Scott Higham

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Ruling on Kellogg Brown & Root sends a message that restricting employees is illegal.

  • Apr 1, 2015

The ruling sends a powerful signal to corporations that the improper use of confidentiality agreements will result in civil fines and possible criminal penalties.

  • Apr 1, 2015

International Relief and Development took workers to a posh Pennsylvania resort with a spa and open bar.

  • Mar 13, 2015

International Relief and Development Inc., once among the largest nonprofit contractors working for USAID, has dismissed its board of directors and laid off 21 employees.

  • Feb 20, 2015

Newsroom colleagues noticed the anchor’s willingness to take stories to their limit — and beyond.

  • Feb 14, 2015

Executives opted to suspend anchor with no guarantee of return.

  • Feb 11, 2015

Several leaders of International Relief and Development resigned amid an investigation of alleged misspending.

  • Feb 9, 2015

The contractor, which led projects in Afghanistan and Iraq, received more than $2.4 billion since 2007.

  • Jan 26, 2015

Authorities charged the official with steering contracts to an Afghan subcontractor as part of an agricultural program funded by USAID.

  • Dec 22, 2014

Agency’s deputy inspector general will retire in wake of claims that his office altered negative audit reports

  • Dec 8, 2014
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Scott Higham is a member of the investigations unit of The Washington Post. Since joining The Post, he has examined the deaths of foster children, waste and fraud in Homeland Security contracts, the treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib, and conflicts of interest on Capitol Hill. The foster care project received the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism grand prize. The Abu Ghraib project was a Pulitzer finalist for national reporting. Higham and his colleague Sari Horwitz also examined the murder of Washington intern Chandra Levy. That 13-part series led to the arrest of the true killer in the case and became the basis for a book, “Finding Chandra: A True Washington Murder Mystery,” which was named as a finalist for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America.

Before joining The Post, Higham worked for the Allentown Morning Call, the Baltimore Sun and the Miami Herald, where he handled government beats, criminal courts and investigative assignments. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University and the Columbia University School of Journalism.
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