Military-Industrial Complex News: September 2016

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Keep up to date with what’s going on in the world of corrupt contracts, military, government, corporations and the military-industrial complex. If you see any relevant news stories, tweet them @erikmoshe

Newsbud Roundtable – Examining The Real Costs of Drone Warfare
http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2016/09/13/newsbud-roundtable-examining-the-real-costs-of-drone-warfare/

Newsbud-BFP Exclusive Report- A Distillation of DOD Funding Priorities for August 2016
http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2016/09/07/newsbud-bfp-exclusive-report-a-distillation-of-dod-funding-priorities-for-august-2016/

DOD’s Carter Urges Support For Nuclear Refresh Plan
http://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/844778/dod-s-carter-urges-support-for-nuclear-refresh-plan

11th Circ. Doesn’t Buy Air Force Was Bilked In Radar Row
http://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/844137/11th-circ-doesn-t-buy-air-force-was-bilked-in-radar-row

VA Slammed In Report On Hospital Project Blowout
http://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/842981/va-slammed-in-report-on-hospital-project-blowout

Senate Drops Efforts To Stop $1B Saudi Arms Deal
http://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/842681/senate-drops-efforts-to-stop-1b-saudi-arms-deal

GSA Watchdog Flags Waste In Government Supply Program
http://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/842749/gsa-watchdog-flags-waste-in-government-supply-program

Continuing Resolutions Create Uncertainty For DOD: Report
http://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/842227/continuing-resolutions-create-uncertainty-for-dod-report

VA Contractor Can’t Claw Back Credit Card Fees
http://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/842169/va-contractor-can-t-claw-back-credit-card-fees

Watchdog Dings VA Over $1.9M Spent On Canceled Contract
http://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/842131/watchdog-dings-va-over-1-9m-spent-on-canceled-contract

US Slams Bid To Toss, Transfer FCA Suit Over Army Rations
http://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/841289/us-slams-bid-to-toss-transfer-fca-suit-over-army-rations

Air Force Grounds F-35 Over Crumbling Insulation
http://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/841466/-air-force-grounds-f-35-over-crumbling-insulation

Northrop Grumman Hit With $500M Chemical Exposure Suit
http://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/840862/northrop-grumman-hit-with-500m-chemical-exposure-suit

2 More Charged Over ‘Fat Leonard’ Navy Bribery Scandal
http://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/840570/2-more-charged-over-fat-leonard-navy-bribery-scandal

McCaskill Says Air Force Drone Contracting Isn’t A Good Fix
http://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/840525/mccaskill-says-air-force-drone-contracting-isn-t-a-good-fix

Temporary Budget Deals Hurting Planning, DOD Brass Says
http://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/840144/temporary-budget-deals-hurting-planning-dod-brass-says

Poor Oversight Blamed For Rampant Afghanistan Corruption
http://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/839960/poor-oversight-blamed-for-rampant-afghanistan-corruption

Honeywell Freed From Ex-Tech’s FCA Suit Over GPS Testing
http://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/839344/honeywell-freed-from-ex-tech-s-fca-suit-over-gps-testing

Rule Aims To Reduce Audits On Gov’t Contract Closeouts
http://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/839414/rule-aims-to-reduce-audits-on-gov-t-contract-closeouts

Halliburton Ripped Off Tech, Navy Patent Licensee Says
http://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/839284/halliburton-ripped-off-tech-navy-patent-licensee-says

GAO Sustains AT&T Protest Over $38.5M Air Force Cyber Deal
http://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/839037/gao-sustains-at-t-protest-over-38-5m-air-force-cyber-deal

Exelis Gets Partial Win In $3.8M Contract Dispute With Feds
http://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/838892/exelis-gets-partial-win-in-3-8m-contract-dispute-with-feds

DOD Reopens $17.5B IT Contract After Successful Protest
http://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/838491/-dod-reopens-17-5b-it-contract-after-successful-protest

US Pays $14M To Settle Night-Vision IP Fight With Contractor
http://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/837898/us-pays-14m-to-settle-night-vision-ip-fight-with-contractor

