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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 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 22, 2013

By Ethan Rosenkranz

Groups from Left to Right Oppose Delaying Pentagon Savings



Aerial View of Pentagon from a V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey) POGO joined a broad coalition of groups in opposing an amendment to the Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act that would change the way sequestration is implemented for the Pentagon.

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Topics: National Security

November 19, 2013

By Ethan Rosenkranz

Some Senators Look to Spare the Pentagon from Immediate Cuts



DDG-51 Destroyer News reports indicate that some Republican Senators are drafting an amendment that would spread out over time the spending reductions required of the Pentagon this year.

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Topics: National Security

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