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April 7, 2015

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Afghanistan Oversight: Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen?



The end of Operation Enduring Freedom and the beginning of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel on January 1, 2015, are creating a bureaucratic stir in Washington. The result might be a turf battle by Inspectors General and a loss of much needed oversight.

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Topics: Government Accountability

April 6, 2015

By Lydia Dennett

Now is the Time to Downblend Highly Enriched Uranium



Highly Enriched Uranium Downblending highly enriched uranium will enable the Department of Energy to more easily consolidate the U.S. nuclear complex, saving money and increasing security.

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Topics: National Security

April 2, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Report Finds Shaky Whistleblower Support by Big Contractors



Whistleblower Protections A State Department Inspector General report found that some of the government's largest contractors have confidentiality policies that may have a chilling effect on whistleblowers.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

April 1, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Watchdog Scrutinizes Pentagon Spending in Afghanistan



Afghan Security Forces The Department of Defense provided an incomplete picture of the billions of dollars it has obligated for Afghanistan reconstruction.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

March 31, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Alarming Flip-Flop on Whistleblowers from Senator Harry Reid



Harry Reid So close to his retirement, Senator Harry Reid has displayed a confusing and alarming change of heart towards whistleblowers, recently calling those who alleged he was involved in political wrongdoing "a bunch of whiners."

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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