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July 7, 2016
By Lexi Curnin
The Office of the Inspector General in the Department of Energy determined stronger federal oversight of the Pantex contractor is needed.
May 18, 2016
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) slammed the contractor managing two nuclear facilities, the Pantex Site and the Y-12 National Security Complex, in its annual review citing, among other things, a mistake with production of the B61-12 nuc
Topics: National Security
May 17, 2016
Last week, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a hearing to review Susan Beard, the current nominee for the Department of Energy Inspector General position. Several Senators, including Chairwoman Murkowski and Senator Wyden, questione
April 22, 2016
The Hanford Site, a former nuclear weapons production facility and the world’s largest environmental cleanup project, experienced another high-profile failure over the weekend, drawing our attention to continuing management and oversight problems.
Topics: Contract Oversight
March 28, 2016
A recent GAO report highlights progress, but also problems, in the implementation of a program that compensates workers who became sick as a result of producing and testing nuclear weapons.
Topics: Government Accountability
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Fly Before You Buy: Tom Christie on Realistic Combat Testing
The Project On Government Oversight's Dan Grazier recently sat down with Tom Christie, a former Director of Operational Test & Evaluation at the DoD from 2001-2005, to talk about the critical need for realistic combat testing before the Pentagon buys new weapons.