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October 28, 2014

By Lydia Dennett

No News on the Uranium Processing Facility May Be Good News



UPF The Government Accountability Office released its fourth report on the proposed Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) at the Y-12 nuclear complex, and indicates that alternatives to this multi-billion-dollar boondoggle are finally being explored.

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Topics: National Security

October 24, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Dead Air: TV Trucks Purchased for Afghanistan Never Used



TV Truck Taxpayers paid $3.6 million for television production vehicles donated to Afghanistan that have never been used.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

October 14, 2014

By Lydia Dennett

Commission on DOE Labs Looks at Interagency Work



Y-12 A commission established to review the efficiency of Department of Energy laboratories met for the third time to discuss interagency work and attempt to discover any waste or redundancy in the laboratory system.

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Topics: National Security

September 26, 2014

By Winslow Wheeler

A Ray of Light from Senator Durbin’s Defense Subcommittee: Will It Brighten or Fade?



Ray of Sun When members of Congress show even faint signs of departing from their habitual abuse of the public purse, it merits attention.

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Topics: National Security

September 22, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

Energy Labs Feel the Heat as Their Effectiveness Is Examined



National Labs A commission established to review the effectiveness of the United States' national lab system has met for the second time, a day before a group of Senators announced the creation of a National Labs Caucus to push back against potential consolidation.

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Topics: National Security

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