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May 11, 2016

By Nicholas Pacifico

Revenue Issues at CBP Potentially Cost Taxpayers Billions



Picture of a container ship Long-standing issues at Customs and Border Protection have resulted in failures to collect appropriate duties, penalties, and interest from importers, potentially costing taxpayers billions of dollars.

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Topics: Government Accountability

September 9, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Y-12 Drops the Ball on Security Upgrades



Y-12 Complex Security Guard Despite a high-profile break-in and $50 million in new equipment, security systems at Y-12 are still "'so poor that both current project management and a consulting team of subject matter experts determined the need for extensive reengineering.'"

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Topics: National Security

July 15, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

‘Kill Chain’ Highlights Uncertainty in Use of Military Drones



Predator drone operators at Camp Anaconda, Iraq Andrew Cockburn’s latest book, Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins, is a well-researched takedown of the U.S. drone program, which includes a look at the civilian deaths caused by drones.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

May 1, 2014

By Lydia Dennett

Senate Subcommittee Slams Former Acting Homeland Security IG



Charles Edwards A Senate Subcommittee recently released a report on their investigation into allegations of misconduct against Charles Edwards, the former Acting Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security. The report illustrates the importance of IG independ

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Topics: Government Accountability

April 7, 2014

By Colby Goodman

Growing Concerns Over Deregulation of Arms Export Controls



Helicopter U.S. law enforcement officials are increasingly worried that their efforts to stem the illicit trafficking of U.S. arms could be undermined by an Obama Administration initiative to deregulate export controls.

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Topics: National Security

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