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Citizens Against Government Waste Releases Timeline of California’s Failed High-Speed Rail Boondoggle

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released a timeline of California’s high-speed rail boondoggle after Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) announced that the state would be abandoning the project.

DOD’s JEDI Contract Subject to Further Scrutiny

The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud services contract is facing new challenges as the Pentagon investigates potential conflicts of interest by former employees involved in the drafting of the request for proposal (RFP).

CAGW Names Rep. Peter DeFazio January 2019 Porker of the Month

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) January 2019 Porker of the Month for making ill-advised and irresponsible comments in support of pork-barrel earmarks.

CAGW Announces 2018 Porker of the Year Nominees

For Immediate Release        Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
December 11, 2018  

 

CCAGW Supports REDUCE Government Waste Act

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) President Tom Schatz sent a letter to the U.S. Senate urging them to support the Removing Excessive Dollars to Uproot and Cut Expensive (REDUCE) Government Waste Act.

Farm Bill Conferees Should Avoid Broadband Overbuild

Broadband overbuild using taxpayer dollars has been an ongoing problem across this country.  Some providers will obtain a grant or loan from a federal agency to build out broadband in rural communities and then use the funding to either deploy or upgrade equipment where broadband already exists rather than spend taxpayer resources on unserved communities where the cost to build networks is much higher.

DOD Auditors Swing and Miss

Auditors at the Department of Defense (DOD) have provided a blueprint for underachieving students everywhere:  they may have failed the test, but they never expected to pass!

Citizens Against Government Waste Submits Recommendations for President Trump’s Nickel Plan

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) sent letters to 16 federal departments and agencies detailing potential spending cuts that could be made in furtherance of President Trump’s “nickel plan” for an across the board 5 percent budget cut, which he announced on October 17, 2018.

Citizens Against Government Waste Lists Taxpayer Tricks and Treats For Halloween 2018

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its 18th annual compilation of scary, surreal, and spine-tingling taxpayer tricks and treats.

Congressional Eye Turns to DOD's JEDI Contract

One wonders if the “Force” is working against the Department of Defense (DOD) with its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure project (JEDI).  The contract bid request that by some estimates could reach $10 billion to build an enterprise-level commercial cloud solution, including Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service, to support the all defense agencies and military branches, has now come under heightened scrutiny by two members of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee.

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CAGW Names Rep. Peter DeFazio January 2019 Porker of the Month

Rep. DeFazio is CAGW's Porker of the Month for for making irresponsible comments in support of pork-barrel earmarks.