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September 9, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

The Hillary Email Double Standard



Hillary Clinton The Hillary Clinton email scandal illustrates the disparity in the treatment of high-level officials to that of whistleblowers.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

September 9, 2015

By Spencer Brignac

DoD Buying From Everywhere but America



U.S. Navy Unloading Foreign Supplies Two recent audits revealed that the military is still buying foreign-made goods, despite procurement laws against the practice.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 9, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Y-12 Drops the Ball on Security Upgrades



Y-12 Complex Security Guard Despite a high-profile break-in and $50 million in new equipment, security systems at Y-12 are still "'so poor that both current project management and a consulting team of subject matter experts determined the need for extensive reengineering.'"

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Topics: National Security

September 8, 2015

By Meg Lentz

EPA Coming Clean, but Gold King a Gold Mine for Contractors



Gold King Mine Leak Colorado Newly released records show the EPA reacting to an undefined emergency in the same region as the Gold King Mine leak — a day before the spill occurred.

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Topics: Open Government, Contract Oversight

September 2, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Can Bechtel Get the Job Done at the Hanford Site?



Hanford Nuclear Site A report leaked to watchdog Hanford Challenge suggests that after 25 years and $19 billion, DOE and Bechtel National Inc may not be any closer to processing radioactive waste at the Hanford Site.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

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