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June 27, 2013

By Andre Francisco

New Podcast: How the Intelligence World Came to Rely on Contractors



Microphone Why did the United States start outsourcing so many of its intelligence activities? What risks and costs does this pose to the government?

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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

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