By Michal Conger | 12/06/13 06:58 PM
Army contracting officials have repeatedly paid excessively for radio equipment for the Afghan National Security Forces, ordering excess inventory, overpaying fees, and paying too much per item, according to the Department of Defense inspector general. the Army has paid Datron World...
12/06/13 04:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a standoff in the Senate, the top Democrats and Republicans on Congress' military panels are working on a backup plan to ensure that they complete a far-reaching defense policy bill before year's end. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., chairman of the House Armed...
By Michal Conger | 12/05/13 07:14 PM
International funding for Afghanistan's military and police forces is increasingly going directly to the Afghan government instead of through U.S. administrators, but the Department of Defense can't be sure the money won't be wasted by corruption and poor management. The U.S. has promised at...
By Tom Coburn | 12/05/13 06:04 PM
Across America, families are tightening their belts, setting priorities and making hard choices in order to make ends meet. That's exactly what the American people expect of Congress. Our refusal to demonstrate leadership in this area – and our tone deafness – is a major reason why our...
12/05/13 10:56 AM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A former Navy subcontractor who was a middleman in a kickback scheme that cost the U.S. Navy $18 million has been sentenced to three years in prison.
12/05/13 10:27 AM
(gazette.com) Congressman Doug Lamborn is pushing a plan that would cut federal programs including Social Security, Medicare and crop insurance subsides by $30 billion a year so defense spending can be increased. Read more at...
By Michal Conger | 12/04/13 07:33 PM
An Army investigation into an unfinished Marine command center at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan raises further questions about whether the Army knowingly wasted taxpayer money on the $34 million project, according to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. Special...
By Editorial Writer | 12/01/13 10:20 AM
The practical reality is that when employers are responsible for providing a living wage, sooner or later, it becomes the government’s duty to guarantee it.
By Kelly Cohen | 11/26/13 06:15 PM
Is the Pentagon's inspector general turning a "blind eye" to inaccuracies produced by the Department of Defense's chief accounting agency? Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, the ranking minority member of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, believes DOD's Defense Finance and Accounting...
By Tim Mak | 11/25/13 08:02 AM
Zakheim sat down with the Washington Examiner to talk about the stalled defense authorization bill, his time on the Romney campaign, “entering the family business” of defense policy, and what’s next for the Authorization for Use of Military Force.
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