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August 24, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Lockheed Gets Off Far Too Easy for Illegal Lobbying



Sandia National Laboratories Sign Lockheed Martin has been fined over $750 million for contract mismanagement in the last decade, but continues to show little regard for the rules.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

July 20, 2015

By Meg Lentz

From Battlefield to Boardroom: Facilitating the DoD Revolving Door



U.S. Army soldier hands his business card to a man in a suit The Project On Government Oversight has learned of a new avenue the private sector is using to facilitate the revolving door between the Department of Defense (DoD) and defense contractors.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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 9, 2015

By Mandy Smithberger

Navy Officials May Have Illegally Lobbied on Sub Fund



Photo of Rear Admiral Joseph Tofalo Navy efforts to establish an off-budget Sea-Based Deterrence Fund may have included illegal grassroots lobbying by Navy leadership to garner congressional support. POGO sent a letter to the GAO asking them to investigate remarks made by Admiral John Richar

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Topics: National Security

May 20, 2015

By Michael Smallberg

Email Shows How Credit Suisse Works the Revolving Door



Thank You over and over and over Bloomberg has reviewed an email in which Melanie Nussdorf, a former Department of Labor (DOL) lawyer who now represents Credit Suisse, repeated “thank you” 600 times in an email to DOL after getting a favorable response from her former agency.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Financial Sector

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