJ Shooter PaiJ S2¯8,JJJ Vhile Avaiting Trial.¨ XFCDFwcom NBC 5, DallasIort
Vorth. Vel. ·http.//vvv.nlcJlv.com/investigations/AccuseJIortHooJShooterPaiJ2¯8JJJVhileAvaitingTrial
2J823J69I.html·.
3J2
IrieJman, Scott. °AccuseJ Iort HooJ Shooter PaiJ S2¯8,JJJ Vhile Avaiting Trial.¨ XFCDFwcom NBC 5, DallasIort
Vorth. Vel. ·http.//vvv.nlcJlv.com/investigations/AccuseJIortHooJShooterPaiJ2¯8JJJVhileAvaitingTrial
2J823J69I.html·.
3J3
NBC 5 DallasIort Vorth. °Cost ol ]ailing Hassan. Alout S5+8,JJJ So Iar.¨ XFCDFwcom NBC 5, DallasIort Vorth.
Vel. ·http.//vvv.nlcJlv.com/investigations/Costol]ailingHasanAlout5+8JJJSoIar2II3I662I.html·.
3J+
Ollice ol Management anJ BuJget. HSAs¡:ocio¸¸ov AccesseJ I2 Novemler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.usaspenJing.gov/explore`talBy‚Prime‚AvarJee&typeolvievcomplete&pageno+&liscal¸yearall&piiJN
NHI3CH2JB·.
3J5
NASA Fmployee anJ Organitational Fxcellence Branch. °Congressional Operations Seminar lor NASA (helJ annually).¨
FJFFE_XASA¸ov NASA. 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//eoel.hq.nasa.gov/training/congressional.html·.
3J6
NASA Fmployee anJ Organitational Fxcellence Branch. °Congressional Operations Seminar lor NASA (helJ annually).¨
FJFFE_XASA¸ov NASA. 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//eoel.hq.nasa.gov/training/congressional.html·.
3J¯
Ollice ol Management anJ BuJget. HSAs¡:ocio¸¸ov AccesseJ I2 Novemler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.usaspenJing.gov/explore`talBy‚Prime‚AvarJee&typeolvievcomplete&pageno+&liscal¸yearall&piiJN
NHI3CH2JB·.
3J8
Ollice ol Management anJ BuJget. HSAs¡:ocio¸¸ov AccesseJ I2 Novemler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.usaspenJing.gov/explore`talBy‚Prime‚AvarJee&typeolvievcomplete&pageno+&liscal¸yearall&piiJN
NHI3CH2JB·.
3J9
Lilrary ol Congress. °Legislation ol the U.S. Congress ¬ II3
th
¨ Congress.gov. AccesseJ 2J Novemler 2JI3
3IJ
Cillita, Chris. °The Iix. Surprise! This is the Least ProJuctive Congress Fver,¨ wes|io¸tooPostcom The Vashington Post.
3 August 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.vashingtonpost.com/llogs/thelix/vp/2JI3/J8/J3/surprisethisistheleastproJuctive
congresseverviJeo/`tiJrssleeJ·.
3II
Nevport, Irank. °Congress' ]ol Approval Ialls to II` AmiJ Gov't ShutJovn, Americans' Approval ol Their Ovn
Representative Averages ++`,¨ Ceiia¡com GallupPolitics. ¯ Octoler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.gallup.com/poll/I6528I/congressjolapprovallallsamiJgovshutJovn.aspx·.
3I2
1|: Fxooomist/YoaCov Poii, Veekly Tracking. Novemler 3J ¬ Decemler 2, 2JI3.
http.//J25J25J6sll9+s.clouJlront.net/cumulus¸uploaJs/Jocument/59s5m3yaxt/trackingreport¸allaJults.pJl
3I3
Nevport, Irank. °Congress' ]ol Approval Ialls to II` AmiJ Gov't ShutJovn, Americans' Approval ol Their Ovn
Representative Averages ++`,¨ Ceiia¡com GallupPolitics. ¯ Octoler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.gallup.com/poll/I6528I/congressjolapprovallallsamiJgovshutJovn.aspx·.
3I+
°Drop the money here. Ollicials say grovth in Silver Spring is 'smart,'¨ Cez:tt:o:t. The Gatette. 2 May I99¯. Vel.
·http.//velcache.googleusercontent.com/search`qcache.http.//vv2.gatette.net/gatette¸archive/I99¯/I99¯I8/montgomery
cty/county/a56585I.html·.
3I5
°Drop the money here. Ollicials say grovth in Silver Spring is 'smart,'¨ Cez:tt:o:t. The Gatette. 2 May I99¯. Vel.
·http.//velcache.googleusercontent.com/search`qcache.http.//vv2.gatette.net/gatette¸archive/I99¯/I99¯I8/montgomery
cty/county/a56585I.html·.
3I6
°Drop the money here. Ollicials say grovth in Silver Spring is 'smart,'¨ Cez:tt:o:t. The Gatette. 2 May I99¯. Vel.
·http.//velcache.googleusercontent.com/search`qcache.http.//vv2.gatette.net/gatette¸archive/I99¯/I99¯I8/montgomery
cty/county/a56585I.html·.
3I¯
Turque, Bill, °Silver Spring Transit Center's inspectors ran poor concrete tests, report says,¨ wes|io¸too¡ostcom. The
Vashington Post. 26 March 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.vashingtonpost.com/local/silverspringtransitcentersinspectors
ranpoorconcretetestsreportsays/2JI3/J3/26/8+6la82J93IcIIe2a3IeI+¯JJe2¯2+e+¸story.html·.
3I8
Orlin, Glenn, °MemoranJum. Action,¨ Montgomery County Council. 29 March 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//montgomerycountymJ.granicus.com/MetaViever.php`meta¸iJ+8JI8&viev&shovpJlI·.

I+6

"#$%&'(() *+,-

3I9
Orlin, Glenn, °MemoranJum. Action,¨ Montgomery County Council. 29 March 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//montgomerycountymJ.granicus.com/MetaViever.php`meta¸iJ+8JI8&viev&shovpJlI·.
32J
PBS. °VonJers ol the VorlJ Jatalase. Fmpire State BuilJing,¨ ¡osor¸ PBS/VGBH.
·http.//vvv.pls.org/vglh/luilJinglig/vonJer/structure/empire¸state.html·. AccesseJ II Decemler 2JI3.
32I
°Montgomery Council Committee to Discuss Silver Spring Transit Center on Mon, ]an. 3J,¨ moot¸om:rvcoaotvmc¸ov
Montgomery County Government. 2¯ ]anuary 2JI2. Vel.
·http.//vvv6.montgomerycountymJ.gov/Apps/Council/PressRelease/PR¸Jetails.asp`PrID82IJ·.
322
°Silver Spring Transit Center Structural Fvaluation ol Superstructure,¨ moot¸om:rvcoaotvmc¸ov Montgomery County
Government. I5 March 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv6.montgomerycountymJ.gov/content/Jgs/resources/SSTCReportMarch
I52JI3.pJl,·.
323
Di Caro, Martin, °Ioulger ResponJs to ReporteJ Delects in Silver Spring Transit Center,¨ wAVHor¸. VAMU 88.5
American University RaJio. 28 March 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vamu.org/nevs/I3/J3/28/ loulger¸responJs¸to¸ reporteJ¸
Jelects¸ in¸ silver¸spring¸transit¸center·.
32+
Rose, Kara. °IouglerPratt 'outrageJ' alout treatment lrom Montgomery over transit center,¨ Cez:tt:o:t The Gatette. 28
March 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.gatette.net/article /2JI3J328/NFVS /I3J328823/loulgerprattx2JI8outrageJx2JI9
alouttreatmentlrom&templategatette·.
325
Rose, Kara. °Montgomery County avaits vorJ lrom Silver Spring Transit Center inspector,¨ Cez:tt:o:t The Gatette. 9
April 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.gatette.net/article/2JI3J+J9/NFVS /I3J+J926J/II2+ /montgomerycountyavaitsvorJ
lromsilverspringtransitcenter&template gatette·.
326
Rose, Kara. °Montgomery County avaits vorJ lrom Silver Spring Transit Center inspector,¨ Cez:tt:o:t The Gatette. 9
April 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.gatette.net/article/2JI3J+J9/NFVS /I3J+J926J/II2+ /montgomerycountyavaitsvorJ
lromsilverspringtransitcenter&template gatette·.
32¯
Vine Communications Group. °Iamily Vinemakers anJ StonelriJge Research AvarJeJ China Market Research
Grant ly USDA, Project to generate sales anJ marketing approach lor Calilornia line vines.¨ wio:oasio:sscom Vine
Communications Group. 3 May 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.vinelusiness.com/nevs/`gogetArticle&JataiJII6J36·.
328
°SPFCIALTY CROP BLOCK GRANT AVARDS 2JI3,¨ Vashington State Department ol Agriculture, 26 Septemler
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//agr.va.gov/Grants/Jocs/2JI3VSDASCBGAvarJs.pJl·.
329
°SPFCIALTY CROP BLOCK GRANT AVARDS 2JI3,¨ Vashington State Department ol Agriculture, 26 Septemler
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//agr.va.gov/Grants/Jocs/2JI3VSDASCBGAvarJs.pJl·.
33J
°SPFCIALTY CROP BLOCK GRANT AVARDS 2JI3,¨ Vashington State Department ol Agriculture, 26 Septemler
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//agr.va.gov/Grants/Jocs/2JI3VSDASCBGAvarJs.pJl·.
33I
°SPFCIALTY CROP BLOCK GRANT AVARDS 2JI3,¨ Vashington State Department ol Agriculture, 26 Septemler
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//agr.va.gov/Grants/Jocs/2JI3VSDASCBGAvarJs.pJl·.
332
Vei, Yu. °Is China Really ReaJy lor Napa's HigherFnJ Vines`¨ asc|ioeceiivcomco China Daily Inlormation Co. 22
August 2JI3. ·http.//usa.chinaJaily.com.cn/2JI3J8/22/content¸I69I35I+.htm·.
333
SPFCIALTY CROP BLOCK GRANT AVARDS 2JI3,¨ Vashington State Department ol Agriculture, 26 Septemler
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//agr.va.gov/Grants/Jocs/2JI3VSDASCBGAvarJs.pJl·.
33+
SPFCIALTY CROP BLOCK GRANT AVARDS 2JI3,¨ Vashington State Department ol Agriculture, 26 Septemler
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//agr.va.gov/Grants/Jocs/2JI3VSDASCBGAvarJs.pJl·.
335
SPFCIALTY CROP BLOCK GRANT AVARDS 2JI3,¨ Vashington State Department ol Agriculture, 26 Septemler
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//agr.va.gov/Grants/Jocs/2JI3VSDASCBGAvarJs.pJl·.
336
Burkitt, Laurie anJ Chov, ]ason. °China as a Vast Vine Market, Australian Vintner Plans to Open Outlets in Country
to Create a Taste lor Luxury BranJs.¨ ws¡com Dov ]ones & Company, Inc. 2+ March 2JI3.
·http.//online.vsj.com/nevs/articles/SBIJJJI+2+I2¯88¯32+3¯32J+5¯83¯59J2I96+¯9I38·.
33¯
Vei, Yu. °Is China Really ReaJy lor Napa's HigherFnJ Vines`¨ asc|ioeceiivcomco China Daily Inlormation Co. 22
August 2JI3. ·http.//usa.chinaJaily.com.cn/2JI3J8/22/content¸I69I35I+.htm·.
338
Department ol the Treasury. °MA]OR IORFIGN HOLDFRS OI TRFASURY SFCURITIFS,¨ Department ol the
Treasury/IeJeral Reserve BoarJ Vel. ·http.//vvv.treasury.gov/resourcecenter/Jatachart
center/tic/Documents/mlh.txt·. AccesseJ 23 Septemler 2JI3.
339
National Oceanic anJ Atmospheric AJministration. Earriceo:/Post1ro¡icei Cvcioo: Seocv, 222- Jctoo:r 20I2 Service
Assessment. Department ol Commerce. May 2JI3. National Veather Service, Department ol Commerce. May 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.nvs.noaa.gov/os/assessments/pJls/SanJyI3.pJl, The total program use amounts to S+¯.6 lillion
(appropriateJ net ol sequester anJ set asiJe), Task Iorce PMO. Monthly Iinancial UpJate. Iinancial Report /2I.
Septemler I6, 2JI3. UniteJ States Department ol Housing anJ Urlan Development.

I+¯

"#$%&'(() *+,-

3+J
Kusisto, Laura. °Distrilution ol SanJy AiJ Irks the City.¨ ws¡com The Vall Street ]ournal. 22 Octoler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//online.vsj.com/nevs/articles/SBIJJJI+2+J52¯J23J3++8IJ+5¯9I+95J22553I3262·.
3+I
U.S. Department ol Housing anJ Urlan Development letter to Ranking Memler Tom A. Colurn. ]une 28, 2JI3.
3+2
Hakim, Danny. °AJ Fllort Selling State as a Business Haven is CriticiteJ.¨Xvtim:scom. The Nev York Times Company.
Vel. 2 May 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vap.nytimes.com/2JI3/J5/J+/nyregion/nevyorkstatesaJstoattractlusinessalso
Jravcomplaints.html·.
3+3
Hakim, Danny. °AJ Fllort Selling State as a Business Haven is CriticiteJ.¨Xvtim:scom. The Nev York Times Company.
Vel. 2 May 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vap.nytimes.com/2JI3/J5/J+/nyregion/nevyorkstatesaJstoattractlusinessalso
Jravcomplaints.html·.
3++
AssociateJ Press. °Gov. Christie, ']ersey Shore' Cast Reopen State's Beaches PostSanJy.¨ Foxo:wscom AssociateJ Press.
2+ May 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.loxnevs.com/us/2JI3/J5/2+/govchristiejerseyshorecastreopenstateleachespost
sanJy/·.
3+5
DiamonJ, Michael. °]ersey Shore Tourism StruggleJ to Come Back Irom SanJy.¨ Hsetocevcom Gannett. 2 Septemler
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.usatoJay.com/story/nevs/nation/2JI3/J9/J2/sanJyjerseyshoretourism/2¯55¯85/·.
3+6
Parnass, Sarah. °Hillary Clinton FnJures Brusque Questioning at Hearings,¨ eoco:wscom. VorlJ Nevs. 23 ]anuary 2JI3.
·http.//alcnevs.go.com/Politics/OTUS/hillaryclintonenJureslrusquequestioninghearings/story`iJI8292329·.
3+¯
Solicitation No. SBF2JJI2RJJ+6, p. IJ.
3+8
Solicitation No. SBF2JJI2RJJ+6. ]anuary 9, 2JI3. pp.I5I6.
3+9
Harrington, Flitaleth. °Sale lrom Sequester. S¯J+, I98 lor GarJening at NATO AmlassaJor's Home,¨ CXSX:wscom
Cylercast Nevs Service. 9 April 9, 2JI3. ·http.//cnsnevs.com/nevs/article/salesequester¯J+I98garJeningnato
amlassaJorshome·.
35J
Harrington, Flitaleth. °Sale lrom Sequester. S¯J+, I98 lor GarJening at NATO AmlassaJor's Home,¨ CXSX:wscom
Cylercast Nevs Service. 9 April 9, 2JI3. ·http.//cnsnevs.com/nevs/article/salesequester¯J+I98garJeningnato
amlassaJorshome·.
35I
Harrington, Flitaleth. °Sale lrom Sequester. S¯J+, I98 lor GarJening at NATO AmlassaJor's Home,¨ CXSX:wscom
Cylercast Nevs Service. 9 April 9, 2JI3. ·http.//cnsnevs.com/nevs/article/salesequester¯J+I98garJeningnato
amlassaJorshome·.
352
Borenstein, Seth. °SpenJing Cuts May DeepSix Crucial IlooJ Gauges.¨ oi¸storv.APor¸ The AssociateJ Press. 25 April
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//ligstory.ap.org/article/spenJingcutsmayJeepsixcrucialllooJgauges·.
353
Borenstein, Seth. °SpenJing Cuts May DeepSix Crucial IlooJ Gauges.¨ oi¸storv.APor¸ The AssociateJ Press. 25 April
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//ligstory.ap.org/article/spenJingcutsmayJeepsixcrucialllooJgauges·.
35+
US Geological Survey. °USGS UAS Missions. PlanneJ.¨ Pm¸sccras¸s¸ov U.S. Department ol the Interior, US Geological
Survey. MoJilieJ 2I Novemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//rmgsc.cr.usgs.gov/UAS/missions.shtml`current3·.
355
Brean, Henry. °Drones to Spy on Southern NevaJa VilJlile, Not People.¨ P:vi:w¡oaroeicom Las Vegas Reviev]ournal.
Stephens MeJia LLC. + ]une 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.revievjournal.com/nevs/vaterenvironment/Jronesspysouthern
nevaJavilJlilenotpeople·.
356
HooJ, Grace. °Over GranJ County Drones Are BirJ Vatching, Not People Vatching.¨ Kaocor¸ KUNC 9I.5 Community
RaJio lor Northern ColoraJo. 25 April 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//kunc.org/post/overgranJcountyJronesarelirJvatching
notpeoplevatching·.
35¯
HooJ, Grace. °Over GranJ County Drones Are BirJ Vatching, Not People Vatching.¨ Kaocor¸ KUNC 9I.5 Community
RaJio lor Northern ColoraJo. 25 April 2JI3. Vel.·http.//kunc.org/post/overgranJcountyJronesarelirJvatchingnot
peoplevatching·.
358
Iarrell, Sean Patrick. °A Drone'sFye Viev ol Nature,¨ ovtim:scom The Nev York Times Company. 6 May 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.nytimes.com/2JI3/J5/J¯/science/JronesollerasalerclearerlookatthenaturalvorlJ.html`¸rJ·.
359
Brean, Henry. °Drones to Spy on Southern NevaJa VilJlile, Not People.¨ P:vi:w¡oaroeicom Las Vegas Reviev]ournal.
Stephens MeJia LLC. + ]une 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.revievjournal.com/nevs/vaterenvironment/Jronesspysouthern
nevaJavilJlilenotpeople·.
36J
Iarrell, Sean Patrick. °A Drone'sFye Viev ol Nature,¨ ovtim:scom The Nev York Times Company. 6 May 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.nytimes.com/2JI3/J5/J¯/science/JronesollerasalerclearerlookatthenaturalvorlJ.html`¸rJ·.
36I
Brean, Henry. °Drones to Spy on Southern NevaJa VilJlile, Not People.¨ P:vi:w¡oaroeicom Las Vegas Reviev]ournal.
Stephens MeJia LLC. + ]une 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.revievjournal.com/nevs/vaterenvironment/Jronesspysouthern
nevaJavilJlilenotpeople·.
362
Doughton, SanJi. °Northvest Scientists Using Drones to Spy on Nature.¨ S:etti:tim:scom The Seattle Times. I6 ]uly 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//seattletimes.com/html/localnevs/2J2I+J5556¸Jronessciencexml.html·.

I+8

"#$%&'(() *+,-

363
US Geological Survey National UnmanneJ Aircralt Systems Project Ollice. °Overviev.¨ Pm¸sccras¸s¸ov. DOI, USGS,
National UAS Project Ollice. Vel. MoJilieJ I8 Octoler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//rmgsc.cr.usgs.gov/UAS/·.
36+
Iarrell, Sean Patrick. °A Drone'sFye Viev ol Nature,¨ ovtim:scom The Nev York Times Company. 6 May 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.nytimes.com/2JI3/J5/J¯/science/JronesollerasalerclearerlookatthenaturalvorlJ.html`¸rJ·.
365
Malevitt, ]im. °Ior IlooJ Iorecasting, Sequestration Less Painlul than PreJicteJ.¨ P:wstet:sor¸ Stateline. ¯ August 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//vvv.pevstates.org/projects/stateline/heaJlines/lorllooJlorecastingsequestrationlesspainlulthan
preJicteJ85899+95896·.
366
Malevitt, ]im. °Ior IlooJ Iorecasting, Sequestration Less Painlul than PreJicteJ.¨ P:wstet:sor¸ Stateline. ¯ August 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//vvv.pevstates.org/projects/stateline/heaJlines/lorllooJlorecastingsequestrationlesspainlulthan
preJicteJ85899+95896·.
36¯
Brean, Henry. °Drones to Spy on Southern NevaJa VilJlile, Not People.¨ P:vi:w¡oaroeicom Las Vegas Reviev]ournal.
Stephens MeJia LLC. + ]une 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.revievjournal.com/nevs/vaterenvironment/Jronesspysouthern
nevaJavilJlilenotpeople·.
368
Brean, Henry. °Drones to Spy on Southern NevaJa VilJlile, Not People.¨ P:vi:w¡oaroeicom Las Vegas Reviev]ournal.
Stephens MeJia LLC. + ]une 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.revievjournal.com/nevs/vaterenvironment/Jronesspysouthern
nevaJavilJlilenotpeople·.
369
Nogueras, DaviJ. °OSU Plans Drone Ilights lor Potato StuJy Near Hermiston.¨ J¡oor¸ Oregon Pullic BroaJcasting. II
April 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.opl.org/nevs/article/osuplansJronellightslorpotatostuJynearhermiston/·.
3¯J
Iish, SanJra. °AlreaJy Stinging lrom Sequestration, ColoraJans Iear More Cuts.¨ Am:riceei¡ez::recom Al ]ateera
America. 26 Septemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//america.aljateera.com/articles/2JI3/9/26/alreaJyleeling
sequestrationstingcoloraJanslearmoreleJeralcuts.html·.
3¯I
HayvarJ, Mark. °Manchester airport remains in Jark over solarpanel glare solution • Nev Hampshire
Fnergy.¨ Hoiooi:ec:rcom Nev Hampshire Union LeaJer. Aug. 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.unionleaJer.com/article/2JI3J8J¯/NFVSJ5/I3J8J95J3·.
3¯2
HayvarJ, Mark. °Manchester airport remains in Jark over solarpanel glare solution • Nev Hampshire
Fnergy.¨ Hoiooi:ec:rcom Nev Hampshire Union LeaJer. Aug. 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.unionleaJer.com/article/2JI3J8J¯/NFVSJ5/I3J8J95J3·.
3¯3
HayvarJ, Mark. °Manchester airport remains in Jark over solarpanel glare solution • Nev Hampshire
Fnergy.¨ Hoiooi:ec:rcom Nev Hampshire Union LeaJer. Aug. 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.unionleaJer.com/article/2JI3J8J¯/NFVSJ5/I3J8J95J3·.
3¯+
HayvarJ, Mark. °Manchester airport remains in Jark over solarpanel glare solution • Nev Hampshire
Fnergy.¨ Hoiooi:ec:rcom Nev Hampshire Union LeaJer. Aug. 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.unionleaJer.com/article/2JI3J8J¯/NFVSJ5/I3J8J95J3·.
3¯5
Manchester Boston Regional Airport. °Solar Project.¨ HoliJay 2JI2 Nevsletter. Fivmeoc|:st:rcom MBRA. Vel.
·http.//vvv.llymanchester.com/nevsletters/holiJay2JI2/solarproject·.
3¯6
Manchester Boston Regional Airport. °Solar Project.¨ HoliJay 2JI2 Nevsletter. Fivmeoc|:st:rcom MBRA. Vel.
·http.//vvv.llymanchester.com/nevsletters/holiJay2JI2/solarproject·.
3¯¯
IeJeral Aviation AJministration. 1:c|oicei Caiceoc: jor Fveiaetio¸ S:i:ct:c Soier 1:c|ooio¸i:s oo Air¡orts IAA Ollice ol
Airports, Ollice ol Airport Planning anJ Programming. FAA¸ov. Vashington, D.C.. Novemler 2JIJ. NOTF. As ol 23 Oct.
2JI3, IAA is revieving multiple sections ol the report. Vel.
3¯8
IeJeral Aviation AJministration. 1:c|oicei Caiceoc: jor Fveiaetio¸ S:i:ct:c Soier 1:c|ooio¸i:s oo Air¡orts IAA Ollice ol
Airports, Ollice ol Airport Planning anJ Programming. FAA¸ov. Vashington, D.C.. Novemler 2JIJ. NOTF. As ol 23 Oct.
2JI3, IAA is revieving multiple sections ol the report. Vel.
·http.//vvv.laa.gov/airports/environmental/policy¸guiJance/meJia/airport¸solar¸guiJe¸print.pJl·
3¯9
HMMH. °Project Fxperience. IAA Solar GuiJance lor Airports.¨ Emm|com Harris Miller Miller & Hanson
Inc..·http.//vvv.hmmh.com/solar¸pover¸laa¸solar¸guiJance.html·.
38J
VMUR ABC9. °Solar panel glare causes prollems lor llight controllers.¨ wmarcom VMURTV ABC9 3J Aug. 2JI2.
Vel. ·http.//vvv.vmur.com/nevs/nhnevs/Solarpanelglarecausesprollemslorllightcontrollers/
/985¯858/I6+3J96+//tJln9Jt//inJex.html·.
38I
US Department ol State Ollice ol Inspector General. Ios¡:ctioo oj t|: Far:ea oj Iot:roetiooei Iojormetioo Pro¸rems ISPII328.
Ollice ol Inspections, DHS OIG. May 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//oig.state.gov/Jocuments/organitation/2III93.pJl·.
382
U.S. Department ol State °Bureau ol International Inlormation Programs.¨ Vel. ·http.//vvv.state.gov/r/iip/·.

