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March 8, 2013

By Neil Gordon

SIGIR Says “At Least” $8 Billion Lost in Iraq



National Security The Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR), which sunsets this month, said the government has no idea how billions of reconstruction dollars were spent over the past decade, and estimates that at least $8 billion has been lost to fraud, waste, and abuse.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

March 8, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Contractor at Hanford Nuclear Waste Project Admits Fraud



Hanford Nuclear Waste Complex A “key contractor” involved in the construction of a nuclear waste processing plant in Hanford, Wash., admitted to criminal time card fraud, according to an article in the Los Angeles Times.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

March 5, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Report: Federal Agencies Not Listening to Inspectors General



Government Accountability Nearly 17,000 recommendations from in-house government watchdogs that could save $67 billion are not being fully implemented, according to a new House report.

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Topics: Government Accountability

February 20, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

GAO Report Reveals $2 Billion Cost Jump for MOX



Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility A recent GAO report has revealed that the projected cost of the Mixed Oxide Fuel (MOX) nuclear facility has increased by $2 billion, another in a long line of NNSA projects that are behind schedule and vastly over budget.

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Topics: National Security

February 13, 2013

By Ben Freeman, Ph. D.

Pentagon Pork Is Too Easy to Push Through Congress



Pentagon Pork Comic It’s getting easier to find people inside Washington’s Beltway who want to cut the fat from the Pentagon budget. Scaling back military spending isn’t just for the most progressive members of Congress anymore.

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Topics: National Security

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