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July 31, 2013

By Angela Canterbury

House Votes to Save More than $4 Billion at the Pentagon



National Security POGO is pleased to report over $4 billion in Pentagon savings after we and our partners helped champion several commonsense amendments to the House Defense Appropriations bill.

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Topics: National Security

July 29, 2013

By Andrew Wyner

Contractors Still Avoiding Major Sequestration Damage



National Security Several recent earning reports from major contractors have confirmed that the post-sequester world is not as apocalyptic for major federal contractors as they anticipated.

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Topics: National Security

July 26, 2013

By Jana Persky

LCS: Still a Sinking Ship



LCS Helo 120 Recent GAO testimony shows that the Navy continues to spend money on untested parts of the Littoral Combat Ship, despite ongoing concerns about cracks, corrosion, and engine failures.

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Topics: National Security

July 25, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

Nuclear Site Unable to Protect Bomb Material in Recent Tests



Nuclear material POGO has learned that the Savannah River Site in South Carolina failed its recent security test.

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Topics: National Security

July 25, 2013

By Jana Persky

Video: The Fight Over the Pentagon's Newest Jet



WInslow Wheeler on NBC NBC News looks at the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the hundreds of billions of dollars it is costing the government while it doesn't live up to expectations.

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Topics: National Security

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