Between 2000 and 2013, the Coast Guard witnessed dramatic spikes in accidents causing death, injury and equipment damage. Data reveal lapses in judgment and missed opportunities to strengthen safety standards and protect crew members and civilians.
The Center for Investigative Reporting began its probe by studying official findings from accidents and annual reports the Coast Guard issues on its safety and fatality trends. But instead of relying on the graphs and charts that officials elected to include in those reports, CIR sought the raw data behind them.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki stepped down today, but his replacement will face an uphill battle in addressing the health care and veterans benefits scandals plaguing the agency.
Despite pledges from the Obama administration for greater transparency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has kept secret a potentially embarrassing independent report on how the agency deals with shootings and other violent incidents.
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