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December 11, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

$500 Million Worth of Planes Collecting Dust



C-27 Spartan A collection of 16 airplanes paid for by the U.S. Air Force is collecting dust at the Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan after being deemed nonfunctional due to consistent maintenance issues.

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Topics: National Security

December 5, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Contractors Receive Huge Raise on Same Day Income Inequality Discussed



Contract Oversight The White House raised the contractor compensation cap to nearly $1 million. That amount doesn't signify how much contractor can be paid; it only signifies how much will come from U.S. taxpayers. POGO supports efforts to significantly reduce the taxpayers'

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Topics: Contract Oversight

November 18, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Pentagon-Funded Clinic Closes in Afghanistan



Afghanistan A hospital in Afghanistan that received a $750,000 investment from the Pentagon and hoped to be a model for quality, low-cost medical care is shutting down six years after it opened.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

November 6, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

New Documents Show Former Rep. Ran Through Revolving Door



Heather WIlson Former Representative Heather Wilson has come under fire for her close relationship with U.S. nuclear labs, including negotiating her lucrative contract while still in office, receiving almost half a million for questionable consulting work, and accepting a position on an NNSA review panel.

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Topics: National Security

November 5, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Pentagon Police Boss Misused Employees, Report Finds



Steven Calvery A report released yesterday from the Defense Department Inspector General found the director of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA), Steven Calvery, has been misusing his position and workers.

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Topics: National Security

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