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April 10, 2013

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Budget Breakdown: Rolling Analysis of Obama's FY 2014 Budget



The White House POGO Staff analyze the President's FY 2014 budget for funding for key defense programs, watchdog offices, nuclear facilities, and other areas POGO investigates.

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Topics: National Security

April 6, 2013

By Ben Freeman, Ph. D.

Hagel: A Secretary of Defense Reforms?



Chuck Hagel Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel seems prepared to do something about the Pentagon’s bloated budget.

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Topics: National Security

March 26, 2013

By Andre Francisco

The Missile Defense System That Won’t Die



MEADS Army brass and the Senate have said they don’t want Lockheed Martin’s latest missile defense system, but the government is going to pay for it anyway, according to an article in DOD Buzz.

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Topics: National Security

March 19, 2013

By Meryl Grenadier

Watchdogs Not Immune from Sequestration Cuts



Government Accountability Inspectors General face budget cuts as a result of sequestration, raising questions about how the abilities of IGs to conduct investigations and audits to uncover waste, fraud, and abuse in their agencies will be impacted.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 4, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Afghanistan and Nukes to be Protected from Sequestration



National Security The sequestration cuts will be felt in nearly all areas of government, but the Pentgaon says they will protect funds used to maintain the U.S. nuclear arsenal and to continue the draw down from Afghanistan.

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Topics: National Security

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