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November 12, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Navy Carrier Christening Belies Problems



USS Gerald Ford The USS General Ford, the first of a new fleet of Navy aircraft carriers, was christened on Saturday. The $13-billion ship is scheduled to begin service in 2016, according to DefenseNews.com, but has suffered from substantial cost overruns and schedule del

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Topics: National Security

November 8, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Tiny Bubbles: Afghan Reconstruction Oversight Shrinks



Oversight in Afghanistan 2014 The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan reconstruction is predicting an oversight access gap in the future. The troop drawdown is going to make it impossible to oversee many reconstruction projects that have been completed or are under construction.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

November 8, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Take Action: Tell Air Force to Delay F-35 Decision



F-35 base infographic The Air Force plans to base its new jet aircraft, the F-35A, in Vermont even though it scored the lowest among other potential bases and would cost four times as much as a base in Florida.

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Topics: National Security

November 8, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

How a Highly Secret DoD Agency Does Business



National Security The Air Force’s “Big Safari” is “a secretive and shadowy organization that has been in existence for over 60 years.” Even though Big Safari hands out billions in contracts, it doesn't follow the rules like other agencies.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

November 5, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Pentagon Police Boss Misused Employees, Report Finds



Steven Calvery A report released yesterday from the Defense Department Inspector General found the director of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA), Steven Calvery, has been misusing his position and workers.

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Topics: National Security

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