Source:Gregory Gordon, Carrie Jung and Patrick Malone
Affiliation:McClatchy, WBUR and The Center for Public Integrity
Three veteran journalists share their experiences and secrets in how to unearth shady or improper government contracting arrangements at the federal, state and local levels. The panelists will provide details of how they uncovered shenanigans that cost taxpayers millions of dollars -- even billions of dollars -- in procurements for two-way radios, K-12 education and Pentagon work. They will school attendees about filing public records requests, contacting the competitors of suspect companies and tracking incestuous relationships involving contract officers.