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Target-Rich Environment for Duplication Report

The annual GAO report on duplication in federal spending provides opportunities to increase efficiency in the federal government.

May 20, 2021
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Congress Displays High Level of Support for Earmarks

Early results strongly suggest members of Congress will widely embrace the return of earmarks.

May 6, 2021
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End of the Road for the OCO

The first Biden Administration budget request eliminates the Overseas Contingency Operations account, a victory for taxpayers.

April 16, 2021
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The F-35 may be unsalvageable

The Hill: The time has come reduce the cost and scope of the F-35 program.

March 26, 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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

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