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October 16, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

A Radioactive Poster Child for Government Waste



UPF In 2005, the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) persuaded Congress to approve a new uranium processing facility. They pitched it as a $600 million facility, but today, the cost of the project has ballooned to as high as $11.6 billion.

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Topics: National Security

October 11, 2013

By Andre Francisco

90 Seconds on Waste at the Dept. of Energy



Lydia UPF Screen Don’t have time to read our in-depth report on the problems at the Uranium Processing Facility (UPF)? No problem. POGO’s Lydia Dennett is ready to give you the key facts of the report and an anecdote that will make your head spin in this 90-second video.

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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

July 25, 2013

By Jana Persky

Video: The Fight Over the Pentagon's Newest Jet



WInslow Wheeler on NBC NBC News looks at the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the hundreds of billions of dollars it is costing the government while it doesn't live up to expectations.

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Topics: National Security

April 17, 2013

By Joe Newman

'War on Whistleblowers' Shows Heroes Pay Heavy Price



Capitol Fence After the Washington, D.C. screening of the new film War on Whistleblowers, a panel discussed some of the issues raised by the movie.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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