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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

July 23, 2013

By Angela Canterbury

Critical Votes on Savings at the Pentagon Today



Government Accountability This year there are more opportunities to cut unnecessary spending in the Defense Appropriations Act than there has been in a very long time.

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Topics: National Security

July 22, 2013

By Christine Anderson

Rules Committee Threatens to Nix Debate on Defense Spending



Lockbox As the House Rules Committee considers amendments on the Defense Appropriations Act, our allies urge House leadership to allow all amendments to go to the Floor.

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Topics: National Security

July 19, 2013

By Jana Persky

Time to Cut Iraq and Afghanistan Spending



National Security As the House's version of the defense appropriations bill is cobbled together, Congress should vote in favor of an amendment to eliminate approximately $3.5 billion of funding that the Pentagon neither wants, needs nor requested.

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Topics: National Security

July 12, 2013

By Neil Gordon

A White Elephant and Toxic Air at Camp Leatherneck



Camp Leatherneck The Afghanistan reconstruction watchdog found two egregious examples of waste at Camp Leatherneck.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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