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September 22, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

Energy Labs Feel the Heat as Their Effectiveness Is Examined



National Labs A commission established to review the effectiveness of the United States' national lab system has met for the second time, a day before a group of Senators announced the creation of a National Labs Caucus to push back against potential consolidation.

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Topics: National Security

September 22, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Post Office Regulator Gives Voice to Public Interest



Ruth Goldway The chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission thinks there’s something special about her agency- and she’s hoping other federal regulators will think so too and follow its lead.

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Topics: Government Accountability

September 19, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Report Finds Pentagon’s Real Estate Inventory Incomplete, Incorrect and Inconsistent



FOB Leatherneck The Department of Defense has no idea what’s going on in more than half the properties it owns and it has no plans to figure that information out, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

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Topics: Government Accountability

September 19, 2014

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

DOE Handling of Whistleblower Case Leaves Much To Be Desired



whistleblowers2 The Department of Energy Inspector General will investigate Dr. James Doyle's termination for any impropriety from DOE.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

September 18, 2014

By Jessica Murphy

Millions Wasted on Communication Towers in Afghanistan



Communications Tower at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan (Photo: DOD) Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction reports wasteful spending by the Department of State on underused communication towers across Afghanistan.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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