After you're finished, you're sent back out to several stations to double-check the intel reports. Speak to Ranger Pason at station Delta, Ranger Kudlow at station Foxtrot and Ranger Lineholm at station Alpha. If you've spoken to them, walk out of the tent and then back in, and speak to Reyes. After her suspicions have been justified, go to Camp Golf and confront Chief Hanlon about it. He can be found on the balcony above the entrance to the House Resort during the day. Note your choice will impact the ending you receive.
If you decide to turn him in, he commits suicide with his revolver. He drops his Ranger Sequoia revolver (which can be stolen with the loss of Karma), and you'll gain 500 XP.
Quest completed on PC and Xbox 360 by waiting outside the now-locked Hanlon office door for about one to two minutes.
If you let Hanlon continue his plan without informing the NCR, he walks off and you get 500XP.
If you have killed Caesar or learned about Caesar's illness during the completion of Render Unto Caesar or by questioning Silus, you can convince Hanlon to come back to his senses and cease falsifying the reports, and you get 500XP.
If a non-player character capable of receiving the upgraded codes is dead, the player can manually upgrade the stations by interacting with the ham radio. This contingency is there in case the station is wiped out by wandering creatures (such as Foxtrot, and its cazador problem) or the player. This does not include Charlie, however, because the radio will have been destroyed by the Legion. If any non-player character who you must ask to double-check intel reports is dead, the report can be looted from their body.
If Hanlon is already dead, the quest will end when returning to Reyes stating that "Since Hanlon is dead we will never really know". 300 caps and 720 XP as a reward for this method was given.
Hanlon will not discuss quest matters unless he is outside on the balcony.
The unmarked quest Andy and Charlie, which you get from Ranger Andy in Novac, also requires you to check out Ranger Station Charlie. You can effectively combine these two quests.
If you are playing in favor of Caesar's Legion, you still can complete this quest and We Are Legion (which requires killing all senior officers in Forlorn Hope, one of them being Sergeant Reyes). To be able to do this, upgrade the ranger stations and double-check the intel reports, then kill all the officers and, at the same time, talk with chief Hanlon, which will successfully complete this quest.
If you return to Reyes, she'll ask you what Chief Hanlon had to say about the bogus reports. There are various replies available depending on your choices during this quest, and your reply can affect the level of morale for the purposes of Restoring Hope.
pc When Chief Hanlon makes a speech over the microphone before his suicide, each line is said twice. This does not change the ending of the quest. [verified]
ps3 If you level up after you complete the quest the game will freeze, after this if you wait 20 to 30 seconds it should go back to normal. [verified]
xbox360 After you confront him, the game may glitch and he will remain sitting in his office however his door will never "automatically" lock and he will not speak on the intercom no matter how far away you move from the office. This can be fixed by reloading a save before you confront him. [verified]
xbox360 When locked inside his office, Hanlon will sometimes stop performing his speech and as a result never shoot himself in the head, leaving the Quest marked as incomplete and his Ranger Sequoia impossible to obtain. This can sometimes be fixed by reloading a current save, or turning off your radio while Chief Hanlon is speaking. [verified]
pc The quest may register Ranger station Bravo as having been updated while it has factually not. [verified]
ps3 Your companions can disappear when you leave the balcony. It's best to make them wait outside the resort before going in. When they disappear, going back outside, or leaving the building, can make them return after waiting 30 seconds (they just pop out of nowhere). In some cases you may have to dismiss them since they become "stuck" in front of the balcony. [verified]
xbox360ps3 It is possible for Hanlon to become glitched so that he remains stationary and never goes out to the balcony. He will not enter dialogue with the character and the quest cannot be completed. Sleeping, waiting and fast traveling are all unable to fix his lack of movement. Walking into him as if your trying to push him MAY work as it worked for some in this situation, but if not... Loading a save prior to entering the building can fix this. Also, you can, after realizing he is glitched, exit the building, then wait out in front (real-time waiting) until he comes out on the porch, then re-enter the building and proceed to the porch. You can also try pick-pocketing and being detected, this may make him walk off and resume his normal routine, or it might not work at all. [verified]
xbox360 If the player crosses the threshold that closes and locks Hanlon's door before the objective of finding a Ranger to arrest him finishes displaying, Hanlon's radio announcement fails to play. The gunshot still occurs and the quest is completed, though. Also the Holotape you receive may not play, or will let you play once and quit working. [verified]
ps3 Sometimes he will get stuck in a mass crowd of other NCR members. A way to fix this is to use a silenced weapon (or melee) to 'sneak kill' all of the NCR soldiers that are in Hanlon's general vicinity. Almost immediately after this he will begin to move once more. [verified]
xbox360pc Depending on side quests completed by the Courier, Ranger Station Charlie may or may not have been raided and its inhabitants murdered. While speaking with Tech Sergeant Reyes, after turning in the first part of the quest, the Courier has the option to ask about other Ranger Stations experiencing strange occurrences. She will say that Ranger Station Charlie has recently been reporting an over-shipment of medical supplies even if the Courier has reported to her that the Station's inhabitants are dead. (This may have something to do with how Ranger Station Bravo has received many ammunition resupplies, yet is not as well stocked in water/med supplies). [verified]
xbox360pc When receiving the second part of the quest, Reyes will tell the Courier that one Ranger Station is reporting attacks from super mutants and another is reporting being attacked by the Great Khans' "trained deathclaws". When the quest updates in the Courier's Pip-Boy, a quest objective is to investigate the reports from Camp Golf, even though these reports were not mentioned in the quest dialogue. [verified]
Note that this objective is marked as complete once the last report from the ranger stations are received; Hanlon does have dialogue regarding seeking out the ranger stations to confirm the reports, saying something about how "sometimes things get twisted"; this may be an attempt to throw you off his trail, though it is odd this dialogue can take place even after it is made apparent that Hanlon is to blame.
xbox360pc Due to a scripting error, if you convince the chief to stop falsifying records, you will get the ending where you agreed to keep his secret safe. [verified]
pc If you upgrade all stations, including Charlie (Before you receive the quest [Andy and Charlie] ) for the exception of Echo (or any other, but only one), then receive the quest Andy and Charlie and visit the station again to find the station wiped out you will be informed that you upgraded station Echo (or any other). [verified]
xbox360pcps3 The option of informing Hanlon about Caesar's illness is completely bugged and there is no absolutely no way to inform him of the illness as a way of concluding this quest without the use of mods that can fix this bug, meaning the only way to convince him to cease falsifying the reports is to kill Caesar. [verified]