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February 9, 2015

By Joe Newman

Air Force Data on Friendly Fire, Civilian Casualties Was Manipulated Against A-10



A-10 The Air Force manipulated data and omitted key stats in order to skew a comparison of civilian casualties and friendly fire deaths caused by close air support aircraft in Afghanistan, according to an analysis released today by POGO.

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Topics: National Security

February 5, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Air Force General Should be Held Accountable



photograph of Major General James Post The Project On Government Oversight was joined by a group of concerned organizations and individuals in writing Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James to express our concern about Maj. Gen. James Posts' statement and the implications it has on military whis

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

February 4, 2015

By Michael Smallberg

Nuclear Official Allowed to Oversee Former Client



Frank Kotz at Y-12 The head of the National Nuclear Security Administration received an ethics waiver that allowed him to oversee the Bechtel Corporation—a federal contractor he had previously advised on its successful bid to manage facilities in the nuclear weapons complex.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

February 4, 2015

By Joe Newman

Twitter Roundup: Softballs, Fashion and More Defense Spending



Ashton Carter Here's what the Washington Press Corps and assorted wonks tweeted about Ashton Carter's confirmation hearing.

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Topics: National Security

February 4, 2015

By Lydia Dennett

It’s Time to Think Outside the MOX



Plutonium The Department of Energy has been mismanaging a project to dispose of excess weapons-grade plutonium for over a decade. It's time to look into alternatives.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

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