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January 23, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

What Does the New Spending Law Mean For the Pentagon?



Aircraft Carrier Let’s take a quick look at the winners and losers in the recently enacted omnibus appropriations package, which provided funding for the Pentagon for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2014.

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Topics: National Security

January 22, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Congressman Otis Pike Leaves Good Government Legacy



Otis Pike Former Rep. Otis G. Pike, who pushed to hold intelligence agencies accountable and battled wasteful government spending during his 18 years in Congress, passed away Monday. Mr. Pike was 92.

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Topics: Government Accountability

January 17, 2014

By Danielle Brian

What the President Didn’t Say in His Speech on Surveillance Reform



Surveillance Cameras Statement of Danielle Brian, Executive Director, Project On Government Oversight We’re encouraged that President Obama today acknowledged the dangers posed to our civil liberties by unchecked and overreaching intelligence gathering. His speech sets the stage for important reforms.

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Topics: National Security

January 16, 2014

By Angela Canterbury

Will the president end spying on Americans?



Surveillance Cameras On Friday, President Barack Obama will give a highly anticipated speech on reforming surveillance activities by the National Security Agency (NSA).

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Topics: National Security

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

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