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August 24, 2015

By Jacob Marx

NNSA: Not Our Fault if Nuclear Weapons Labs Catch Fire



Firefighters Fire Suppression A new report from the Department of Energy says old fire suppressions systems could be putting nuclear weapons facilities at risk of fire or explosion.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

August 24, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

U.S. Spending in Afghanistan: A Credit to Oversight



U.S. Army Afghanistan Bazaar With billions in U.S. tax dollars still left to be spent on reconstruction in Afghanistan, it’s critical that the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction continue his oversight role.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

August 24, 2015

By Mandy Smithberger

Pentagon Will Test F-35 Against A-10



Photograph of the A-10 and F-35 Implementing a recommendation from POGO's Center for Defense Information, the Department of Defense announced that they will conduct a fly off between the A-10 and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) to determine if the $1.4 trillion program demonstrates t

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Topics: National Security

August 20, 2015

By Katie Cooney

Database Provides Transparency on Foreign Aid



U.S. Foreign Aid Afghan Army Reconstruction The Center for International Policy launched the Security Monitor Assistance Program, providing transparency on U.S. foreign and security aid.

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Topics: Open Government, National Security

August 19, 2015

By Meg Lentz

Animas River Release: 143 Years in the Making



Colorado Animas River Toxic Mine Spill The Animas River release in Colorado highlights the damage caused by archaic hard rock mining laws that allow corporations to mine freely without any responsibility for clean-up.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

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