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November 19, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

POGO on Local News to Stop F-35s in Vermont



Danielle Brian on Vermont TV Project On Government Oversight Executive Director Danielle Brian appeared on Vermont local news this week to talk about why the Air Force’s F-35 fighter jet should not be based in the highly populated area of Burlington.

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Topics: National Security

November 15, 2013

By Ethan Rosenkranz

At the Pentagon, “The Price is Wrong”



Price is Wrong Representative Jackie Speier recently played the game, “The Price is Wrong,” on the House Floor in order to highlight cases in which government contractors are overbilling the federal government hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

November 15, 2013

By Joe Newman

Gen. Who Intimidated Whistleblowers Not Fit to Oversee Army’s Sexual Assault Policy



Gen. Patton Allegations that an Army general intimidated whistleblowers while on a NATO deployment in Afghanistan make him unfit for his current job of overseeing the Pentagon’s sexual assault policy, the Project On Government Oversight said Friday in a letter to Secr

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

November 14, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

McCain Fires Back at Navy Officials



John McCain Last week, Navy officials made their case to the Senate Armed Services Committee about the negative effects of sequestration. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) fired back at the officials, pointing out the high number of over-budget Navy projects.

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Topics: National Security

November 14, 2013

By Ethan Rosenkranz

Senate Poised to Fund Programs the Military Doesn’t Want



Obama and Commanders The Senate is yet again poised to authorize funding for programs that military leaders and the Pentagon don't want.

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Topics: National Security

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Fly Before You Buy: Tom Christie on Realistic Combat Testing

The Project On Government Oversight's Dan Grazier recently sat down with Tom Christie, a former Director of Operational Test & Evaluation at the DoD from 2001-2005, to talk about the critical need for realistic combat testing before the Pentagon buys new weapons.