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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

February 28, 2013

By Suzanne Dershowitz

Investing in Watchdogs: More Bang for Your Buck



Office of Special Counsel The Office of Special Counsel needs additional funding to protect whistleblowers and save taxpayer dollars.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

February 27, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Conservatives, Progressives Unite on Call for Congress to Find Savings at the Pentagon



National Security POGO and several leading advocacy groups from across the political spectrum released a joint letter today telling President Obama and Congress that whether automatic spending cuts take effect this week or not, there is still an urgent need to reduce the Pe

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Topics: National Security

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