Contractor Says Insurer Stiffed It On Navy Sewer Project
http://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/837760/contractor-says-insurer-stiffed-it-on-navy-sewer-project

Raytheon JV Fights Off Honeywell Protest To USAF Contract
http://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/837515/raytheon-jv-fights-off-honeywell-protest-to-usaf-contract

Poland Asks US Permission For $5B Patriot Missiles Buy
http://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/837218/poland-asks-us-permission-for-5b-patriot-missiles-buy

AAI Defends Boeing Sanctions Bid In $1.2B Contract Dispute
http://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/836998/aai-defends-boeing-sanctions-bid-in-1-2b-contract-dispute

DOD Appoints Panel To Weed Out Old Buying Rules
http://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/836633/dod-appoints-panel-to-weed-out-old-buying-rules

DOD Issues Guidance On Commercial Purchasing Process
http://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/836668/dod-issues-guidance-on-commercial-purchasing-process-

Senate Dems Continue Filibuster Of $576B Defense Bill
http://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/837199/senate-dems-continue-filibuster-of-576b-defense-bill

Navy Orders Retraining For Littoral Combat Ship Crews
http://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/836630/navy-orders-retraining-for-littoral-combat-ship-crews

GOP Lawmakers Slam DOD’s Budget ‘Gimmick’ Memo
http://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/836617/gop-lawmakers-slam-dod-s-budget-gimmick-memo

Boeing Wins $2B In Bonuses For Criticized Missile System
http://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/836191/boeing-wins-2b-in-bonuses-for-criticized-missile-system

Army Contractor Loses Protest On $51M Vehicle Deal
http://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/836075/army-contractor-loses-protest-on-51m-vehicle-deal

Copter Contractor Says Court Lacks Power In $8.4M Row
http://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/835816/copter-contractor-says-court-lacks-power-in-8-4m-row

Raytheon Relator Touts DOJ ‘Escobar’ Brief In $1B FCA Row
http://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/835683/raytheon-relator-touts-doj-escobar-brief-in-1b-fca-row

GAO Denies Protests Over Exclusion From $11.5B GSA Deal
http://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/835701/gao-denies-protests-over-exclusion-from-11-5b-gsa-deal

NASA Didn’t Need To ‘Spoon-Feed’ Contract Bidder, GAO Says
http://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/835077/nasa-didn-t-need-to-spoon-feed-contract-bidder-gao-says

Navy Made Exceptions For $54M Contract Awardee, GAO Says
http://www.law360.com/governmentcontracts/articles/834597/navy-made-exceptions-for-54m-contract-awardee-gao-says

GAO Says Pentagon Needs To Improve Burn Pit Procedures
http://www.law360.com/aerospace/articles/844781/gao-says-pentagon-needs-to-improve-burn-pit-procedures

Lloyd’s Underwriter Sues Saudi Prince, Banks Over 9/11 Ties
http://www.law360.com/aerospace/articles/844271/lloyd-s-underwriter-sues-saudi-prince-banks-over-9-11-ties

Obama Creates National Security Climate Change Task Force
http://www.law360.com/aerospace/articles/843268/obama-creates-national-security-climate-change-task-force

Insurer Says It Needn’t Cover $8M Moldy Duct Replacement
http://www.law360.com/aerospace/articles/843104/insurer-says-it-needn-t-cover-8m-moldy-duct-replacement

FAA GC Says Current Drone Regulation Is ‘Kind Of Creaky’
http://www.law360.com/aerospace/articles/837235/faa-gc-says-current-drone-regulation-is-kind-of-creaky-

WTO Finds EU’s Airbus Subsidies Are Still Illegal
http://www.law360.com/aerospace/articles/842950/wto-finds-eu-s-airbus-subsidies-are-still-illegal

Contractors Ignore Anti-Trafficking Rules At Their Peril
http://www.law360.com/aerospace/articles/840896/contractors-ignore-anti-trafficking-rules-at-their-peril

IndyCar Team, Branding Co. Hit Nat’l Guard With $5M Suit
http://www.law360.com/aerospace/articles/841526/indycar-team-branding-co-hit-nat-l-guard-with-5m-suit

