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November 19, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

Pentagon Still Plans to Blow Through Its Allowance



Ohio Class Submarine An independent budget watchdog has analyzed the Pentagon's budget plans, and found that it is underestimating its long-term costs.

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Topics: National Security

November 17, 2014

By Winslow Wheeler

The Fight Over the A-10 May Just Be Beginning



Photograph of an A-10 in the air with explosions below Photo by USAF Despite strong provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act, Bloomberg is reporting that the Congressional leaders are very seriously considering an Air Force proposal to contravene the language, and money, of both bills to proceed with the "divest

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Topics: National Security

November 7, 2014

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Acquisition Reform Seems More Like Industry Wish List



Contract Oversight Acquisition reform is a hot buzz phrase, but the latest proposal by the New Democrat Coalition reads like a contracting lobbyist's talking points. Contracting improvements are needed, but the government shouldn't invite contractors to run the store and gut

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Topics: Contract Oversight

October 22, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

POGO Weighs in on Pending Defense Policy Bill



C-2A Greyhound While congressional staff are busy preparing a final version of the National Defense Authorization Act, POGO supports several specific policy reforms that could benefit the Pentagon and the American taxpayer.

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Topics: National Security

October 14, 2014

By Lydia Dennett

Commission on DOE Labs Looks at Interagency Work



Y-12 A commission established to review the efficiency of Department of Energy laboratories met for the third time to discuss interagency work and attempt to discover any waste or redundancy in the laboratory system.

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Topics: National Security

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