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April 12, 2013

By Ben Freeman, Ph. D.

Pentagon Math, Hagel, and the President’s Budget



Chuck Hagel Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and other defense officials headed to the Hill this week to testify about the President’s Budget.

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Topics: National Security

March 26, 2013

By Christine Anderson

Inspectors General Receive Much-Needed Attention in Senate



Government Accountability The investigative role of Inspectors General (IGs) would be strengthened in the Senate's new budget proposal.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 19, 2013

By Meryl Grenadier

Watchdogs Not Immune from Sequestration Cuts



Government Accountability Inspectors General face budget cuts as a result of sequestration, raising questions about how the abilities of IGs to conduct investigations and audits to uncover waste, fraud, and abuse in their agencies will be impacted.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 4, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Afghanistan and Nukes to be Protected from Sequestration



National Security The sequestration cuts will be felt in nearly all areas of government, but the Pentgaon says they will protect funds used to maintain the U.S. nuclear arsenal and to continue the draw down from Afghanistan.

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Topics: National Security

February 25, 2013

By Andre Francisco

The Pentagon Can Take the Cut



National Security Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and the Joint Chiefs of Staff have been making the rounds in Washington to try to avert the cuts from sequestration, but many defense experts think their warnings are overblown and the Pentagon can adapt to a smaller budget.

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Topics: National Security

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