I+9

"#$%&'(() *+,-

383
US Department ol State Ollice ol Inspector General. Ios¡:ctioo oj t|: Far:ea oj Iot:roetiooei Iojormetioo Pro¸rems ISPII328.
Ollice ol Inspections, DHS OIG. May 2JI3. Vel.
38+
US Department ol State Ollice ol Inspector General. Ios¡:ctioo oj t|: Far:ea oj Iot:roetiooei Iojormetioo Pro¸rems ISPII328.
Ollice ol Inspections, DHS OIG. May 2JI3. Vel.
385
Cooper, Steve. °Dealing Vith Iacelook's UnlrienJly Nev Algorithm.¨ Foro:scom Iorles. 3J Novemler 2JI2. Vel.
·http.//vvv.lorles.com/sites/stevecooper/2JI2/II/3J/JealingvithlacelooksunlrienJlynevalgorithm/·.
386
US Department ol State Ollice ol Inspector General. Ios¡:ctioo oj t|: Far:ea oj Iot:roetiooei Iojormetioo Pro¸rems ISPII328.
Ollice ol Inspections, DHS OIG. May 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//oig.state.gov/Jocuments/organitation/2III93.pJl·.
38¯
US Department ol State Ollice ol Inspector General. Ios¡:ctioo oj t|: Far:ea oj Iot:roetiooei Iojormetioo Pro¸rems ISPII328.
Ollice ol Inspections, DHS OIG. May 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//oig.state.gov/Jocuments/organitation/2III93.pJl·.
388
Green Ninja Velsite. °Alout the Green Ninja.¨¸r::ooio¡eor¸ Green Ninja. 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.greenninja.org/alout.html·.
389
Slager, Boris. °S]SU's Green Ninja Iights Climate Change.¨ S¡erteoceiivcom The Spartan Daily. I8 April 2JI2.
·http.//spartanJaily.com/¯2699/sjsusgreenninjalightsclimatechange·.
39J
Green Ninja Velsite. °Alout the Green Ninja.¨¸r::ooio¡eor¸ Green Ninja. 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.greenninja.org/alout.html·.
39I
Holst, AmanJa. °Green Ninja Gains Momentum.¨ Fio¸ss¡sa:ca San ]ose State University ToJay. I9 Ielruary 2JI2. Vel.
·http.//llogs.sjsu.eJu/toJay/2JI2/greenninjagainsmomentum/·.
392
Holst, AmanJa. °Green Ninja Gains Momentum.¨ Fio¸ss¡sa:ca San ]ose State University ToJay. I9 Ielruary 2JI2. Vel.
·http.//llogs.sjsu.eJu/toJay/2JI2/greenninjagainsmomentum/·.
393
Green Ninja YouTule channel, http.//vvv.youtule.com/greenninjatv/ .
39+
Ninja, Green. °A Kickstart lor the Nev Year.¨ Vellog post. JarCr::oXio¡ecom. ¯ ]an. 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//ourgreenninja.vorJpress.com/2JI3/JI/J¯/akickstartlorthenevyear/·.
395
Slager, Boris. °S]SU's Green Ninja Iights Climate Change.¨ S¡erteoceiivcom The Spartan Daily. I8 April 2JI2.
·http.//spartanJaily.com/¯2699/sjsusgreenninjalightsclimatechange·.
396
The U.S. Ollice ol Special Counsel is an inJepenJent leJeral investigative anJ prosecutorial agency. OSC authorities
come lrom lour leJeral statutes. the Civil Service Report Act, the Vhistlellover Protection Act, the Hatch Act, anJ the
UnilormeJ Services Fmployment anJ Reemployment Rights Act.
39¯
U.S. Ollice ol Special Counsel report to the PresiJent. Octoler 3I, 2JI3. OSC Iile No. DII3JJJ2. Vel.
·http.//vvv.osc.gov/Jocuments/press/2JI3/prI3¸IJ.pJl·.
398
U.S. Ollice ol Special Counsel report to the PresiJent. Octoler 3I, 2JI3. OSC Iile No. DII3JJJ2. Vel.
·http.//vvv.osc.gov/Jocuments/press/2JI3/prI3¸IJ.pJl·.
399
U.S. Ollice ol Special Counsel report to the PresiJent. Octoler 3I, 2JI3. OSC Iile No. DII3JJJ2. Vel.
·http.//vvv.osc.gov/Jocuments/press/2JI3/prI3¸IJ.pJl·.
+JJ
The Situation Room is utiliteJ to supply the Commissioner anJ heaJquarters executive stall memlers vith crucial
inlormation, incluJing nevs on signilicant events that occur at any CBP ollice.
+JI
VaxThiloJeaux, Fmily. °HomelanJ Security Vorkers Routinely Boost Pay Vith UnearneJ Overtime, Report Says.¨
wes|io¸too¡ostcom The Vashington Post. 3I Octoler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.vashingtonpost.com/politics/homelanJ
securityvorkersroutinelyloostpayvithunearneJovertimereportsays/2JI3/IJ/3I/3J33l6e+3lJlIIe39c8l
e8Jeel3c¯55l¸story.html·.
+J2
VaxThiloJeaux, Fmily. °HomelanJ Security Vorkers Routinely Boost Pay Vith UnearneJ Overtime, Report Says.¨
wes|io¸too¡ostcom The Vashington Post. 3I Octoler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.vashingtonpost.com/politics/homelanJ
securityvorkersroutinelyloostpayvithunearneJovertimereportsays/2JI3/IJ/3I/3J33l6e+3lJlIIe39c8l
e8Jeel3c¯55l¸story.html·.
+J3
AccorJing to inlormation proviJeJ ly the Air Iorce.
+J+
Aleniana Aermacchi. °C2¯] Spartan Tactical Transport Aircralt.¨ei:oieoecom Alenia Aermacchi North America. I3 Nov.
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.aleniana.com/c2¯jspartantacticaltransportaircralt·.
+J5
CostBenelit Analysis lor Buying More C2¯] Aircralt
+J6
CostBenelit Analysis lor Buying More C2¯] Aircralt
+J¯
Dayton Daily Nevs. °Nev Air Iorce Planes Go Directly to 'BoneyarJ.' Viiitervcom. Military AJvantage. ¯ Octoler 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//vvv.military.com/Jailynevs/2JI3/IJ/J¯/nevairlorceplanesgoJirectlytoloneyarJ.html·.
+J8
Virtanen, Michael. °Spoils ol Var. U.S. Police Getting Leltover ArmorprotecteJ I8ton Trucks lrom Var in Iraq.¨
wes|io¸too¡ostcom The Vashington Post. 2+ Novemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.vashingtonpost.com/politics/more

I5J

"#$%&'(() *+,-

JelensesurplusequipmentheaJingtolocalpoliceJepartmentsacluconcerneJ/2JI3/II/2+/++J5I+I8555aIIe3la82
I6eJJ368I8J9¸story.html·.
+J9
Guenther, Ryan. °Ohio State University Police Bring in Military Vehicle.¨ t|:ieot:rocom The Lantern, 26 Septemler
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//thelantern.com/2JI3/J9/ohiostateuniversitypolicelringinmilitaryvehicle/·.
+IJ
NevaJa Daily Mail. °Bates County Sherill's Ollice Nev Rescue Vehicle,¨ o:vececeiivmeiicom NevaJa Daily Mail. 23
Novemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.nevaJaJailymail.com/story/2J26938.html·.
+II
Virtanen, Michael. °Spoils ol Var. U.S. Police Getting Leltover ArmorprotecteJ I8ton Trucks lrom Var in Iraq.¨
wes|io¸too¡ostcom The Vashington Post. 2+ Novemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.vashingtonpost.com/politics/more
JelensesurplusequipmentheaJingtolocalpoliceJepartmentsacluconcerneJ/2JI3/II/2+/++J5I+I8555aIIe3la82
I6eJJ368I8J9¸story.html·.
+I2
Virtanen, Michael. °Spoils ol Var. U.S. Police Getting Leltover ArmorprotecteJ I8ton Trucks lrom Var in Iraq.¨
wes|io¸too¡ostcom The Vashington Post. 2+ Novemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.vashingtonpost.com/politics/more
JelensesurplusequipmentheaJingtolocalpoliceJepartmentsacluconcerneJ/2JI3/II/2+/++J5I+I8555aIIe3la82
I6eJJ368I8J9¸story.html·.
+I3
Virtanen, Michael. °Spoils ol Var. U.S. Police Getting Leltover ArmorprotecteJ I8ton Trucks lrom Var in Iraq.¨
wes|io¸too¡ostcom The Vashington Post. 2+ Novemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.vashingtonpost.com/politics/more
JelensesurplusequipmentheaJingtolocalpoliceJepartmentsacluconcerneJ/2JI3/II/2+/++J5I+I8555aIIe3la82
I6eJJ368I8J9¸story.html·.
+I+
Mack, ]ustin. °Vest Lalayette Police Acquire Military Vehicle,¨ ¡cooiio:com ]ournal anJ Courier Online. 3I Octoler 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//vvv.jconline.com/article/2JI3IJ3I/NFVS/3IJ3IJJ38/`nclick¸checkI·.
+I5
Mack, ]ustin. °Vest Lalayette Police Acquire Military Vehicle,¨ ¡cooiio:com ]ournal anJ Courier Online. 3I Octoler 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//vvv.jconline.com/article/2JI3IJ3I/NFVS/3IJ3IJJ38/`nclick¸checkI·.
+I6
NevaJa Daily Mail. °Bates County Sherill's Ollice Nev Rescue Vehicle,¨ o:vececeiivmeiicom NevaJa Daily Mail. 23
Novemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.nevaJaJailymail.com/story/2J26938.html·.
+I¯


U.S. Census Bureau . °State & County Quicklacts. Bates County, Missouri.¨ C:osas¸ov Vel.
·http.//quicklacts.census.gov/qlJ/states/29/29JI3.html·. AccesseJ 26 Novemler 2JI3.
+I8
Virtanen, Michael. °Spoils ol Var. U.S. Police Getting Leltover ArmorprotecteJ I8ton Trucks lrom Var in Iraq.¨
wes|io¸too¡ostcom The Vashington Post. 2+ Novemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.vashingtonpost.com/politics/more
JelensesurplusequipmentheaJingtolocalpoliceJepartmentsacluconcerneJ/2JI3/II/2+/++J5I+I8555aIIe3la82
I6eJJ368I8J9¸story.html·.
+I9
Virtanen, Michael. °Spoils ol Var. U.S. Police Getting Leltover ArmorprotecteJ I8ton Trucks lrom Var in Iraq.¨
wes|io¸too¡ostcom The Vashington Post. 2+ Novemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.vashingtonpost.com/politics/more
JelensesurplusequipmentheaJingtolocalpoliceJepartmentsacluconcerneJ/2JI3/II/2+/++J5I+I8555aIIe3la82
I6eJJ368I8J9¸story.html·.
+2J
Guenther, Ryan. °Ohio State University Police Bring in Military Vehicle.¨ t|:ieot:rocom The Lantern, 26 Septemler
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//thelantern.com/2JI3/J9/ohiostateuniversitypolicelringinmilitaryvehicle/·.
+2I
Preston, Benjamin. •Police Are Getting the Military's Leltover ArmoreJ Trucks.• Vel log post. w|::isoio¸ovtim:scom.
The Nev York Times Vheels Blog, II Oct. 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vheels.llogs.nytimes.com/2JI3/IJ/II/policearegettingthe
militarysleltoverarmoreJtrucks/`¸rI·.
+22
U.S. Air Iorce, °US Air Iorce FxpeJitionary Comlat Support System (FCSS).¨ Accceamii Acquisition Community
Connection. I+ Ielruary 2JI2. Vel. ·|tt¡s//eccceamii/CommaoitvFrows:res¡x`icIII¯e:·
+23
Perera, DaviJ. °Air Iorce Cancels FCSS.¨ Fi:rc:¸ov:rm:otitcom IierceMarkets. 29 Novemler 2JI2.
·http.//vvv.liercegovernmentit.com/pages/airlorcestatementecsscancelation·.
+2+
GAO. Iojormetioo 1:c|ooio¸v K:v F:c:rei A¸:oci:s X::c to Accr:ss Pot:otieiiv Da¡iicetiv: Iov:stm:ots Report No. GAOI3¯I8,
Septemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.gao.gov/proJucts/GAOI3¯I8·.
+25
GAO. Iojormetioo 1:c|ooio¸v K:v F:c:rei A¸:oci:s X::c to Accr:ss Pot:otieiiv Da¡iicetiv: Iov:stm:ots Report No. GAOI3¯I8,
Septemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.gao.gov/proJucts/GAOI3¯I8·.
+26
GAO. Iojormetioo 1:c|ooio¸v K:v F:c:rei A¸:oci:s X::c to Accr:ss Pot:otieiiv Da¡iicetiv: Iov:stm:ots Report No. GAOI3¯I8,
Septemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.gao.gov/proJucts/GAOI3¯I8·.
+2¯
GAO. Iojormetioo 1:c|ooio¸v K:v F:c:rei A¸:oci:s X::c to Accr:ss Pot:otieiiv Da¡iicetiv: Iov:stm:ots Report No. GAOI3¯I8,
Septemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.gao.gov/proJucts/GAOI3¯I8·.
+28
GAO. Iojormetioo 1:c|ooio¸v K:v F:c:rei A¸:oci:s X::c to Accr:ss Pot:otieiiv Da¡iicetiv: Iov:stm:ots Report No. GAOI3¯I8,
Septemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.gao.gov/proJucts/GAOI3¯I8·.

I5I

"#$%&'(() *+,-

+29
O'Connell, Michael, °More oversight neeJeJ to achieve lillions ol Jollars in IT savings,¨ j:c:reio:wsreciocom IeJeral
Nevs RaJio. I2 Novemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.leJeralnevsraJio.com/2+5/35J329I/GAOreportsonITreveal
JuplicatespenJinglackoltransparency·.
+3J
O'Connell, Michael, °More oversight neeJeJ to achieve lillions ol Jollars in IT savings,¨ j:c:reio:wsreciocom IeJeral
Nevs RaJio. I2 Novemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.leJeralnevsraJio.com/2+5/35J329I/GAOreportsonITreveal
JuplicatespenJinglackoltransparency·.
+3I
Velsite ol the Ollice ol the Secretary ol Delense, °Pentagon Tours,¨ accesseJ Decemler I2, 2JI3, Vel.
·http.//pentagontours.osJ.mil·.
+32
Vise, DaviJ ]. FFDFPAL PFAL PPJPFP1Y Xetiooei Stret:¸v eoc F:tt:r Dete X::c:c to Im¡rov: Veoe¸:m:ot oj Fxc:ss eoc
Hoc:ratiiiz:c Pro¡:rtv. Rep. no. GAOI26+5. Governmental Accountalility Ollice, 2J ]une 2JI2. Vel.
·http.//vvv.gao.gov/proJucts/GAOI26+5·. There is +5J million square leet in unJerutiliteJ leJeral luilJings.
+33
Vise, DaviJ ]. FFDFPAL PFAL PPJPFP1Y Xetiooei Stret:¸v eoc F:tt:r Dete X::c:c to Im¡rov: Veoe¸:m:ot oj Fxc:ss eoc
Hoc:ratiiiz:c Pro¡:rtv. Rep. no. GAOI26+5. Governmental Accountalility Ollice, 2J ]une 2JI2. Vel.
·http.//vvv.gao.gov/proJucts/GAOI26+5·.
+3+
Vise, DaviJ ]. FFDFPAL PFAL PPJPFP1Y Xetiooei Stret:¸v eoc F:tt:r Dete X::c:c to Im¡rov: Veoe¸:m:ot oj Fxc:ss eoc
Hoc:ratiiiz:c Pro¡:rtv. Rep. no. GAOI26+5. Governmental Accountalility Ollice, 2J ]une 2JI2. Vel.
·http.//vvv.gao.gov/proJucts/GAOI26+5·.
+35
Vise, DaviJ ]. IFDFRAL RFAL PROPFRTY. National Strategy anJ Better Data NeeJeJ to Improve Management ol
Fxcess anJ UnJerutiliteJ Property. Rep. no. GAOI26+5. Governmental Accountalility Ollice, 2J ]une 2JI2. Vel.
·http.//vvv.gao.gov/proJucts/GAOI26+5·.
+36
AP. °Army to Cut BrigaJes at IJ U.S. Bases.¨ CFSo:wscom. AssociateJ Press. 25 ]une 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.clsnevs.com/83JI2JI¸I625¯59J9¯9/armytocutlrigaJesatIJu.slases/·.
+3¯
Flliot, Stuart. °Army Tries Reality Style lor Recruitment.¨ Xvtim:scom. Nev York Times. 2I May 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.nytimes.com/2JI3/J5/22/lusiness/meJia/armytriesarealitystylelorrecruitment.html·.
+38
Flliot, Stuart. °Army Tries Reality Style lor Recruitment.¨ Xvtim:scom. Nev York Times. 2I May 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.nytimes.com/2JI3/J5/22/lusiness/meJia/armytriesarealitystylelorrecruitment.html·.
+39
Kurtt, Annalyn. °Army plans to launch a reality TV shov,¨ Voo:vCXXcom CNNMoney. 2I May 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//money.cnn.com/2JI3/J5/2I/nevs/economy/armyrealitytv/inJex.html·.
++J
https.//vvv.lacelook.com/StartingStrong
Flliot, Stuart. °Army Tries Reality Style lor Recruitment.¨ Xvtim:scom. Nev York Times. 2I May 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.nytimes.com/2JI3/J5/22/lusiness/meJia/armytriesarealitystylelorrecruitment.html·.
++2
Flliot, Stuart. °Army Tries Reality Style lor Recruitment.¨ Xvtim:scom. Nev York Times. 2I May 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.nytimes.com/2JI3/J5/22/lusiness/meJia/armytriesarealitystylelorrecruitment.html·.
++3
UnJer the RaJar. °Vill 'Starting Strong' Recruit the Next Generation`,¨Viiitervcom. Military AJvantage. I9 ]uly, 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//unJertheraJar.military.com/`sStarting‚Strong·.
+++
US Army. °Starting Strong FpisoJe I. Avionic Mechanic (I5N).¨ Online ViJeo Clip. Yoa1ao:com YouTule. 2 ]une 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//vvv.youtule.com/vatch`vhI9kFnB8Rs+·.
++5
US Army. °Starting Strong FpisoJe I. Avionic Mechanic (I5N).¨ Online ViJeo Clip. Yoa1ao:com YouTule. 2 ]une 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//vvv.youtule.com/vatch`vhI9kFnB8Rs+·.
++6
UnJer the RaJar. °Vill 'Starting Strong' Recruit the Next Generation`,¨Viiitervcom. Military AJvantage. I9 ]uly, 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//unJertheraJar.military.com/`sStarting‚Strong·.
++¯
Sopko, ]ohn M. °Management Alert. CommanJ anJ Control Iacility at Camp Leatherneck.¨ Letter to Delense Secretary
Chuck Hagel. 8 ]uly 2JI3. MS. SIGAR, Arlington, VA. Vel. ·http.//vvv.sigar.mil/pJl/alerts/SIGAR`2JSPI3¯.pJl·.
++8
Sopko, ]ohn M. °Management Alert. CommanJ anJ Control Iacility at Camp Leatherneck.¨ Letter to Delense Secretary
Chuck Hagel. 8 ]uly 2JI3. MS. SIGAR, Arlington, VA. Vel. ·http.//vvv.sigar.mil/pJl/alerts/SIGAR`2JSPI3¯.pJl·.
++9
Curtis, Kris. D:¡ertm:ot Jj 1reos¡ortetioo eoc Paoiic Feciiiti:s Koir Arm Fric¸: eoc 1oii Aat|oritv Koir Arm Crossio¸ Pro¡:ct.
AuJit. no. 253JJ68I3. ]uneau, AK. Alaska State Legislature, Legislative BuJget anJ AuJit Committee, Division ol
Legislative AuJit, 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.legauJit.state.ak.us/pages/auJits/2JI3/pJl/3JJ68rpt.pJl·.
+5J
Demer, Lisa, °KABATA plovs on vith lriJge in legislative limlo,¨ eoccom Anchorage Daily Nevs, 2 Novemler 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//vvv.aJn.com/2JI3/II/J2/3I555J+/kalataplovingonanJoverlusinesses.html·.
+5I
GrosvolJ, Lacie. °Anchorage Business SlateJ lor Demolition Get Reprieve,¨ rtaacom KTUUTV NBC2. I+ Novemler
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.ktuu.com/nevs/nevs/anchoragelusinessesslateJlorJemolitiongetreprieve/
/2IJ+3658/229¯3898//pkgt9e//inJex.html·.

I52

"#$%&'(() *+,-

452
Demer, Lisa, °KABATA plovs on vith lriJge in legislative limlo,¨ eoccom Anchorage Daily Nevs, 2 Novemler 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//vvv.aJn.com/2JI3/II/J2/3I555J+/kalataplovingonanJoverlusinesses.html·.
+53
Curtis, Kris. D:¡ertm:ot Jj 1reos¡ortetioo eoc Paoiic Feciiiti:s Koir Arm Fric¸: eoc 1oii Aat|oritv Koir Arm Crossio¸ Pro¡:ct.
AuJit. no. 253JJ68I3. ]uneau, AK. Alaska State Legislature, Legislative BuJget anJ AuJit Committee, Division ol
Legislative AuJit, 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.legauJit.state.ak.us/pages/auJits/2JI3/pJl/3JJ68rpt.pJl·.
454
Demer, Lisa, °KABATA plovs on vith lriJge in legislative limlo,¨ eoccom Anchorage Daily Nevs, 2 Novemler 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//vvv.aJn.com/2JI3/II/J2/3I555J+/kalataplovingonanJoverlusinesses.html·.
+55
Inlormation proviJeJ ly the IeJeral Highvay AJministration (IHVA), Novemler I8, 2JI3.
+56
Hope, Heather. °Oklahoma Iamilies Lelt Vith Uncertainty Alter IooJ Stamp Cuts.¨ X:wsooecom VeolJNov anJ
KOTV. I Novemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.nevson6.com/story/23856J93/oklahomalamiliesleltvithuncertaintyalter
looJstampcuts·.
+5¯
LeIlore, ]eanne. °Local Vinery Benelits lrom USDA Grant.¨ Vcei:st:ro:wscom McAlester NevsCapital. 25 ]une 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//vvv.mcalesternevs.com/xI82¯+85+5/LocalvinerylenelitslromUSDAgrant·.
+58
LeIlore, ]eanne. °Local Vinery Benelits lrom USDA Grant.¨ Vcei:st:ro:wscom McAlester NevsCapital. 25 ]une 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//vvv.mcalesternevs.com/xI82¯+85+5/LocalvinerylenelitslromUSDAgrant·.
+59
LeIlore, ]eanne. °Local Vinery Benelits lrom USDA Grant.¨ Vcei:st:ro:wscom McAlester NevsCapital. 25 ]une 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//vvv.mcalesternevs.com/xI82¯+85+5/LocalvinerylenelitslromUSDAgrant·.
+6J
°Pullic Lav IIIII, Omnilus Pullic LanJ Management Act ol 2JJ9.¨ (III Stat. II, Date 3/3J/2JJ9, enacteJ H.R. I+6).
Text lrom. Government Printing Ollice Velsite. ·http.//vvv.gpo.gov/lJsys/pkg/PLAVIIIpullII/pJl/PLAV
IIIpullII.pJl·.
+6I
Mrot, ]acqueline. °The Great Ialls. Pover lor Another Revolution`¨ ovtim:scom The Nev York Times Company. 2¯
March 2JJ9. Vel. ·http.//vvv.nytimes.com/2JJ9/J3/29/nyregion/nevjersey/29lallsnj.html`pagevanteJall·.
+62
US Department ol the Interior, NPS, Northeast Region. •Chapter Three. Designation Analysis.• Cr:et Feiis Eistoric District
Pet:rsoo, X:w j:srs:v. PhilaJelphia. National Park Service Division ol Planning & Special StuJies,2JJ6. Vel.
·http.//parkplanning.nps.gov/Jocument.clm`parkIJ26I&projectIJI66¯3&JocumentIDI¯39¯·.
+63
US Department ol the Interior, NPS, Northeast Region. •Chapter Three. Designation Analysis.• Cr:et Feiis Eistoric District
Pet:rsoo, X:w j:srs:v. PhilaJelphia. National Park Service Division ol Planning & Special StuJies,2JJ6. Vel.
·http.//parkplanning.nps.gov/Jocument.clm`parkIJ26I&projectIJI66¯3&JocumentIDI¯39¯·.
+6+
Malinconico, ]oe. °Great Ialls National Park Remains Open During IeJeral ShutJovn.¨ Xort|¡:rs:vcom North ]ersey
MeJia Group. Press, I Octoler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.northjersey.com/nevs/Great¸Ialls¸National¸Park¸remains¸open¸Juring¸leJeral¸shutJovn.html·.
+65
August 8, 2JI3 trip to Paterson Great Ialls National Historic Park ly stall ol Senator Tom Colurn.
+66
Kelly, Mike. °Trash Piling Up at Great Ialls, Site Vas ApproveJ in 'J9 lor Historic Park.¨ Xort|¡:rs:vcom North ]ersey
MeJia Group. 28 March 2JII. Vel.
·http.//vvv.northjersey.com/columnists/Trash¸piling¸up¸at¸site¸approveJ¸in¸J9¸lor¸historic¸park.html·.
+6¯
Health anJ Human Services. °Contingency Stalling Plan lor Operations in the Alsence ol FnacteJ Annual
Appropriations.¨ E|s¸ov Department ol Health anJ Human Services. Vel.
·http.//vvv.hhs.gov/luJget/ly2JI+/ly2JI+contingency¸stalling¸planrev2.pJl·.
+68
Sulstance Aluse anJ Mental Health Services AJministration. SAMHSA Press Ollice. SAVESA Eooors Commaoitv eoc
Fot:rteiom:ot L:ec:rs et 20I` \oic: Awercs jor Civio¸ e \oic: to F:|eviorei E:eit| P:cov:rv. wwwsem|se¸ov. SAMHSA, 26 Sept. 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//vvv.samhsa.gov/nevsroom/aJvisories/I3J92626I¯.aspx·.
+69
Sulstance Aluse anJ Mental Health Services AJministration. SAMHSA Press Ollice. SAVESA Eooors Commaoitv eoc
Fot:rteiom:ot L:ec:rs et 20I` \oic: Awercs jor Civio¸ e \oic: to F:|eviorei E:eit| P:cov:rv. Sem|se¸ov. SAMHSA, 26 Sept. 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//vvv.samhsa.gov/nevsroom/aJvisories/I3J92626I¯.aspx·.
+¯J
Sulstance Aluse anJ Mental Health Services AJministration. °Voice AvarJs Live Velcast.¨ 25 Septemler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.samhsa.gov/voiceavarJs//sthash.LelYNDVt.Jpul·.
+¯I
Sulcommittee on Oversight anJ Investigations. °Fxamining SAMHSA's Role in Delivering Services to the Severely
Mentally Ill.¨ D:mocrets:o:r¸vcomm:rc:|oas:¸ov. House Committee on Fnergy anJ Commerce. 22 May 2JI3. Vel
·http.//Jemocrats.energycommerce.house.gov/sites/Jelault/liles/Jocuments/TranscriptOISAMHSAMentallyIll
Services2JI3522.pJl·. Preliminary Transcript (5¯59).
+¯2
Sulcommittee on Oversight anJ Investigations. °Fxamining SAMHSA's Role in Delivering Services to the Severely
Mentally Ill.¨ D:mocrets:o:r¸vcomm:rc:|oas:¸ov. House Committee on Fnergy anJ Commerce. 22 May 2JI3. Vel

