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January 16, 2014

By Lydia Dennett

Energy Department Looks for Alternatives to UPF



UPF The Department of Energy has begun looking for cheaper and faster alternatives to the proposed Uranium Processing Facility at Y-12, a muti-billion dollar boondoggle construction project with no end in sight.

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Topics: National Security

January 9, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

Loophole in Law May Allow Pentagon Savings to Escape



National Security A loophole in the Budget Control Act gives congressional appropriators wiggle room to avoid required Pentagon savings as they put the final touches on a new defense spending bill.

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Topics: National Security

January 9, 2014

By Christine Anderson

Groups Call On Congress to Enact Sensible Pentagon Savings



National Security Groups with diverse interests and ideologies come together to call for smart defense spending on the upcoming omnibus appropriations in Congress.

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Topics: National Security

January 8, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

Recent Watchdog Reports Call into Question V-22 Safety



V-22 Recent DoD IG reports raise concerns about the readiness of V-22s being deployed.

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Topics: National Security

January 3, 2014

By Winslow Wheeler

The Latest Word on F-35 Unit Cost



An F-35 Lightning II, marked AA-1, lands Oct. 23 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The F-35 Integrated Test Force staff concluded an air-start test. U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Julius Delos Reyes 2013 ended with some outrageous claims from Lockheed-Martin on the oh-so low cost of the F-35 in just a few years. Sadly, the prognostications were reported in multiple major defense media outlets without balance or any checking for the available empirica

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Topics: National Security

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