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November 5, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Pentagon Police Boss Misused Employees, Report Finds



Steven Calvery A report released yesterday from the Defense Department Inspector General found the director of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA), Steven Calvery, has been misusing his position and workers.

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Topics: National Security

October 30, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Navy's LCS Experiences Maintenance Problems, Again



LCS Stars and Stripes reports this morning that the USS Freedom, a first-in-class littoral combat ship (LCS), is docked for repairs for the second time in three months.

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Topics: National Security

October 29, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Head of Marine Corps Accused of Unfair Retaliation Against Whistleblower



Gen. James Amos A group of retired military officials is urging Congress to investigate a Marine Corps Commandant and his senior advisors who may have acted unlawfully following the release of a video showing troops urinating on corpses of Afghan insurgents.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

October 25, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

DoD OIG Expands into “Buy American” Compliance



National Security POGO urged the Defense Department Inspector General to expand its audit into domestic preference laws. The IG recently announced that is would expand the audit, and now it will investigate DoD compliance with the Berry Amendment and the Buy American Act.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

October 25, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

New Database Tracks Revolving Door Between DoD and Defense Industry



Revolving Door A new database released by the Pentagon revealed that hundreds of senior defense officials requested ethics opinions as they moved from federal jobs to the private sector. A large majority, 84 percent, had a specific employer in mind, most of which were de

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Topics: National Security

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