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August 1, 2013

By Jack Scher

POGO Obtains DoD Memo on 20 Percent HQ Spending Cut



Chuck Hagel The Project On Government Oversight has obtained a memorandum announcing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's decision to cut 20 percent of management headquarters spending throughout the Department of Defense (DoD).

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Topics: National Security

August 1, 2013

By Neil Gordon

New Report Slams Contract Oversight in Afghanistan



SIGAR Letter The latest quarterly report from the Afghanistan reconstruction watchdog found serious shortcomings in contract oversight, including “a pervasive lack of accountability.”

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Topics: Contract Oversight

July 31, 2013

By Angela Canterbury

House Votes to Save More than $4 Billion at the Pentagon



National Security POGO is pleased to report over $4 billion in Pentagon savings after we and our partners helped champion several commonsense amendments to the House Defense Appropriations bill.

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Topics: National Security

July 26, 2013

By Jana Persky

LCS: Still a Sinking Ship



LCS Helo 120 Recent GAO testimony shows that the Navy continues to spend money on untested parts of the Littoral Combat Ship, despite ongoing concerns about cracks, corrosion, and engine failures.

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Topics: National Security

July 24, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Billions of Defense Contract Dollars May Go Unaudited



National Security Potentially billions of taxpayer dollars may be going out the door to defense contractors without the normal scrutiny Defense Department auditors usually give to this spending. And it might be too late for the government to get our money back even when som

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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