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October 21, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Lady Gaga Tickets for Classified Info Scandal Hits Navy

National Security Multiple senior Navy officials have been arrested for running an overbilling scheme with a major Asian defense contractor in one of the biggest- and juiciest- cases of fraud to hit the U.S. Navy in years.

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Topics: National Security

October 18, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Shutdown Cost DoD $600 Million

National Security A spokesperson for the Department of Defense (DoD) estimated that the government shutdown cost the Pentagon at least $600 million due to losses in productivity. That number may rise as long-term costs continue to reveal themselves.

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Topics: National Security

October 16, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Boeing Overcharges Military, Again

Chinhook US Army Africa A July audit obtained by Bloomberg News from the Pentagon’s Inspector General (IG) found that Boeing overcharged the military as much as $16.6 million as part of a $4.4 billion CH-47F Helicopter contract from 2008.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 26, 2013

By Ethan Rosenkranz

The Myth of American Air Superiority

F-14 Aircraft In a new piece published on POGO’s Straus Military Reform Project site, Roger Thompson, a defense analyst and professor. dispels in amazing detail the notion that the United States fields the best fighter pilots in the world.

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Topics: National Security

September 20, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Audit Finds Serious Flaws in Navy Security Screening

National Security A Pentagon Inspector General report released this week finds major flaws in a security system used to regulate contractor access to Navy facilities.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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