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February 5, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

Senator Questions Retirement Perks for Generals and Admirals



Generals Senator Ayotte has raised an important issue: whether a special pension enhancement for generals should be revoked following Congress’s decision to cut cost-of-living adjustments for military retirees.

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Topics: National Security

February 5, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Rep. Issa Opens Investigation into Navy Fraud



Darrell Issa In response to the string of embarrassing scandals, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, led by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), is opening an investigation into contracting fraud at the Navy.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 4, 2014

By Andre Francisco

New Video: The Jet that Ate the Pentagon



F-35 Video Winslow Wheeler A new video from Brave New Films highlights the continued problems with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, the most expensive weapons system in history. The video features POGO's Winslow Wheeler and POGO alum Ben Freeman.

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Topics: National Security

February 4, 2014

By Neil Gordon

The Pentagon’s PR War Against SIGAR



National Security Military commanders in Afghanistan are waging their most aggressive campaign against the office charged with overseeing the $100 billion being spent on Afghanistan's reconstruction.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 3, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Could Post Offices Become Public Banks?



US Post Office Last week, the office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Postal Service released a report with an out-of-the-box suggestion that would produce $8.9 billion in new annual profits: Turning the Post Office into a bank, with savings accounts, loans and debit

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Topics: Government Accountability

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