Federal auditors examining nonprofit organization IRD

During the past decade, International Relief and Development received more grants from USAID than any nonprofit — $1.9 billion. The humanitarian group worked in Iraq and Afghanistan and provided 38 employees with $3.4 million in bonuses between 2008 and 2012. Here are the bonuses given to IRD employees compared to other nonprofits in hazard zones between 2010 and 2012.

International Relief and Development’s confidentiality policies and “revolving door” raise concerns.

    Secret U.S. aid helps Colombia cripple rebels

    Secret U.S. aid helps Colombia cripple rebels

    U.S. intelligence and GPS bomb kits help Latin American nation cripple rebel forces.

    For MicroTech, status as small firm meant big business

    For MicroTech, status as small firm meant big business

    But some former employees who worked for or closely with the firm say it had help from a larger company.

    At nonprofits, millions missing with little explanation

    At nonprofits, millions missing with little explanation

    A Post analysis found that more than 1,000 groups have had a “significant diversion” of assets since 2008.

    Homes for the Taking

    Homes for the Taking

    The Washington Post carries out one of the first comprehensive studies of tax lien sales in the country.

    Lenders seek court actions against homeowners years after foreclosure

    Lenders seek court actions against homeowners years after foreclosure

    In a shock to many former owners, collectors can pursue the “underwater amount” of mortgage, plus interest.

    Wealthiest in Congress prosper since recession

    Wealthiest in Congress prosper since recession

    CAPITOL ASSETS | A Washington Post investigation finds that lawmakers don’t get rich by merely being in Congress. Rich people who go there, though, tend to keep getting richer while they’re there.

    Pentagon plans big expansion of its espionage operations overseas

    Pentagon plans big expansion of its espionage operations overseas

    Ambitious plan will assemble an espionage network that rivals the CIA in size, U.S. officials say.

    Missions in virtual city train Pentagon’s soldier-hackers for cyberwar

    Missions in virtual city train Pentagon’s soldier-hackers for cyberwar

    PART SIX | “It might look to some people like a toy or game,” but program prepares government for digital attacks.

    Drug firms’ influence over research grows

    Drug firms’ influence over research grows

    EXCLUSIVE | Even in the most respected of medical journals, pharmaceutical companies’ funding and other ties to studies open the door to bias.

    No arrest. No charge. Case closed.

    No arrest. No charge. Case closed.

    MURDER UNDER THE MICROSCOPE | A Post examination in the District finds that police closed dozens of homicide cases without an arrest.