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June 9, 2015

By Mandy Smithberger

Navy Officials May Have Illegally Lobbied on Sub Fund



Photo of Rear Admiral Joseph Tofalo Navy efforts to establish an off-budget Sea-Based Deterrence Fund may have included illegal grassroots lobbying by Navy leadership to garner congressional support. POGO sent a letter to the GAO asking them to investigate remarks made by Admiral John Richar

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Topics: National Security

June 4, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Senate Questions Littoral Combat Ship Upgrades



Littoral Combat Ship Congress and independent evaluators, including the Project On Government Oversight, have long had concerns about the Littoral Combat Ship’s mission and ability to survive in combat.

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Topics: National Security

May 27, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

SASC Finally Reports Breakdown of Vote to Close NDAA



Sen. John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Service Committee With little fanfare, the Senate Armed Services Committee finally released its NDAA report—and with it, the rulebreaking roll call vote from April 23, 2015. A month after the vote was held.

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Topics: National Security

May 18, 2015

By Lydia Dennett

Y-12 Protestors Released from Prison



Peace Activists Last week, three nuclear protesters from Transform Now Plowshares were released from prison.

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Topics: National Security

May 12, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Special Shipbuilding Fund is Reckless and Unaffordable



Graph of CBO Estimate of Annual Shipbuilding Costs Under the Navy's 2015 Plan Allowing the Navy to spend outside its budget will erode accountability across the Pentagon.

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Topics: National Security

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