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April 18, 2014

By Christine Anderson

Where Does the Money Go? Soon We’ll Know Better



Open Government Last week, the Senate unanimously passed a bill that will shine a much brighter light on how the government spends taxpayer dollars.

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Topics: Open Government

April 17, 2014

By Anaika Miller

New Book Examines Camp Lejeune Water Poisoning



Mike Magner Mike Magner’s most recent book, A Trust Betrayed: The Untold Story of Camp Lejeune and the Poisoning of Generations of Marines and Their Families, shows how those affected by the contamination at Camp Lejeune began fighting for government recognition and h

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Topics: Public Health and Science

April 14, 2014

By Lydia Dennett

Congress Slams Nuclear Agency for Recent Failures



Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility According to two experts, the National Nuclear Security Administration has failed, which is no surprise given the recent cost overruns and schedule delays on several multi-billion dollar projects.

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Topics: National Security

April 11, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Judge in Blackwater Prosecution Seeks Probe of State Dept.



Contract Oversight A federal judge sharply criticized the State Department's decision to grant legal immunity to Blackwater guards involved in a 2007 shooting in Iraq. That decision nearly doomed the manslaughter case against the guards, which goes to trial in June.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

April 11, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Long-Time Inspector General Stepping Down



Brian Miller After a decade investigating government waste and fraud under two presidents, Brian Miller, inspector general of the General Services Administration (GSA), announced this week that he will be retiring effective April 18.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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