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August 24, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Lockheed Gets Off Far Too Easy for Illegal Lobbying



Sandia National Laboratories Sign Lockheed Martin has been fined over $750 million for contract mismanagement in the last decade, but continues to show little regard for the rules.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

June 25, 2015

By Dan Grazier

Navy Myopia Forces Marines to Hitch a Ride



Photo of an Expeditionary Strike Group The Marine Corps is currently exploring options to use foreign naval shipping to fulfill one of its key missions because the Navy is no longer capable of providing the necessary support.

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Topics: National Security

June 19, 2015

By Dan Grazier

F-35 No-Show at a Premier European Airshow—Again



First responders climbing into an F-35 to rescue an injured pilot The DoD decided not to show off the F-35 at the 2015 Paris Airshow, but that fact didn't prevent it from being the talk of the town.

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Topics: National Security

June 17, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Is the Pentagon Crying Wolf over Its Budget?



Aerial shot of the Pentagon (Photo: Flickr / Rudiriet) Recent reports from the CRS and GAO raise questions about the Pentagon's response to sequestration.

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Topics: National Security

June 9, 2015

By Mandy Smithberger

Navy Officials May Have Illegally Lobbied on Sub Fund



Photo of Rear Admiral Joseph Tofalo Navy efforts to establish an off-budget Sea-Based Deterrence Fund may have included illegal grassroots lobbying by Navy leadership to garner congressional support. POGO sent a letter to the GAO asking them to investigate remarks made by Admiral John Richar

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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.