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November 19, 2015

By Dan Grazier

The JLENS: A Soaring Beacon for Military Reform



Photo of Aerostat being moored at Aberdeen Proving Grounds The military balloon floating freely over rural Pennsylvania drew a great deal of attention to a flawed weapons program. A closer look demonstrates that problems with the JLENS program are systemic and hardly unique.

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Topics: National Security

November 12, 2015

By David S. Hilzenrath

Drug Problems: Nominee to Head FDA Led Clinical Trial FDA Faulted



Robert Califf FDA Robert Califf, President Obama’s nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration, helped lead a clinical trial that was sharply criticized by FDA reviewers and outside advisors.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

November 12, 2015

By Mandy Smithberger

Retired Army Lt. Col. Daniel Davis: Protect Military Whistleblowers



Photograph of Danny Davis In a Veterans’ Day OpEd, Center for Defense Information Military Advisory Board member Lt. Col. Daniel Davis USA (ret.) argues that we must do more to protect whistleblowers in the military.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections, National Security

November 12, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

DOJ Keeps Government Blind to CIA’s Secret Prison Program



Screenshot of the CIA Report cover to US Senate on Torture DOJ refuses to read the Senate's extensive Torture Report on CIA's counterterrorism initiatives post 9/11, advising federal employees to do the same in order to prevent claims for public access.

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Topics: Open Government

November 12, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Big Pharma, Oil Dominate List of Federal Contractors Most Penalized for Misconduct



Photograph of Prescription Drugs on Twenty Dollar Bills For the first time since the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) began tracking misconduct by the largest federal contractors, pharmaceutical and oil companies make up the top five highest penalized companies in POGO’s annual update.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Public Health and Science, Contract Oversight

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