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March 25, 2014

By Adam Zagorin

Intelligence Official Cited for “Unauthorized Disclosure” to Congress: Oversight on the Rocks



Zero Dark Thirty Just over a year ago, an official at the Defense Department gave congressional oversight committees a document that had the potential to embarrass the Secretary of Defense and the Pentagon’s Office of Inspector General.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

March 24, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Screening of Rumsfeld Documentary Sparks Discussion About Government Secrecy



Ellen Miller, executive director of the Sunlight Foundation, and Spencer Ackerman, U.S. national security editor for The Guardian, discuss the government's culture of secrecy at a special pre-release screening of The Unknown Known. The Unknown Known documentary brings Rumsfeld national security memos to the big screen.

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Topics: National Security

March 7, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

More Fantasy Budgeting From the Pentagon



P-8 Poseidon This week's Pentagon budget request sets the stage for more fantasy budgeting and gimmickry.

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Topics: National Security

March 7, 2014

By Lydia Dennett

Outsmarting the MOX



Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility The President's FY 2015 budget has put the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MOX) at the Savannah River Nuclear Site on "cold-standby," a victory in eliminating waste and mismanagement on nuclear construction projects.

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Topics: National Security

February 21, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

Pentagon Looking to Cut F-35 Buy



F-35 navy According to recent press reports, the Pentagon’s upcoming budget request will propose cutting the military’s overall F-35 purchase by eight aircraft.

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Topics: National Security

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