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September 16, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

POGO Welcomes National Security Analyst Ethan Rosenkranz



Ethan Rosenkranz The Project On Government Oversight is pleased to welcome a new member to our team: Ethan Rosenkranz, a well-traveled national security and defense expert. He’ll be working as POGO’s national security policy analyst.

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Topics: National Security

September 16, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Congress’s Complicated and Wasteful Oversight of DHS



DHS Seal In a New York Times op-ed published last week, the 9/11 commission’s co-chairs Thomas H. Kean and Lee H. Hamilton argue that one of their most important proposals has still not been carried out: improved homeland security oversight.

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Topics: National Security

September 4, 2013

By Danielle Brian

Congress Must Have All Facts -- Including Any the Administration Would Rather Squelch



National Security As members of the Obama Administration and Congress debate perhaps the gravest responsibility our Constitution entrusts to them – the vote whether or not to go to war – there is both a legal and moral imperative that their decision be based on the most acc

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Topics: National Security, Whistleblower Protections

September 3, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Pentagon Supports Reducing LCS Fleet to 24 Ships



LCS Top decision makers in the Pentagon support reducing the total purchase of the Littoral Combat Ship to only 24 ships, down from 52, according to Defense News.

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Topics: National Security

August 29, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Senators Question DOJ on NSA Info Sharing



NSA In a letter last week, a group of Senate Democrats asked Attorney General Eric Holder to clarify how the National Security Agency (NSA) shares information with domestic law enforcement agencies while still protecting Americans’ constitutional rights.

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Topics: National Security

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