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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
The WasteWatcher

Congress Should Strengthen, Not Undermine, the Pentagon's Chief Management Officer

In the very short amount of time the position has existed, the Pentagon’s Chief Management Officer has identified an impressive amount of savings within the Department of Defense.  Despite this fact, members of Congress are moving quickly to...

July 9, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Commercial Aerospace Takes the Lead

Over the weekend, Astronauts were launched from U.S. soil for the first time in nearly a decade.

June 1, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Air Force Moves the Goalposts

After years of falling short, the Air Force has scrapped the 80 percent readiness threshold for four aircraft.

May 13, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Best Principles for Infrastructure Investment

Any infrastructure stimulus bill considered in the future must implement a handful of core principles in order to ensure the best return on the taxpayers’ investment.

May 7, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Amtrak Unworthy of Stimulus Funding

Years of poor performance and financial mismanagement at Amtrak did not dissuade legislators from providing funding in the first stimulus bill.

April 27, 2020
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Lost in space: Time to rethink the Space Launch System

Federal Times: The United States may return to the moon, but the costs might be out of this world before anyone lands there again.

April 6, 2020
The WasteWatcher

The Congressional JSF Caucus: A Logic-Free Zone

Legislators added $1.7 billion worth of earmarks to fund the acquisition of 16 JSFs.

March 31, 2020
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Congress is ultimately to blame for F-35 fiasco

Air Force Times: Members of Congress have done their utmost to ignore the mounting problems in Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II program.

March 19, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Joint Strike Fighter's Latest Problem: ODIN

ALIS, the F-35’s logistics system, has long been plagued with technical flaws.  A new GAO report has predicted more of the same from its successor.

March 18, 2020
The WasteWatcher

NASA's Flawed Mission to the Moon

In an era of flourishing commercial alternatives, NASA should reevaluate the manner in which it pursues space flight.

March 12, 2020

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