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July 31, 2013

By Angela Canterbury

House Votes to Save More than $4 Billion at the Pentagon



National Security POGO is pleased to report over $4 billion in Pentagon savings after we and our partners helped champion several commonsense amendments to the House Defense Appropriations bill.

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Topics: National Security

July 29, 2013

By Andrew Wyner

Contractors Still Avoiding Major Sequestration Damage



National Security Several recent earning reports from major contractors have confirmed that the post-sequester world is not as apocalyptic for major federal contractors as they anticipated.

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Topics: National Security

July 23, 2013

By Angela Canterbury

Critical Votes on Savings at the Pentagon Today



Government Accountability This year there are more opportunities to cut unnecessary spending in the Defense Appropriations Act than there has been in a very long time.

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Topics: National Security

July 19, 2013

By Jana Persky

Time to Cut Iraq and Afghanistan Spending



National Security As the House's version of the defense appropriations bill is cobbled together, Congress should vote in favor of an amendment to eliminate approximately $3.5 billion of funding that the Pentagon neither wants, needs nor requested.

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Topics: National Security

June 18, 2013

By Christine Anderson

Shining Light on Closed Doors



Congress Although some Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) subcommittees have slowly begun to open their NDAA markups to the public, POGO continues to wait for the day the SASC will open all its closed NDAA discussions to the public.

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Topics: Open Government

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