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December 11, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

$500 Million Worth of Planes Collecting Dust



C-27 Spartan A collection of 16 airplanes paid for by the U.S. Air Force is collecting dust at the Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan after being deemed nonfunctional due to consistent maintenance issues.

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Topics: National Security

December 4, 2013

By Andre Francisco

POGO Testifies on Rights of National Security Employees



Angela Canterbury Testifying POGO's Angela Canterbury testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee about a devastating court decision that stripped federal employees in national security sensitive positions of their right to appeal an adverse per

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

November 20, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Senate Set to Strengthen Protections for Military Whistleblowers and Victims of Sexual Assault



whistleblowers2 Four Senators have introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2014 that would strengthen protections for military whistleblowers and victims of sexual assault.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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

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