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April 14, 2014

By Lydia Dennett

Congress Slams Nuclear Agency for Recent Failures



Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility According to two experts, the National Nuclear Security Administration has failed, which is no surprise given the recent cost overruns and schedule delays on several multi-billion dollar projects.

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Topics: National Security

April 7, 2014

By Colby Goodman

Growing Concerns Over Deregulation of Arms Export Controls



Helicopter U.S. law enforcement officials are increasingly worried that their efforts to stem the illicit trafficking of U.S. arms could be undermined by an Obama Administration initiative to deregulate export controls.

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Topics: National Security

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

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