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September 6, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

DoD IG Confirms POGO’s DARPA Concerns



DARPA DARPA improperly awards contracts, often without proper evaluations, required support or approvals, and checking the adequacy of contractor accounting systems.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 5, 2013

By Andrew Wyner

POGO Supports Sen. Collins’s Contracting Legislation



Chinese Boots POGO calls on the DoD IG to audit domestic preference contracting laws. In addition to following the law, the military might end up saving a buck or two.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 3, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Pentagon Supports Reducing LCS Fleet to 24 Ships



LCS Top decision makers in the Pentagon support reducing the total purchase of the Littoral Combat Ship to only 24 ships, down from 52, according to Defense News.

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Topics: National Security

August 21, 2013

By Angela Canterbury

Activist Court Decision Strips Civil Service Rights and Whistleblower Protections From National Security Positions



whistleblowers2 A devastating court decision Tuesday stripped federal employees of their right to appeal a personnel action—even if it is discriminatory or in retaliation for whistleblowing. This deeply flawed, activist decision arms agencies with sweeping power not grant

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

August 19, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Government Confirms Area 51, But Answers Still Secret



Area 51 Despite years of denying the existence of Area 51, the CIA, in response to a Freedom of information Request from the National Security Archive has finally confirmed that the Nevada base exists and that it is, indeed, named Area 51.

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Topics: Open Government

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