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February 21, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Pentagon Slams Sequestration, Gives F-22 Another $6.9 Billion Same Day



F-22 Raptor Fighter Jet On Wednesday, Pentagon officials took to news programs to emphasize the consequences of sequestration. On the same day the Pentagon awarded Lockheed Martin an additional $6.9 billion for “F-22 modernization,” according to an article in TIME’s Battleland.

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Topics: National Security

February 11, 2013

By Ben Freeman, Ph. D.

The $360 Billion Gorilla in the Sequestration Debate



Gorilla There’s a $360 billion gorilla in the sequestration debate – Pentagon contractors.

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Topics: National Security

December 11, 2012

By Ben Freeman, Ph. D.

Contractors: The Pentagon Isn’t a Jobs Program



National Security The bipartisan push to cut wasteful Pentagon spending during the fiscal cliff negotiations has now attracted the most unlikely of allies—some Pentagon contractors.

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Topics: National Security

November 22, 2012

By Dana Liebelson

Super Committee is a Super Failure, But There's Still Hope for Taxpayers



Government Accountability The bipartisan Super Committee tasked with finding $1.2 trillion in budget cuts over the next decade is officially a super failure. Now, there's another question looming over the heads of American taxpayers: will Congress learn from its mistakes?

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Topics: Open Government

October 19, 2012

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

POGO Wants Reduced DoD Contractor Employee Compensation Cap



Contract Oversight The Project On Government Oversight and other groups are urging Congress to lower the amount of allowable compensation that contractor employees can bill to Pentagon contracts.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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