I53

"#$%&'(() *+,-

·http.//Jemocrats.energycommerce.house.gov/sites/Jelault/liles/Jocuments/TranscriptOISAMHSAMentallyIll
Services2JI3522.pJl·. Preliminary Transcript (5¯59).
+¯3
Sulcommittee on Oversight anJ Investigations. °Fxamining SAMHSA's Role in Delivering Services to the Severely
Mentally Ill.¨ D:mocrets:o:r¸vcomm:rc:|oas:¸ov. House Committee on Fnergy anJ Commerce. 22 May 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//Jemocrats.energycommerce.house.gov/sites/Jelault/liles/Jocuments/TranscriptOISAMHSAMentallyIll
Services2JI3522.pJl·. Preliminary Transcript (+6).
+¯+
Sulcommittee on Oversight anJ Investigations. °Fxamining SAMHSA's Role in Delivering Services to the Severely
Mentally Ill.¨ D:mocrets:o:r¸vcomm:rc:|oas:¸ov. House Committee on Fnergy anJ Commerce. 22 May 2JI3. Vel
·http.//Jemocrats.energycommerce.house.gov/sites/Jelault/liles/Jocuments/TranscriptOISAMHSAMentallyIll
Services2JI3522.pJl·. Preliminary Transcript (6¯).
+¯5
Sulcommittee on Oversight anJ Investigations. °Fxamining SAMHSA's Role in Delivering Services to the Severely
Mentally Ill.¨ D:mocrets:o:r¸vcomm:rc:|oas:¸ov. House Committee on Fnergy anJ Commerce. 22 May 2JI3. Vel
·http.//Jemocrats.energycommerce.house.gov/sites/Jelault/liles/Jocuments/TranscriptOISAMHSAMentallyIll
Services2JI3522.pJl·. Preliminary Transcript (¯I).
+¯6
Sulcommittee on Oversight anJ Investigations. °Fxamining SAMHSA's Role in Delivering Services to the Severely
Mentally Ill.¨ D:mocrets:o:r¸vcomm:rc:|oas:¸ov. House Committee on Fnergy anJ Commerce. 22 May 2JI3. Vel
·http.//Jemocrats.energycommerce.house.gov/sites/Jelault/liles/Jocuments/TranscriptOISAMHSAMentallyIll
Services2JI3522.pJl·. Preliminary Transcript (IJ2).
+¯¯
DO] IG. P:vi:w Jj D:¡ertm:ot Jj jastic: Airjer:s Aoc Foorio¸ F::s Jctoo:r 20I2 1|roa¸| jao: 20I`. Rep. no. I339. Vashington,
D.C.. DO] OIG, Septemler 2JI3. Vel. · http.//vvv.justice.gov/oig/reports/2JI3/aI339.pJl·.
+¯8
DO] IG. P:vi:w Jj D:¡ertm:ot Jj jastic: Airjer:s Aoc Foorio¸ F::s Jctoo:r 20I2 1|roa¸| jao: 20I`. Rep. no. I339. Vashington,
D.C.. DO] OIG, Septemler 2JI3. Vel. · http.//vvv.justice.gov/oig/reports/2JI3/aI339.pJl·.
+¯9
DO] IG. P:vi:w Jj D:¡ertm:ot Jj jastic: Airjer:s Aoc Foorio¸ F::s Jctoo:r 20I2 1|roa¸| jao: 20I`. Rep. no. I339. Vashington,
D.C.. DO] OIG, Septemler 2JI3. Vel. · http.//vvv.justice.gov/oig/reports/2JI3/aI339.pJl·.
+8J
DO] IG. P:vi:w Jj D:¡ertm:ot Jj jastic: Airjer:s Aoc Foorio¸ F::s Jctoo:r 20I2 1|roa¸| jao: 20I`. Rep. no. I339. Vashington,
D.C.. DO] OIG, Septemler 2JI3. Vel. · http.//vvv.justice.gov/oig/reports/2JI3/aI339.pJl·.
+8I
Government Accountalility Ollice. D:¡ertm:ot oj jastic: Fx:cativ:s` Hs: oj Aircrejt jor Xoomissioo Par¡os:s Rep no. GAOI3
235 26 Ielruary 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.gao.gov/proJucts/GAOI3235·.
+82
NASA, https.//proJ.nais.nasa.gov/cgilin/npJv/contract.cgi, accesseJ Novemler 22, 2JI3.
+83
Peckham, Matt. °NASAIunJeJ 3D IooJ Printer. CoulJ It FnJ VorlJ Hunger,¨ 1im:com Time. Inc. 2+ May 2JI3.Vel.
·http.//nevsleeJ.time.com/2JI3/J5/2+/nasalunJeJ3JlooJprintercoulJitenJvorlJhunger/·.
+8+
NASA, https.//proJ.nais.nasa.gov/cgilin/npJv/contract.cgi, accesseJ Novemler 22, 2JI3.
+85
The Fngineer. •In Iuture You May Print Your Ovn IooJ Using This IooJ Printer,¨.• Vellog
post. Vooc:rjai:o¸io::rio¸com/. VonJerlul Fngineering, 3J ]une 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vonJerlulengineering.com/inluture
youmayprintyourovnlooJusingthislooJprinter/·..
+86
NASA, https.//proJ.nais.nasa.gov/cgilin/npJv/contract.cgi, accesseJ Novemler 22, 2JI3.
+8¯
The Fngineer. •In Iuture You May Print Your Ovn IooJ Using This IooJ Printer,¨.• Vellog
post. Vooc:rjai:o¸io::rio¸com/. VonJerlul Fngineering, 3J ]une 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vonJerlulengineering.com/inluture
youmayprintyourovnlooJusingthislooJprinter/·.
+88
PlusnickMasti, Ramit. °NASA BuilJs Menu Ior PlanneJ Mars Mission in 2J3Js,¨ e¡com . The AssociateJ Press. I¯ ]uly
2JI2. Vel. ·http.//ligstory.ap.org/article/nasaluilJsmenuplanneJmarsmission2J3Js·.
+89
Schvartt, Ariel. °Vhy NASA ]ust Spent SI25,JJJ To IunJ A 3D Pitta Printer Prototype.¨ FestCo:xistcom Iast
Company & Inc. 3 ]une 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.lastcoexist.com/I682I9+/vhynasajustspentI25JJJtolunJa3J
pittaprinterprototype·.
+9J
Vaugh, Rol. °Tolu Bacon, Peanut Butter Cookies anJ Irench Iries. Nasa Menu Suggests Mars Astronauts May Be Too
Iat To Get Out Ol Capsule On Arrival.¨ DeiivVeiicoar AssociateJ Nevspapers LtJ. 25 ]uly 2JI2. Vel.
·http.//vvv.Jailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article2I¯869¯/NasamenusuggestsMarsastronautslatcapsulearrival.html·.
+9I
Ollice ol Congressvoman Betsy McCollum. U.S. House ol Representatives. VcCoiiam Xetiooei Caerc`s ·2e Viiiioo
S¡oosorio¸ XASCAP`s Dei: Fero|erct jr P:saits io 2FPJ P:craits. Vccoiiam|oas:¸ov. N.p., I8 May 2JI2. Vel.
·http.//mccollum.house.gov/pressrelease/mccollumnationalguarJ`F2`8J`99s26millionsponsoring
nascar`F2`8J`99sJaleearnharJtjrresults·.
+92
Ollice ol Congressvoman Betsy McCollum. U.S. House ol Representatives. VcCoiiam Xetiooei Caerc`s ·2e Viiiioo
S¡oosorio¸ XASCAP`s Dei: Fero|erct jr P:saits io 2FPJ P:craits. Vccoiiam|oas:¸ov. N.p., I8 May 2JI2. Vel.

I5+

"#$%&'(() *+,-

·http.//mccollum.house.gov/pressrelease/mccollumnationalguarJ`F2`8J`99s26millionsponsoring
nascar`F2`8J`99sJaleearnharJtjrresults·.
+93
The AssociateJ Press. °Military Sports Sponsorships Delate CoulJ Impact Dale FarnharJt ]r. anJ National GuarJ.¨
wes|io¸toocosioceicom The AssociateJ Press. I8 ]uly 2JI2. Vel. ·http.//vashington.clslocal.com/2JI2/J¯/I8/military
sportssponsorshipsJelatecoulJimpactJaleearnharJtjranJnationalguarJ/·.
+9+
Statement ol Vork, August 2, 2JI3, http.//apps.leJeraltimes.com/projects/liles/lutureolstamps.pJl, page I.
+95
°The Popcorn Report. Iaith Popcorn on the Iuture ol Your Company, Your VorlJ, Your Lile," Amezoocom.
Amaton.com. Vel, ·http.//vvv.amaton.com/ThePopcornReportIuture
Company/Jp/BJJJC+SGNM/relsr¸I¸2`ieUTI8&qiJI386968+¯I&sr82&keyvorJslaith‚popcorn·.
+96
Iaith Popcorn's 2JJ6 PreJictions, Creating Control, ]anuary I, 2JJ6, http.//vvv.laithpopcorn.com/laithpopcorns
2JJ6preJictioncreatingcontrol/
+9¯
Iaith Popcorn's 2JJ6 PreJictions, Creating Control, ]anuary I, 2JJ6, http.//vvv.laithpopcorn.com/laithpopcorns
2JJ6preJictioncreatingcontrol/
+98
Iaith Popcorn's 2JJ6 PreJictions, Creating Control, ]anuary I, 2JJ6, http.//vvv.laithpopcorn.com/laithpopcorns
2JJ6preJictioncreatingcontrol/
+99
Statement ol Vork, August 2, 2JI3, http.//apps.leJeraltimes.com/projects/liles/lutureolstamps.pJl, page 9.
5JJ
Statement ol Vork, August 2, 2JI3, http.//apps.leJeraltimes.com/projects/liles/lutureolstamps.pJl, page 9.
5JI
Statement ol Vork, August 2, 2JI3, http.//apps.leJeraltimes.com/projects/liles/lutureolstamps.pJl, page I.
5J2
Statement ol Vork, August 2, 2JI3, http.//apps.leJeraltimes.com/projects/liles/lutureolstamps.pJl, page I.
5J3
Statement ol Vork, August 2, 2JI3, http.//apps.leJeraltimes.com/projects/liles/lutureolstamps.pJl, page I.
5J+
BaJenhausen, Kurt. °Tiger VooJs Is Back On Top Ol The VorlJ's HighestPaiJ Athletes.¨ Foro:scom Iorles.com LLC.
Vel. ·http.//vvv.lorles.com/sites/kurtlaJenhausen/2JI3/J6/J5/tigervooJsislackontopolthevorlJshighest
paiJathletes/·.
5J5
Senator Tom Colurn, M.D. west:ooor 20I2. Ollice ol Senator Tom Colurn. Cooaros:oet:¸ov Vel.
·http.//vvv.colurn.senate.gov/pullic/inJex.clm`aIiles.Serve&Iile¸iJl¯l23l662J6J+J5a8lc58522c¯eIa+Je·.
5J6
UniteJ States Department ol Treasury. Internal Revenue Service. °2JIJ Return ol Organitation Fxempt lrom Income
Tax (Iorm99J). PGA Tour, Inc.¨ Iorm 99J lileJ ly PGA Tour, Inc.
5J¯
26 USC ƒ ¯¯JI, Pullic Lav 995I+
5J8
Neslit, ]ell. I986. PGA tour receives helty loost lrom the Senate. 1|: P|iiec:i¡|ie Io¡air:r, ]uly 3, I986.
5J9
TiqIQBlog. •The Masters Tickets Out Pricing Other Majors.• Vel log post.1i¡I_com. N.p., Iel. 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//llog.tiqiq.com/2JI3/J2/themastersticketsoutpricingothermajors/·.
5IJ
Title VIII, Sultitle D, Section +J9A ol Pullic Lav IJ835¯
5II
Simpson, Glenn R. °PGA Tour Gollers Hit It on the Green In Regulation(s).¨ ws¡com The Vall Street ]ournal. I+ Octoler
2JJ+. Vel. · http.//online.vsj.com/nevs/articles/SBIJ9¯¯I28¯85J8++9IJ ·.
5I2
Verlel, Daniel I. •Agency Use ol Ollicial Time.• Letter to The Honoralle Charles Boustany ]r., M.D., Chairman,
Sulcommittee on Oversight. 29 ]uly 2JI3. wevseocm:eos|oas:¸ov. House Vays anJ Means Committee. Vel.
·http.//vaysanJmeans.house.gov/uploaJeJliles/loustany¸¯¸29.pJl·.
5I3
°Ollicial Time¨ (5 USC ƒ¯I3, ¯ ]anuary 2JII).Text lrom . GPO. Vel. ·http.//vvv.gpo.gov/lJsys/pkg/USCODF2JIJ
title5/html/USCODF2JIJtitle5partIIIsulpartIchap¯IsulchapIVsec¯I3I.htm·.
5I+
Verlel, Daniel I. •Agency Use ol Ollicial Time.• Letter to The Honoralle Charles Boustany ]r., M.D., Chairman,
Sulcommittee on Oversight. 29 ]uly 2JI3. wevseocm:eos|oas:¸ov. House Vays anJ Means Committee. Vel.
·http.//vaysanJmeans.house.gov/uploaJeJliles/loustany¸¯¸29.pJl·.
5I5
BeJarJ, Paul. °Iurloughs` IRS SenJs Stall to Vegas lor Union Training.¨ wes|io¸too:xemio:rcom Vashington Fxaminer.
I8 April 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vashingtonexaminer.com/lurloughsirssenJsstalltovegaslorunion
training/article/252¯565·.
5I6
BeJarJ, Paul. °Iurloughs` IRS SenJs Stall to Vegas lor Union Training.¨ wes|io¸too:xemio:rcom Vashington Fxaminer.
I8 April 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vashingtonexaminer.com/lurloughsirssenJsstalltovegaslorunion
training/article/252¯565·.
5I¯
Americans lor LimiteJ Government IreeJom ol Inlormation Iiles Velsite. °Treasury Department Iull Time Ollicial
Time Personnel.¨ Iot:roei P:v:oa: S:rvic: P:s¡oosiv: P:corcs 6 ]une 2JI3. Ai¸joiejii:scom AccesseJ Via Vel.
·http.//algloialiles.com/images/a/aJ/IRS¸Responsive¸RecorJs¸v¸J6.J6.I3.PDI·.
5I8
Colurn, Tom A., M.D., anJ Gingrey, Phil. •IRS Protection ol Ollicial Time Over National Priorities.• Letter to the
Honoralle Daniel I. Verlel. 2¯ ]an. 2JI3.Cooaros:oet:¸ov. Ollice ol Senator Tom Colurn, M.D. Vel.
·http.//vvv.colurn.senate.gov/pullic/inJex.clm`aIiles.Serve&Iile¸iJIalcl8l¯+ecl+5l¯85+l+llI528+2cea·.

I55

"#$%&'(() *+,-

5I9
The Strong. Press Room. 1|: Stroo¸· P:c:iv:s Vas:ams jor Am:rice Creot jrom Iostitat: oj Vas:am eoc Liorerv
S:rvic:s. 1|:stroo¸or¸. The Strong, I3 Sept. 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.thestrong.org/press/releases/I969/I2/+638strong
receivesimlsgrant·.
52J
The Strong. Press Room. 1|: Stroo¸· P:c:iv:s Vas:ams jor Am:rice Creot jrom Iostitat: oj Vas:am eoc Liorerv
S:rvic:s. 1|:stroo¸or¸. The Strong, I3 Sept. 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.thestrong.org/press/releases/I969/I2/+638strong
receivesimlsgrant·.
52I
The Strong. Press Room. 1|: Stroo¸· P:c:iv:s Vas:ams jor Am:rice Creot jrom Iostitat: oj Vas:am eoc Liorerv
S:rvic:s. 1|:stroo¸or¸. The Strong, I3 Sept. 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.thestrong.org/press/releases/I969/I2/+638strong
receivesimlsgrant·.
522
The Strong. Press Room. 1|: Stroo¸· P:c:iv:s Vas:ams jor Am:rice Creot jrom Iostitat: oj Vas:am eoc Liorerv
S:rvic:s. 1|:stroo¸or¸. The Strong, I3 Sept. 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.thestrong.org/press/releases/I969/I2/+638strong
receivesimlsgrant·.
523
The Strong. Press Room. 1|: Stroo¸· P:c:iv:s Vas:ams jor Am:rice Creot jrom Iostitat: oj Vas:am eoc Liorerv
S:rvic:s. 1|:stroo¸or¸. The Strong, I3 Sept. 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.thestrong.org/press/releases/I969/I2/+638strong
receivesimlsgrant·.
52+
The Strong. Press Room. 1|: Stroo¸· P:c:iv:s Vas:ams jor Am:rice Creot jrom Iostitat: oj Vas:am eoc Liorerv
S:rvic:s. 1|:stroo¸or¸. The Strong, 26 ]uly 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.thestrong.org/press/releases/2JI2/J¯/+36+strong
receivesmuseumsamericagrantimls·.
525
The Strong. Press Room. 1|: Stroo¸· P:c:iv:s Vas:ams jor Am:rice Creot jrom Iostitat: oj Vas:am eoc Liorerv
S:rvic:s. 1|:stroo¸or¸. The Strong, I3 Sept. 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.thestrong.org/press/releases/I969/I2/+638strong
receivesimlsgrant·.
526
National Museum ol Play. °Fxhilits. eGameRevolution.¨ Vas:amoj¡ievor¸ The Strong. Vel.
·http.//vvv.museumolplay.org/see
Jo/exhilits/egamerevolution`utm¸sourcehomepage&utm¸meJiumpanel&utm¸campaignhomepanelsgeneral·.
52¯
National Museum ol Play. °International Center lor the History ol Flectronic Games Virtual Tour.¨ Vel.
·http.//vvv.museumolplay.org/36J/egamerevolution2/inJex.html·.
528
MuseumolPlay. °Space Chase. In Another Galaxy VeekenJ at The Strong.¨ Online ViJeo Clip. Yoa1ao:com. YouTule,
I5 Octoler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.youtule.com/vatch`vax9Mg5p¯aFF&leatureshare&listUU8DIJj2qeO98·.
529
IeJBitOpps. °Department ol State 2JI3 ProJuction anJ Supply Contract lor LeaJIree Crystal anJ Glass Talletop
Vare.¨ Solicitation No. SAQMMAI3RJI26 . 8 Ielruary 2JI3. Vel.
·https.//vvv.llo.gov/`sopportunity&moJelorm&iJ92J28+l329ll2l588J8¯6l3e9l+cJ63a&talcore&¸cviev·
53J
IeJBitOpps. °Department ol State 2JI3 ProJuction anJ Supply Contract lor LeaJIree Crystal anJ Glass Talletop
Vare.¨ Solicitation No. SAQMMAI3RJI26 . 8 Ielruary 2JI3. Vel.
·https.//vvv.llo.gov/`sopportunity&moJelorm&iJ92J28+l329ll2l588J8¯6l3e9l+cJ63a&talcore&¸cviev·
53I
The Commons Online. °Rich Farth Institute gets USDA Grant lor Urine Reclamation Project.¨ Commooso:wsor¸ The
Commons. Issue no. I9+. I3 March 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.commonsnevs.org/site/siteJ5/story.php`articleno¯I29&pageI/.UjjMVcakqtY·.
532
The Urine BrigaJe. °Donate Urine.¨ Pic|:ert|iostitat:or¸ The Rich Farth Institute. Vel.·
http.//richearthinstitute.org/`page¸iJ655·.
533
Rich Farth Institute. °Urine Nutrient Reclamation Project¬Technical Details,¨ ric|:ert|iostitata:or¸ The Rich Farth
Institute. Vel. ·http.//richearthinstitute.org/`page¸iJ2¯·.
53+
Rich Farth Institute. °Urine Nutrient Reclamation Project¬Technical Details,¨ ric|:ert|iostitata:or¸ The Rich Farth
Institute. Vel. ·http.//richearthinstitute.org/`page¸iJ2¯·.
535
Baker, Issac Nichols. °Closing the Cycle, Rich Farth Institute Breaks GrounJ vith Iirstever U.S. IielJ Trial Using
Human Urine as a Iertiliter.¨ Commooso:wsor¸ The Commons. Issue no. I65 I5 August 2JI2. Vel.
·http.//vvv.commonsnevs.org/site/siteJ5/story.php`articleno59J6&pageI/.UknJcIakqtY·.
536
Baker, Issac Nichols. °Closing the Cycle, Rich Farth Institute Breaks GrounJ vith Iirstever U.S. IielJ Trial Using
Human Urine as a Iertiliter.¨ Commooso:wsor¸ The Commons. Issue no. I65 I5 August 2JI2. Vel.
·http.//vvv.commonsnevs.org/site/siteJ5/story.php`articleno59J6&pageI/.UknJcIakqtY·.
53¯
Karush, Becky. °Looking lor a Nev Source ol Iertiliter` Urine Luck.¨ P:jorm:rcom The Brattleloro Relormer. 2J April
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.relormer.com/latestnevs/ci¸23J6¯¯¯9/lookingnevsourcelertiliterurineluck·.

I56

"#$%&'(() *+,-

538
The Commons Online. °Rich Farth Institute gets USDA Grant lor Urine Reclamation Project.¨ Commooso:wsor¸ The
Commons. Issue no. I9+. I3 March 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.commonsnevs.org/site/siteJ5/story.php`articleno¯I29&pageI/.UjjMVcakqtY·.
539
Rich Farth Institute. °Urine Nutrient Reclamation Project.¨ Pic|:ert|iostitat:or¸ The Rich Farth Institute.
·http.//richearthinstitute.org/`page¸iJ399·.
5+J
American Chemical Society. °Human Urine As a Sale, Inexpensive Iertiliter lor IooJ Crops.¨ Sci:oc:Deiivcom Science
Daily, LLC. 8 Octoler 2JJ¯. Vel. ·http.//vvv.scienceJaily.com/releases/2JJ¯/IJ/J¯IJJ8J936J8.htm·.
5+I
Mallapaty, Smriti. °LiquiJ GolJ. Iarmers in Nepal IinJ Resourcelul Vay to Iertilite Crops.¨ Foviroom:otei|:eit|:owsor¸
Fnvironmental Health Sciences. I¯ Decemler 2JI2. Vel. ·http.//vvv.environmentalhealthnevs.org/ehs/nevs/2JI2/urine
aslertiliter·.
5+2
Carolyn Colvell, °Human Urine Sale, ProJuctive Iertiliter,¨ HealthDay Nevs, Octoler 8, 2JJ¯.
5+3
PraJhan, SurenJra K., AnneMarja Nerg, Annalena Sj„llom, ]armo K. Holopainen, anJ Helvi HeinonenTanski. joaroei oj
A¸ricaitarei eoc Fooc C|:mistrv 55.2I (2I Novemler 2JJ¯). 856¯663. Am:riceo C|:micei Soci:tv. Vel.
·http.//puls.acs.org/Joi/lull/IJ.IJ2I/jlJ¯I¯89I·.
5++
American Chemical Society. °Human Urine As a Sale, Inexpensive Iertiliter lor IooJ Crops.¨ Sci:oc:Deiivcom Science
Daily, LLC. 8 Octoler 2JJ¯. Vel. ·http.//vvv.scienceJaily.com/releases/2JJ¯/IJ/J¯IJJ8J936J8.htm·.
5+5
Keese, Susan. °Brattleloro Group Researches Innovative Iertiliter Application.¨ \¡ro:t Vermont Pullic RaJio. 8 March
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.vpr.net/nevs¸Jetail/9¯¯32/lrattlelorogroupresearchesinnovativelertiliter/·.
5+6
Ilock, Flitaleth. •Monument To ]im Clylurn, Southern University Turns Into BoonJoggle.• Vel log post. USnevs.com.
8 Mar. 2JI3. ·http.//vvv.usnevs.com/nevs/llogs/vashingtonvhispers/2JI3/J3/J8/monumenttojimclylurnsouthern
universityturnsintoloonJoggle·.
5+¯
IoxNevs.com. °South Carolina University Project Chugs Along Alter I5 Years, S2+M Cost to Taxpayers.¨ Foxo:wscom
IOX Nevs Netvork, LLC. 2+ March 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.loxnevs.com/politics/2JI3/J3/2+/clylurntransportation
centerturnsintoI5yeargovernmentloonJoggle/·.
5+8
South Carolina General Assemlly Legislative AuJit Council, P:vi:w oj Coostractioo oj t|: jem:s F Civoaro Hoiv:rsitv
1reos¡ortetioo C:ot:r eoc 1reos¡ortetioo C:ot:r Pro¸rem Fx¡:ocitar:s. Rep. no. LAC/IJ+. Columlia, SC. South Carolina General
Assemlly, 2JII. Lecsc¸ov. ]une 2JII. SC State University. ·http.//lac.sc.gov/LAC¸Reports/2JII/Documents/SCSU.pJl·. (5).
5+9
South Carolina General Assemlly Legislative AuJit Council, P:vi:w oj Coostractioo oj t|: jem:s F Civoaro Hoiv:rsitv
1reos¡ortetioo C:ot:r eoc 1reos¡ortetioo C:ot:r Pro¸rem Fx¡:ocitar:s. Rep. no. LAC/IJ+. Columlia, SC. South Carolina General
Assemlly, 2JII. Lecsc¸ov. ]une 2JII. SC State University. ·http.//lac.sc.gov/LAC¸Reports/2JII/Documents/SCSU.pJl·. (5
6).
55J
South Carolina General Assemlly Legislative AuJit Council, P:vi:w oj Coostractioo oj t|: jem:s F Civoaro Hoiv:rsitv
1reos¡ortetioo C:ot:r eoc 1reos¡ortetioo C:ot:r Pro¸rem Fx¡:ocitar:s. Rep. no. LAC/IJ+. Columlia, SC. South Carolina General
Assemlly, 2JII. Lecsc¸ov. ]une 2JII. SC State University. ·http.//lac.sc.gov/LAC¸Reports/2JII/Documents/SCSU.pJl·. (5,
8).
55I
South Carolina General Assemlly Legislative AuJit Council, P:vi:w oj Coostractioo oj t|: jem:s F Civoaro Hoiv:rsitv
1reos¡ortetioo C:ot:r eoc 1reos¡ortetioo C:ot:r Pro¸rem Fx¡:ocitar:s. Rep. no. LAC/IJ+. Columlia, SC. South Carolina General
Assemlly, 2JII. Lecsc¸ov. ]une 2JII. SC State University. ·http.//lac.sc.gov/LAC¸Reports/2JII/Documents/SCSU.pJl·. (8).
552
LinJerAltman, Dale °I2 years Later.Transportation Center May Get oll the GrounJ.¨ 1|:teocccom The Times anJ
Democrat. I8 ]uly 2JIJ. Vel. ·http.//thetanJJ.com/nevs/local/article¸+5¯3alJ69I35IIJl8¯36JJIcc+cJ3286.html·.
553
South Carolina General Assemlly Legislative AuJit Council, P:vi:w oj Coostractioo oj t|: jem:s F Civoaro Hoiv:rsitv
1reos¡ortetioo C:ot:r eoc 1reos¡ortetioo C:ot:r Pro¸rem Fx¡:ocitar:s. Rep. no. LAC/IJ+. Columlia, SC. South Carolina General
Assemlly, 2JII. Lecsc¸ov. ]une 2JII. SC State University. ·http.//lac.sc.gov/LAC¸Reports/2JII/Documents/SCSU.pJl·. (I2
I3).
55+
South Carolina General Assemlly Legislative AuJit Council, P:vi:w oj Coostractioo oj t|: jem:s F Civoaro Hoiv:rsitv
1reos¡ortetioo C:ot:r eoc 1reos¡ortetioo C:ot:r Pro¸rem Fx¡:ocitar:s. Rep. no. LAC/IJ+. Columlia, SC. South Carolina General
Assemlly, 2JII. Lecsc¸ov. ]une 2JII. SC State University. ·http.//lac.sc.gov/LAC¸Reports/2JII/Documents/SCSU.pJl·. (I3).
555
South Carolina General Assemlly Legislative AuJit Council, P:vi:w oj Coostractioo oj t|: jem:s F Civoaro Hoiv:rsitv
1reos¡ortetioo C:ot:r eoc 1reos¡ortetioo C:ot:r Pro¸rem Fx¡:ocitar:s. Rep. no. LAC/IJ+. Columlia, SC. South Carolina General
Assemlly, 2JII. Lecsc¸ov. ]une 2JII. SC State University. ·http.//lac.sc.gov/LAC¸Reports/2JII/Documents/SCSU.pJl·. (26).
556
South Carolina General Assemlly Legislative AuJit Council, P:vi:w oj Coostractioo oj t|: jem:s F Civoaro Hoiv:rsitv
1reos¡ortetioo C:ot:r eoc 1reos¡ortetioo C:ot:r Pro¸rem Fx¡:ocitar:s. Rep. no. LAC/IJ+. Columlia, SC. South Carolina General

