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October 5, 2012

By Ben Freeman, Ph. D.

Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship: “Big Bucks, Little Bang”



Littoral Combat Ship The Navy’s newest ship, the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), is woefully inferior to comparable ships, according to an article written by John Sayen for Time magazine’s Battleland blog.

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Topics: National Security

August 16, 2012

By Ben Freeman, Ph. D.

Off Course: Did Navy Underplay Steering Problem Before Awarding Ship Contract?



In late 2010, the future of one of the U.S. Navy’s prized new weapons systems hung in the balance. Instead of choosing between competing versions of a warship designed to operate in shallow coastal waters, the Navy wanted Congress’s blessing to buy bot

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Topics: National Security

April 23, 2012

By Dana Liebelson

Failed Equipment, Flawed Designs Plague Lockheed Littoral Combat Ship



POGO sent a letter today to the Senate and House Armed Services Committees recommending that an expensive and severely flawed variant of the Littoral Combat Ship program be eliminated. The letter comes on the heels of POGO's release of Navy documents revea

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Topics: National Security

February 13, 2012

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Budget Breakdown: Rolling Analysis of Obama's FY 2013 Budget



The White House Today, POGO will be offering rolling analysis of President Obama's Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 budget. The budget is a blueprint for the initiatives the President would fund if he was unconstrained by Congress.

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 7, 2011

By Ben Freeman, Ph. D.

Close-to-Shore Ship: Far Off Budget



Littoral Combat Ship Contractor low-balling and misplaced confidence in defense procurement estimates have found another victim: the Littoral (close to shore) Combat Ship (LCS).

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Topics: National Security

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