The cost to put a new kind of radiation monitor in place at borders and ports across the country would be far more than the Department of Homeland Security initially told Congress, according to budget documents and interviews with officials.
Honors and Awards
Robert O'Harrow Jr. is an investigative reporter on the business desk at The Washington Post, who has recently focussed on government contracting, fraud, waste and abuse. A Pulitzer Prize finalist and winner of the top award from the Investigative Reporters and Editors group, O'Harrow is now exploring the interection of the Intelligence Community and commercial world.
O'Harrow had previously carved out beat about the data revolution, uncovering stories about the use of personal information that spurred changes in state and federal law. In 1999 and this year, he was a finalist for the Gerald Loeb award for business reporting. In 2000, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for a series about privacy and technology.
In 2003, O'Harrow won the Carnegie Mellon Cybersecurity Award.
In 2006, O'Harrow and his reporting partner, Scott Higham, won the top award for investigative reporting from Investigative Reporters and Editors for a series of stories about contracting fraud, waste and abuse called, "The High Price of Homeland Security."
Lucrative Contracts, Legal Problems Unisys Corp. has been at the center of several procurement-fraud cases over the years, two of which included allegations that the company submitted inflated labor costs on federal contracts. The following are some of those cases.
High Cost of Homeland Security Staff Writers Robert O'Harrow and Scott Higham will be online on Oct. 24 to answer reader questions about their ongoing coverage of the Dept. of Homeland Security.