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August 25, 2014

By Peter Stockton

No More Excuses for Failing to Downblend



Highly Enriched Uranium If the government sped up dismantlement and highly enriched uranium downblending efforts, the United States and the world would be a safer place—and the government might make a few (million) dollars, too.

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Topics: National Security

August 21, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Charles Lewis’ New Book Looks at the Lies Your President Told You and Other Mistruths



Chuck Lewis Charles Lewis’ new book, 935 Lies—The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity, expands upon a Center for Public Integrity project that tracked the number of false statements that the President George W. Bush administration told in the two-year build up to the war in Iraq.

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Topics: National Security

August 15, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

DOE Labs Commission Holds First Meeting



Los Alamos Lab A commission created by Congress last year to review the effectiveness of the nation’s 17 energy laboratories held its first meeting in mid-July.

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Topics: National Security

August 14, 2014

By Danielle Brian

Lockheed's Response to NYT Editorial was Misleading



F-35 POGO's Danielle Brian and Winslow Wheeler joined Pierre Sprey, the co-designer of the F-16 and A-10, in writing a letter to the editor of the New York Times concerning a recent editorial about the troubles with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

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Topics: National Security

August 13, 2014

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

DoD Watchdog Finds Former DARPA Director Violated Ethics Rules



Regina Dugan Today, the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General released a report finding ethics violations by Regina Dugan, former director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The report was prompted by the Project On Government Oversig

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Topics: National Security

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