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June 18, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Does America Have a Security-Industrial Complex?



NSA A new article in The Atlantic argues that the level of secrecy in Washington has become “absurd,” especially around intelligence and defense programs.

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Topics: Open Government

June 17, 2013

By Andre Francisco

NSA Leak Prompts Talk of Limiting Contractor Access to Secrets



Booz Allen Hamilton In the wake of Edward Snowden’s leak of highly classified documents from the National Security Agency, some in Congress are raising concerns about contractors’ access to government secrets, according to an article in The New York Times.

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Topics: National Security

June 14, 2013

By POGO Guest Blogger

When Will the Contractors Contract?



Chuck Hagel Does privatization work as predicted by the neo-liberal ideologues?

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Topics: National Security

June 10, 2013

By Andre Francisco

NSA Leaker Came From Massive Intelligence Contractor



NSA The latest national security leak comes not from a government employee, but from one of the many contractors now hired to run parts of our national security state, according to an article in The New York Times.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 26, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Did Blackwater Graymail Lead to a Whitewash?



Whitewashed Fence Last week's surprising conclusion of the firearms prosecution of the company formerly known as Blackwater has many wondering if federal contractors have become too powerful.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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