A decision by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rival defense minister, Benny Gantz, to hold an inquiry could further destabilize their unity government.
As the country heads into a dangerous new phase of the pandemic, the government’s management of the P.P.E. crisis has left the private sector still straining to meet anticipated demand.
Which party controls the Senate will largely dictate how ambitious President-elect Joe Biden can get on taxes, health care, climate change and other policy priorities.
A scandal led to a $2.9 billion trust fund for states to put cleaner vehicles on their roads. A lot of the money has gone to more diesel vehicles.
Dozens of military contractors, most of them Black, have been jailed in the emirate — some on trumped-up drug charges. Why has the American government failed to help them?
A presidential executive order banning the “malign ideology” of racial sensitivity training has rippled through government into academia and corporate America.
The Trump administration awarded hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of urgent work to small companies with scant experience.
The president often criticized the Defense Production Act as anti-business. Now he’s campaigning on having frequently used the law to ramp up production of medical gear.
A yearlong investigation into Seema Verma, the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, showed the cozy relations that fuel the nation’s capital at taxpayer expense.
The billion-dollar “Black Budget” demands secrecy. That made it a perfect target.
A memo sent to agency heads on Friday called efforts that often focus on promoting awareness of racism “divisive” and “un-American propaganda.”
Amazon, a rival for the $10 billion contract, has complained that President Trump interfered in the process.
Documents obtained through a public records request showed the degree to which XPO Logistics, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s former employer, is intertwined with the agency he now oversees.
The tech giant, once an example of how not to operate in the nation’s capital, now has a successful influence operation there.
A tech start-up named for objects in “The Lord of the Rings” has become a major government contractor. But what it does is not easy to understand.
As South Africans cope with hunger in the pandemic, government efforts at delivering relief have floundered amid widespread allegations of fraud and mismanagement.
Under emergency coronavirus orders, the Trump administration is using hotels across the country to hold migrant children and families before expelling them.
A private technology company that gathers data for a coronavirus database said a nondisclosure agreement with the Trump administration blocks it from discussing its $10.2 million contract.
A litigator asserts that she faced reprisal after saying Secretary Eugene Scalia was set to settle a discrimination suit for a sum she found too low.
An administration shift is putting a burden on hospitals and undercutting the integrity of data on the pandemic, current and former members of a federal advisory panel said.
The world’s largest vaccine producer, the Serum Institute, announced a plan to make hundreds of millions of doses of an unproven inoculation. It’s a gamble with a huge upside. And huge risks.
The Chinese police are systematically collecting genomic data from tens of millions of people.
Besides the fact that there’s no coronavirus vaccine yet, the government usually lets the private sector handle it.
Novavax just received the Trump administration’s largest vaccine contract. In the Maryland company’s 33-year history, it has never brought a vaccine to market.
The Senate can take a page from the market economies around the world that managed to fight the pandemic and safely restore normalcy.
Aid agencies are scrambling to get oxygen equipment to low-income countries where the coronavirus is rapidly spreading.
The coronavirus has devastated Latin America. And it has only been worsened by a wave of graft and profiteering, prosecutors say.
Like a lot of the country’s pandemic response, contact tracing has been hampered by inconsistency, with much promised but little delivered.
Garrison Kenneth Courtney pretended to be a C.I.A. officer to bilk companies.
Prosecutors charged a New Jersey man who was part of an unlikely crew that sought a lucrative deal to provide desperately needed protective equipment.
Ignoring Freedom of Information Act requests during the crisis damages democracy.
The allegations suggest personal clashes influenced how the administration responded to the pandemic.
An engineer landed one of the state’s biggest coronavirus-related contracts after FEMA volunteers forwarded his name.
Roughly a dozen young, inexperienced workers were assembled to sort through tips on masks, gloves and other equipment. Warehouses were running bare, and doctors fighting the coronavirus were forced to make their own protective gear.
Rick Bright, the ousted chief of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Agency, said he was pressured to steer millions of dollars to the clients of a well-connected consultant.
It seems unlikely the space agency will meet President Trump’s goal of a return to the lunar surface by the end of 2024.
The administration has all the authority it needs to produce medical supplies and prepare for a potential vaccine.
The Defense Production Act has been invoked hundreds of thousands of times in the Trump years. But with the pandemic, the president sees it as a “break the glass” last resort.
Iraq depends on oil revenues, which have plummeted. The country is so desperate it is asking for donations to help it weather the pandemic.
It remains unclear if the effort to enlist companies like General Motors, Apple and Hanes constitutes an effective strategy.