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July 9, 2013

By Neil Gordon

POGO Obtains Second Helping of “Compelling Reason” Memos



Contract Oversight POGO has obtained the compelling reason determinations issued by the Defense Logistics Agency in 2009 and 2010 to waive the suspension of indicted logistics company Agility and extend its contracts to support the military in the Middle East.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 25, 2013

By Danielle Brian

Answer to Armed Services Chairmen Turned Industry Lobbyists



National Security POGO responds to demands by two former chairmen of the powerful congressional armed services committees, Ike Skelton and John Warner, who now sit on the boards of and work for lobbying firms representing defense contractors.

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Topics: National Security

June 24, 2013

By Jack Scher

DoD Still Wasting Taxpayer Dollars



National Security Are taxpayers’ dollars are being wasted by an inefficient Department of Defense? A recent GAO report details systematic shortcomings in the process by which the DoD crafts its workforce.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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

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