Got Waste?

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) is recognized by the media as the leading source of information on government waste. Since our founding in 1984, CAGW has helped expose such high-profile symbols of federal profligacy as the Department of Defense's $640 toilet seat and $436 hammer and the National Park Service's $797,400 outhouse.

A big part of our success comes through tips - often anonymous - from Capitol Hill, federal agency employees, and other patriotic citizens who share our desire to expose wasteful spending.

CAGW wants to help you get the word out. Here are just a few examples of waste, fraud, and abuse that CAGW has exposed with the help of tips from citizens and government employees:

  • A whistleblower informed CAGW that the Federal Aviation Administration awarded a $1.5 million grant to a company solely to avoid a threatened lawsuit.
  • Congressional staff tipped off CAGW that the New Orleans Housing Authority had received $800 million in federal funds since 1992, yet the city's public housing tenants still live in utter squalor.
  • A whistleblower alerted CAGW to hundreds of millions of dollars wasted through the Centers for Disease Control for HIV/AIDS prevention.
  • Americans have a right to know when their money is being misspent by Washington. If you've Got Waste, please report it to us over the web. We look forward to working with you. 

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