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November 12, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Navy Carrier Christening Belies Problems



USS Gerald Ford The USS General Ford, the first of a new fleet of Navy aircraft carriers, was christened on Saturday. The $13-billion ship is scheduled to begin service in 2016, according to DefenseNews.com, but has suffered from substantial cost overruns and schedule del

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Topics: National Security

September 25, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Nearly Half of Fortune 500 Gets the (Small) Business



Contract Oversight The American Small Business League (ASBL) found that 235 of the Fortune 500 companies received hundreds of millions of dollars in federal small business contracts in 2012 and 2013.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 18, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Inspectors General Concerned About Budget Cuts and Staff Vacancies



IG Survey Graph A survey of inspectors general (IG) released yesterday discovered that they have been significantly affected by the sequester and other budget cuts.

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Topics: Government Accountability

September 16, 2013

By Ethan Rosenkranz

House Unveils Short-term Spending Measure to Lock in Defense Cuts



Government Accountability A newly unveiled proposal to keep the government operating past the end of this month represents the first acknowledgment by House leadership that they ought to adhere to current law spending caps set by the sequester.

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Topics: National Security

August 12, 2013

By Andre Francisco

What the Pentagon Looks Like Under Sequestration Cuts



WInslow Wheeler on CSPAN POGO's Winslow Wheeler went on C-SPAN to talk about how the planned defense budget cuts have changed the Pentagon and what improvements need to happen in the future.

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Topics: National Security

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