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December 14, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Safety Board Slams Pantex for Lax Emergency Preparedness



Photo of a billboard with Uncle Sam calling for better safety at Pantex. Pantex's disaster preparedness problems include a lack of training for staff, poor communication with public safety personnel, and inefficient decision-making tools for emergencies.

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Topics: National Security

November 19, 2015

By Dan Grazier

The JLENS: A Soaring Beacon for Military Reform



Photo of Aerostat being moored at Aberdeen Proving Grounds The military balloon floating freely over rural Pennsylvania drew a great deal of attention to a flawed weapons program. A closer look demonstrates that problems with the JLENS program are systemic and hardly unique.

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Topics: National Security

November 12, 2015

By Mandy Smithberger

Retired Army Lt. Col. Daniel Davis: Protect Military Whistleblowers



Photograph of Danny Davis In a Veterans’ Day OpEd, Center for Defense Information Military Advisory Board member Lt. Col. Daniel Davis USA (ret.) argues that we must do more to protect whistleblowers in the military.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections, National Security

November 10, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Energy Lab Commission Appeals for More Trust, Less Oversight



Photo of Securing America's Future Report Cover The recommendations of the Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories are unlikely to improve governance of DOE's most troubled labs.

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Topics: National Security

October 26, 2015

By Dan Grazier

President Obama Vetoes the NDAA over Slush Fund



Graphic with the word vetoed on it. President Obama made good on his promise to veto the National Defense Authorization Act, largely because of the use of the Overseas Contingency Operations account as a Pentagon slush fund.

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Topics: National Security

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