Mandy Smithberger

Project on Government Oversight

Spare parts an opportunity for Pentagon to spend more efficiently

The Project on Government Oversight’s Mandy Smithberger testified about the issue to Congress, and she joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk more.

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Elizabeth Warren

Are increase progress payments actually helping defense industry? Warren wants to know

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Amelia Brust/Federal News NetworkNavy

DoD plan to classify spending plans gets thumbs down from almost everyone

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Project on Government Oversight

Watchdog disapproves of secret Afghanistan reconstruction reports

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Project on Government Oversight

Former military officers continue embracing defense contracting industry despite ethics concerns

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DoD photo by Master Sgt. Ken Hammond, U.S. Air Force

Military largely absent from government reorganization

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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2015, file photo, an F-35 jet arrives at its new operational base at Hill Air Force Base, in northern Utah. The top U.S. diplomat overseeing arms sales said Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, she would be promoting American weaponry at the largest air show in Asia, where China’s military footprint and political influence are surging. A large U.S. delegation at the Singapore Air Show is doing “everything we can” to encourage Southeast Asian governments to purchase U.S.-made arms like the F-35 fighter jet, Ambassador Tina Kaidanow told reporters in a telephone briefing. She repeatedly sought to dispel the notion that U.S. influence was in retreat. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Transparency groups decry Air Force media crackdown as new details emerge

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Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas)/AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)NDAA

Fully funded defense appropriations bill getting a late jumpstart

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Rep. Mac ThornberryAPMac Thornberry

Trump’s $54 billion defense budget increase isn’t what it seems. And Congress is mad

Congress wants more from the Trump’s defense budget after hearing about military expansion for months.

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Whistleblower silence concept or intimidation symbol and whistle blower silenced to stay quiet as pressure to expose corruption as a red whistler with a closed zipper.

DoD IG says low funding partly to blame for delayed whistleblower investigations

The Pentagon’s acting inspector general blames chronic underfunding for extensive delays in its investigations into whistleblower reprisal claims, which…

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Rep. Mac ThornberryAPMac Thornberry

Congress expected to finalize defense cuts

Congress is figuring out which programs will feel the pain of a $5 billion cut to defense spending so the plan can fit the new budget deal. House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) said the cuts will affect important programs.

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