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May 19, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Petition Asks Senate Armed Services Committee to Open NDAA Mark-Up to the Public



Government Accountability A coalition of 56 organizations from across the political spectrum delivered a petition today to the Senate Armed Services Committee, asking that the committee open its deliberations for the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to the public.

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Topics: Open Government

November 20, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Senate Set to Strengthen Protections for Military Whistleblowers and Victims of Sexual Assault



whistleblowers2 Four Senators have introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2014 that would strengthen protections for military whistleblowers and victims of sexual assault.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

November 19, 2013

By Ethan Rosenkranz

Some Senators Look to Spare the Pentagon from Immediate Cuts



DDG-51 Destroyer News reports indicate that some Republican Senators are drafting an amendment that would spread out over time the spending reductions required of the Pentagon this year.

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Topics: National Security

June 18, 2013

By Christine Anderson

Shining Light on Closed Doors



Congress Although some Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) subcommittees have slowly begun to open their NDAA markups to the public, POGO continues to wait for the day the SASC will open all its closed NDAA discussions to the public.

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Topics: Open Government

June 14, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Cap Fight! Debate Continues Over Contractor Compensation



Cat Fight This week, the House Armed Services Committee took up the long-debated issue of setting the contractor compensation benchmark in the FY 2014 National Defense Authorization Act. Section 813 includes language to set the cap at its current level of $763,029, but allows for cost adjustments.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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