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GAO Calls on Congress to Mothball Navy’s New Frigate Program

by Nan Swift / /

Why would the U.S. Navy want to risk taxpayer dollars to buy new ships before the design or cost estimates are finalized?


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"Skinny Budget" Short on Savings

by Nan Swift / /

The White House "skinny budget" and defense supplemental ignore opportunities for waste reduction and fail to address our long-term fiscal challenges.
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Latest Continuing Resolution Both Naughty and Nice

by Nan Swift / /

Will the new CR be good or bad? Taxpayers won't know until well into the New Year.
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Pentagon: “Spending Dollars Like It Doesn’t Matter”

by Nan Swift / /

Read why Pentagon officials went to great lengths to bury report that proposed billions in savings.
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Congress Takes Up Defense Authorization Bill

by Nan Swift / /

House and Senate conferees have reached agreement on the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act - how have taxpayers fared in this prolonged fight?
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Senate DOD Funding Bill Kicks Budget Gimmick Habit

by Nan Swift / /

Taxpayers were told it couldn't be done, no one could make cuts at the Pentagon. But one hard-working Senate committee made it happen.
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It Depends on What the Meaning of “Overseas Contingency” Is

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What once was a Pentagon emergency fund for unanticipated situations abroad has become an off-budget slush fund.
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House NDAA Puts Military Bands on the Run

by Nan Swift / /

The House-passed NDAA legislation takes a swipe at some habitual Pentagon spending - could this make lawmakers finally question our funding priorities?
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House Defense Authorization Bill: What Just Happened?

by Nan Swift / /

The House finished the FY17 Defense Authorization bill, with hundreds of amendments involved, what should taxpayers think about the final product?
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