Scott Higham

ReporterWashington, D.C.


More than half of IRD’s separation agreements contain clauses that violate federal whistleblower laws.

  • Jul 31, 2014

Some fear the programs designed to stop government leaks may also keep employees from reporting problems.

  • Jul 23, 2014

Whistleblower groups charge that corporations are seeking to silence employees who might report fraud.

  • Jul 18, 2014

Secrecy agreements create chilling effect for whistleblowers who want to report waste, abuse and fraud.

  • Jun 29, 2014

The inspector general demands the identities of IRD employees who signed confidentiality agreements.

  • May 21, 2014

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

  • May 6, 2014

A nonprofit received millions of dollars to do development work in Iraq and Afghanistan and paid top executives generously.

  • May 4, 2014

The request by two House oversight committee members signals a probe of the government contractor.

  • Apr 1, 2014

KBR, one of the largest government contractors, is accused of requiring employees seeking to report fraud to sign confidentiality agreements.

  • Apr 1, 2014

An inside look at the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, from a London office to the skies of Asia.

  • Mar 30, 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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