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May 13, 2013

By Andre Francisco

The Ugly End to the Largest Service Contract in U.S History



National Security Dealings between KBR and the Army have gotten “very nasty” as the two try to close out the largest government services contract in U.S. history, according to an article in Federal Times.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

May 10, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Company Hit By Chinese Hackers Still a Trusted Fed Supplier



Old Computer U.S. defense contractor QinetiQ North America got picked clean by Chinese hackers, but the government still awards the company contracts.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

May 1, 2013

By Ben Freeman, Ph. D.

Rep. Coffman to Appropriators: Cut Pentagon Pork



Photograph of Rep. Micahel Coffman (R-CO) Rep. Mike Coffman sent a letter to the House Appropriations Committee and the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee asking them to replace sequestration with "responsible reductions to the defense budget."

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Topics: National Security

April 25, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Another Former Lockheed Employee Takes Key Senate job



National Security Another former Hill staffer with Lockheed Martin on their resume will fill the job of Republican staff director for the Senate Armed Services Committee, according to an article in ProPublica.

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Topics: National Security

April 19, 2013

By Andre Francisco

F-22s Make Three ‘Precautionary’ Landings in Japan



F-22 Raptor Jet In early April, three F-22 jets were forced to make “precautionary landings” at Kadena Air Base in Japan, according to an article in Defense Tech.

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Topics: National Security

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