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April 27, 2016

By Nicholas Pacifico

DoD Proposes Increasing Employee Spending Limits



Credit card money cash spending The DoD recently proposed legislation to increase the micro-purchase threshold from $3,000 to $10,000. Past abuses of purchase cards highlight the risks of increasing this limit.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 9, 2016

By Neil Gordon

A Guaranteed Taxpayer Rip-Off?



U.S. Navy Ship Contractors San Antonio Class The U.S. Navy and Coast Guard are "essentially rewarding" contractors for producing defective ships, according to a recent GAO report.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 25, 2016

By Neil Gordon

Pentagon Must Improve Oversight of Defective Spare Parts



Defense Logistics Agency Airmen Cargo Inventory According to a new report, the Pentagon passed up more than $12 million in refunds from contractors and put our fighting forces at risk by not effectively managing its stockpile of defective spare parts.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 17, 2016

By Neil Gordon

False Profits: Air Force Contractors Reap Taxpayer-Funded Windfall



F-15 Robins Air Force Base 120 The U.S. Air Force might have paid contractors tens of millions of dollars in unwarranted profits, according to a new report by the Department of Defense Inspector General.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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

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