I5¯

"#$%&'(() *+,-

Assemlly, 2JII. Lecsc¸ov. ]une 2JII. SC State University. ·http.//lac.sc.gov/LAC¸Reports/2JII/Documents/SCSU.pJl·. (+9
+J).
55¯
South Carolina General Assemlly Legislative AuJit Council, P:vi:w oj Coostractioo oj t|: jem:s F Civoaro Hoiv:rsitv
1reos¡ortetioo C:ot:r eoc 1reos¡ortetioo C:ot:r Pro¸rem Fx¡:ocitar:s. Rep. no. LAC/IJ+. Columlia, SC. South Carolina General
Assemlly, 2JII. Lecsc¸ov. ]une 2JII. SC State University. ·http.//lac.sc.gov/LAC¸Reports/2JII/Documents/SCSU.pJl·. (+8
+9).
558
South Carolina General Assemlly Legislative AuJit Council, P:vi:w oj Coostractioo oj t|: jem:s F Civoaro Hoiv:rsitv
1reos¡ortetioo C:ot:r eoc 1reos¡ortetioo C:ot:r Pro¸rem Fx¡:ocitar:s. Rep. no. LAC/IJ+. Columlia, SC. South Carolina General
Assemlly, 2JII. Lecsc¸ov. ]une 2JII. SC State University. ·http.//lac.sc.gov/LAC¸Reports/2JII/Documents/SCSU.pJl·. (+8
+9).
559
Knich, Diane. °Transportation Center StalleJ.¨ Posteoccoari:rcom The Post anJ Courier. 23 March 2JI2. Vel.
·http.//vvv.postanJcourier.com/article/2JIJJ6I+/PCI6J2/3J6I+99¯·.
56J
°Alumni IounJation to InJuct Clylurn into Hall ol Iame.¨ 1|:it:mcom The Item. + Octoler 2JJ5. Vel.
·http.//vvv.theitem.com/nevsJI/alumnilounJationtoinJuctclylurnintohallollame/article¸68I956eJeI¯l523l
a¯cJ8l¯+88J6J36e.html·.
56I
South Carolina General Assemlly Legislative AuJit Council, P:vi:w oj Coostractioo oj t|: jem:s F Civoaro Hoiv:rsitv
1reos¡ortetioo C:ot:r eoc 1reos¡ortetioo C:ot:r Pro¸rem Fx¡:ocitar:s. Rep. no. LAC/IJ+. Columlia, SC. South Carolina General
Assemlly, 2JII. Lecsc¸ov. ]une 2JII. SC State University. ·http.//lac.sc.gov/LAC¸Reports/2JII/Documents/SCSU.pJl·.
562
South Carolina General Assemlly Legislative AuJit Council, P:vi:w oj Coostractioo oj t|: jem:s F Civoaro Hoiv:rsitv
1reos¡ortetioo C:ot:r eoc 1reos¡ortetioo C:ot:r Pro¸rem Fx¡:ocitar:s. Rep. no. LAC/IJ+. Columlia, SC. South Carolina General
Assemlly, 2JII. Lecsc¸ov. ]une 2JII. SC State University. ·http.//lac.sc.gov/LAC¸Reports/2JII/Documents/SCSU.pJl·. ( 36
3¯).
563
Knich, Diane. °Transportation Center StalleJ.¨ Posteoccoari:rcom The Post anJ Courier. 23 March 2JI2. Vel.
·http.//vvv.postanJcourier.com/article/2JIJJ6I+/PCI6J2/3J6I+99¯·.
56+
Knich, Diane. °Transportation Center StalleJ.¨ Posteoccoari:rcom The Post anJ Courier. 23 March 2JI2. Vel.
·http.//vvv.postanJcourier.com/article/2JIJJ6I+/PCI6J2/3J6I+99¯·.
565
O'Keele, FJ. °Senator to Prole Postal Regulatory Commission Travel ScheJule,¨ wes|io¸too¡ostcom The Vashington
Post 2 Ielruary 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.vashingtonpost.com/llogs/leJeraleye/post/senatortoprolepostalregulatory
commissiontravelscheJule/2JI2/J2/J8/gIQALQNltQ¸llog.html·.
566
O'Keele, FJ. °Senator to Prole Postal Regulatory Commission Travel ScheJule,¨ wes|io¸too¡ostcom The Vashington
Post 2 Ielruary 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.vashingtonpost.com/llogs/leJeraleye/post/senatortoprolepostalregulatory
commissiontravelscheJule/2JI2/J2/J8/gIQALQNltQ¸llog.html·.
56¯
O'Keele, FJ. °Senator to Prole Postal Regulatory Commission Travel ScheJule,¨ wes|io¸too¡ostcom The Vashington
Post 2 Ielruary 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.vashingtonpost.com/llogs/leJeraleye/post/senatortoprolepostalregulatory
commissiontravelscheJule/2JI2/J2/J8/gIQALQNltQ¸llog.html·.
568
39 U.S.C. ƒ+J¯. Gpo.gov.
569
Documentation proviJeJ to the Committee lrom the Postal Regulatory Commission, May ¯, 2JI3.
5¯J
°IMLS Grants to Museums in 2JI3,¨ The Institute ol Museum anJ Lilrary Services velsite, accesseJ Octoler 28, 2JI3,
http.//vvv.imls.gov/nevs/imls¸grants¸to¸museums¸2JI3.aspx .
5¯I
Lee, Betti. °A Museum lor the ChilJ in All ol Us.¨ Fxemio:rcom Denver Museum Fxaminer. 2I May 2JJ9. Vel.
·http.//vvv.examiner.com/article/amuseumlorthechilJallolus·.
5¯2
Denver Museum ol Miniatures, Dolls, anJ Toys. °Fxhilits.¨ Dmmctor¸ Vel. ·http.//vvv.JmmJt.org/Fxhilits.htm·.
5¯3
Ziegler, Kristin. °Denver Doll anJ Toys Museum RekinJles ChilJhooJ Magic.¨ Jatjrootooiio:com Out Iront. 23
Septemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//outlrontonline.com/social/highsociety/JollstoymuseumrekinJleschilJhooJmagic/·.
5¯+
Denver Museum ol Miniatures, Dolls, anJ Toys. °History.¨ Dmmctor¸ Vel. ·http.//vvv.JmmJt.org/History.htm·.
5¯5
Institute ol Museum anJ Lilrary Services. Nevs. IVLS Creots to Vas:ams io 20I`.Imias¸ov. The Institute ol Museum anJ
Lilrary Services, 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.imls.gov/nevs/imls¸grants¸to¸museums¸2JI3.aspx·.
5¯6
°Inventory Manager at the Denver Museum ol Miniatures, Dolls, anJ Toys,¨ The ColoraJoVyoming Association ol
Museums velsite. IJ Octoler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.cvamus.org/inventorymanagerattheJenvermuseumol
miniaturesJollsanJtoys/·.
5¯¯
The Denver Museum ol Miniatures, Dolls anJ Toys Iacelook page, accesseJ Octoler 28, 2JI3,
·https.//vvv.lacelook.com/pages/DenverMuseumolMiniaturesDollsanJToys/I¯¯398¯865JJ·.

I58

"#$%&'(() *+,-

5¯8
°Links to Other Museums' Velsites,¨ The Denver Museum ol Miniatures, Dolls anJ Toy. Vel.
·http.//vvv.JmmJt.org/museums.htm·.
5¯9
Hess, Hannah. °Smithsonian Ieeling the BuJgetCutting Pain.¨ Poiiceiicom CQ Roll Call. 28 Octoler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.rollcall.com/nevs/smithsonian¸leeling¸the¸luJget¸cutting¸pain2286¯¯I.html·.
58J
Shav, Allison anJ Kathryn Kelly. °Link Fl Nino, local rainlall, anJ migration timing in a tropical migratory species,¨
Ciooei C|eo¸: Fioio¸v, I9.3283329J.
58I
NASA Contract Numler NNXI3AHI9G, IY olligations lor IY2JI3. Inlormation accessille lrom
·https.//proJ.nais.nasa.gov·.
582
Shav, Allison anJ Kathryn Kelly. °Link Fl Nino, local rainlall, anJ migration timing in a tropical migratory species,¨
Glolal Change Biology, I9.3283329J.
583
National Geographic. °ReJ Cral.¨ Aoimeisoetiooei¸:o¸re¡|iccom National Geographic Society. Vel.
·http.//animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/invertelrates/reJcral/·.
58+
Shav, Allison anJ Kathryn Kelly. °Link Fl Nino, local rainlall, anJ migration timing in a tropical migratory species,¨
Ciooei C|eo¸: Fioio¸v, I9.3283329J.
585
Unless othervise noteJ, all Jata citeJ is JeriveJ lrom IFRDI 2JII Jata proviJeJ to the Ollice ol Senator Tom Colurn,
Ielruary 2JI3. Assuming a more moJest tvo percent annual increase in lunJs oveJ in the lolloving years, in 2JI3 leJeral
employees vill lail to pay an estimateJ S3.66 lillion in leJeral taxes¬vhile simultaneously collecting a leJeral paycheck.
586
These ligures Jo not incluJe leJeral employees vith ongoing installment agreements to repay their taxes oveJ.
58¯
Tanti, Alex. °U.S. Banknotes Monthly ProJuction Iigures lor Sept.,¨ Fioomo:r¸com, Bloomlerg L.P. 22 Octoler 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//vvv.lloomlerg.com/nevs/2JI3IJJ2/uslanknotesmonthlyproJuctionligureslorsepttalle.html·.
588
Volman, DaviJ. °A BlunJer at the Money Iactory.¨ X:wYorr:rcom ConJe Nast. I3 August 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.nevyorker.com/online/llogs/nevsJesk/2JI3/J8/llunJeratthemoneylactory.html·.
589
Volman, DaviJ. °A BlunJer at the Money Iactory.¨ X:wYorr:rcom ConJe Nast. I3 August 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.nevyorker.com/online/llogs/nevsJesk/2JI3/J8/llunJeratthemoneylactory.html·.
59J
U.S.Currency Fxchange. Press Release. F:c:rei P:s:rv: Foerc Issa:s P:c:si¸o:c ·I00 Xot:. X:wmoo:v¸ov. Department ol the
Treasury, 8 Oct. 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.nevmoney.gov/stakeholJer/meJia/release¸IJJ82JI3.htm·.
59I
Volman, DaviJ. °A BlunJer at the Money Iactory.¨ X:wYorr:rcom ConJe Nast. I3 August 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.nevyorker.com/online/llogs/nevsJesk/2JI3/J8/llunJeratthemoneylactory.html·.
592
Sportelli, Natalie. °Bureau Gives Nev Meaning to Bloving HunJreJ Dollar Bills,¨ CXFCcom CNBC. I3 August 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//vvv.cnlc.com/iJ/IJJ96JI6+·.
593
Volman, DaviJ. °A BlunJer at the Money Iactory.¨ X:wYorr:rcom ConJe Nast. I3 August 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.nevyorker.com/online/llogs/nevsJesk/2JI3/J8/llunJeratthemoneylactory.html·.
59+
Borge, Vanessa. °Mishap At The Money Iactory Delays SIJJ Bill Release,¨ Viemicosioceicom. CBSMiami/CNN 6
Septemler 2JI3. ·http.//miami.clslocal.com/2JI3/J9/J6/mishapatthemoneylactoryJelaysIJJlillrelease/·.
595
Borge, Vanessa. °Mishap At The Money Iactory Delays SIJJ Bill Release,¨ Viemicosioceicom. CBSMiami/CNN 6
Septemler 2JI3. ·http.//miami.clslocal.com/2JI3/J9/J6/mishapatthemoneylactoryJelaysIJJlillrelease/·. This total,
hovever, Joes not incluJe the costs to inspect, correct, proJuce, transport, anJ secure all the aJJitional money that vill
replace the lotcheJ notes.
596
Volman, DaviJ. °A BlunJer at the Money Iactory.¨ X:wYorr:rcom ConJe Nast. I3 August 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.nevyorker.com/online/llogs/nevsJesk/2JI3/J8/llunJeratthemoneylactory.html·.
59¯
Dillon, ]ay. °Nev SIJJ Bill Has Ink Vell, More Color, 3D,¨ orcojxcom IOX25 OKOHTV Oklahoma City. 26
Septemler 2JI3. UpJateJ 3 Octoler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.okclox.com/story/235+JI6+/nevIJJlillhasinkvell
morecolor3J·.
598
Borge, Vanessa. °Mishap At The Money Iactory Delays SIJJ Bill Release,¨ Viemicosioceicom. CBSMiami/CNN 6
Septemler 2JI3. ·http.//miami.clslocal.com/2JI3/J9/J6/mishapatthemoneylactoryJelaysIJJlillrelease/·.
599
Dillon, ]ay. °Nev SIJJ Bill Has Ink Vell, More Color, 3D,¨ orcojxcom IOX25 OKOHTV Oklahoma City. 26
Septemler 2JI3. UpJateJ 3 Octoler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.okclox.com/story/235+JI6+/nevIJJlillhasinkvell
morecolor3J·.
6JJ
Yerich, Larry. °Alaskan Brevery Caps Bottles anJ Costs vith USDA Fnergy Grant.¨Blogs.usJa.gov. 2+ ]an. 2JI3. USDA.
I3 Nov. 2JI3 ·http.//llogs.usJa.gov/2JI3/JI/2+/alaskanlreverycapslottlesanJcostsvithusJaenergygrant/·.
6JI
IliJ.
6J2
DaviJ ]esse, °Pell Grant Scammers Ripping oll Michigan Colleges lor Millions,¨ c:troitjr::¡r:sscom Gannett. I¯ Ielruary
2JI3. ·http.//vvv.lreep.com/article/2JI3J2I¯/NFVSJ6/3J2I¯J25I/PilleringPellGrantsScammersrippingollcolleges
lormillions`oJysseytal•topnevs•text•IRONTPAGF·.

I59

"#$%&'(() *+,-

6J3
Kelly IielJ, °FJucation Department Chases 'Pell Runners' Vho Threaten AiJ Program,¨ THF CHRONICLF OI HIGHFR
FDUCATION, Aug. 28, 2JII, http.//chronicle.com/article/FJucationDepartmentChases/I2882I/.
6J+
DaviJ ]esse, °Pell Grant Scammers Ripping oll Michigan Colleges lor Millions,¨ c:troitjr::¡r:sscom Gannett. I¯ Ielruary
2JI3. ·http.//vvv.lreep.com/article/2JI3J2I¯/NFVSJ6/3J2I¯J25I/PilleringPellGrantsScammersrippingollcolleges
lormillions`oJysseytal•topnevs•text•IRONTPAGF·.
6J5
H.S. Department ol FJucation, F:c:rei P:ii Creot Pro¸rem, ·http.//vvv2.eJ.gov/programs/lpg/inJex.html·.
6J6
]esse, DaviJ. °Pell Grant Scammers Ripping oll Michigan Colleges lor Millions,¨ c:troitjr::¡r:sscom Gannett. I¯ Ielruary
2JI3. ·http.//vvv.lreep.com/article/2JI3J2I¯/NFVSJ6/3J2I¯J25I/PilleringPellGrantsScammersrippingollcolleges
lormillions`oJysseytal•topnevs•text•IRONTPAGF·.
6J¯
]esse, DaviJ. °Pell Grant Scammers Ripping oll Michigan Colleges lor Millions,¨ c:troitjr::¡r:sscom Gannett. I¯ Ielruary
2JI3. ·http.//vvv.lreep.com/article/2JI3J2I¯/NFVSJ6/3J2I¯J25I/PilleringPellGrantsScammersrippingollcolleges
lormillions`oJysseytal•topnevs•text•IRONTPAGF·.
6J8
IielJ, Kelly. °FJucation Department Chases 'Pell Runners' Vho Threaten AiJ Program.¨ c|rooici:com The Chronicle ol
Higher FJucation. 28 August 2JII. Vel. ·http.//chronicle.com/article/FJucationDepartmentChases/I2882I/·. Ior
example, a semester ol tuition at OaklanJ Community College is S89I, so a stuJent voulJ have more than SI,85J lelt alter
the school takes tuition out ol the Pell Grant. Ic. It's not surprising, then, that Pell Runners looks lor the cheapest
community colleges to exploit.
6J9
Vill, MaJeline. °Government anJ Colleges Crack Dovn on Pell Grant IrauJ.¨ Deiivter|::icom DTH Pullishing Corp.
University ol North Carolina. 8 Septemler 2JII. Vel.
·http.//vvv.Jailytarheel.com/inJex.php/article/2JII/J9/pell¸runners¸J9J6·.
6IJ
]esse, DaviJ. °Pell Grant Scammers Ripping oll Michigan Colleges lor Millions,¨ c:troitjr::¡r:sscom Gannett. I¯ Ielruary
2JI3. ·http.//vvv.lreep.com/article/2JI3J2I¯/NFVSJ6/3J2I¯J25I/PilleringPellGrantsScammersrippingollcolleges
lormillions`oJysseytal•topnevs•text•IRONTPAGF·.
6II
]esse, DaviJ. °Pell Grant Scammers Ripping oll Michigan Colleges lor Millions,¨ c:troitjr::¡r:sscom Gannett. I¯ Ielruary
2JI3. ·http.//vvv.lreep.com/article/2JI3J2I¯/NFVSJ6/3J2I¯J25I/PilleringPellGrantsScammersrippingollcolleges
lormillions`oJysseytal•topnevs•text•IRONTPAGF·.
6I2
S::, :¸, ]esse, DaviJ. °Pell Grant Scammers Ripping oll Michigan Colleges lor Millions,¨ c:troitjr::¡r:sscom Gannett. I¯
Ielruary 2JI3. ·http.//vvv.lreep.com/article/2JI3J2I¯/NFVSJ6/3J2I¯J25I/PilleringPellGrantsScammersrippingoll
collegeslormillions`oJysseytal•topnevs•text•IRONTPAGF·, Vill, MaJeline. °Government anJ Colleges Crack Dovn
on Pell Grant IrauJ.¨ Deiivter|::icom DTH Pullishing Corp. University ol North Carolina. 8 Septemler 2JII. Vel.
·http.//vvv.Jailytarheel.com/inJex.php/article/2JII/J9/pell¸runners¸J9J6·, Ullman, Fllen, anJ Matthev Demlicki.
°Iighting Pell Grant IrauJ.¨ Ccceiivcom American Association ol Community Colleges. ¯ Decemler 2JII. Vel.
·http.//vvv.ccJaily.com/pages/campusissues/lightingpellgrantlrauJ.aspx·.
6I3
]ohnson, Brent, °Poverty in N.]. reaches 52year High, Nev Report Shovs.¨ X¡com Nevark StarLeJger. Nev ]ersey
OnLine LLC. 8 Septemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.nj.com/politics/inJex.ssl/2JI3/J9/poverty¸in¸nj¸reaches¸52
year¸high¸nev¸report¸shovs.html·.
6I+
Malinconico, ]oe, °Paterson Mayor to State. Vithout Transition AiJ, City Vill Sink.¨ Xort|¡:rs:vcom Paterson ·Press.
North ]ersey MeJia Group. 6 Novemler 2JI3. Vel.
http.//vvv.northjersey.com/nevs/Paterson¸mayor¸to¸state¸Vithout¸transition¸aiJ¸city¸vill¸sink.html`cy&pageI·.
6I5
Malinconico, ]oe, °Paterson Mayor to State. Vithout Transition AiJ, City Vill Sink.¨ Xort|¡:rs:vcom Paterson ·Press.
North ]ersey MeJia Group. 6 Novemler 2JI3. Vel.
http.//vvv.northjersey.com/nevs/Paterson¸mayor¸to¸state¸Vithout¸transition¸aiJ¸city¸vill¸sink.html`cy&pageI·.
6I6
Malinconico, ]oe, °Paterson Mayor to State. Vithout Transition AiJ, City Vill Sink.¨ Xort|¡:rs:vcom Paterson Press.
North ]ersey MeJia Group. 6 Novemler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.northjersey.com/nevs/Paterson¸mayor¸to¸state¸Vithout¸transition¸aiJ¸city¸vill¸sink.html`cy&pageI·.
6I¯
Zillov. °82 N 3
rJ
St., Paterson, N] J¯522,¨ 2iiiowcom. Zillov. Vel. ·http.//vvv.tillov.com/homeJetails/82N3rJSt
PatersonN]J¯522/39¯53II5¸tpiJ/·.
6I8
Malinconico, ]oe, °Paterson Mayor to State. Vithout Transition AiJ, City Vill Sink.¨ Xort|¡:rs:vcom Paterson ·Press.
North ]ersey MeJia Group. 6 Novemler 2JI3. Vel.
http.//vvv.northjersey.com/nevs/Paterson¸mayor¸to¸state¸Vithout¸transition¸aiJ¸city¸vill¸sink.html`cy&pageI·.
6I9
StevarJ, Tom. °MN airport a NoIly Zone lor Daily Commercial Service Despite IeJeral Grant.¨ wetc|co¸or¸ Iranklin
Center lor Government & Pullic Integrity. 3I May 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vatchJog.org/8¯8II/mnairportanollytonelor
JailycommercialserviceJespiteleJeralgrant/·.

