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March 23, 2017

By Neil Gordon

Congress Seeks Pentagon Watchdog Probe of Aircraft Parts Supplier



Tech. Sgt. Shawn Merchant, a crew chief with the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, removes foreign object inspection mats from an F-15E Strike Eagle at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., on Dec. 15, 2010. The aircraft is assigned to the 4th Fighter Wing. On Monday, House Armed Services Committee member Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA) asked the Pentagon’s Inspector General to investigate potential misconduct by TransDigm, a key supplier of commercial and military aircraft components.

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Topics: National Security, Contract Oversight

March 6, 2017

By Mark Thompson

Military Industrial Circus: What I’ve learned covering the military for 40 years



President Donald J. Trump passes through the ceremonial rainbow sideboys upon his departure from the aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford In his inaugural column, Mark Thompson, national security analyst for the CDI Straus Military Reform Project, talks about covering the military. "Scant public interest yields ceaseless wars to nowhere."

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Topics: National Security

February 14, 2017

By Neil Gordon

Stormy Seas Ahead for US Shipbuilding Safety



USS John C. Stennis enters dry dock in 2013 on anovercast day at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard There’s an “unhealthy codependency” between the US Navy and Coast Guard and private shipbuilders, who thrive on federal contracts but neglect workplace safety. President Trump’s plan to expand the US fleet could put shipyard workers in even greater danger.

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Topics: National Security, Public Health and Science, Contract Oversight

January 24, 2017

By Lydia Dennett

Heather Wilson’s Past Raises Questions on Appointment for Air Force Secretary



Sandia National Laboratory Description: Heather Wilson's nomination to be Air Force Secretary is concerning due to her past employment with several nuclear laboratories, and the Senate should ensure that her ties to these labs and the contractors running them will not influence her decision-making.

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Topics: National Security

December 14, 2016

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Judge Sides with Marine in Information-Mishandling Case



U.S. Marine Corps flag A federal judge determined that a board of inquiry that had initially recommended Marine Corps Major Jason Brezler’s discharge for mishandling classified information in 2013 had unjustly withheld documents that would have been key to his defense.

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Topics: National Security

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