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June 5, 2018

By Neil Gordon

Tech Giants Play the DC Influence Game to Win Pentagon Cloud Deal



Pentagon cloud tech giants The companies vying for the Defense Department’s massive, winner-take-all JEDI cloud contract are sparing no expense when it comes to spreading influence around Washington.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

March 12, 2018

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Defense Lobbying Ban Might Drain the Pentagon Swamp



Revolving door man The FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act prohibits lobbying activities by certain Defense Department officials, which will slow down the revolving door and help drain the swamp.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 9, 2018

By Katherine Hawkins

Pentagon to Congress: You Can’t Stop Us from Fueling Saudi Arabia’s War in Yemen



A KC-135 Stratotanker, used to provide aerial refueling to U.S. and coalition aircraft, returns from a refueling mission. The Defense Department is claiming—wrongly— that Congress cannot restrict the United States’ participation in Yemen’s civil war

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Topics: National Security

January 10, 2018

By Neil Gordon

Audit Finds Pentagon Task Force Squandered Millions, Had Few Successes



SIGAR abandoned goat farm A Pentagon office that spent $675 million on economic development projects in Afghanistan was rife with waste and achieved “mixed results,” according to an audit report released this week by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security, Contract Oversight

November 13, 2017

By Amelia Strauss

Some Agencies Yet to Implement IT Oversight Reforms, GAO Reports



Person holding a magnifying glass over a computer with code The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report assessing implementation of reforms meant to reduce waste in federal agency IT investment.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Agency Rulemaking

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