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December 13, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Has Political Spending Defanged Intel Watchdogs in Congress?



Cash Stack Congressional overseers of U.S. intelligence programs received $3.7 million in campaign contributions from the largest intelligence contractors, according to a nonprofit research organization.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

December 13, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

'Deep State' Delves Into Shadowy World of Government Secrecy



David Brown David Brown's new book, Deep State: Inside the Government Secrecy Industry, which he co-authors with Atlantic contributing editor Marc Ambinder, reveals previously unknown government secrets and analyzes how preventing leaks became an all-out war.

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Topics: National Security

December 11, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

DoD Analysis Reveals Cost Jump at New Nuke Facility



Y-12 Complex A new analysis from the Department of Defense reveals cost increases and schedule delays continue to plague the Uranium Processing Facility construction project at the Y-12 nuclear weapons complex.

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Topics: National Security

December 11, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

$500 Million Worth of Planes Collecting Dust



C-27 Spartan A collection of 16 airplanes paid for by the U.S. Air Force is collecting dust at the Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan after being deemed nonfunctional due to consistent maintenance issues.

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Topics: National Security

December 6, 2013

By Michael Smallberg

Court to Consider Secret Regulation of Wall Street



FINRA The public has a right to know how the government polices the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), an industry-funded self-regulatory group, according to an amicus brief filed this week by POGO and its allies.

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Topics: Financial Sector

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