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August 10, 2015

By Mandy Smithberger

Preventing a New Chapter of “Vacuous” Oversight



Afghanistan Soldier Reconstruction A new comparative analysis found that DoD IG oversight of Afghanistan is a woefully inadequate substitute for the work the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) performs exposing waste, fraud, and abuse in Afghanistan.

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Topics: Government Accountability

July 21, 2015

By Danielle Brian

We’re Not Impressed with DoD Inspector General’s Lackluster Investigation of Navy Officials



Navy Admiral John Richardson Unfortunately we're not surprised to find that the Department of Defense Inspector General did not hold senior Pentagon officials accountable.

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Topics: Government Accountability

July 20, 2015

By Meg Lentz

From Battlefield to Boardroom: Facilitating the DoD Revolving Door



U.S. Army soldier hands his business card to a man in a suit The Project On Government Oversight has learned of a new avenue the private sector is using to facilitate the revolving door between the Department of Defense (DoD) and defense contractors.

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 30, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

The Navy’s Scheme to Pay for a New Submarine Fleet



Nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Asheville The Navy and House and Senate Armed Services Committees are scheming to find a way to pay for a new nuclear submarine fleet.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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

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