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Officials Mishandled Trans-Africa Airlift Contract, Pentagon Watchdog Finds

U.S. Africa Command failed to perform a key review required for the $900 million deal.

Pentagon Shows Bumpy Progress Toward Curbing Improper Payments

Watchdog hones in on failure to meet four out of six statutory requirements.

U.S. Progress in Rebuilding Afghanistan Detectable Amid Tragedy

Still, watchdog’s quarterly report says the country “has not become a post-conflict nation.”

Lawmaker’s Plan to Trim Pentagon’s Back Office Hits Headwinds

Thornberry’s draft reorganization bills seen as good step toward economies, but simplistic.

Many Pentagon Offices Would Relocate or Vanish Under Thornberry Plan

House Armed Services chair would streamline “4th Estate” to create efficiency.

Pentagon’s Delayed Report On Services Contracts Draws Union Ire

The Defense Department says the required documents that detail spending are “at the printer.”

Pentagon Managers Defend $1 Billion Price Tag of Largest Audit Ever

Timeline for results encourages lawmakers seeking defense budget reforms.

Senator Trained as Accountant Presses Pentagon on Pricey Audit

February 22, 2018 by · Comment
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Budget chairman Enzi asks Mattis for timeline after report exposing flaws.

Military Watchdogs Defend Process for Probing Officer Misconduct

February 8, 2018 by · Comment
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Rep. Speier wants tougher standards for sexual abuse cases.

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Military Watchdogs Defend Process for Probing Officer Misconduct

Rep. Speier wants tougher standards for sexual abuse cases.

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New, Temporary Federal Agency Will Push for National Service

January 18, 2018 by · Comment
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Commission will start national “conversation” to consider need to reinstate the draft.

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Trump Orders Intel Agencies To Protect Americans from ‘Unmasking’

January 11, 2018 by · Comment
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The president has accused officials in the Obama administration of abusing the privilege to request redacted names from intelligence reports.

As Talks to Avoid Shutdown Near Climax, Pentagon Continues Bemoaning Stopgap Budgets

Lawmakers meet Trump for weekend negotiations while Defense managers scramble to manage priorities.

Pentagon Sexual Harassment Prevention Needs Fine-Tuning, Watchdog Says

December 19, 2017 by · Comment
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GAO suggests Defense ensure all branches allow anonymous reporting of alleged incidents.

Watchdogs Differ on U.S. Troops’ Handling of Afghan Child Sex Abuse

November 27, 2017 by · Comment
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IGs for Pentagon and Afghanistan reconstruction took different approaches to a serious problem.

The Pentagon’s Spending Data Doesn’t Add Up

November 10, 2017 by · Comment
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The DATA Act was supposed to create financial transparency, but a watchdog found plenty of inaccuracies.

Defense Authorization Bill Allows Pilot Program on Curbing Bid Protests

November 9, 2017 by · Comment
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A Senate-proposed “loser pays” mandate on major contracts was watered down.

Homeland Security Advised to Clarify Roles in Immigration Enforcement

November 6, 2017 by · Comment
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Watchdog warns of inefficiencies and threats to public safety.

Is Your Office Secure? Not Necessarily If You Work at These 4 Agencies

October 30, 2017 by · Comment
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Watchdog finds some agencies have not kept up with standards for addressing facility vulnerabilities.

CIA Director Vows to Slash Bureaucratic ‘Vines,’ Lauds Republican Predecessors

Pompeo wants fewer advance reviews of operations, quicker in-the-field decision making.

U.S. Was ‘Ill-Prepared’ to Help Train Afghan Security Forces, IG Finds

September 22, 2017 by · Comment
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“One U.S. officer watched TV shows like Cops and NCIS” for lesson plans, watchdog says.

White House Objects to Parts of Defense Bill that Curb President’s Power

September 12, 2017 by · Comment
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Trump wants Senate to reconsider presidential pay authority and rejection of another base–closing round.

Trump’s Pivot on Afghanistan Follows Bleak Battlefield Reports

Four inspectors general describe scant progress against the Taliban.

State Department Confronts North Korea With Rows of Vacant Positions

Trump has nominated candidates for only a third of key slots; envoy to South Korea is acting.

Justice Department Touts Rise in Gun Crime Charges

NRA applauds dramatic change from Obama administration.

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