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March 19, 2015

By Lydia Dennett

Downblending Highly Enriched Uranium Just Makes Sense



USS Michigan Submarine The use of highly enriched uranium in some vessels of our Navy's fleet has been one of the biggest stumbling blocks in eliminating this dangerous material. But new reactor designs could mean the end of the Navy's reliance on highly enriched uranium.

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Topics: National Security

February 26, 2015

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Secrecy Exposes Government to Shady Dealings



NSA Logo Operating in the dark could make the NSA and other intelligence agencies prone to fraud and corruption. Labor overcharging by contract employees of the NSA might only be the tip of the iceberg.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 12, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Waste Disposal in Afghanistan: The Final Word



Incinerators The military's approach to solid waste disposal in Afghanistan was “haphazard and reactive,” not to mention health-endangering, according to a new report.

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Topics: Government Accountability

February 4, 2015

By Lydia Dennett

It’s Time to Think Outside the MOX



Plutonium The Department of Energy has been mismanaging a project to dispose of excess weapons-grade plutonium for over a decade. It's time to look into alternatives.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

December 17, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

Year-End Spending Bill Loaded with Pork and Boondoggles



Government Accountability In its rush to recess for the year, Congress enacted a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill, called the "cromnibus," which funded gobs of pork at the Pentagon and Department of Energy.

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Topics: National Security

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