I6J

"#$%&'(() *+,-

62J
StevarJ, Tom. °MN airport a NoIly Zone lor Daily Commercial Service Despite IeJeral Grant.¨ wetc|co¸or¸ Iranklin
Center lor Government & Pullic Integrity. 3I May 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vatchJog.org/8¯8II/mnairportanollytonelor
JailycommercialserviceJespiteleJeralgrant/·.
62I
StevarJ, Tom. °MN airport a NoIly Zone lor Daily Commercial Service Despite IeJeral Grant.¨ wetc|co¸or¸ Iranklin
Center lor Government & Pullic Integrity. 3I May 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vatchJog.org/8¯8II/mnairportanollytonelor
JailycommercialserviceJespiteleJeralgrant/·.
622
Greater St. ClouJ Air Service. Greater St. ClouJ Development Corporation. Vel. ·http.//vvv.letsgostc.com/·.
623
Greater St. ClouJ Air Service. Greater St. ClouJ Development Corporation. Vel ·http.//vvv.letsgostc.com/partners/·.
62+
StevarJ, Tom. °MN airport a NoIly Zone lor Daily Commercial Service Despite IeJeral Grant.¨ wetc|co¸or¸ Iranklin
Center lor Government & Pullic Integrity. 3I May 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vatchJog.org/8¯8II/mnairportanollytonelor
JailycommercialserviceJespiteleJeralgrant/·.
625
National Science IounJation. °BIR Phase I. Contemporary StuJies ol the Zomlie Apocalypse. An Online Game to Teach
Mathematical Thinking to MiJJle School StuJents.¨ SI Grant /I3I5+I2. National Science IounJation. 29 May 2JI3. Vel.
· http.//vvv.nsl.gov/avarJsearch/shovAvarJ`AVD¸IDI3I5+I2&HistoricalAvarJslalse·.
626
National Science IounJation. °BIR Phase I. Contemporary StuJies ol the Zomlie Apocalypse. An Online Game to Teach
Mathematical Thinking to MiJJle School StuJents.¨ SI Grant /I3I5+I2. National Science IounJation. 29 May 2JI3. Vel.
· http.//vvv.nsl.gov/avarJsearch/shovAvarJ`AVD¸IDI3I5+I2&HistoricalAvarJslalse·.
62¯
National Science IounJation. °BIR Phase I. Contemporary StuJies ol the Zomlie Apocalypse. An Online Game to Teach
Mathematical Thinking to MiJJle School StuJents.¨ SI Grant /I3I5+I2. National Science IounJation. 29 May 2JI3. Vel.
· http.//vvv.nsl.gov/avarJsearch/shovAvarJ`AVD¸IDI3I5+I2&HistoricalAvarJslalse·.
628
National Science IounJation. °BIR Phase I. Contemporary StuJies ol the Zomlie Apocalypse. An Online Game to Teach
Mathematical Thinking to MiJJle School StuJents.¨ SI Grant /I3I5+I2. National Science IounJation. 29 May 2JI3. Vel.
· http.//vvv.nsl.gov/avarJsearch/shovAvarJ`AVD¸IDI3I5+I2&HistoricalAvarJslalse·.
629
North Carolina Pullic Schools. °IY 2JI32JI+ North Carolina Pullic Salary ScheJules.¨oc¡aoiicsc|ooisor¸ Vel.
·http.//vvv.ncpullicschools.org/Jocs/lls/linance/salary/scheJules/2JI3I+scheJules.pJl·. AccesseJ 6 Dec. 2JI3.
63J
USASpenJing.gov. °Prime AvarJ SpenJing Data. TriaJ Digital MeJia.¨ Vel.
·http.//usaspenJing.gov/search`lorm¸lielJs`¯B`22search¸term`22`3A`22triaJ‚Jigital‚meJia`22`¯D·.
63I
TriaJ Interactive MeJia. °Math Monster Mystery. A VellaseJ Suite ol Math Games lor 3rJ to 5th GraJers.¨ Vel.
·http.//vvv.triaJinteractivemeJia.com/m3/·.
632
TriaJ Interactive MeJia, °PlatinuMath. An Online Iormative Assessment Math Game lor Preservice Flementary
Teachers.¨ Vel. ·http.//vvv.triaJinteractivemeJia.com/platinumath/·.
633
]ohn SlarJellati, °]. FJgar Hoover Goes to the Movies. The IBI anJ the Origins ol HollyvooJ's ColJ Var,¨ Cornell
University Press, May I, 2JI2.
63+
GooJman, Alana. °IBI Goes HollyvooJ.¨ Fr::o:ecoocom The Vashington Iree Beacon. I2 April 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//lreeleacon.com/lligoeshollyvooJ·.
635
IBI Ollice ol Investigative Pullicity anJ Pullic Allairs. worrio¸ wit| t|: FFI A Caic: jor writ:rs, Aat|ors, eoc Procac:rs
IeJeral Bureau ol Investigation. Octoler 2JJ8 Vel. ·http.//vvv.lli.gov/nevs/stories/2JJ8/octoler/aguiJelorvriters
authorsanJproJucers·.
636
IBI Ollice ol Investigative Pullicity anJ Pullic Allairs. worrio¸ wit| t|: FFI A Caic: jor writ:rs, Aat|ors, eoc Procac:rs
IeJeral Bureau ol Investigation. Octoler 2JJ8 Vel. ·http.//vvv.lli.gov/nevs/stories/2JJ8/octoler/aguiJelorvriters
authorsanJproJucers·.
63¯
BonJ, Paul. °IBI Seminar a Hit vith HollyvooJ.¨ wes|io¸too¡ostcom Reuters. II ]anuary 2JJ¯. Vel.
·http.//vvv.vashingtonpost.com/vpJyn/content/article/2JJ¯/JI/II/AR2JJ¯JIIIJJJ92¸pl.html·.
638
GooJman, Alana. °IBI Goes HollyvooJ.¨ Fr::o:ecoocom The Vashington Iree Beacon. I2 April 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//lreeleacon.com/lligoeshollyvooJ·.
639
Box Ollice Mojo. °Shooter.¨ Vel. ·http.//vvv.loxollicemojo.com/movies/`iJshooter.htm·.
6+J
Box Ollice Mojo. °The KingJom.¨ Vel. ·http.//vvv.loxollicemojo.com/movies/`iJkingJom.htm·.
6+I
Box Ollice Mojo. °Breach.¨ Vel. ·http.//vvv.loxollicemojo.com/movies/`iJlreach.htm·.
6+2
Hicks, ]osh. ¨IBI Hinting at IJJay ShutJovn il Sequester Continues.¨ wes|io¸too¡ostcom The Vashington Post. I8
Septemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.vashingtonpost.com/llogs/leJeraleye/vp/2JI3/J9/I8/llihintingatIJJay
shutJovnilsequestercontinues/·.
6+3
CorresponJence lrom U.S. Attorney General Fric H. HolJer, ]r., to Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Senator
Barlara Mikulski, page 2, Ielruary I, 2JI3.

I6I

"#$%&'(() *+,-

6++
AJams, Scott °Movie Star Vho NeeJs to Shoot a Door Oll Its Hinges` Then Scott Nelson is Your Man...,¨
ioc:¡:oc:otcoar The InJepenJent. 2J ]une 2JI2. Vel. ·http.//vvv.inJepenJent.co.uk/nevs/vorlJ/americas/moviestar
vhoneeJstoshootaJoorollitshingesthenscottnelsonisyourman¯8666I8.html·.
6+5
IBI Ollice ol Investigative Pullicity anJ Pullic Allairs. worrio¸ wit| t|: FFI A Caic: jor writ:rs, Aat|ors, eoc Procac:rs
IeJeral Bureau ol Investigation. Octoler 2JJ8 Vel. ·http.//vvv.lli.gov/nevs/stories/2JJ8/octoler/aguiJelorvriters
authorsanJproJucers·.
6+6
Ventl, Roy. °KState Researcher. SlovGroving Grasses Allect Cattle.¨ Keosescom The Vichita Fagle. 2+ ]une 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//vvv.kansas.com/2JI3/J6/2+/286IJ¯2/kstateresearcherslovgroving.html.
6+¯
Kansas State University. °University Team Receives USDA Grant To Help Develop Solutions Ior Beel Cattle Grating
Systems.¨ Nevs Release. Kstet::ca Kansas State University Nevs anJ FJitorial Services. I3 May 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.kstate.eJu/meJia/nevsreleases/mayI3/grating5I3I3.html·.
6+8
Kansas State University. °University Team Receives USDA Grant To Help Develop Solutions Ior Beel Cattle Grating
Systems.¨ Nevs Release. Kstet::ca Kansas State University Nevs anJ FJitorial Services. I3 May 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.kstate.eJu/meJia/nevsreleases/mayI3/grating5I3I3.html·.
6+9
Kansas State University. °University Team Receives USDA Grant To Help Develop Solutions Ior Beel Cattle Grating
Systems.¨ Nevs Release. Kstet::ca Kansas State University Nevs anJ FJitorial Services. I3 May 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.kstate.eJu/meJia/nevsreleases/mayI3/grating5I3I3.html·.
65J
Kansas State University. °University Team Receives USDA Grant To Help Develop Solutions Ior Beel Cattle Grating
Systems.¨ Nevs Release. Kstet::ca Kansas State University Nevs anJ FJitorial Services. I3 May 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.kstate.eJu/meJia/nevsreleases/mayI3/grating5I3I3.html·.
65I
U.S. Fnvironmental Protection Agency Ollice ol Inspector General. Feriv weroio¸ P:¡ort Veio FPA E:ec¡aert:rs wer:|oas:
io Leocov:r, Vervieoc, P:¡air:s Imm:ciet: FPA Att:otioo Report No. I3PJ2¯2. FPA OIG. Vashington, D.C. 3I May 2JI3. Print.
652
U.S. Fnvironmental Protection Agency Ollice ol Inspector General. Feriv weroio¸ P:¡ort Veio FPA E:ec¡aert:rs wer:|oas:
io Leocov:r, Vervieoc, P:¡air:s Imm:ciet: FPA Att:otioo Report No. I3PJ2¯2. FPA OIG. Vashington, D.C. 3I May 2JI3. Print.
653
U.S. Fnvironmental Protection Agency Ollice ol Inspector General °Olservations at FPA Varehouse, LanJover, MD,¨
FPA JIC Presentation. I6 May 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.epa.gov/oig/reports/2JI3/2JI3J53II3PJ2¯2¸lrieling.pJl·.
65+
Valsh, Michael, °Major FPA varehouse a huge 'man cave' at taxpayers' expense. report,¨ nyceiivo:wscom Nev York
Daily Nevs. ¯ ]une 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.nyJailynevs.com/nevs/national/majorepavarehousehugemancave
taxpayersexpensereportarticleI.I366J+2/ixtt2ghUllLiZ·.
655
Bernstein, Lenny, °Vorkers TurneJ FPA Varehouse In LanJover Into Personal Rec Rooms, AuJit IinJs.¨
wes|io¸tooPostcom The Vashington Post. 5 ]une 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//articles.vashingtonpost.com/2JI3J6
J5/national/39¯6J55+¸I¸varehousepassportsreport·.
656
U.S. Fnvironmental Protection Agency Ollice ol Inspector General. Feriv weroio¸ P:¡ort Veio FPA E:ec¡aert:rs wer:|oas:
io Leocov:r, Vervieoc, P:¡air:s Imm:ciet: FPA Att:otioo Report No. I3PJ2¯2. FPA OIG. Vashington, D.C. 3I May 2JI3. Print.
65¯
U.S. Fnvironmental Protection Agency Ollice ol Inspector General. Feriv weroio¸ P:¡ort Veio FPA E:ec¡aert:rs wer:|oas:
io Leocov:r, Vervieoc, P:¡air:s Imm:ciet: FPA Att:otioo Report No. I3PJ2¯2. FPA OIG. Vashington, D.C. 3I May 2JI3. Print.
658
Katt, Fric. °Secret Man Caves IounJ in FPA Varehouse.¨ Cov:x:ccom Government Fxecutive. + ]une 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.govexec.com/contracting/2JI3/J6/secretmancaveslounJepavarehouse/6+2J2/`orelgovexec¸toJay¸nl·.
659
DoD ReaJiness anJ Fnvironmental Protection Integration Program. °2JI3 RFPI Challenge Iact Sheet.¨ P:¡imii
Department ol Delense. ]une 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.repi.mil/Portals/++/Documents/RFPI¸Challenge/RFPIChallenge2JI3.pJl·.
66J
DoD ReaJiness anJ Fnvironmental Protection Integration Program. °2JI3 RFPI Challenge Iact Sheet.¨ P:¡imii
Department ol Delense. ]une 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.repi.mil/Portals/++/Documents/RFPI¸Challenge/RFPIChallenge2JI3.pJl·.
66I
Springer, Dan, °Military SpenJing Millions To Protect Gophers, Vhile Vorkers Go On Iurlough.¨ FoxX:wscom Iox
Nevs Netvork, LLC. I+ ]uly 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.loxnevs.com/politics/2JI3/J¯/I+/militaryspenJingmillionsto
protectgophersvhilevorkersgoonlurlough/·.
662
State ol IloriJa. MeJia Center. Cov:roor, Fiorice Ceoio:t, A¡¡rov: 2I,000 Acr: Parc|es: to Fajj:r F¸iio Air Forc: Fes:. Fi¸ovcom.
State ol IloriJa, 2J Aug. 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.llgov.com/2JI3/J8/2J/governorlloriJacalinetapprove2IJJJacre
purchasetolullereglinairlorcelase/·.
663
State ol IloriJa. MeJia Center. Cov:roor, Fiorice Ceoio:t, A¡¡rov: 2I,000 Acr: Parc|es: to Fajj:r F¸iio Air Forc: Fes:. Fi¸ovcom.
State ol IloriJa, 2J Aug. 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.llgov.com/2JI3/J8/2J/governorlloriJacalinetapprove2IJJJacre
purchasetolullereglinairlorcelase/·.

I62

"#$%&'(() *+,-

66+
Grant Search. Centralia Cultural Society,¨ Art Vorks. The National FnJovment lor the Arts,¨
http.//apps.nea.gov/GrantSearch/SearchResults.aspx, accesseJ Novemler I3, 2JI3.
665
Mainstage. °Alout the Story. Mooseltoe.¨ Artistsojmeioste¸:com. Vel.
·http.//vvv.artistsolmainstage.com/shovs/Mooseltoe/mooseltoevelsite/AlouttheproJuction.html·.
666
Mainstage. °Alout the Story. Mooseltoe.¨ Artistsojmeioste¸:com. Vel.
·http.//vvv.artistsolmainstage.com/shovs/Mooseltoe/mooseltoevelsite/AlouttheproJuction.html·.
66¯
Alan, Marc. Butler University Nevsroom. Fati:r P:c:iv:s ·2- Viiiioo Creot to Cr:et: e X:w Kioc oj Sci:oc:
Vas:am. X:wsoati:r:ca. Butler University, 23 Sept. 2JI3. Vel. ·https.//nevs.lutler.eJu/llog/2JI3/J9/lutlerreceives29
milliongranttocreateanevkinJolsciencemuseum/·.
668
Alan, Marc. Butler University Nevsroom. Fati:r P:c:iv:s ·2- Viiiioo Creot to Cr:et: e X:w Kioc oj Sci:oc:
Vas:am. X:wsoati:r:ca. Butler University, 23 Sept. 2JI3. Vel. ·https.//nevs.lutler.eJu/llog/2JI3/J9/lutlerreceives29
milliongranttocreateanevkinJolsciencemuseum/·.
669
Alan, Marc. Butler University Nevsroom. Fati:r P:c:iv:s ·2- Viiiioo Creot to Cr:et: e X:w Kioc oj Sci:oc:
Vas:am. X:wsoati:r:ca. Butler University, 23 Sept. 2JI3. Vel. ·https.//nevs.lutler.eJu/llog/2JI3/J9/lutlerreceives29
milliongranttocreateanevkinJolsciencemuseum/·..
6¯J
IU Bloomington. Nevsroom. C:ot:r jor Hroeo E:eit| to i:ec P:s:erc| oo Creot to Cr:et: Sci:oc: Vas:am 1i:c to wet:rwevs
X:wsiocieoe:ca InJiana University Bloomington, 2¯ Septemler 2JI3. 2JI3. ·http.//nevs.inJiana.eJu/releases/centerlor
urlanhealth.shtml·.
6¯I
IU Bloomington. Nevsroom. C:ot:r jor Hroeo E:eit| to i:ec P:s:erc| oo Creot to Cr:et: Sci:oc: Vas:am 1i:c to wet:rwevs
X:wsiocieoe:ca InJiana University Bloomington, 2¯ Septemler 2JI3. 2JI3. ·http.//nevs.inJiana.eJu/releases/centerlor
urlanhealth.shtml·.
6¯2
Velster, RicharJ A., °Program to Move Homes lrom LSUVA Hospital Site, Rehal Them, Remains in Disarray.¨
NOLA.com. NOLA MeJia Group. 2+ Novemler 2JI2. Vel.
·http.//vvv.nola.com/politics/inJex.ssl/2JI2/II/program¸to¸move¸homes¸lrom¸lsu.html·.
6¯3
Velster, RicharJ A., °Program to Move Homes lrom LSUVA Hospital Site, Rehal Them, Remains in Disarray.¨
NOLA.com. NOLA MeJia Group. 2+ Novemler 2JI2. Vel.
·http.//vvv.nola.com/politics/inJex.ssl/2JI2/II/program¸to¸move¸homes¸lrom¸lsu.html·.
6¯+
Velster, RicharJ A., °Program to Move Homes lrom LSUVA Hospital Site, Rehal Them, Remains in Disarray.¨
NOLA.com. NOLA MeJia Group. 2+ Novemler 2JI2. Vel.
·http.//vvv.nola.com/politics/inJex.ssl/2JI2/II/program¸to¸move¸homes¸lrom¸lsu.html·.
6¯5
Velster, RicharJ A., °Program to Move Homes lrom LSUVA Hospital Site, Rehal Them, Remains in Disarray.¨
NOLA.com. NOLA MeJia Group. 2+ Novemler 2JI2. Vel.
·http.//vvv.nola.com/politics/inJex.ssl/2JI2/II/program¸to¸move¸homes¸lrom¸lsu.html·.
6¯6
GaJlois, Karen, °Slovmo HouseMoving Saga. a Status Report on a Vhat SeemeJ a DanJy IJea,¨ t|:i:osooieor¸. The
Lens. + April 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//thelensnola.org/2JI3/J+/J+/slovmohousemovingsagaastatusreportonavhat
seemeJaJanJyiJea/·.
6¯¯
Velster, RicharJ A., °Program to Move Homes lrom LSUVA Hospital Site, Rehal Them, Remains in Disarray.¨
NOLA.com. NOLA MeJia Group. 2+ Novemler 2JI2. Vel.
·http.//vvv.nola.com/politics/inJex.ssl/2JI2/II/program¸to¸move¸homes¸lrom¸lsu.html·.
6¯8
Velster, RicharJ A., °Program to Move Homes lrom LSUVA Hospital Site, Rehal Them, Remains in Disarray.¨
NOLA.com. NOLA MeJia Group. 2+ Novemler 2JI2. Vel.
·http.//vvv.nola.com/politics/inJex.ssl/2JI2/II/program¸to¸move¸homes¸lrom¸lsu.html·.
6¯9
GaJlois, Karen, °Slovmo HouseMoving Saga. a Status Report on a Vhat SeemeJ a DanJy IJea,¨ t|:i:osooieor¸. The
Lens. + April 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//thelensnola.org/2JI3/J+/J+/slovmohousemovingsagaastatusreportonavhat
seemeJaJanJyiJea/·.
68J
GaJlois, Karen, °Slovmo HouseMoving Saga. a Status Report on a Vhat SeemeJ a DanJy IJea,¨ t|:i:osooieor¸. The
Lens. + April 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//thelensnola.org/2JI3/J+/J+/slovmohousemovingsagaastatusreportonavhat
seemeJaJanJyiJea/·.
68I
GaJlois, Karen, °Slovmo HouseMoving Saga. a Status Report on a Vhat SeemeJ a DanJy IJea,¨ t|:i:osooieor¸. The
Lens. + April 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//thelensnola.org/2JI3/J+/J+/slovmohousemovingsagaastatusreportonavhat
seemeJaJanJyiJea/·.
682
GaJlois, Karen, °Slovmo HouseMoving Saga. a Status Report on a Vhat SeemeJ a DanJy IJea,¨ t|:i:osooieor¸. The
Lens. + April 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//thelensnola.org/2JI3/J+/J+/slovmohousemovingsagaastatusreportonavhat
seemeJaJanJyiJea/·.

I63

"#$%&'(() *+,-

683
Velster, RicharJ A., °Program to Move Homes lrom LSUVA Hospital Site, Rehal Them, Remains in Disarray.¨
XJLAcom. NOLA MeJia Group. 2+ Novemler 2JI2. Vel.
http.//vvv.nola.com/politics/inJex.ssl/2JI2/II/program¸to¸move¸homes¸lrom¸lsu.html.
68+
Velster, RicharJ A., °Program to Move Homes lrom LSUVA Hospital Site, Rehal Them, Remains in Disarray.¨
XJLAcom. NOLA MeJia Group. 2+ Novemler 2JI2. Vel.
http.//vvv.nola.com/politics/inJex.ssl/2JI2/II/program¸to¸move¸homes¸lrom¸lsu.html.
685
GaJlois, Karen, °Slovmo HouseMoving Saga. a Status Report on a Vhat SeemeJ a DanJy IJea,¨ t|:i:osooieor¸. The
Lens. + April 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//thelensnola.org/2JI3/J+/J+/slovmohousemovingsagaastatusreportonavhat
seemeJaJanJyiJea/·.
686
GaJlois, Karen, °Slovmo HouseMoving Saga. a Status Report on a Vhat SeemeJ a DanJy IJea,¨ t|:i:osooieor¸. The
Lens. + April 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//thelensnola.org/2JI3/J+/J+/slovmohousemovingsagaastatusreportonavhat
seemeJaJanJyiJea/·.
68¯
Velster, RicharJ A., °Program to Move Homes lrom LSUVA Hospital Site, Rehal Them, Remains in Disarray.¨
NOLA.com. NOLA MeJia Group. 2+ Novemler 2JI2. Vel.
·http.//vvv.nola.com/politics/inJex.ssl/2JI2/II/program¸to¸move¸homes¸lrom¸lsu.html·.
688
Brovn, Shelley, ° IOX8 Investigates. Nev Developments in Historic Housemoving Project.¨ Fox:Liv:com. VorlJNov
anJ VVUF. 28 ]une 2JI2. Vel. ·http.//vvv.lox8live.com/story/I89J886I/lox8investigatesnevJevelopmentsin
historichousemovingproject`clienttypeprintalle.
689
Velster, RicharJ A., °Program to Move Homes lrom LSUVA Hospital Site, Rehal Them, Remains in Disarray.¨
NOLA.com. NOLA MeJia Group. 2+ Novemler 2JI2. Vel.
·http.//vvv.nola.com/politics/inJex.ssl/2JI2/II/program¸to¸move¸homes¸lrom¸lsu.html·.
69J
USDA Rural Development. Ollice ol Legislative anJ Pullic Allairs. \eia:Acc:c Procac:r Creots Sa¡¡ort Locei Procac:rs,
Fiooes:c Ioitietiv:s. Parc:vasce¸ovUSDA, I May 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.rurJev.usJa.gov/STFLPRD+J2J+2+¸print.html·..
69I
USDA Rural Development. Ollice ol Legislative anJ Pullic Allairs. \eia:Acc:c Procac:r Creots Sa¡¡ort Locei Procac:rs,
Fiooes:c Ioitietiv:s. Parc:vasce¸ovUSDA, I May 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.rurJev.usJa.gov/STFLPRD+J2J+2+¸print.html·.
692
AssociateJ Press. °Changing Demographics Inlluencing Taste BuJs, Salsa Beats Ketchup!¨ mvjoxcccom VTTG Iox 5. I8
Octoler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.myloxJc.com/story/23¯I8+¯¯/changingJemographicsinlluencingtaste
luJs/axtt2iJ¯86QVR·.
693
USDA Rural Development. Ollice ol Legislative anJ Pullic Allairs. \eia:Acc:c Procac:r Creots Sa¡¡ort Locei Procac:rs,
Fiooes:c Ioitietiv:s. Parc:vasce¸ovUSDA, I May 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.rurJev.usJa.gov/STFLPRD+J2J+2+¸print.html·.
69+
USDA Rural Development. Ollice ol Legislative anJ Pullic Allairs. \eia:Acc:c Procac:r Creots Sa¡¡ort Locei Procac:rs,
Fiooes:c Ioitietiv:s. Parc:vasce¸ovUSDA, I May 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.rurJev.usJa.gov/STFLPRD+J2J+2+¸print.html·.
695
National Register ol Historic Places Inventory. °Nomination Iorm lor IeJeral Properties. Perry Point Mansion anJ
House anJ Mill.¨ Vsemervieoc¸ov DOI NPS. Vel.
·http.//msa.marylanJ.gov/megalile/msa/stagsere/seI/se5/JJ6JJJ/JJ6+JJ/JJ6+85/pJl/msa¸se5¸6+85.pJl·.
696
Iritte, ]ohn. °AgeJ Grist Mill Avaits Scarce IeJeral IunJs.¨ Feitimor:saocom The Baltimore Sun. 8 Ielruary 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//articles.laltimoresun.com/2JI3J2J8/nevs/lsmJleJhistoricluilJings2JI3J2J8¸I¸gristmillleJeralagencies
olliceluilJings·.
69¯
BFS Design/BuilJ. °Grist Mill & Mansion.¨ F:sc:si¸ooaiiccom BFS Design/BuilJ. Vel. ·http.//lesJesign
luilJ.com/`page¸iJ8J·.
698
IeJBitOpps. °Perry Point MD project / 5I2A5IJ335, Mansion anJ Grist Mill Construction anJ Rehalilitation.¨
Solicitation No. VA2+5I3BJII3. AvarJeJ 2J ]une 2JI3. Vel.
·https.//vvv.llo.gov/inJex`sopportunity&moJelorm&talcore&iJJl3ll+JI6¯l3e+l3aJJ5+J¯¯Ie2al6Ia&¸cvievJ·.
699
IeJBitOpps. °Perry Point MD project / 5I2A5IJ335, Mansion anJ Grist Mill Construction anJ Rehalilitation.¨
Solicitation No. VA2+5I3BJII3. AvarJeJ 2J ]une 2JI3. Vel.
·https.//vvv.llo.gov/inJex`sopportunity&moJelorm&talcore&iJJl3ll+JI6¯l3e+l3aJJ5+J¯¯Ie2al6Ia&¸cvievJ·.
¯JJ
Sullivan, Michael ]. F:c:rei P:ei Pro¡:rtv, Im¡rov:c Dete X::c:c to Stret:¸iceiiv Veoe¸: Eistoric Faiicio¸s, Accr:ss Vaiti¡i:
C|eii:o¸:s. Rep. no. GAOI335. GAO, II Dec. 2JI2. Vel. ·http.//vvv.gao.gov/proJucts/GAOI335·.
¯JI
Iritte, ]ohn. °AgeJ Grist Mill Avaits Scarce IeJeral IunJs.¨ Feitimor:saocom The Baltimore Sun. 8 Ielruary 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//articles.laltimoresun.com/2JI3J2J8/nevs/lsmJleJhistoricluilJings2JI3J2J8¸I¸gristmillleJeralagencies
olliceluilJings·.
¯J2
National Science IounJation. °UpJate to Important Notice No. I33.¨ INI33A. Arlington, VA, I¯ ]uly 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.nsl.gov/puls/2JI3/inI33a/inI33a.jsp`orgNSI·.

