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November 2, 2015

By Neil Gordon

DoD Pays Premium for Gas Station in Afghanistan



The photograph shows the pumps at the CNG filling station constructed by TFBSO in Sheberghan, Afghanistan. The Pentagon won't explain why it spent nearly $43 million to build a gas station in Afghanistan that shouldn't have cost more than $500,000.

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Topics: Government Accountability

October 26, 2015

By Dan Grazier

President Obama Vetoes the NDAA over Slush Fund



Graphic with the word vetoed on it. President Obama made good on his promise to veto the National Defense Authorization Act, largely because of the use of the Overseas Contingency Operations account as a Pentagon slush fund.

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Topics: National Security

October 5, 2015

By Daniel Van Schooten

Newsweek and Washington Post Pick Up POGO’s F-35B Story



Photograph of POGO's original reporting on the F-35B's operational readiness status has been picked up by Newsweek and The Washington Post.

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Topics: National Security

September 30, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

POGO’s Center for Defense Information Names New Military Advisory Board



Aerial shot of the Pentagon (Photo: Flickr / Rudiriet) POGO's Center for Defense Information, one of the nation’s leading advocates for Pentagon reform, announced today it has created a new advisory board of former military officers who will help guide its mission.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

September 15, 2015

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

DoD IG Has Sinking Review of Navy Pay System



Navy Office Records Files The Department of Defense isn't auditable, but can it be when the Navy has a faulty contract payment system?

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Topics: Government Accountability

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Fly Before You Buy: Tom Christie on Realistic Combat Testing

The Project On Government Oversight's Dan Grazier recently sat down with Tom Christie, a former Director of Operational Test & Evaluation at the DoD from 2001-2005, to talk about the critical need for realistic combat testing before the Pentagon buys new weapons.