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January 28, 2014

By Neil Gordon

KBR Accused of Kickbacks, Gouging, Unsafe Practices in Iraq



Contract Oversight The Justice Department filed another False Claims Act lawsuit against contractor KBR. This time, KBR is alleged to have engaged in a massive corruption scheme in Iraq that included shipping food in trucks that had previously contained human remains.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

January 27, 2014

By Danielle Brian

Peace Activists Deserve Leniency; Their Actions Exposed Dangerous Security Flaws



Y-12 Trio If justice is served Tuesday, a federal judge will exercise leniency when he sentences Sister Megan Rice, Greg Boertje-Obed, and Michael Walli for their non-violent protest at the Y-12 nuclear facility in Oak Ridge, Tenn., in July 2012.

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Topics: National Security

January 24, 2014

By Neil Gordon

DOJ Sues Firm That Screened Edward Snowden and Navy Yard Shooter



Contract Oversight The Justice Department alleges contractor U.S. Investigations Services submitted more than 600,000 falsified security clearance background investigations over four and a half years and defrauded taxpayers of millions of dollars.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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

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