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April 10, 2013

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Budget Breakdown: Rolling Analysis of Obama's FY 2014 Budget



The White House POGO Staff analyze the President's FY 2014 budget for funding for key defense programs, watchdog offices, nuclear facilities, and other areas POGO investigates.

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Topics: National Security

April 9, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

MOX Costs Spiral Further Out of Control



Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility The much beleaguered Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MOX) has increased in cost to $7.7 billion dollars, making this unnecessary facility 381 percent over it's original budget.

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Topics: National Security

April 4, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Fluor Pays $1.1M to Settle Hanford False Claims Case



Hanford Nuclear Site Department of Energy contractor Fluor paid $1.1 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit accusing the company of violating the False Claims Act by improperly using federal funds for lobbying.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

April 3, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

Energy IG Pushes to Consolidate Nuclear Labs, Again



Gregory Friedman Department of Energy Inspector General once again recommends establishing a commission to assess and consolidate nuclear labs around the country.

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Topics: National Security

March 28, 2013

By Neil Gordon

DOE Watchdog Sniffs Out More Waste at National Labs



Watchdog In a new report, the Department of Energy Office of Inspector General found that the agency had improperly awarded salary increases for several executive employees of the contractor overseeing cleanup at the Oak Ridge nuclear facility.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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