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December 14, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Safety Board Slams Pantex for Lax Emergency Preparedness



Photo of a billboard with Uncle Sam calling for better safety at Pantex. Pantex's disaster preparedness problems include a lack of training for staff, poor communication with public safety personnel, and inefficient decision-making tools for emergencies.

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Topics: National Security

December 14, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Nuclear Weapons Complex Misconduct by the Numbers



NNSA Nuclear Dismantlement POGO's recently re-launched Federal Contractor Misconduct Database sheds new light on waste, fraud, and abuse by nuclear weapons complex contractors.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

November 10, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Energy Lab Commission Appeals for More Trust, Less Oversight



Photo of Securing America's Future Report Cover The recommendations of the Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories are unlikely to improve governance of DOE's most troubled labs.

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Topics: National Security

October 7, 2015

By Lydia Dennett

Not Only Foolish, It's Fiscally Irresponsible



Plutonium The Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility is over budget, behind schedule, and doesn't have a single customers so why is Congress still funding this billion-dollar boondoggle?

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

September 17, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Why Don’t DOE and NNSA Have Enough Money?



Photograph of The Naval Reactor Disposal Site, Trench 94 200 Area East Hanford Site, Washington in November 2009. When a government watchdog reports that the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) isn’t repairing its buildings, or is using obsolete fire safety equipment, or has broken security sensors “safeguarding” radioactive stockpiles, the NNSA’s answer i

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Topics: National Security

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