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June 25, 2013

By Danielle Brian

Answer to Armed Services Chairmen Turned Industry Lobbyists



National Security POGO responds to demands by two former chairmen of the powerful congressional armed services committees, Ike Skelton and John Warner, who now sit on the boards of and work for lobbying firms representing defense contractors.

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Topics: National Security

June 24, 2013

By Jack Scher

DoD Still Wasting Taxpayer Dollars



National Security Are taxpayers’ dollars are being wasted by an inefficient Department of Defense? A recent GAO report details systematic shortcomings in the process by which the DoD crafts its workforce.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 21, 2013

By Neil Gordon

New Details Emerge in Boeing Spare Parts Overbilling



National Security A recent Pentagon Inspector General report found that Boeing overcharged the military for spare parts—again.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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

June 18, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Does America Have a Security-Industrial Complex?



NSA A new article in The Atlantic argues that the level of secrecy in Washington has become “absurd,” especially around intelligence and defense programs.

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Topics: Open Government

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