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February 11, 2016

By Mandy Smithberger

Pentagon’s 2017 Budget is Mardi Gras for Defense Contractors



Mardigras with Defense Contractors The Department of Defense's proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 continues a tradition of war-spending budget gimmicks and funding over-priced weapon programs like the F-35.

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Topics: National Security

January 25, 2016

By Mandy Smithberger

New York Times: Sticking Points Bedevil F-35 Jet



Danielle Brian Retro Report NYT F35 A recent video from The New York Times and Retro Report features POGO Executive Director Danielle Brian explaining how the Pentagon's largest procurement program went wrong.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security, Contract Oversight

October 5, 2015

By Daniel Van Schooten

Newsweek and Washington Post Pick Up POGO’s F-35B Story



Photograph of POGO's original reporting on the F-35B's operational readiness status has been picked up by Newsweek and The Washington Post.

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Topics: National Security

August 24, 2015

By Mandy Smithberger

Pentagon Will Test F-35 Against A-10



Photograph of the A-10 and F-35 Implementing a recommendation from POGO's Center for Defense Information, the Department of Defense announced that they will conduct a fly off between the A-10 and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) to determine if the $1.4 trillion program demonstrates t

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Topics: National Security

July 28, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Congress, Pentagon Must Re-Evaluate F-35 in Light of Serious Deficiencies



Navy maintainers stand by a grounded F-35 A POGO analysis of the F-35's capabilities describes how the fighter can't perform one of its key advertised missions—a failure that POGO says should prompt Congress and the Pentagon to conduct a complete re-evaluation of the $1.4 trillion program.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

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