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June 6, 2014

By Colby Goodman

More than F-16 Bolts: A Problematic Ruse on Export Reform



F-16 Since the launch of its Export Control Reform Initiative in 2010, the Obama Administration has often highlighted the need to reduce export controls on military parts such as M1A1 tank brake pads, F-16 fighter bolts, or urine bags in military aircraft. Now some are pushing for less scrutiny on exports.

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Topics: National Security

February 14, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

Navy Looking For Some F-35 Relief



F-35C The Navy has requested a three-year pause in acquisition of the F-35C—the carrier-launched variant of the Joint Strike Fighter. Unfortunately, the Office of the Secretary of Defense has reportedly blocked the Navy’s proposed break in procurement.

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Topics: National Security

June 19, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Defense Contractor Hit with Ginormous Fraud Judgment



F-16 An Ohio federal court ordered defense contractor United Technologies Corporation to pay the government hundreds of millions of dollars in damages in an Air Force contract fraud lawsuit filed in 1999.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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