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January 14, 2016

By Dan Grazier

Pentagon’s “Force of the Future” Report a Near Miss



Defense Secretary Ashton Carter A leaked document obtained by the Project On Government Oversight reveals just how much was left out of Secretary Carter's recent reforms to the military's personnel system. POGO breaks down the changes so far.

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Topics: National Security

January 4, 2016

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Senator Who Fought Wasteful Super Collider Passes Away



Dale Bumpers Dale Bumpers, former Senator and Governor from Arkansas, passed away on January 1 at the age of 90. While in the Senate he led the fight with POGO to cancel the Superconducting Super Collider program, and worked to reform hard rock mining laws.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources, National Security

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

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Fly Before You Buy: Tom Christie on Realistic Combat Testing

The Project On Government Oversight's Dan Grazier recently sat down with Tom Christie, a former Director of Operational Test & Evaluation at the DoD from 2001-2005, to talk about the critical need for realistic combat testing before the Pentagon buys new weapons.