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June 19, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Defense Contractor Hit with Ginormous Fraud Judgment



F-16 An Ohio federal court ordered defense contractor United Technologies Corporation to pay the government hundreds of millions of dollars in damages in an Air Force contract fraud lawsuit filed in 1999.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 6, 2013

By Christine Anderson

Conservative Report Finds $1.8 Trillion in Pentagon Savings



Cash Stack In a report released Tuesday, the fiscally conservative organizations R Street Group and National Taxpayers Union found over $1.8 trillion in potential savings at the Pentagon.

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Topics: National Security

May 30, 2013

By Christine Anderson

Pentagon Tells Congress: Stop Giving Us What We Don’t Need



Government Accountability A bipartisan group of Representatives congratulated Defense Secretary Hagel on his commitment to shrinking the DoD budget, and the Pentagon in turn asked for Congress's help in cutting unwanted programs.

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Topics: National Security

May 28, 2013

By Andre Francisco

NYT Editorial Questions Nuke Funding



B61 Bomb The New York Times criticized President Obama’s funding of the B61 nuclear bombs stationed in Europe in a Sunday editorial.

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Topics: National Security

April 26, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Afghanistan Incinerators Burn Money, Not Trash



Incinerators The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) found that the government wasted $5 million on an unused solid waste incineration system on Forward Operating Base Salerno. The base continues to dispose of its solid waste in dangerous o

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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