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October 21, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

New Report Offers Smart Choices for Nuke Weapons Complex



B61 Bomb Rack The Union of Concerned Scientists has released a report that comprehensively reviews the U.S. nuclear weapons complex and identifies several concerns in the modernization programs, construction projects, and stockpile surveillance and stewardship programs.

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Topics: National Security

October 21, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Lady Gaga Tickets for Classified Info Scandal Hits Navy



National Security Multiple senior Navy officials have been arrested for running an overbilling scheme with a major Asian defense contractor in one of the biggest- and juiciest- cases of fraud to hit the U.S. Navy in years.

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Topics: National Security

October 18, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Shutdown Cost DoD $600 Million



National Security A spokesperson for the Department of Defense (DoD) estimated that the government shutdown cost the Pentagon at least $600 million due to losses in productivity. That number may rise as long-term costs continue to reveal themselves.

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Topics: National Security

October 16, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

A Radioactive Poster Child for Government Waste



UPF In 2005, the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) persuaded Congress to approve a new uranium processing facility. They pitched it as a $600 million facility, but today, the cost of the project has ballooned to as high as $11.6 billion.

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Topics: National Security

October 15, 2013

By Jamie Neikrie

Watchdog Reports Security Weaknesses at State Department



State Department Months after a federal Accountability Review Board advised the Department of State on ways to prevent future tragedies like the deadly September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, State has yet to implement many of the recomme

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Topics: National Security

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