The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded a grant of $100,000 for a multimedia game teaming players with an alien who fights to improve women’s auras damaged by negative self-esteem, discrimination and eating disorders.
Despite a 22 percent cost overrun, glitches found testing key weapons and radar systems on the U.S.S. Gerald Ford will require the Navy to enter its first new generation aircraft carrier into maintenance soon after its 2016 commissioning, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
New York’s Coney Island has been awarded $7.2 million to pump 600,000 cubic yards of sand along the beachfront, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced Friday. But that’s more than twice the amount washed away by Hurricane Sandy.
Alabama is balking at refunding the federal government $88.2 million in “unallowable” Medicaid bonus payments for fiscal years 2009 and 2010, according to an audit by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The real problem with the Lifeline Program that provides free cell phones – commonly known as “Obamaphones” – to low-income individuals is not that it’s been abused, but that not enough low-income Latinos are using the subsidized phones, according to The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC).
In a speech Tuesday at the National Press Club, outgoing Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano touted her accomplishments, discussed lessons learned, and warned her successor of "serious" challenges ahead, including a "serious" cyber attack and the effects of climate change.
The Department of Defense plans to spend $25,883 to count giant fairy shrimp, butterflies, Argus land snails and other invertebrates at its airborne weapons testing and training facility in China Lake, California, located in the northeast Mojave Desert.
A $2.2 million, multi-year study by University of Illinois researchers on the risks of contracting HIV by married male migrant laborers from Tajikistan who have sex with female prostitutes in Moscow has been extended to 2014, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is funding the research.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $179,784 grant to “experimental economists” who will study what drives one’s work incentive – personal gain and employer profit or contributing to causes that help the “needy.”
A multi-million dollar project funded by the National Science Foundation is developing card games, videos and other educational programs “to engage adult learners and inform public understanding and response to climate change.”
ederal employees in the U.S. Economic Development Administration mashed up $175.000 worth of usable computers, printers, televisions, and digital cameras after being erroneously warned by the Department of Homeland Security that their IT system was infected with malicious malware.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) tweeted her approval Wednesday for the Obama administration’s decision that members of Congress will not have to join health care exchanges and their health care coverage will be subsidized by American taxpayers.
The U.S. Department of Labor awarded $346,531 of a nearly $1 million National Emergency Grant (NEG) to 180 workers who were laid off from their jobs at a Solo Cup factory in North Andover, Massachusetts that closed over two years ago.