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August 18, 2016
Summer is coming to an end but there’s still time to reenergize yourself with a book that matters! Take your pick of the latest books on nuclear policy, national security, or government oversight (or in some cases, lack thereof.)
August 19, 2016
Controversy over former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s ties to Russia, Ukraine, and DC lobbyists highlights problems with the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). Meanwhile, the Clinton campaign is dogged by questions about relationships
August 8, 2016
By Carter Salis
A recent report by the Union for Concerned Scientists reveals that more than $40 billion has been spent over 15 years on a missile defense system that has questionable operational ability.
Topics: National Security
July 26, 2016
By Neil Gordon
Senator Chuck Grassley gave Defense Secretary Ashton Carter one month to explain how and why the Pentagon repudiated its own cost estimate of a gas station construction project in Afghanistan.
July 14, 2016
The number of intelligence personnel eligible for security clearances decreased from Fiscal Year 2014 to 2015, which demonstrates a positive step in consolidating and coordinating the intelligence community’s national security efforts. However, there are s
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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.