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These five items should top Biden’s defense priorities

Defense News: The Biden administration has the opportunity to institute reforms in several crucial areas at the DoD.

February 1, 2021
The WasteWatcher

Time to Sink the Littoral Combat Ship

Facing a staggering array of technical problems and deficiencies, the time has come to cancel the Littoral Combat Ship.

January 28, 2021
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Congress' penchant for unpunctuality

The Hill: Frequent use of CRs demonstrates remarkably poor governance from Congress.

December 10, 2020
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Congress' Penchant for Unpunctuality

The Hill: Given their track record, senators and representatives will likely miss yet another deadline.

December 10, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Strike Three for the Pentagon

For the third straight year, the Department of Defense was unable to pass a clean audit.  The Pentagon now estimates that it will need another seven years to accomplish this task.

November 19, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Yet Another Missed Deadline for the F-35

The Joint Strike Fighter program has missed yet another deadline, with technical problems ruling out moving to full-scale production.

October 30, 2020
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End the Pentagon’s OCO slush fund

Defense News: The OCO has been greatly expanded and used for unrelated purposes.

October 14, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Pandemic Spending Demonstrates Disconnect in Pentagon's Priorities

Pentagon officials used money provided for pandemic preparedness to support local jobs.  This should mark the end of further stimulus funding for the Department of Defense.

September 25, 2020
The WasteWatcher

The F-35's $10 Billion Funding Gap

A new report indicates that the JSF will require an additional $10 billion beyond the amount officially claimed by the DoD.  

September 15, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Launch Competition Continues to Advantage Entrenched Contractors

The winners of the next round of national security launches have been announced.  The results reflect business as usual in American aerospace, which for decades has benefited established contractors.

August 18, 2020
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Congress should strengthen, not undermine, the Pentagon’s chief management officer

Defense News: Members of Congress, particularly those who claim to strongly back the DoD, should fully support the CMO.

July 20, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Private Companies Are Powering the Future of Aerospace

For most of its history, American aerospace has been dominated by a few entrenched contractors, which has led to inflated prices and a lack of innovation.  New entrants from the private sector have begun to change the status quo. 

July 17, 2020

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