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August 24, 2016
By Neil Gordon
For the second time in less than a week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) scored a win for whistleblower rights when it fined Health Net $340,000 for using severance agreements to silence former employees.
August 18, 2016
Summer is coming to an end but there’s still time to reenergize yourself with a book that matters! Take your pick of the latest books on nuclear policy, national security, or government oversight (or in some cases, lack thereof.)
August 9, 2016
By Neil Gordon
A former employee of a controversial Pentagon task force came forward with stories—and photos—of one of the most notorious examples of wasteful spending in the Afghanistan reconstruction.
August 8, 2016
By Carter Salis
A recent report by the Union for Concerned Scientists reveals that more than $40 billion has been spent over 15 years on a missile defense system that has questionable operational ability.
Topics: National Security
July 18, 2016
The federal government’s improper payments have cost taxpayers over $1 trillion since 2003.
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