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February 14, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

Navy Looking For Some F-35 Relief



F-35C The Navy has requested a three-year pause in acquisition of the F-35C—the carrier-launched variant of the Joint Strike Fighter. Unfortunately, the Office of the Secretary of Defense has reportedly blocked the Navy’s proposed break in procurement.

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Topics: National Security

February 4, 2014

By Andre Francisco

New Video: The Jet that Ate the Pentagon



F-35 Video Winslow Wheeler A new video from Brave New Films highlights the continued problems with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, the most expensive weapons system in history. The video features POGO's Winslow Wheeler and POGO alum Ben Freeman.

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Topics: National Security

January 30, 2014

By Christine Anderson

Aid Flows Despite Corruption Concerns in Afghanistan



Afghanistan A recent SIGAR report finds that Afghan ministries entrusted with direct assistance from USAID are at high risk of corruption, a fact that USAID doesn't want the American public to know.

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Topics: Government Accountability

January 16, 2014

By Lydia Dennett

Energy Department Looks for Alternatives to UPF



UPF The Department of Energy has begun looking for cheaper and faster alternatives to the proposed Uranium Processing Facility at Y-12, a muti-billion dollar boondoggle construction project with no end in sight.

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Topics: National Security

January 13, 2014

By Neil Gordon

2013: The Year in Federal Fraud Recoveries



Contract Oversight The federal False Claims Act -- still a potent anti-fraud weapon after 150 years.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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