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June 30, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

The Navy’s Scheme to Pay for a New Submarine Fleet



Nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Asheville The Navy and House and Senate Armed Services Committees are scheming to find a way to pay for a new nuclear submarine fleet.

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 17, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Is the Pentagon Crying Wolf over Its Budget?



Aerial shot of the Pentagon (Photo: Flickr / Rudiriet) Recent reports from the CRS and GAO raise questions about the Pentagon's response to sequestration.

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Topics: National Security

June 12, 2015

By Mandy Smithberger

Congressional Watchdog Confirms Weapon-Testing Benefits



Screenshot of the DOT & E Logo The most recent report by the Government Accountability Office confirms the benefits of weapon testing and proves just how wrong industry critics are about the alleged costs and delays caused by independent, realistic weapons testing.

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Topics: National Security

June 10, 2015

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Government Charge Cards Still Being Abused



Gambling at a casino table Government charge card spending abuses are reoccurring, and records obtained by POGO show that the problem is worse than imagined.

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Topics: Government Accountability

May 27, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

SASC Finally Reports Breakdown of Vote to Close NDAA



Sen. John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Service Committee With little fanfare, the Senate Armed Services Committee finally released its NDAA report—and with it, the rulebreaking roll call vote from April 23, 2015. A month after the vote was held.

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Topics: National Security

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