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July 8, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Secret Court Decisions Expand Surveillance Powers



Open Government The classified rulings of a secretive court are creating a new body of law that greatly expands the surveillance powers of the National Security Agency, according to an article in The New York Times.

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Topics: National Security

July 2, 2013

By Andrew Wyner

U.S. Airman Denied American-Made Boots



Chinese Boots Master Sgt. Steven Adachi's quest for American-made boots instead of Chinese ones has led to a reprimand, retaliation, and a bipartisan congressional inquiry.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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

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