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December 19, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

EPA Inspector General Uncovers Employee’s Million-Dollar Fraud



Science Policy The EPA Inspector General found one employee defrauded the government out of almost $1 million over 12 years, and identified the agency problems that allowed in to happen.

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Topics: Government Accountability

December 17, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Budget Deal Takes Pressure Off Pentagon to Cut Waste



National Security The bipartisan budget agreement will take the pressure off the Pentagon when they were finally beginning to make difficult but necessary choices to rein in the out-of-control defense budget, according to an op-ed by Ethan Rosenkranz.

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Topics: National Security

December 11, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

DoD Analysis Reveals Cost Jump at New Nuke Facility



Y-12 Complex A new analysis from the Department of Defense reveals cost increases and schedule delays continue to plague the Uranium Processing Facility construction project at the Y-12 nuclear weapons complex.

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Topics: National Security

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

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