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July 8, 2014

By Neil Gordon

A Blatant Example of Pointless Government Secrecy



Photograph of An Afghan air force C-27A Spartan aircraft arrives at Kabul International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 20, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Smith/Released) For a blatant example of the Obama Administration's ludicrous secrecy practices, look no further than this 2013 Pentagon audit of a program to supply aircraft to Afghanistan.

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Topics: Open Government

July 7, 2014

By Christine Anderson

Some Hope for Camp Lejeune



Camp Lejeune Post Office Following a wrong-minded Supreme Court decision affecting victims of toxic waste, the North Carolina legislature took steps to clarify laws that offer hope for Camp Lejeune water contamination victims and countless others.

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Topics: Government Accountability

July 2, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

C-27A Shining Example of the Billions Wasted in Afghanistan



C-27A The $486 million G222 aircraft program demonstrates how wasteful and dubious American efforts at equipping the Afghan Air Force have been to date.

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Topics: National Security

June 30, 2014

By Max Johnson

House Report Faults TSA Security Marking in Air Marshal Case



Top Secret Stamp A House Oversight Committee report on the Transportation Security Administration’s use of the “Sensitive Security Information” pseudo-classification found that TSA has had “organizational problems” with the application of the SSI designation dating back

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

June 27, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Union of Concerned Scientists Stands with POGO



Whistleblower Protections The Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists wrote a letter to Veterans Affairs Acting Inspector General this week urging him to reconsider his office’s demand for the Project On Government Oversight’s whistleblower records.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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