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Defense Monitor Newsletter
China Threat Inflation and America’s Nonsensical Plans (Spring 2023)
New Congress, Practical Solutions ... Documents Show Air Force Leaders Shirking Their Close Air Support Responsibilities ... A Watchdog Win ... Halting Contractor Handouts
Representatives are Too Invested in Defense Contractors (Fall-Winter 2022)
Inflation Bailout or Baloney? Senate Increases Military Contract Funding, to Industry’s Delight ... Use of Chinese Material in F-35 Highlights Pentagon’s Complexity Problem ... State Dept. is Quietly Approving Former Servicemembers’ Work for Foreign Interests. That’s a Problem.
Books, Resources, and Other Publications
Congressional Oversight Initiative Workbook
This workbook, a supplement to The Art of Congressional Oversight, is designed to guide congressional staff through each of the four stages of effective oversight — the investigation, the report, the hearing, and the follow up. It provides detailed instructions and best practices for completing the included templates.
The Art of Congressional Oversight
POGO developed a congressional oversight handbook to help improve the quality of oversight activities on the Hill. Practical, humorous, and readable, the handbook is a treasure-trove of valuable information for congressional staffers, students, political scientists, and the public.
The vast majority, perhaps even all, of Congress, the general officer corps of the armed forces, top management of American defense manufacturers, prominent members of Washington’s think-tank community and nationally recognized “defense journalists” will hate this book.
The Pentagon Labyrinth: 10 Short Essays to Help You Through It
Intended for readers who are frustrated with the superficial nature of the debate on national security, this handbook takes advantage of the insights of ten unique professionals, each with decades of experience in the armed services, the Pentagon bureaucracy, Congress, the intelligence community, military history, journalism and other disciplines.
Caught between Conscience and Career
This survival guide—a collaboration of The Government Accountability Project, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, and POGO—serves to help government employees protect themselves when choosing to blow the whistle.