Iran Expects Imminent US Approval Of Boeing, Airbus Deals
http://www.law360.com/aerospace/articles/841480/iran-expects-imminent-us-approval-of-boeing-airbus-deals

Space Equipment Co. Doubles Down On Trade Secrets Claims
http://www.law360.com/aerospace/articles/840492/space-equipment-co-doubles-down-on-trade-secrets-claims

3rd Party Can’t Evade Blackwater FCA Docs Request
http://www.law360.com/aerospace/articles/840585/3rd-party-can-t-evade-blackwater-fca-docs-request

US Signs $38B Military Aid Package Deal With Israel
http://www.law360.com/aerospace/articles/839950/us-signs-38b-military-aid-package-deal-with-israel

Lockheed Says Negligence Not A Defense In Cleanup Suit
http://www.law360.com/aerospace/articles/838657/lockheed-says-negligence-not-a-defense-in-cleanup-suit

Even After Iran Deal, Foreign Cos. Still Fear US Sanctions
http://www.law360.com/aerospace/articles/838288/even-after-iran-deal-foreign-cos-still-fear-us-sanctions

Boeing Can’t Seek $200M Award From Ukraine Space Co.
http://www.law360.com/aerospace/articles/838534/boeing-can-t-seek-200m-award-from-ukraine-space-co-

4 Senators Push Bill To Block $1.15B Saudi Tank Sale
http://www.law360.com/aerospace/articles/838108/4-senators-push-bill-to-block-1-15b-saudi-tank-sale

Lockheed Martin Hit With Whistleblower Suit In NJ
http://www.law360.com/aerospace/articles/836566/lockheed-martin-hit-with-whistleblower-suit-in-nj

A trail of contracting fiascos
https://www.publicintegrity.org/2016/09/23/19922/trail-contracting-fiascos

The Pentagon has shipped more than a million small arms to Iraq and Afghanistan’s defense forces
https://www.publicintegrity.org/2016/08/26/20146/pentagon-has-shipped-more-million-small-arms-iraq-and-afghanistan-s-defense-forces

Why DoD’s Year-End Spending Needs to Change
http://breakingdefense.com/2016/09/why-dods-year-end-spending-needs-to-change/

VA ordering system looks like when we ‘first started using computers’
https://fcw.com/articles/2016/09/21/va-procurement-oversight.aspx

Federal cyber incidents jump 1,300% in 10 years
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/09/22/federal-cyber-incidents-jump-1300-in-10-years/

New Rules for U.S. Military Intervention
http://warontherocks.com/2016/09/new-rules-for-u-s–intervention/

Social Media Now on Conflicts’ Front Lines
http://foreignpolicyblogs.com/2016/09/19/social-media-now-conflicts-front-lines/

The Feds Will Soon Be Able to Legally Hack Almost Anyone
https://www.wired.com/2016/09/government-will-soon-able-legally-hack-anyone/

The Military’s Tech Matchmaker Is Getting Ready to Open Its Wallet
http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2016/09/militarys-tech-matchmaker-getting-ready-open-its-wallet/131554/

Government Watchdog Identifies Lessons from Afghanistan Reconstruction
http://www.pogo.org/blog/2016/09/government-watchdog-identifies-lessons-from-afghanistan-reconstruction.html

“Anything & Everything Goes” – The Corrupt & Deranged Governance Of America
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-09-09/

Flawed Missile Defense System Generates $2 Billion in Bonuses
http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/09/04/flawed-missile-defense-system-generates-2-billion-bonuses-boeing.html

Eisenhower on “our charted course”
https://sites.tufts.edu/reinventingpeace/2016/09/12/eisenhower-on-our-charted-course/

The Modern Mercenary: Private Armies and What They Mean for World Order
https://www.reddit.com/r/geopolitics/comments/50u26j/the_modern_mercenary_private_armies_and_what_they/

The REAL Cost of the War on Terror
https://www.corbettreport.com/the-real-cost-of-the-war-of-terror/

