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December 14, 2016

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Judge Sides with Marine in Information-Mishandling Case



U.S. Marine Corps flag A federal judge determined that a board of inquiry that had initially recommended Marine Corps Major Jason Brezler’s discharge for mishandling classified information in 2013 had unjustly withheld documents that would have been key to his defense.

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Topics: National Security

December 15, 2016

By Adam Zagorin

NSA Watchdog Removed for Whistleblower Retaliation



Photo of the NSA buildings at night In 2014, top NSA watchdog George Ellard publicly argued that Snowden could have safely reported the allegations of NSA’s domestic surveillance directly to him. Ellard has since been terminated after a high-level Intelligence Community panel found that he h

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections, National Security

December 14, 2016

By Mandy Smithberger

Overhaul of Littoral Combat Ship Program Likely to Increase Risks and Costs



Littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS1). U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ignacio D. Perez/ Released. The Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship program provides a step-by-step case study in acquisition failures and the costs and risks of unacceptable levels of concurrency. Moreover, it shows how Congress repeatedly failed to intervene despite warnings from independe

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Topics: National Security

November 16, 2016

By Danielle Brian

Admiral La Rocque Leaves Legacy of Challenging the Military-Industrial Complex



Admiral Gene La Rocque On October 31st former Center for Defense Information President and Co-Founder Admiral Gene La Rocque passed away. The Project On Government Oversight is proud to carry on his legacy of challenging the military-industrial complex.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

October 14, 2016

By Neil Gordon

Intelligence Watchdog Finds Contractor Abuses



Typing on a computer Newly released investigative files of the Intelligence Community Inspector General detail egregious behavior—including millions of dollars in fraudulent labor charges—by contractor employees working on highly classified programs and operations.

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Topics: National Security, Contract Oversight

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