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May 22, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Why the Senate NDAA Markup Needs To Be Public



Government Accountability The Project On Government Oversight is working hard to bring transparency to the Senate’s markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes more than $600 billion in Pentagon spending and many of its wide-ranging policies for the co

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Topics: Open Government

May 21, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

What's Happening With the Biggest Bill of the Year



Missile Defense This week, the House of Representatives is considering its annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes more than $600 billion in national security spending and sets defense policies for Fiscal Year 2015.

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Topics: National Security

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

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