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July 26, 2013

By Jana Persky

LCS: Still a Sinking Ship



LCS Helo 120 Recent GAO testimony shows that the Navy continues to spend money on untested parts of the Littoral Combat Ship, despite ongoing concerns about cracks, corrosion, and engine failures.

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Topics: National Security

July 8, 2013

By Andre Francisco

IG Report That Scrubbed Panetta Disclosure Gets Award



Zero Dark Thirty The inspector general team that wrote a report on the Pentagon’s cooperation with the makers of the film Zero Dark Thirty received a “Team of the Year” award despite the final report being scrubbed of some top secret disclosures.

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Topics: National Security

July 2, 2013

By Andrew Wyner

U.S. Airman Denied American-Made Boots



Chinese Boots Master Sgt. Steven Adachi's quest for American-made boots instead of Chinese ones has led to a reprimand, retaliation, and a bipartisan congressional inquiry.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

June 27, 2013

By Jana Persky

Obama Nominates Watchdog for Defense Department



National Security After more than 18 months without one, the Pentagon may soon have a permanent inspector general (IG) after President Barack Obama nominated Jon Rymer for the job last Friday.

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 14, 2013

By Adam Zagorin

Final Inspector General’s Report Cuts References to Panetta’s Disclosure of “TOP SECRET” Info



National Security The Department of Defense Inspector General’s final report on what kind of access the Zero Dark Thirty filmmakers had to classified information omits any reference to then-CIA Director Leon Panetta’s disclosure of “TOP SECRET” and other sensitive informati

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

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