I6+

"#$%&'(() *+,-

¯J3
National Science IounJation. °UpJate to Important Notice No. I33.¨ INI33A. Arlington, VA, I¯ ]uly 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.nsl.gov/puls/2JI3/inI33a/inI33a.jsp`orgNSI·.
¯J+
Kikim MeJia, LLC. °IullScale Development. In Delense ol IooJ.¨ AvarJ Alstract /I22+I¯2. National Science
IounJation. ¯ Septemler 2JI2. Vel.
·http.//vvv.nsl.gov/avarJsearch/shovAvarJ`AVD¸IDI22+I¯2&HistoricalAvarJslalse·.
¯J5
Pollan, Michael. °Alout Michael Pollan.¨ Vic|e:i¡oiieocom,Vel. ·http.//michaelpollan.com/presskit/·. AccesseJ 25
Octoler 2JI3.
¯J6
°Kikim MeJia, LLC °Kikim MeJia Begins ProJuction ol In Delense ol IooJ.¨ Kikim MeJia Projects ¬ Nevs Release, 23
]uly 2JI3. ·http.//vvv.kikim.com/xml/projects.php`projectIJ88·.
¯J¯
Grummer, Ric. °'InDelense ol IooJ' is short on science.¨ Eostmecisoocom Visconsin State ]ournal, 23 Septemler 2JJ9.
Vel. ·http.//host.maJison.com/nevs/opinion/maillag/inJelenseollooJisshortonscience/article¸8¯l5Iea8a892IIJe
936lJJIcc+cJJ2eJ.html·.
¯J8
Kikim MeJia, LLC. °IullScale Development. In Delense ol IooJ.¨ AvarJ Alstract /I22+I¯2. National Science
IounJation. ¯ Septemler 2JI2. Vel.
¯J9
Kikim MeJia, LLC. °IullScale Development. In Delense ol IooJ.¨ AvarJ Alstract /I22+I¯2. National Science
IounJation. ¯ Septemler 2JI2. Vel.
¯IJ
See velsite. http.//vvv.llJoe.org/
¯II
Iineout, Gary. °IloriJa Using IeJeral Grant Money to Settle Lavsuit.¨ 1oocom Tampa MeJia Group, LLC. 2+ May 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//tlo.com/ap/technology/llausingleJeralgrantmoneytosettlelavsuit
ap¸technology33Jl¯ecI2cle+5¯29a9J8Ja8+6aJe35c·.
¯I2
Iineout, Gary. °IloriJa Using IeJeral Grant Money to Settle Lavsuit.¨ 1oocom Tampa MeJia Group, LLC. 2+ May 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//tlo.com/ap/technology/llausingleJeralgrantmoneytosettlelavsuit
ap¸technology33Jl¯ecI2cle+5¯29a9J8Ja8+6aJe35c·.
¯I3
Tomassini, ]ason, anJ Nikhita Venugopal. °CommonCore Deal in IloriJa Sparks Legal IeuJ.¨ Fcw::ror¸ FJitorial
Projects in FJucation. I3 Novemler 2JI2. Vel.
·http.//vvv.eJveek.org/ev/articles/2JI2/II/I+/I2inlinity.h32.html`tknXZNIF9KgXmiSvplZ¯]tDs3mJsQyZeL`2BN2m
qI·.
¯I+
Iineout, Gary. °IloriJa Using IeJeral Grant Money to Settle Lavsuit.¨ 1oocom Tampa MeJia Group, LLC. 2+ May 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//tlo.com/ap/technology/llausingleJeralgrantmoneytosettlelavsuit
ap¸technology33Jl¯ecI2cle+5¯29a9J8Ja8+6aJe35c·..
¯I5
Tomassini, ]ason, anJ Nikhita Venugopal. °CommonCore Deal in IloriJa Sparks Legal IeuJ.¨ Fcw::ror¸ FJitorial
Projects in FJucation. I3 Novemler 2JI2. Vel.
·http.//vvv.eJveek.org/ev/articles/2JI2/II/I+/I2inlinity.h32.html`tknXZNIF9KgXmiSvplZ¯]tDs3mJsQyZeL`2BN2m
qI·.
¯I6
Tomassini, ]ason, anJ Nikhita Venugopal. °CommonCore Deal in IloriJa Sparks Legal IeuJ.¨ Fcw::ror¸ FJitorial
Projects in FJucation. I3 Novemler 2JI2. Vel.
·http.//vvv.eJveek.org/ev/articles/2JI2/II/I+/I2inlinity.h32.html`tknXZNIF9KgXmiSvplZ¯]tDs3mJsQyZeL`2BN2m
qI·.
¯I¯
°Iineout, Gary. °IloriJa Using IeJeral Grant Money to Settle Lavsuit.¨ 1oocom Tampa MeJia Group, LLC. 2+ May
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//tlo.com/ap/technology/llausingleJeralgrantmoneytosettlelavsuit
ap¸technology33Jl¯ecI2cle+5¯29a9J8Ja8+6aJe35c·.
¯I8
Iineout, Gary. °IloriJa Using IeJeral Grant Money to Settle Lavsuit.¨ 1oocom Tampa MeJia Group, LLC. 2+ May 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//tlo.com/ap/technology/llausingleJeralgrantmoneytosettlelavsuit
ap¸technology33Jl¯ecI2cle+5¯29a9J8Ja8+6aJe35c·.
¯I9
Kahn AcaJemy Velsite. °alout.¨ K|eoece:cmvor¸ Kahn AcaJemy. 2JI3. Vel. ·https.//vvv.khanacaJemy.org/alout·.
¯2J
Data on portraits oltaineJ lrom USASpenJing.gov.
¯2I
Data on portraits oltaineJ lrom USASpenJing.gov.
¯22
Ollice ol Management anJ BuJget. USA SpenJing.gov Contract / DFMAJJJ6+33, °Painting lor the Department ol
Fnergy.¨ Hses¡:ocio¸¸ov 23 Sept. 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//usaspenJing.gov/explore`liscal¸yearall&cominglromsearchresults&piiJDFMAJJJ6+33&typeolvievcomplete·.
¯23
Ollice ol Management anJ BuJget. USA SpenJing.gov. Contract / NNHI3PYJ8P, °Painting ol Deputy AJministrator
Portrait.¨ Hses¡:ocio¸¸ov 25 Oct. 2JI3.Vel.
·http.//usaspenJing.gov/explore`liscal¸yearall&cominglromsearchresults&piiJNNHI3PYJ8P&typeolvievcomplete·.

I65

"#$%&'(() *+,-

¯2+
Department ol HomelanJ Security. DHS Press Ollice. DES Hov:iis Jjjiciei Portreit oj Form:r S:cr:terv 1om Pic¸:. D|s¸ov.
DHS, 23 May 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.Jhs.gov/nevs/2JI3/J5/23/JhsunveilsollicialportraitlormersecretarytomriJge·.
¯25
Stall interviev vith contracteJ lirm, Oct. I8, 2JI3.
¯26
Ollice ol Management anJ BuJget. USASpenJing.gov. Contract / DUIJJAI2PJJII, °The Oljective Is To Oltain A High
Quality Portrait Ol The I+
th
Secretary Ol The U.S. Department ol Housing anJ Urlan Development (HUD).¨
Hses¡:ocio¸¸ov 3 ]une 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//usaspenJing.gov/explore`liscal¸yearall&cominglromsearchresults&piiJDUIJJAI2PJJII&typeolvievcomplete·.
¯2¯
Data on portraits oltaineJ lrom USASpenJing.gov.
¯28
Ollice ol Management anJ BuJget. USASpenJing.gov. Contract /HUDCCOPC23I65, °Contract Shall ProviJe 5 3/+
Length StanJing Oil Portraits Alout 3J X +J on CANVAS. They VoulJ NeeJ to Be IrameJ in GolJ Approximately + I/2
to 5 ViJe Irame Similar to the Irames UseJ ly the Past Portraits anJ ReaJy lor HANGING.¨ 3J Septemler 2JJ¯. Vel.
·http.//usaspenJing.gov/explore`liscal¸yearall&cominglromsearchresults&piiJHUDCCOPC23I65&moJilicationJ&ty
peolvievcomplete·.
¯29
IeJBitOpps. °Portrait ol Department Secretary.¨ Solicitation No. SAI3JI8RQJJ36, avarJeJ 3J Septemler 2JJ8.
Vel. ·https.//vvv.llo.gov/inJex`sopportunity&moJelorm&talcore&iJl62alJ5lel6cJ+eJ5cJ+2c8laJ¯l83Jc·.
¯3J
Data on portraits oltaineJ lrom USASpenJing.gov.
¯3I
Data on portraits oltaineJ lrom USASpenJing.gov.
¯32
McFlhatton, ]im. °Picture this. Calinet portraits lor lig lucks,¨ wes|io¸tootim:scom The Vashington Times, LLC. II
Novemler 2JI2. Vel.·http.//vvv.vashingtontimes.com/nevs/2JI2/nov/II/picturethiscalinetportraitslorlig
lucks/`pageall·.
¯33 McFlhatton, ]im. °Picture this. Calinet portraits lor lig lucks,¨ wes|io¸tootim:scom The Vashington Times, LLC. II
Novemler 2JI2. Vel.·http.//vvv.vashingtontimes.com/nevs/2JI2/nov/II/picturethiscalinetportraitslorlig
lucks/`pageall·.
¯3+
NCA. °The History ol Collee.¨ Vvv.ncausa.org. National Collee Association. I3 Nov. 2JI3
Vel.·http.//vvv.ncausa.org/i+a/pages/inJex.clm`pageiJ68·.
¯35
Bishop, Hunter. °Kona Collee Iarm Gets StuJy Grant.¨ Fi¸isieocoowcom Big IslanJ Nov. I6 Aug. 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//ligislanJnov.com/2JI3/J8/I6/konacolleelarmgetsstuJygrant/·.
¯36
Bishop, Hunter. °Kona Collee Iarm Gets StuJy Grant.¨ Fi¸isieocoowcom Big IslanJ Nov. I6 Aug. 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//ligislanJnov.com/2JI3/J8/I6/konacolleelarmgetsstuJygrant/·.
¯3¯
Laing, Keith. °LaHooJ. America is One Big Pothole.° 1|:Eiiicom. Capitol Hill Pullishing Corp. 6 Ielruary 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//thehill.com/llogs/transportationreport/inlrastructure/28I+6IlahooJamericaisoneligpotholerightnov·.
¯38
Laing, Keith. °LaHooJ. America is One Big Pothole.° 1|:Eiiicom. Capitol Hill Pullishing Corp. 6 Ielruary 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//thehill.com/llogs/transportationreport/inlrastructure/28I+6IlahooJamericaisoneligpotholerightnov·.
¯39
Laing, Keith. °LaHooJ. America is One Big Pothole.° 1|:Eiiicom. Capitol Hill Pullishing Corp. 6 Ielruary 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//thehill.com/llogs/transportationreport/inlrastructure/28I+6IlahooJamericaisoneligpotholerightnov·.
¯+J
Hrenchir, Tim. °IeJeral Grant to AiJ Dovntovn Rossville Makeover.¨ C¡ooiio:com The Topeka Capital]ournal. I6 ]une
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//cjonline.com/nevs/2JI3J6I6/leJeralgrantaiJJovntovnrossvillemakeover·.
¯+I
¨Rossville, Kansas.° Map. Coo¸i: Ve¡s. 2JI3.
¯+2
Hrenchir, Tim. °IeJeral Grant to AiJ Dovntovn Rossville Makeover.¨ C¡ooiio:com The Topeka Capital]ournal. I6 ]une
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//cjonline.com/nevs/2JI3J6I6/leJeralgrantaiJJovntovnrossvillemakeover·.
¯+3
Hrenchir, Tim. °IeJeral Grant to AiJ Dovntovn Rossville Makeover.¨ C¡ooiio:com The Topeka Capital]ournal. I6 ]une
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//cjonline.com/nevs/2JI3J6I6/leJeralgrantaiJJovntovnrossvillemakeover·.
¯++
City ol Rossville. °Business Directory.¨ Possviii:reosesas The City ol Rossville, Kansas. Vel.
·http.//vvv.rossvillekansas.us/lusiness/lusinessJirectory·.
¯+5
GolJlerg, Fmma. °MeJia attacks Juck genitalia research.¨ Yei:ceiivo:wscom. Yale Daily Nevs. 2 April 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//yaleJailynevs.com/llog/2JI3/J+/J2/meJiaattacksJuckgenitaliaresearch/·.
¯+6
H.R. I, IIIth Cong. (enacteJ).
¯+¯
National Science IounJation. °Conllict, Social Behavior, anJ Fvolution.¨ AvarJ Alstract /J92J3++. National Science
IounJation. I Decemler 2JIJ. Vel. ·http.//nsl.gov/avarJsearch/shovAvarJ`AVD¸IDJ92J3++·.
¯+8
National Science IounJation. °Conllict, Social Behavior, anJ Fvolution.¨ AvarJ Alstract /J92J3++. National Science
IounJation. I Decemler 2JIJ. Vel. ·http.//nsl.gov/avarJsearch/shovAvarJ`AVD¸IDJ92J3++·.
¯+9
PolitiIact. °Is the IeJeral Government IunJing a StuJy on Duck Penises`¨ ¡oiitijectcom Tampa Bay Times. 2+ March
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.politilact.com/truthometer/statements/2JI3/mar/22/tveets/leJeralgovernmentlunJingstuJy
Juckpenises/·.

I66

"#$%&'(() *+,-

¯5J
Scheiner, Fric. °S38+,9+9 IeJeral StuJy Looks at 'Plasticity in Duck Penis Length.'¨ Coso:wscom Cylercast Nevs
Service. I9 March 2JI3. Vel ·http.//cnsnevs.com/nevs/article/38+9+9leJeralstuJylooksplasticityJuckpenislength·.
¯5I
AssociateJ Press. °Thomson Prison PoiseJ to Open, Ollicials Say.¨ joaroeisteocerccom Gatehouse MeJia. 6 Septemler
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.journalstanJarJ.com/x9I+3I9¯¯+/ThomsonprisonpoiseJtoopenollicialssay·.
¯52
House Appropriations Committee. Nevsroom. A¡¡ro¡rietioos C|eirmeo Fiests Joeme Acmioistretioo`s D:cisioo to J¡:o
1|omsoo Prisoo wit|oat A¡¡rovei jrom Coo¸r:ss. A¡¡ro¡rietioos|oas:¸ov. Congressman Hal Rogers, 2 Oct. 2JI2. Vel.
·http.//appropriations.house.gov/nevs/Jocumentsingle.aspx`DocumentID3IJ365·.
¯53
Ollice ol Congressman Irank Voll. Press Ollice. woij Joeme Acmioistretioo \ioiet:s Loo¸Steocio¸ Pr:c:c:ot io Circamv:otio¸
Coo¸r:ss to Faoc 1|omsoo Prisoo woij|oas:¸ov Congressman Irank Voll, 2 Octoler 2JI2,
¯5+
Tareen, Sophia. °1|omsoo Prisoo io Iiiioois to o: Parc|es:c ov F:c:rei Cov:rom:ot jor ·Ie5 Viiiioo"hullingtonpost.com. The
Hullington Post. 2 Octoler 2JI2. Vel. ·http.//vvv.hullingtonpost.com/2JI2/IJ/J2/thomsonprison
illinois¸n¸I933+¯I.html·.
¯55
Tareen, Sophia. °1|omsoo Prisoo io Iiiioois to o: Parc|es:c ov F:c:rei Cov:rom:ot jor ·Ie5 Viiiioo"hullingtonpost.com. The
Hullington Post. 2 Octoler 2JI2. Vel. ·http.//vvv.hullingtonpost.com/2JI2/IJ/J2/thomsonprison
illinois¸n¸I933+¯I.html·.
¯56
Maurer, DaviJ C. , jastic: Ass:ts Forj:itar: Faoc 1reos¡er:ocv oj Feieoc:s eoc Cootrois Jv:r F¡aiteoi: S|erio¸ S|oaic F: Im¡rov:c.
Rep. no. GAOI2¯36. Governmental Accountalility Ollice, I2 ]uly 2JI2. Vel. ·http.//vvv.gao.gov/proJucts/GAOI2
¯36·.
¯5¯
Velsite ol the City ol Thomson, Illinois. °Thomson Prison.¨ 1|omsooiiiiooiscom Vel.
·http.//vvv.thomsonillinois.com/thomsonprison/·.
¯58
AssociateJ Press. °Thomson Prison PoiseJ to Open, Ollicials Say.¨ joaroeisteocerccom Gatehouse MeJia. 6 Septemler
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.journalstanJarJ.com/x9I+3I9¯¯+/ThomsonprisonpoiseJtoopenollicialssay·.
¯59
AssociateJ Press. °Thomson Prison VoulJ Be ActivateJ ly ProposeJ BuJget.¨ Aociocei¸ocom ABC Inc., VLSTV/DT
Chicago, IL. IJ April 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//alclocal.go.com/vls/story`iJ9J6J2J+·.
¯6J
Department ol ]ustice. °IeJeral Prison System IeJeral Bureau ol Prisons. IY 2JI+ BuJget Request.¨ jastic:¸ov Vel
·http.//vvv.justice.gov/jmJ/2JI+summary/pJl/lop.pJl·. (5).
¯6I
Department ol ]ustice. °IeJeral Prison System IeJeral Bureau ol Prisons. IY 2JI+ BuJget Request.¨ jastic:¸ov Vel
·http.//vvv.justice.gov/jmJ/2JI+summary/pJl/lop.pJl·. (3).
¯62
Ollice ol Senator Dick Durlin. Press Ollice. Daroio, Fastos S:oet: Committ:: Ceiis jor Activetioo oj 1|omsoo Prisoo
Daroio|oas:¸ov Senator Dick Durlin. I8 ]uly 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.Jurlin.senate.gov/pullic/inJex.clm/pressreleases`IDl¯2c36932¯83+J9e92a58eIIeJJa5+ca·.
¯63
The Vhite House. Di¸itei Cov:rom:ot Stret:¸v Faiicio¸ e 2I
st
C:otarv Pietjorm to F:tt:r S:rv: t|: Am:riceo P:o¡i:. Vashington,
D.C.. 23 May 2JI2. Vel. ·http.//vvv.vhitehouse.gov/sites/Jelault/liles/oml/egov/Jigitalgovernment/Jigital
governmentstrategy.pJl·.
¯6+
CIO Council. •Creating a IounJation lor Molile Security.• Vel log post. Cio¸ov. Chiel Inlormation Ollicers Council, 23
Mar. 2JI3. Vel. ·https.//cio.gov/creatingalounJationlormolilesecurity/·.
¯65
Corlin, Kenneth.°Molile Connectivity CoulJ Net IeJs ProJuctivity Gains.¨ CIJcom CXO MeJia Inc. 2J August
2JI3Vel. ·http.//vvv.cio.com/article/¯385JJ/Molile¸Connectivity¸CoulJ¸Net¸IeJs¸ProJuctivity¸Gains·.
¯66
Corlin, Kenneth.°Molile Connectivity CoulJ Net IeJs ProJuctivity Gains.¨ CIJcom CXO MeJia Inc. 2J August
2JI3Vel. ·http.//vvv.cio.com/article/¯385JJ/Molile¸Connectivity¸CoulJ¸Net¸IeJs¸ProJuctivity¸Gains·.
¯6¯
Corlin, Kenneth.°Molile Connectivity CoulJ Net IeJs ProJuctivity Gains.¨ CIJcom CXO MeJia Inc. 2J August
2JI3Vel. ·http.//vvv.cio.com/article/¯385JJ/Molile¸Connectivity¸CoulJ¸Net¸IeJs¸ProJuctivity¸Gains·.
¯68
Corlin, Kenneth.°Molile Connectivity CoulJ Net IeJs ProJuctivity Gains.¨ CIJcom CXO MeJia Inc. 2J August
2JI3Vel. ·http.//vvv.cio.com/article/¯385JJ/Molile¸Connectivity¸CoulJ¸Net¸IeJs¸ProJuctivity¸Gains·.
¯69
Corlin, Kenneth.°Molile Connectivity CoulJ Net IeJs ProJuctivity Gains.¨ CIJcom CXO MeJia Inc. 2J August
2JI3Vel. ·http.//vvv.cio.com/article/¯385JJ/Molile¸Connectivity¸CoulJ¸Net¸IeJs¸ProJuctivity¸Gains·.
¯¯J
Sternstein, Aliya. °The UntesteJ Molile Security System Delense ]ust Bought Isn't Iunctioning at USDA.¨ X:xt¸ovcom.
National ]ournal Group. I August 2JI3. ·http.//vvv.nextgov.com/molile/2JI3/J8/untesteJmolilesecuritysystem
JelensejustloughtisntlunctioningusJa/6¯868/`orelngchannelriver·.
¯¯I
Potential Sources ol Molile Management Solutions,¨ U.S. General Services AJministration, May 23,
2JI3,http.//vvv.gsa.gov/portal/content/I¯II+3, accesseJ Novemler I, 2JI3.

I6¯

"#$%&'(() *+,-

¯¯2
Sternstein, Aliya. °The UntesteJ Molile Security System Delense ]ust Bought Isn't Iunctioning at USDA.¨ X:xt¸ovcom.
National ]ournal Group. I August 2JI3. ·http.//vvv.nextgov.com/molile/2JI3/J8/untesteJmolilesecuritysystem
JelensejustloughtisntlunctioningusJa/6¯868/`orelngchannelriver·.
¯¯3
Sternstein, Aliya. °The UntesteJ Molile Security System Delense ]ust Bought Isn't Iunctioning at USDA.¨ X:xt¸ovcom.
National ]ournal Group. I August 2JI3. ·http.//vvv.nextgov.com/molile/2JI3/J8/untesteJmolilesecuritysystem
JelensejustloughtisntlunctioningusJa/6¯868/`orelngchannelriver·.
¯¯+
Sternstein, Aliya. °The UntesteJ Molile Security System Delense ]ust Bought Isn't Iunctioning at USDA.¨ X:xt¸ovcom.
National ]ournal Group. I August 2JI3. ·http.//vvv.nextgov.com/molile/2JI3/J8/untesteJmolilesecuritysystem
JelensejustloughtisntlunctioningusJa/6¯868/`orelngchannelriver·.
¯¯5
Sternstein, Aliya. °The UntesteJ Molile Security System Delense ]ust Bought Isn't Iunctioning at USDA.¨ X:xt¸ovcom.
National ]ournal Group. I August 2JI3. ·http.//vvv.nextgov.com/molile/2JI3/J8/untesteJmolilesecuritysystem
JelensejustloughtisntlunctioningusJa/6¯868/`orelngchannelriver·.
¯¯6
USDA. °Request lor Proposal & Perlormance Vork Statement.¨ International Technology Services Next Generation
Molility.¨ Hc¸e¸ov USDA.¨ Septemler 2JI2.
·http.//vvv.usJa.gov/vps/portal/usJa/usJahome`naviJDIGITALSTRATFGY·.
¯¯¯
Sternstein, Aliya. °The UntesteJ Molile Security System Delense ]ust Bought Isn't Iunctioning at USDA.¨ X:xt¸ovcom.
National ]ournal Group. I August 2JI3. ·http.//vvv.nextgov.com/molile/2JI3/J8/untesteJmolilesecuritysystem
JelensejustloughtisntlunctioningusJa/6¯868/`orelngchannelriver·.
¯¯8
UsaspenJing.gov. °Prime AvarJ SpenJing Data. Digital Management Inc.¨ Vel.
·http.//vvv.usaspenJing.gov/explore`lrompagecontracts&talBy`2JPrime`2JAvarJee&contractoriJII35I2359&con
tractornameDIGITAL`2JMANAGFMFNT`2C`2JINC.&lrompagecontracts&cominglromsearchresults&liscal¸year
all·.
¯¯9
Koetsier, ]ohn. °Hov a tiny CanaJian Company Von Security Contracts vith Covert 3letter Agencies Like the NSA,
CIA, anJ IBI,¨ \:otar:o:etcom. VentureBeat. I May 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//ventureleat.com/2JI3/J5/JI/hovatinycanaJian
companyvonsecuritycontractsvithcovert3letteragencieslikethensaciaanJlli//lq¯lPrq8vX¯DZmIl.99·.
¯8J
SIGAR. _aert:riv P:¡ort to t|: Hoit:c Stet:s Coo¸r:ss Special Inspector General lor Alghanistan Reconstruction. Arlington,
VA. 3J Octoler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.sigar.mil/pJl/quarterlyreports/2JI3IJ3Jqr.pJl·. Unlike a contract vhere the
principal purpose ol the instrument is to acquire property or services lor the Jirect lenelit or use ol USAID or another U.S.
government entity, a cooperative agreement may le useJ vhen the principal purpose ol the relationship is to transler
money, property, services, or anything ol value to the recipient in orJer to carry out a pullic purpose ol support authoriteJ
ly leJeral statute.
¯8I
SayeJ Bilal SaJath Construction Company vas estallisheJ in 2JJJ anJ registereJ vith the Ministry ol Fconomics ol
the Islamic Repullic ol Alghanistan in 2JJ3. The lirm vas estallisheJ to participate in the rehalilitation anJ Jevelopment
ol Alghanistan through the provision ol construction, Jesign, anJ survey services.
¯82
SIGAR. Cerc:z Eos¡itei Ajt:r eimost 2 Y:ers, Coostractioo Xot Y:t Com¡i:t:c o:ceas: oj Poor Cootrector P:rjormeoc:, eoc
Jv:r¡evm:ots to t|: Cootrector X::c to F: Accr:ss:c ov HSAID. Report No. SIGAR I+6IR. Arlington, VA. Octoler, 2JI3. Vel. ·
http.//vvv.sigar.mil/pJl/inspections/SIGAR`2JI+6IR.pJl·.In Septemler 2JJ8, IOM avarJeJ a contract to SaJat
MohammaJ Construction Company lor GarJet hospital's lirst phase ol construction. The company vorkeJ lrom
Septemler 2JJ8 to ]une 2JIJ, luilJing a lounJary vall anJ Jeep vater vell lor the hospital.
¯83
SIGAR. Cerc:z Eos¡itei Ajt:r eimost 2 Y:ers, Coostractioo Xot Y:t Com¡i:t:c o:ceas: oj Poor Cootrector P:rjormeoc:, eoc
Jv:r¡evm:ots to t|: Cootrector X::c to F: Accr:ss:c ov HSAID. Report No. SIGAR I+6IR. Arlington, VA. Octoler, 2JI3. Vel. ·
http.//vvv.sigar.mil/pJl/inspections/SIGAR`2JI+6IR.pJl·.
¯8+
Belore It's Nevs. °USlunJeJ Alghan Hospital Project Bought Gas lor S5JJagallon, Not Marketrate S5.¨
F:jor:itso:wscom Belore It's Nevs Inc. 2+ Octoler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//leloreitsnevs.com/alternative/2JI3/IJ/uslunJeJ
alghanhospitalprojectloughtgaslor5JJagallonnotmarketrate528J355+.html·.
¯85
Bier, ]eryl. •Inspector General. Gov't Partner PaiJ S5JJ Per Gallon ol Gas in Alghanistan.• Vel log
post. w::rivsteocerccom. The Veekly StanJarJ LLC, 23 Oct. 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.veeklystanJarJ.com/llogs/inspector
generalgovtpartnerpaiJ5JJgallongasalghanistan¸¯6+59+.html·.
¯86
SIGAR. Cerc:z Eos¡itei Ajt:r eimost 2 Y:ers, Coostractioo Xot Y:t Com¡i:t:c o:ceas: oj Poor Cootrector P:rjormeoc:, eoc
Jv:r¡evm:ots to t|: Cootrector X::c to F: Accr:ss:c ov HSAID. Report No. SIGAR I+6IR. Arlington, VA. Octoler, 2JI3. Vel. ·
http.//vvv.sigar.mil/pJl/inspections/SIGAR`2JI+6IR.pJl·.
¯8¯
AnJerson, Katie. °Lislon Dairy Iarm Receives S+J3,JJJ Grant lor Biogas Digester.¨ wet:rtowoceiivtim:scom The
Vatertovn Daily Times. I+ Novemler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.vatertovnJailytimes.com/article/2JI3III+/NFVSJ5/¯III+98J3·.

