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Defense

End the Pentagon Slush Fund

By Sean Kennedy
WasteWatcher, April 2015

Created in 2001 to fund the war in Afghanistan and other associated costs of the Global War on Terror, the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) account was intended to be a one-time emergency supplemental.  Instead, it has been used as an annual funding measure, including in 2003, when the U.S. invaded Iraq.

Keep the Caps

By P.J. Austin
WasteWatcher, March 2015

Based on all of the bloviating around Washington, D.C., about how sequestration is inflexible and unworkable, one would assume that the entire federal budget process is about to explode.  In reality, the caps on federal discretionary spending are scheduled to increase every year through fiscal year (FY) 2021; just not by as much as some would like.

CAGW Releases November WasteWatcher Report

For Immediate Release Contact: Alexandra Booze 202-467-5318
October 13, 2014  


Procurement Legacies of the Afghan War

By Sean Kennedy
WasteWatcher, November, 2014

One of the most vivid and enduring images of the U.S. departure from Vietnam remains the Navy offloading perfectly good helicopters into the South China Sea as the last of its ships sailed away.  The ongoing U.S. exodus from Afghanistan has produced a similar moment, albeit for a less useful aircraft. 

CAGW Goes Trick-or-Treating

For Immediate Release Contact: Alexandra Booze 202-467-5318
October 28, 2014  

CAGW Releases September WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Alexandra Booze 202-467-5318
September 11, 2014  

Rocket Monopoly

By Sean Kennedy
Wastewatcher, September 2014

In the private sector, monopolies can charge consumers as much as they like due to a lack of competition.  When the government creates a monopoly through the use of a sole source contract, the taxpayers get stuck with the tab.

CCAGW Denounces Attempt to Resurrect Wasteful JSF Alternate Engine

For Immediate Release Contact: Alexandra Booze 202-467-5318
July 17, 2014 Leslie Paige 202-467-5300

 

CAGW Releases July Wastewatcher Report

For Immediate Release Contact: Alexandra Booze 202-467-5318
July 7, 2014  

 

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