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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

January 22, 2013

By Angela Canterbury

Obama, Bush and the Imbalance of Power



The White House Earlier this month, President Obama signaled that he might undermine whistleblower protections that were included in the defense authorization legislation. Did the president overstep his authority?

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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

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