I68

"#$%&'(() *+,-

¯88
AnJerson, Katie. °Lislon Dairy Iarm Receives S+J3,JJJ Grant lor Biogas Digester.¨ wet:rtowoceiivtim:scom The
Vatertovn Daily Times. I+ Novemler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.vatertovnJailytimes.com/article/2JI3III+/NFVSJ5/¯III+98J3·.
¯89
Roy, Sutanne. °BLM RounJup to 'Save' VilJ Horses Kills Three VilJ Horses.¨ |ajjio¸too¡ostcom
TheHullingtonpost.com LLC. ¯ August 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.hullingtonpost.com/sutanneroy/llmrounJuptosave
vilJhorses¸l¸3¯I6¯6+.html·.
¯9J
Vinerip, Michael. °The VilJ Horses' TroulleJ Rescue.¨ ovtim:scom The Nev York Times Company. I¯ ]une 2JI3.
Vel.·http.//vvv.nytimes.com/2JI3/J6/I¯/looming/thevilJhorsestroulleJrescue.html`¸rJ·.
¯9I
Phillips, DaviJ. °All the Missing Horses. Vhat HappeneJ to the VilJ Horses Tom DaviJ Bought Irom the Gov't`¨
¡ro¡aoiiceor¸ Pro Pullica Inc. 28 Septemler 2JI2. Vel.·http.//vvv.propullica.org/article/missingvhathappeneJto
vilJhorsestomJavisloughtlromthegovt·.
¯92
Vinerip, Michael. °The VilJ Horses' TroulleJ Rescue.¨ ovtim:scom The Nev York Times Company. I¯ ]une 2JI3.
Vel.·http.//vvv.nytimes.com/2JI3/J6/I¯/looming/thevilJhorsestroulleJrescue.html`¸rJ·.
¯93
Phillips, DaviJ. °All the Missing Horses. Vhat HappeneJ to the VilJ Horses Tom DaviJ Bought Irom the Gov't`¨
¡ro¡aoiiceor¸ Pro Pullica Inc. 28 Septemler 2JI2. Vel.·http.//vvv.propullica.org/article/missingvhathappeneJto
vilJhorsestomJavisloughtlromthegovt·.
¯9+
Phillips, DaviJ. °All the Missing Horses. Vhat HappeneJ to the VilJ Horses Tom DaviJ Bought Irom the Gov't`¨
¡ro¡aoiiceor¸ Pro Pullica Inc. 28 Septemler 2JI2. Vel.·http.//vvv.propullica.org/article/missingvhathappeneJto
vilJhorsestomJavisloughtlromthegovt·.
¯95
Phillips, DaviJ. °All the Missing Horses. Vhat HappeneJ to the VilJ Horses Tom DaviJ Bought Irom the Gov't`¨
¡ro¡aoiiceor¸ Pro Pullica Inc. 28 Septemler 2JI2. Vel.·http.//vvv.propullica.org/article/missingvhathappeneJto
vilJhorsestomJavisloughtlromthegovt·.
¯96
Phillips, DaviJ. °All the Missing Horses. Vhat HappeneJ to the VilJ Horses Tom DaviJ Bought Irom the Gov't`¨
¡ro¡aoiiceor¸ Pro Pullica Inc. 28 Septemler 2JI2. Vel.·http.//vvv.propullica.org/article/missingvhathappeneJto
vilJhorsestomJavisloughtlromthegovt·.
¯9¯
Irosch, Dan. °Report Criticites U.S. StevarJship ol VilJ Horses.¨ ovtim:scom The Nev York Times Company. 6 ]une
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.nytimes.com/2JI3/J6/J¯/us/reportcriticitesusstevarJshipolvilJhorses.html`¸rJ·.
¯98
Vinerip, Michael. °The VilJ Horses' TroulleJ Rescue.¨ ovtim:scom The Nev York Times Company. I¯ ]une 2JI3.
Vel.·http.//vvv.nytimes.com/2JI3/J6/I¯/looming/thevilJhorsestroulleJrescue.html`¸rJ·.
¯99
Phillips, DaviJ. °All the Missing Horses. Vhat HappeneJ to the VilJ Horses Tom DaviJ Bought Irom the Gov't`¨
¡ro¡aoiiceor¸ Pro Pullica Inc. 28 Septemler 2JI2. Vel.·http.//vvv.propullica.org/article/missingvhathappeneJto
vilJhorsestomJavisloughtlromthegovt·.
8JJ
Phillips, DaviJ. °All the Missing Horses. Vhat HappeneJ to the VilJ Horses Tom DaviJ Bought Irom the Gov't`¨
¡ro¡aoiiceor¸ Pro Pullica Inc. 28 Septemler 2JI2. Vel.·http.//vvv.propullica.org/article/missingvhathappeneJto
vilJhorsestomJavisloughtlromthegovt·.
8JI
Painter, Villiam L., anJ ]areJ T. Brovn. FY20I` Sa¡¡i:m:otei Faocio¸ jor Disest:r P:ii:j. Rep. no. R+2869. Vashington, D.C..
Congressional Research Service, I9 Ielruary 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//crs.gov/pages/Reports.aspx`PRODCODFR+2869&Sourcesearch·.
8J2
AssociateJ Press °Congress approves S6J.+B SanJy aiJ lill,¨ siiiv:com. The Staten IslanJ AJvance. 28 Decemler 2JI2.
Vel. ·http.//vvv.silive.com/nevs/inJex.ssl/2JI2/I2/senate¸approves¸6J+l¸hurricane.html·.
8J3
HHS. Nevs Ollice. EES Awercs Creots jor Earriceo: Seocv P:cov:rv P:s:erc| US Department ol Health anJ Human
Services. 22 Octoler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.hhs.gov/nevs/press/2JI3pres/IJ/2JI3IJ22a.html·.
8J+
HHS. Nevs Ollice. EES Awercs Creots jor Earriceo: Seocv P:cov:rv P:s:erc| US Department ol Health anJ Human
Services. 22 Octoler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.hhs.gov/nevs/press/2JI3pres/IJ/2JI3IJ22a.html·.
8J5
HHS. Nevs Ollice. EES Awercs Creots jor Earriceo: Seocv P:cov:rv P:s:erc| US Department ol Health anJ Human
Services. 22 Octoler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.hhs.gov/nevs/press/2JI3pres/IJ/2JI3IJ22a.html·.
8J6
McGeehan, Patrick anJ Grill Palmer, °DisplaceJ ly Hurricane SanJy, anJ Living in Limlo,¨ ovtim:scom The Nev York
Times Company. 6 Decemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.nytimes.com/2JI3/I2/J¯/nyregion/JisplaceJlyhurricanesanJy
anJlivinginlimloinsteaJolathome.html`¸rJ·.
8J¯
McGeehan, Patrick anJ Grill Palmer, °DisplaceJ ly Hurricane SanJy, anJ Living in Limlo,¨ ovtim:scom The Nev York
Times Company. 6 Decemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.nytimes.com/2JI3/I2/J¯/nyregion/JisplaceJlyhurricanesanJy
anJlivinginlimloinsteaJolathome.html`¸rJ·.

I69

"#$%&'(() *+,-

8J8
McGeehan, Patrick anJ Grill Palmer, °DisplaceJ ly Hurricane SanJy, anJ Living in Limlo,¨ ovtim:scom The Nev York
Times Company. 6 Decemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.nytimes.com/2JI3/I2/J¯/nyregion/JisplaceJlyhurricanesanJy
anJlivinginlimloinsteaJolathome.html`¸rJ·.
8J9
U.S. Department ol Interior Ollice ol Inspector General. °Veoe¸:m:ot Jj 1|: Coestei Im¡ect Assisteoc: Pro¸rem, Stet: Jj
Vississi¡¡i. Report No. FRINMOAJJI32JII. DOI OIG. Doi¸ov/oi¸ 2¯ ]une 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.Joi.gov/oig/nevs/managementolthecoastalimpactassistanceprogramstateolmississippi.clm·.
8IJ
U.S. Department ol Interior Ollice ol Inspector General. °Veoe¸:m:ot Jj 1|: Coestei Im¡ect Assisteoc: Pro¸rem, Stet: Jj
Vississi¡¡i. Report No. FRINMOAJJI32JII. DOI OIG. Doi¸ov/oi¸ 2¯ ]une 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.Joi.gov/oig/nevs/managementolthecoastalimpactassistanceprogramstateolmississippi.clm·.
8II
U.S. Department ol Interior Ollice ol Inspector General. °Veoe¸:m:ot Jj 1|: Coestei Im¡ect Assisteoc: Pro¸rem, Stet: Jj
Vississi¡¡i. Report No. FRINMOAJJI32JII. DOI OIG. Doi¸ov/oi¸ 2¯ ]une 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.Joi.gov/oig/nevs/managementolthecoastalimpactassistanceprogramstateolmississippi.clm·.
8I2
U.S. Department ol Interior Ollice ol Inspector General. °Veoe¸:m:ot Jj 1|: Coestei Im¡ect Assisteoc: Pro¸rem, Stet: Jj
Vississi¡¡i. Report No. FRINMOAJJI32JII. DOI OIG. Doi¸ov/oi¸ 2¯ ]une 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.Joi.gov/oig/nevs/managementolthecoastalimpactassistanceprogramstateolmississippi.clm·.
8I3
Lee, Anita, °Louisiana Iirm Takes On DMR Coastal Management Program.¨ Sao|:reiccom Biloxi Sun HeralJ, I8
Septemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.sunheralJ.com/2JI3/J9/I¯/+95959I/louisianalirmtakesonJmrcoastal.html·.
8I+
Lee, Anita, °Louisiana Iirm Takes On DMR Coastal Management Program.¨ Sao|:reiccom Biloxi Sun HeralJ, I8
Septemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.sunheralJ.com/2JI3/J9/I¯/+95959I/louisianalirmtakesonJmrcoastal.html·.
8I5
Vilsack, Thomas ]. •The Impacts ol Sequestration.• Letter to The Honoralle Barlara Mikulski. 5 Iel. 2JI3. HS S:oet:
Committ:: oo A¡¡ro¡rietioos. I+ Iel. 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.appropriations.senate.gov/ht
lull.clm`methoJhearings.viev&iJI¯J3Jc99cJ65+leca¯c8clJ3¯+ll+Ia3·.
8I6
Vilsack, Thomas ]. •The Impacts ol Sequestration.• Letter to The Honoralle Barlara Mikulski. 5 Iel. 2JI3. HS S:oet:
Committ:: oo A¡¡ro¡rietioos. I+ Iel. 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.appropriations.senate.gov/ht
lull.clm`methoJhearings.viev&iJI¯J3Jc99cJ65+leca¯c8clJ3¯+ll+Ia3·.
8I¯
Stephen, Paul. °N.C. Distillery Turning Leltovers into SveetPotato Potalle.¨ Stero:wsooiio:com ,¨ StarNevs Online. I+
May 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.starnevsonline.com/article/2JI3J5I+/ARTICLFS/I3J5I985J`pI&tcpg·.
8I8
Alcohol Beverage Control Commission ol North Carolina.¨ Legal Sales ly County.¨ Aococ¸ov North Carolina ABC
Commission. Vel. ·http.//alc.nc.gov/xo/county.aspx`county+J·, accesseJ Octoler +, 2JI3.
8I9
Cheney, Kyle. °POLITICO.¨ Poiiticocom. I9 Sept. 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.politico.com/story/2JI3/J9/lJasocialmeJia
contractraiseseyelrovsonhill9¯J86.html·.
82J
Social MeJia Monitoring Tool. Solicitation No. IDASOLI3II2JI82. Department ol Health anJ Human Services, IooJ
anJ Drug AJministration. I5 August 2JI3. FFJ¸ov IeJeral Bit Ops. Vel.
·https.//vvv.llo.gov/inJex`sopportunity&moJelorm&iJ59l¯2a+2J9e2¯2Ja325+lJa6aJ2IJe22&talcore&¸cvievI·.
82I
Gallney, AlexanJer. °IDA to SpenJ up to SI82,JJJ on Social MeJia Tool to Shape, Monitor Communications.¨ Pe¡sor¸.
Regulatory Iocus. Regulatory Iocus. I9 Septemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.raps.org/locusonline/nevs/nevsarticle
viev/article/+IJJ/lJatospenJuptoI82JJJonsocialmeJiatooltoshapemonitorcommunications.aspx·.
822
Hope College. °NFH Grant to Support BroaJer AJaptation ol 'Valley Sim' Platlorm.¨ Eo¡::ca Hope College. I2 August
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.hope.eJu/2JI3/J8/I2/nehgrantsupportlroaJeraJaptationvalleysimplatlorm·.
823
Hope College. °NFH Grant to Support BroaJer AJaptation ol 'Valley Sim' Platlorm.¨ Eo¡::ca Hope College. I2 August
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.hope.eJu/2JI3/J8/I2/nehgrantsupportlroaJeraJaptationvalleysimplatlorm·.
82+
Hope College. °NFH Grant to Support BroaJer AJaptation ol 'Valley Sim' Platlorm.¨ Eo¡::ca Hope College. I2 August
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.hope.eJu/2JI3/J8/I2/nehgrantsupportlroaJeraJaptationvalleysimplatlorm·.
825
National Park Service. °Glacier National Park, Montana. Iact Sheet.¨ Vel. ·http.//vvv.nps.gov/glac/parknevs/lact
sheet.htm·.
826
Repanshek, Kurt, °Hov Might Iatal Attack By Mountain Goat Change Backcountry Dynamics in National Parks`¨
oetiooei¡errstrev:i:rcom National Park AJvocates, LLC. 2+ Octoler 2JIJ. Vel.
·http.//vvv.nationalparkstraveler.com/2JIJ/IJ/hovmightlatalattackmountaingoatchangelackcountryJynamics
nationalparks¯II¯·. A goatrelateJ latality in Olympic National Park in Vashington State in 2JIJ vas the lirst such
inciJent at the park since its opening in I938.
82¯
Germann, Denise, anJ ]enniler Lutman. Nevsroom. Voaoteio Coet Stacv to F:¸io et Lo¸eo Pess X¡s¸ov/¸iec National Park
Service. 2+ ]une 2JI3. ·http.//vvv.nps.gov/glac/parknevs/meJiaI339.htm·.

I¯J

"#$%&'(() *+,-

828
Repanshek, Kurt, °Hov Might Iatal Attack By Mountain Goat Change Backcountry Dynamics in National Parks`¨
oetiooei¡errstrev:i:rcom National Park AJvocates, LLC. 2+ Octoler 2JIJ. Vel.
·http.//vvv.nationalparkstraveler.com/2JIJ/IJ/hovmightlatalattackmountaingoatchangelackcountryJynamics
nationalparks¯II¯·.
829
Repanshek, Kurt, °Hov Might Iatal Attack By Mountain Goat Change Backcountry Dynamics in National Parks`¨
oetiooei¡errstrev:i:rcom National Park AJvocates, LLC. 2+ Octoler 2JIJ. Vel.
·http.//vvv.nationalparkstraveler.com/2JIJ/IJ/hovmightlatalattackmountaingoatchangelackcountryJynamics
nationalparks¯II¯·.
83J
Germann, Denise, anJ ]enniler Lutman. °Mountain Goat StuJy to Begin at Logan Pass.¨ X¡s¸ov National Park Service,
DOI. 2+ ]une 2JI3. Vel. · http.//vvv.nps.gov/glac/parknevs/meJiaI339.htm·.
83I
Germann, Denise, anJ ]enniler Lutman. °Mountain Goat StuJy to Begin at Logan Pass.¨ X¡s¸ov National Park Service,
DOI. 2+ ]une 2JI3. Vel. · http.//vvv.nps.gov/glac/parknevs/meJiaI339.htm·.
832
Devlin, Vince. °Glacier, UM to StuJy Human, Goat Interactions Near Logan Pass.¨ Vissoaiieocom The Missoulian, 2+
]une 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//missoulian.com/nevs/stateanJregional/glacierumtostuJyhumangoatinteractionsnear
loganpass/article¸IlJ23l5eJJIIIIe282eJJJI9ll2963l+.html·.
833
Repanshek, Kurt, °Olympic National Park's Mountain Goat Plan Varns ol Dangers ol Urinating on Hiking Trails,¨
oetiooei¡errstrev:i:rcom National Park AJvocates, LLC. II ]une 2JII. Vel.
·http.//vvv.nationalparkstraveler.com/2JII/J¯/olympicnationalparksmountaingoatplanvarnsJangersurinating
hikingtrails8+3I·.
83+
See http.//vvv.nps.gov/transportation/maintenance¸lacklog.html
835
See http.//youtu.le/FoIajamoDJA
836
Institute ol Museum anJ Lilrary Services, AvarJeJ Grants Search, °Long IslanJ.¨ Vel.
·http.//vvv.imls.gov/recipients/grantsearch.aspx·.
83¯
BVV Nevs Desk. °Puppets Take Long IslanJ Iestival Opens ToJay at ChilJren's Museum, Got on a Boat Puppet
Theatre.¨ Froecwevworiccom. VisJom Digital MeJia. 8 ]uly 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.lroaJvayvorlJ.com/long
islanJ/article/PUPPFTSTAKFLONGISLANDIestivaltoOpen¯8atChilJrensMuseumGoatonaBoatPuppet
Theatre2JI3J¯J¯·.
838
BVV Nevs Desk. °Puppets Take Long IslanJ Iestival Opens ToJay at ChilJren's Museum, Got on a Boat Puppet
Theatre.¨ Froecwevworiccom. VisJom Digital MeJia. 8 ]uly 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.lroaJvayvorlJ.com/long
islanJ/article/PUPPFTSTAKFLONGISLANDIestivaltoOpen¯8atChilJrensMuseumGoatonaBoatPuppet
Theatre2JI3J¯J¯·.
839
BVV Nevs Desk. °Puppets Take Long IslanJ Iestival Opens ToJay at ChilJren's Museum, Got on a Boat Puppet
Theatre.¨ Froecwevworiccom. VisJom Digital MeJia. 8 ]uly 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.lroaJvayvorlJ.com/long
islanJ/article/PUPPFTSTAKFLONGISLANDIestivaltoOpen¯8atChilJrensMuseumGoatonaBoatPuppet
Theatre2JI3J¯J¯·.
8+J
TFRC Inc. °Leveling Up. Supporting anJ Measuring High School STFM KnovleJge BuilJing in Social Digital Games.¨
AvarJ Alstract /III9I++, National Science IounJation. I9 ]uly 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.nsl.gov/avarJsearch/shovAvarJ`AVD¸IDIII9I++&HistoricalAvarJslalse·.
8+I
Bringham Young University °IullScale Development. Collalorative Research AJvancing Inlormal STFM Learning
Through Scientilic Alternate Reality Games.¨ AvarJ Alstract /I323¯8¯, National Science IounJation. I¯ Septemler 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//vvv.nsl.gov/avarJsearch/shovAvarJ`AVD¸IDI323¯8¯&HistoricalAvarJslalse·.
8+2
University ol MarylanJ, College Park. °IullScale Development. Collalorative Research AJvancing Inlormal STFM
Learning through Scientilic Alternate Reality Games.¨ AvarJ Alstract /I3233J6, National Science IounJation. I¯
Septemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.nsl.gov/avarJsearch/shovAvarJ`AVD¸IDI3233J6&HistoricalAvarJslalse·.
8+3
°Pathvays. Large Alternate Reality Games lor FJucationAssessing Perlormance anJ Play.¨ AvarJ Alstract /I22+J88,
National Science IounJation. II Septemler 2JI2. Vel.
·http.//vvv.nsl.gov/avarJsearch/shovAvarJ`AVD¸IDI22+J88&HistoricalAvarJslalse·.
8++
Iujimoto, RanJall. °Designing an FJucational Alternate Reality Game.¨ S|ovacom. Shoyu Learning Solutions. Vel.
·http.//vvv.shoyu.com/eJucation/Research¸DesigningAnFJucationalARG.pJl·.
8+5
TFRC Inc. °Leveling Up. Supporting anJ Measuring High School STFM KnovleJge BuilJing in Social Digital Games.¨
AvarJ Alstract /III9I++, National Science IounJation. I9 ]uly 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.nsl.gov/avarJsearch/shovAvarJ`AVD¸IDIII9I++&HistoricalAvarJslalse·.

