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May 22, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

Amid Pentagon Spending Frenzy, House Passes a Few Sensible Amendments to NDAA



Congress Today, the House of Representatives set aside partisan politics and adopted 10 sensible amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2015 that will enhance the national security of the United States.

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Topics: National Security

May 22, 2014

By Lydia Dennett

Energy Secretary Announces Commission to Study National Labs



Aerial Photograph of the Lawrence Livermore National Lab The Secretary of Energy has announced nine scientific experts who will spend the next year reviewing the effectiveness of Department of Energy laboratories.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

May 22, 2014

By Danielle Brian

House Passes Weak Tea; NSA Reform Lacks Transparency



NSA Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a weakened version of the USA FREEDOM Act. Unfortunately, it omits critical government reporting requirements included in the original USA FREEDOM Act.

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Topics: National Security

May 22, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Why the Senate NDAA Markup Needs To Be Public



Government Accountability The Project On Government Oversight is working hard to bring transparency to the Senate’s markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes more than $600 billion in Pentagon spending and many of its wide-ranging policies for the co

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Topics: Open Government

May 21, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

What's Happening With the Biggest Bill of the Year



Missile Defense This week, the House of Representatives is considering its annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes more than $600 billion in national security spending and sets defense policies for Fiscal Year 2015.

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Topics: National Security

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