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January 17, 2013

By Suzanne Dershowitz

Lawmakers Sound Alarm on Obama’s NDAA Signing Statement



Whistleblower Protections Bipartisan group of Senators and Representatives stands up for whistleblowers in letter to President Obama.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

December 21, 2012

By Ben Freeman, Ph. D.

Congress’s Pentagon Pork Plan



National Security Congress is voting now on a national defense budget that forces the Pentagon and related national security agencies to pay for weapons, personnel, and programs they don’t want or need.

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Topics: National Security

December 21, 2012

By Suzanne Dershowitz

NDAA Scorecard for Taxpayers: Ya Win Some, Ya Lose Some



photograph of finish line of a track race A conference committee has reconciled the House and Senate versions of the NDAA, and a number of provisions POGO supports for greater government accountability were included in the defense budget bill.

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Topics: Government Accountability

December 7, 2012

By Angela Canterbury

NDAA Update: Defense Budget Bill Scorecard



Government Accountability The Project On Government Oversight supports crucial measures to eliminate DoD waste, increase contractor oversight, and enhance government accountability in the Senate's multi-billion dollar defense budget bill.

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Topics: Government Accountability

December 3, 2012

By Mia Steinle

President Opposes Nuke Facility, Threatens to Veto Defense Bill



National Security The President said he will veto the National Defense Authorization Act as it is currently written because it includes, among other things, funding for a costly nuclear weapons facility.

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Topics: National Security

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