I¯I

"#$%&'(() *+,-

8+6
BYU °IullScale Development. Collalorative Research AJvancing Inlormal STFM Learning Through Scientilic
Alternate Reality Games.¨ AvarJ Alstract /I323¯8¯, National Science IounJation. I¯ Septemler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.nsl.gov/avarJsearch/shovAvarJ`AVD¸IDI323¯8¯&HistoricalAvarJslalse·.
8+¯
UMD College Park. °IullScale Development. Collalorative Research AJvancing Inlormal STFM Learning through
Scientilic Alternate Reality Games.¨ AvarJ Alstract /I3233J6, National Science IounJation. I¯ Septemler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.nsl.gov/avarJsearch/shovAvarJ`AVD¸IDI3233J6&HistoricalAvarJslalse·.
8+8
°Pathvays. Large Alternate Reality Games lor FJucationAssessing Perlormance anJ Play.¨ AvarJ Alstract /I22+J88,
National Science IounJation. II Septemler 2JI2. Vel.
·http.//vvv.nsl.gov/avarJsearch/shovAvarJ`AVD¸IDI22+J88&HistoricalAvarJslalse·.
8+9
Brackin, AJam LloyJ. •Tracking the Fmergent Properties ol the Collalorative Online Story 'Deus City' lor Testing the
StanJarJ MoJel ol Alternate Reality Games.• PhD. Jiss., University ol Texas at Dallas, 2JJ8. Print.
85J
BYU °IullScale Development. Collalorative Research AJvancing Inlormal STFM Learning Through Scientilic
Alternate Reality Games.¨ AvarJ Alstract /I323¯8¯, National Science IounJation. I¯ Septemler 2JI3. Vel.
85I
Iujimoto, RanJall. °Designing an FJucational Alternate Reality Game.¨ S|ovacom. Shoyu Learning Solutions. Vel.
·http.//vvv.shoyu.com/eJucation/Research¸DesigningAnFJucationalARG.pJl·.
852
Brackin, AJam LloyJ. •Tracking the Fmergent Properties ol the Collalorative Online Story 'Deus City' lor Testing the
StanJarJ MoJel ol Alternate Reality Games.• PhD. Jiss., University ol Texas at Dallas, 2JJ8. Print.
853
]alarinaimi, Nassim, Meyers, Fric, anJ Nathann, Lisa. °FntertaineJ lut MisinlormeJ` Play anJ Prevarication in
Alternate Reality Games.¨ Alstract Presentation. CanaJian Association lor Inlormation Science, +I
st
Annual Conlerence,
]une 68, 2JI3 Vel. ·vvv.caisacsi.ca/proceeJings/2JI3/]alarinaimiMeyersNathan¸Sulmission83.pJl.·
85+
Je Ireitas, Sara. °Learning in Immersive vorlJs. A reviev ol gamelaseJ learning.¨ ]ISC eLearning Programme. 2JJ6.
Vel. ·http.//vvv.jisc.ac.uk/vhatveJo/programmes/elearninginnovation/outcomes/gamingreport.aspx·.
855
Stullorski, Dave. This Is Not a Game. A GuiJe to Alternate Reality Gaming, Nev Iiction Pullishing, 2JJ5. (¯).
856
Iujimoto, RanJall. °Designing an FJucational Alternate Reality Game.¨ S|ovacom. Shoyu Learning Solutions. Vel.
·http.//vvv.shoyu.com/eJucation/Research¸DesigningAnFJucationalARG.pJl·.
85¯
Iujimoto, RanJall. °Designing an FJucational Alternate Reality Game.¨ S|ovacom. Shoyu Learning Solutions. Vel.
·http.//vvv.shoyu.com/eJucation/Research¸DesigningAnFJucationalARG.pJl·.
858
Boessen. Brett. °This is Not a Game (It's a Class). Lessons LearneJ lrom an InClass Alternate Reality Game (ARG).¨
Acec:miccommoosor¸ .The AcaJemic Commons, 3J Septemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.acaJemiccommons.org/2JI3/J9/this
isnotagameitsaclasslessonslearneJlromaninclassalternaterealitygamearg/·.
859
National Science IounJation. °UpJate to Important Notice No. I33.¨ INI33A. Arlington, VA, I¯ ]uly 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.nsl.gov/puls/2JI3/inI33a/inI33a.jsp`orgNSI·.
86J
Nagoumey, AJam. °CrovJs Return to Las Vegas, lut Gamlle Less.¨ Xvtim:scom The Nev York Times Company. 3I ]uly
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.nytimes.com/2JI3/J8/JI/us/aslasvegasrecoversnevcauselorconcern.html·.
86I
Shine, Conor. °Vhat's Your Fconomic Vision lor Las Vegas` Grant Ollers S8JJK NoStringsAttacheJ Prite.¨
Lesv:¸essaocom The Las Vegas Sun. ¯ August 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.lasvegassun.com/nevs/2JI3/aug/J¯/nostrings
attacheJgrantseeksspureconomic/·.
862
Shine, Conor. °Vhat's Your Fconomic Vision lor Las Vegas` Grant Ollers S8JJK NoStringsAttacheJ Prite.¨
Lesv:¸essaocom The Las Vegas Sun. ¯ August 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.lasvegassun.com/nevs/2JI3/aug/J¯/nostrings
attacheJgrantseeksspureconomic/·.
863
Barron, RicharJ M. °Vho's Got the Bright IJea lor Greensloro`¨ X:wsP:corccom, BH MeJia Group HolJings, Inc. 25
Septemler 2JI3. ·http.//vvv.nevsrecorJ.com/nevs/local¸nevs/article¸2JJ+5l+82332IIe38+5+JJIa+lcl68¯8.html·.
86+
Barron, RicharJ M. °Vho's Got the Bright IJea lor Greensloro`¨ X:wsP:corccom, BH MeJia Group HolJings, Inc. 25
Septemler 2JI3. ·http.//vvv.nevsrecorJ.com/nevs/local¸nevs/article¸2JJ+5l+82332IIe38+5+JJIa+lcl68¯8.html·
865
Treasury Inspector General lor Tax AJministration 1|: Iot:roei P:v:oa: S:rvic: is Xot io Com¡iieoc: wit| Fx:cativ: Jrc:r I`520
to P:cac: Im¡ro¡:r Pevm:ots. Relerence No, 2JI3+JJ8+. Vashignton, DC. TIGTA 28 August 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.treasury.gov/tigta/auJitreports/2JI3reports/2JI3+JJ8+lr.pJl·.
866
Treasury Inspector General lor Tax AJministration 1|: Iot:roei P:v:oa: S:rvic: is Xot io Com¡iieoc: wit| Fx:cativ: Jrc:r I`520
to P:cac: Im¡ro¡:r Pevm:ots. Relerence No, 2JI3+JJ8+. Vashignton, DC. TIGTA 28 August 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.treasury.gov/tigta/auJitreports/2JI3reports/2JI3+JJ8+lr.pJl·.
86¯
Treasury Inspector General lor Tax AJministration 1|: Iot:roei P:v:oa: S:rvic: is Xot io Com¡iieoc: wit| Fx:cativ: Jrc:r I`520
to P:cac: Im¡ro¡:r Pevm:ots. Relerence No, 2JI3+JJ8+. Vashignton, DC. TIGTA 28 August 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.treasury.gov/tigta/auJitreports/2JI3reports/2JI3+JJ8+lr.pJl·.

I¯2

"#$%&'(() *+,-

868
Payment Accuracy.gov. °FarneJ Income Tax CreJit (FITC).¨ Pevm:oteccarect¸ov. USA SpenJing. Vel
·http.//vvv.paymentaccuracy.gov/trackeJ/earneJincometaxcreJiteitc2JI2·.
869
Dinan, Stephen, °IRS Vastes Billions in Bogus Claims lor FarneJ Income Tax CreJit.¨ wes|io¸tootim:scom The
Vashington Times, LLC. 22 Octoler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.vashingtontimes.com/nevs/2JI3/oct/22/irspaiJI32B
logustaxcreJitsoverlastJecaJe/`pageall·.
8¯J
Dinan, Stephen, °IRS Vastes Billions in Bogus Claims lor FarneJ Income Tax CreJit.¨ wes|io¸tootim:scom The
Vashington Times, LLC. 22 Octoler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.vashingtontimes.com/nevs/2JI3/oct/22/irspaiJI32B
logustaxcreJitsoverlastJecaJe/`pageall·.
8¯I
Clark, Patrick, °Sequestration Cuts S92 Million lrom the SBA's BuJget,¨ Fioomo:r¸ Fasio:ssw::r, Bloomlerg L.P. 6 March
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.lusinessveek.com/articles/2JI3J3J6/sequestrationcuts92millionlromtheslasluJget.·
8¯2
Clark, Patrick, °Sequestration Cuts S92 Million lrom the SBA's BuJget,¨ Fioomo:r¸ Fasio:ssw::r, Bloomlerg L.P. 6 March
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.lusinessveek.com/articles/2JI3J3J6/sequestrationcuts92millionlromtheslasluJget.·
8¯3
Clark, Patrick, °Sequestration Cuts S92 Million lrom the SBA's BuJget,¨ Fioomo:r¸ Fasio:ssw::r, Bloomlerg L.P. 6 March
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.lusinessveek.com/articles/2JI3J3J6/sequestrationcuts92millionlromtheslasluJget.·
8¯+
Moylan, AnJrev, °Olama's SBA spent S8J,JJJ in Taxpayer Money on StuJy to promote Internet Sales Tax.¨ Pstr::tor¸
R Street Institute. 2J Novemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.rstreet.org/2JI3/II/2J/olamasslaspent8JJJJintaxpayer
money·.
8¯5
Moylan, AnJrev, °Olama's SBA spent S8J,JJJ in Taxpayer Money on StuJy to promote Internet Sales Tax.¨ Pstr::tor¸
R Street Institute. 2J Novemler 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.rstreet.org/2JI3/II/2J/olamasslaspent8JJJJintaxpayer
money·.
8¯6
°Bill Summary anJ Status. Marketplace Iairness Act¨ Legislative Inlormation Service. Vel. ·http.//lis.gov/cgi
lis/lJquery/D`JII3.I../temp/…lJI]mU.Jlsn.•/lillsumm/lillsumm.php`iJ2·.•
8¯¯
Black, Sam, °Vhen Government Real Fstate Deals Go BaJ.¨ Fiz¡oaroeiscom American City Business ]ournals. ¯ ]une 2JI3.
Vel ·http.//vvv.litjournals.com/tvincities/printeJition/2JI3/J6/J¯/moneypits.html`pageall·.
8¯8
Black, Sam, °Vhen Government Real Fstate Deals Go BaJ.¨ Fiz¡oaroeiscom American City Business ]ournals. ¯ ]une 2JI3.
Vel ·http.//vvv.litjournals.com/tvincities/printeJition/2JI3/J6/J¯/moneypits.html`pageall·.
8¯9
StevarJ, Tom, °IeJeral BuilJing Makeover Drives Up Cost Ol MN's Biggest Stimulus Project,¨ wetc|co¸or¸ Vioo:sote
Far:ea. VatchJog Minnesota Bureau ¬ Iranklin Center lor Government & Pullic Integrity. 2¯ Octoler 2JI3.
·http.//vatchJog.org/II29+J/leJeralluilJingmakeoverJrivescostmnsliggeststimulusproject/·.
88J
The Vhite House. Ollice ol the Press Secretary. Pr:sic:ot Joeme Si¸os eo Fx:cativ: Jrc:r Focas:c oo F:c:rei L:ec:rs|i¡ io
Foviroom:otei, Fo:r¸v, eoc Fcooomic P:rjormeoc:. w|it:|oas:¸ov Oct. 2JJ9. Vel.
·http.//vvv.vhitehouse.gov/the¸press¸ollice/PresiJentOlamasignsanFxecutiveOrJerIocuseJonIeJeral
LeaJershipinFnvironmentalFnergyanJFconomicPerlormance·.
88I
StevarJ, Tom, °IeJeral BuilJing Makeover Drives Up Cost Ol MN's Biggest Stimulus Project,¨ wetc|co¸or¸ Vioo:sote
Far:ea. VatchJog Minnesota Bureau ¬ Iranklin Center lor Government & Pullic Integrity. 2¯ Octoler 2JI3.
·http.//vatchJog.org/II29+J/leJeralluilJingmakeoverJrivescostmnsliggeststimulusproject/·.
882
StevarJ, Tom, °IeJeral BuilJing Makeover Drives Up Cost Ol MN's Biggest Stimulus Project,¨ wetc|co¸or¸ Vioo:sote
Far:ea. VatchJog Minnesota Bureau ¬ Iranklin Center lor Government & Pullic Integrity. 2¯ Octoler 2JI3.
·http.//vatchJog.org/II29+J/leJeralluilJingmakeoverJrivescostmnsliggeststimulusproject/·.
883
StevarJ, Tom, °IeJeral BuilJing Makeover Drives Up Cost Ol MN's Biggest Stimulus Project,¨ wetc|co¸or¸ Vioo:sote
Far:ea. VatchJog Minnesota Bureau ¬ Iranklin Center lor Government & Pullic Integrity. 2¯ Octoler 2JI3.
·http.//vatchJog.org/II29+J/leJeralluilJingmakeoverJrivescostmnsliggeststimulusproject/·.
88+
Black, Sam, °Vhen Government Real Fstate Deals Go BaJ.¨ Fiz¡oaroeiscom American City Business ]ournals. ¯ ]une 2JI3.
Vel ·http.//vvv.litjournals.com/tvincities/printeJition/2JI3/J6/J¯/moneypits.html`pageall·.
885
Kahan, Dan. °Some Data on FJucation, Religiosity, IJeology, anJ Science Comprehension.¨ Caitareico¸oitiooo:t The
Cultural Cognition Project at Yale Lav School. I5 Octoler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.culturalcognition.net/llog/2JI3/IJ/I5/someJataoneJucationreligiosityiJeologyanJscience
comp.html`lastPagetrue&postSulmitteJtrue·.
886
Kahan, Dan M. (2JI3) °IJeology, motivateJ reasoning, anJ cognitive reasoning,¨ jac¸m:ot eoc D:cisioo Verio¸, 8(+). +J¯
+2+.

I¯3

"#$%&'(() *+,-

88¯
Kahan, Dan M. (2JI3) °IJeology, motivateJ reasoning, anJ cognitive reasoning,¨ jac¸m:ot eoc D:cisioo Verio¸, 8(+). +J¯
+2+.
888
Kahan, Dan M. (2JI3) °IJeology, motivateJ reasoning, anJ cognitive reasoning,¨ jac¸m:ot eoc D:cisioo Verio¸, 8(+). +J¯
+2+.
889
Kahan, Dan M. (2JI3) °IJeology, motivateJ reasoning, anJ cognitive reasoning,¨ jac¸m:ot eoc D:cisioo Verio¸, 8(+). +J¯
+2+.
89J
Kahan, Dan M. (2JI3) °IJeology, motivateJ reasoning, anJ cognitive reasoning,¨ jac¸m:ot eoc D:cisioo Verio¸, 8(+). +J¯
+2+.
89I
NSI Grant AvarJ /J922¯I+.
892
Suresh, Sulra. •Impact ol IY 2JI3 Sequestration OrJer on NSI AvarJs.• Letter to NSI Grant AvarJee Organitations.
2¯ Iel. 2JI3. Xsj¸ov. Vel. ·http.//vvv.nsl.gov/puls/2JI3/inI33/inI33.pJl·.
893
Darla Cameron, DaviJ A. IahrentholJ anJ Lisa Rein, °Tracking the PreJicteJ Sequester Impacts.¨ wes|io¸too¡ostcom
The Vashington Post. 3J ]une 2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.vashingtonpost.com/vpsrv/special/politics/sequestration
leJeralagencyupJate/·.
89+
Department ol the Interior. National Park Service. Poat: ee Corricor Pr:s:rvetioo Pro¸rem P:eat|oriz:c. X¡s¸ov. National
Park Service, 5 Mar. 2JJ9. Vel. ·http.//vvv.nps.gov/history/rt66/nevs/PressReleaseNPSRT66Reauthoritation.pJl·.
895
Department ol the Interior. National Park Service. °Route 66 CorriJor Preservatin Program Grant AvarJs ¬ 2JI3,¨
o¡s¸ov National Park Service. Vel. ·http.//vvv.nps.gov/history/rt66/grnts/2JI3GrantAvarJs.pJl·. AccesseJ 25
Novemler 2JI3.
896
Department ol the Interior. National Park Service. °Route 66 CorriJor Preservatin Program Grant AvarJs ¬ 2JI3,¨
o¡s¸ov National Park Service. Vel. ·http.//vvv.nps.gov/history/rt66/grnts/2JI3GrantAvarJs.pJl·. AccesseJ 25
Novemler 2JI3.
89¯
Decamp ]unction lacelook page, Vel. ·https.//vvv.lacelook.com/pages/Decamp]unction/33I859J9J2IJ925`skinlo·.
AccesseJ 25 Novemler 2JI3.
898
Department ol the Interior. National Park Service. °Route 66 CorriJor Preservatin Program Grant AvarJs ¬ 2JI3,¨
o¡s¸ov National Park Service. Vel. ·http.//vvv.nps.gov/history/rt66/grnts/2JI3GrantAvarJs.pJl·. AccesseJ 25
Novemler 2JI3.
899
Department ol the Interior. National Park Service. °Route 66 CorriJor Preservatin Program Grant AvarJs ¬ 2JI3,¨
o¡s¸ov National Park Service. Vel. ·http.//vvv.nps.gov/history/rt66/grnts/2JI3GrantAvarJs.pJl·. AccesseJ 25
Novemler 2JI3.
9JJ
Department ol the Interior. National Park Service. °Route 66 CorriJor Preservatin Program Grant AvarJs ¬ 2JI3,¨
o¡s¸ov National Park Service. Vel. ·http.//vvv.nps.gov/history/rt66/grnts/2JI3GrantAvarJs.pJl·. AccesseJ 25
Novemler 2JI3.
9JI
Minutes ol the Lincoln County (Montana) BoarJ ol Commissioners. Liocoiocoaotvmtas I May 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.lincolncountymt.us/Minutes/Jocs/2JI3/May/MayI.pJl·.
9J2
Irant, ]ustin, °Goll Car Assemlly Plant May Open in Lilly,¨ Fiet|:eco:ecoocom IlatheaJ Beacon. I6 May 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.llatheaJleacon.com/articles/article/goll¸car¸assemlly¸plant¸may¸open¸in¸lilly/33+2J·.
9J3
Gerstenecker, Alan Levis, °Commissioners OK llock grant to aiJ gollcar company at Port Authority,¨
t|:w:st:roo:wscom. The Vestern Nevs. 3 May 2JI3. ·http.//vvv.thevesternnevs.com/nevs/article¸9lcl+Ja6l+JaIIe2
98l3JJI9ll2963l+.html·.
9J+
Gerstenecker, Alan Levis, °Commissioners OK llock grant to aiJ gollcar company at Port Authority,¨
t|:w:st:roo:wscom. The Vestern Nevs. 3 May 2JI3. ·http.//vvv.thevesternnevs.com/nevs/article¸9lcl+Ja6l+JaIIe2
98l3JJI9ll2963l+.html·.
9J5
Irant, ]ustin, °Goll Car Assemlly Plant May Open in Lilly,¨ Fiet|:eco:ecoocom IlatheaJ Beacon. I6 May 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.llatheaJleacon.com/articles/article/goll¸car¸assemlly¸plant¸may¸open¸in¸lilly/33+2J·.
9J6
Irant, ]ustin, °Goll Car Assemlly Plant May Open in Lilly,¨ Fiet|:eco:ecoocom IlatheaJ Beacon. I6 May 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.llatheaJleacon.com/articles/article/goll¸car¸assemlly¸plant¸may¸open¸in¸lilly/33+2J·.
9J¯
Hintte, Lynnette. °Stinger's Lilly Plant Likely to Close.¨ Deiiviot:rier:com The Daily Inter Lake. 8 Ielruary 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.Jailyinterlake.com/nevs/local¸montana/article¸8a93J¯l6¯26eIIe28c9eJJI9ll2963l+.html`moJejqm,·
9J8
Hintte, Lynnette. °Stinger's Lilly Plant Likely to Close.¨ Deiiviot:rier:com The Daily Inter Lake. 8 Ielruary 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.Jailyinterlake.com/nevs/local¸montana/article¸8a93J¯l6¯26eIIe28c9eJJI9ll2963l+.html`moJejqm,·,
Irant, ]ustin, °Goll Car Assemlly Plant May Open in Lilly,¨ Fiet|:eco:ecoocom IlatheaJ Beacon. I6 May 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.llatheaJleacon.com/articles/article/goll¸car¸assemlly¸plant¸may¸open¸in¸lilly/33+2J·.

I¯+

"#$%&'(() *+,-

9J9
Plungis, ]ell, °Amtrak Serving Iree Vine to Steak Loses Millions on IooJ.¨ Fioomo:r¸com. Bloomlerg L.P. I+ Novemler
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.lloomlerg.com/nevs/2JI3III+/amtrakservinglreevinetosteaklosesmillionsonlooJ.html·.
9IJ
]alle, Fric, °Vhy Can't Amtrak Get IooJ Right`¨ 1|:AtieoticCiti:scom The Atlantic Monthly Group. 2J Novemler 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//vvv.theatlanticcities.com/jolsanJeconomy/2JI3/II/vhycantamtrakgetlooJright/¯6+6/·.
9II
Plungis, ]ell, °Amtrak Serving Iree Vine to Steak Loses Millions on IooJ.¨ Fioomo:r¸com. Bloomlerg L.P. I+ Novemler
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.lloomlerg.com/nevs/2JI3III+/amtrakservinglreevinetosteaklosesmillionsonlooJ.html·.
9I2
]alle, Fric, °Vhy Can't Amtrak Get IooJ Right`¨ 1|:AtieoticCiti:scom The Atlantic Monthly Group. 2J Novemler 2JI3.
Vel. ·http.//vvv.theatlanticcities.com/jolsanJeconomy/2JI3/II/vhycantamtrakgetlooJright/¯6+6/·.
9I3
Plungis, ]ell, °Amtrak Serving Iree Vine to Steak Loses Millions on IooJ.¨ Fioomo:r¸com. Bloomlerg L.P. I+ Novemler
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.lloomlerg.com/nevs/2JI3III+/amtrakservinglreevinetosteaklosesmillionsonlooJ.html·.
9I+
Plungis, ]ell, °Amtrak Serving Iree Vine to Steak Loses Millions on IooJ.¨ Fioomo:r¸com. Bloomlerg L.P. I+ Novemler
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.lloomlerg.com/nevs/2JI3III+/amtrakservinglreevinetosteaklosesmillionsonlooJ.html·.
9I5
Plungis, ]ell, °Amtrak Serving Iree Vine to Steak Loses Millions on IooJ.¨ Fioomo:r¸com. Bloomlerg L.P. I+ Novemler
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.lloomlerg.com/nevs/2JI3III+/amtrakservinglreevinetosteaklosesmillionsonlooJ.html·.
9I6
Plungis, ]ell, °Amtrak Serving Iree Vine to Steak Loses Millions on IooJ,¨ Fioomo:r¸com. Bloomlerg L.P. I+ Novemler
2JI3. Vel. ·http.//vvv.lloomlerg.com/nevs/2JI3III+/amtrakservinglreevinetosteaklosesmillionsonlooJ.html·.
9I¯
°DO] OIG. A P:vi:w oj t|: HS Vers|eis S:rvic:`s Hs: oj A¡¡ro¡riet:c Faocs to Parc|es: Promotiooei It:ms DO] OIG Oversight anJ
Reviev Division. Novemler 2JI3. Vel. · http.//vvv.justice.gov/oig/reports/2JI3/sI3II.pJl·. (ii).
9I8
AnJerson, ]ellrey. °U.S. Marshals May Alvays Get Their Man, lut They Buy a Lot ol 'Svag' Along the Vay.¨
wes|io¸tootim:scom The Vashington Times LLC. 5 Novemler 2JI3. Vel.
·http.//vvv.vashingtontimes.com/nevs/2JI3/nov/5/igmarshalsspentexcessivelysvag/print/·.
9I9
°DO] OIG. A P:vi:w oj t|: HS Vers|eis S:rvic:`s Hs: oj A¡¡ro¡riet:c Faocs to Parc|es: Promotiooei It:ms DO] OIG Oversight anJ
Reviev Division. Novemler 2JI3. Vel. · http.//vvv.justice.gov/oig/reports/2JI3/sI3II.pJl·. (I+).
92J
°DO] OIG. A P:vi:w oj t|: HS Vers|eis S:rvic:`s Hs: oj A¡¡ro¡riet:c Faocs to Parc|es: Promotiooei It:ms DO] OIG Oversight anJ
Reviev Division. Novemler 2JI3. Vel. · http.//vvv.justice.gov/oig/reports/2JI3/sI3II.pJl·. (ii).
92I
°DO] OIG. A P:vi:w oj t|: HS Vers|eis S:rvic:`s Hs: oj A¡¡ro¡riet:c Faocs to Parc|es: Promotiooei It:ms DO] OIG Oversight anJ
Reviev Division. Novemler 2JI3. Vel. · http.//vvv.justice.gov/oig/reports/2JI3/sI3II.pJl·. (I3).
922
°DO] OIG. A P:vi:w oj t|: HS Vers|eis S:rvic:`s Hs: oj A¡¡ro¡riet:c Faocs to Parc|es: Promotiooei It:ms DO] OIG Oversight
anJ Reviev Division. Novemler 2JI3. Vel. · http.//vvv.justice.gov/oig/reports/2JI3/sI3II.pJl·. (I3).
923
°DO] OIG. A P:vi:w oj t|: HS Vers|eis S:rvic:`s Hs: oj A¡¡ro¡riet:c Faocs to Parc|es: Promotiooei It:ms DO] OIG Oversight
anJ Reviev Division. Novemler 2JI3. Vel. · http.//vvv.justice.gov/oig/reports/2JI3/sI3II.pJl·. (I3).
92+
°DO] OIG. A P:vi:w oj t|: HS Vers|eis S:rvic:`s Hs: oj A¡¡ro¡riet:c Faocs to Parc|es: Promotiooei It:ms DO] OIG Oversight
anJ Reviev Division. Novemler 2JI3. Vel. · http.//vvv.justice.gov/oig/reports/2JI3/sI3II.pJl·. (2I).
925
°DO] OIG. A P:vi:w oj t|: HS Vers|eis S:rvic:`s Hs: oj A¡¡ro¡riet:c Faocs to Parc|es: Promotiooei It:ms DO] OIG Oversight
anJ Reviev Division. Novemler 2JI3. Vel. · http.//vvv.justice.gov/oig/reports/2JI3/sI3II.pJl·. (2I). s:: eiso p. 33, noting
the USMS policy as a result ol the Attorney General's Jirective. On ]anuary 2I, 2JII, the Attorney General aJJresseJ issueJ
a Jirective that essentially suspenJeJ the purchase ol promotional items ly the USMS. Attorney General HolJer's
Jirective requireJ all components °to reJuce expenJitures to only missionessential programs, projects anJ activities.¨ Six
months later, the USMS Chiel Iinancial Ollicer emaileJ all USMS management stating the agency vas Jeveloping a
promotional items policy anJ all expenses lor those items vere °suspenJeJ penJing issuance ol a lormal policy.¨
926
°DO] OIG. A P:vi:w oj t|: HS Vers|eis S:rvic:`s Hs: oj A¡¡ro¡riet:c Faocs to Parc|es: Promotiooei It:ms DO] OIG Oversight
anJ Reviev Division. Novemler 2JI3. Vel. · http.//vvv.justice.gov/oig/reports/2JI3/sI3II.pJl·. (22).
92¯
°DO] OIG. A P:vi:w oj t|: HS Vers|eis S:rvic:`s Hs: oj A¡¡ro¡riet:c Faocs to Parc|es: Promotiooei It:ms DO] OIG Oversight
anJ Reviev Division. Novemler 2JI3. Vel. · http.//vvv.justice.gov/oig/reports/2JI3/sI3II.pJl·. (+I)..
928
°DO] OIG. A P:vi:w oj t|: HS Vers|eis S:rvic:`s Hs: oj A¡¡ro¡riet:c Faocs to Parc|es: Promotiooei It:ms DO] OIG Oversight
anJ Reviev Division. Novemler 2JI3. Vel. · http.//vvv.justice.gov/oig/reports/2JI3/sI3II.pJl·. (+I).
929
°DO] OIG. A P:vi:w oj t|: HS Vers|eis S:rvic:`s Hs: oj A¡¡ro¡riet:c Faocs to Parc|es: Promotiooei It:ms DO] OIG Oversight
anJ Reviev Division. Novemler 2JI3. Vel. · http.//vvv.justice.gov/oig/reports/2JI3/sI3II.pJl·. (2I22).
93J
See H.R. 933. ConsoliJateJ anJ Iurther Continuing Appropriations Act, 2JI3.

I¯5

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->