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The Pentagon building is seen in this undated aerial photo. headquarters of the Department of Defense, in Washington, DC

Why women lag in winning federal contracts

Oct 9, 2014
Women-owned businesses win less than five percent of the government's contract work.
Posted In: women, federal contracts, defense department
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What can the U.S. do to attack ISIS financially?

Sep 12, 2014
Can America effectively damage the fund-raising efforts of a non-state actor?
Posted In: ISIL, defense department, terrorism
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What a $6 billion anti-terrorist campaign amounts to

Sep 10, 2014
In the larger scheme, a $6 billion investment against ISIS is war on the cheap
Posted In: ISIL, terrorism, defense department

How the U.S. pays for its involvement in Iraq

Jun 17, 2014
What does the defense budget already have covered?
Posted In: Iraq war, defense department, navy

Tracking the relationship of the government and Silicon Valley

Aug 1, 2013
Revelations that the government is collecting vast amounts of our personal data from companies like Facebook and Google, is raising questions about the relationship between the feds and the tech industry.
Posted In: Silicon Valley, defense department, Intel

Freakonomics Radio: Gov't workers gone wild

Jul 17, 2013
The "Encyclopedia of Ethical Failure" catalogs the fiscal, sexual, and mental lapses of federal workers -- all with an eye toward preventing the next big mistake.
Posted In: defense department, Pentagon, DEA

Sequester Pentagon cuts start to bite

Jun 28, 2013
The Pentagon starts furloughing 650,000 civilian employees next week.
Posted In: Pentagon, defense department, military, furloughs, sequester