Robert Steele: Reflections on The People’s Army, The Constitution, & Grand Strategy
http://phibetaiota.net/2016/09/robert-steele-reflections-on-the-peoples-army-the-constitution-grand-strategy/

SecDef Carter Wants YOU For The Defense Digital Service
http://breakingdefense.com/2016/09/ash-carter-wants-you-for-the-defense-digital-service/

Military Victory is Dead
http://mwi.usma.edu/defeat-military-victory/

Intellectual Property Fights Par for the Course in F-35 Program
http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=2293

F-35 May Never Be Ready for Combat
http://www.pogo.org/straus/issues/weapons/2016/f-35-may-never-be-ready-for-combat.html

How Will Terrorists Use the Internet of Things? The Justice Department Is Trying to Figure That Out
http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2016/09/how-will-terrorists-use-internet-things-justice-department-trying-figure-out/131381/

One of America’s Spy Agencies Will Test Sentiment Analysis to Help Sniff Out Insider Threats
http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2016/09/one-americas-spy-agencies-will-test-sentiment-analysis-help-sniff-out-insider-threats/131319/

Military Turns to Online Auctions to Unload Unwanted Gear
http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=2290

Technical problems delay rollout of DoD’s electronic health record
http://federalnewsradio.com/defense/2016/09/technical-problems-delay-rollout-dods-electronic-health-record/

U.S. government spent $1 million to determine if cheerleaders are more attractive in a squad
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jun/3/us-government-spent-1-million-to-determine-if-chee/

To Find Cyber Flaws in Weapon Systems, DoD Will Move Millions
http://www.defensenews.com/articles/dod-cyber-flaws-weapon-systems-reprogramming

A new mission for Homeland Security: managing risk
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/homeland-security/294132-a-new-mission-for-homeland-security-managing-risk

Bringing an End to the Forever War
http://warontherocks.com/2016/08/bringing-an-end-to-the-forever-war/

Lessons to be Learned
https://www.thecipherbrief.com/article/lessons-be-learned-1091

House Panel: ‘Reboot’ of US Military to Cost $1 Trillion Over Next Decade
http://news.antiwar.com/2016/09/22/house-panel-reboot-of-us-military-to-cost-1-trillion-over-next-decade/

‘Hardball’ Pentagon memo creates firestorm
http://origin-nyi.thehill.com/policy/defense/294709-hardball-pentagon-memo-creates-firestorm

Report: Post 9/11 Wars Have Cost Taxpayers Nearly $5 Trillion And Counting
https://www.mintpressnews.com/report-post-911-wars-cost-taxpayers-nearly-5-trillion-counting/220380/

U.S. lawmakers say Afghanistan corruption threatens future spending
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-afghanistan-congress-corruption-idUSKCN11L2SY

Deep State America
http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2016/september/20/deep-state-america/

Military Insiders and War Profiteers Will Be Reviewing Private Prisons for Homeland Security
http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2016/09/military-insiders-and-war-profiteers-will-be-reviewing-private-prisons-for-homeland-security.html

Thousand Balls of Flame: A Whiff of World War III Hangs in the Air. Cold War 2.0 is On…
https://southfront.org/thousand-balls-of-flame-a-whiff-of-world-war-iii-hangs-in-the-air-cold-war-2-0-is-on/

Former NATO chief Rasmussen wants US ‘to police the world’
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/09/21/former-nato-chief-rasmussen-wants-us-to-police-the-world/

POGO Asks DHS to Pause Procurement of Private Detention Centers
http://www.pogo.org/our-work/letters/2016/pogo-asks-dhs-to-pause-procurement-private-detention-centers.html

A President Trump would be bad for the submarine business
http://www.theday.com/article/20160906/NWS05/160909579

5 Corporations Now Dominate Our Privatized Intelligence Industry
https://www.thenation.com/article/five-corporations-now-dominate-our-privatized-intelligence-industry/

Republic Not Empire
http://www.fff.org/2016/09/13/republic-not-empire/

US Wars are for Empire, Not for Profit
http://dissidentvoice.org/2016/08/us-wars-are-for-empire-not-for-profit/

Report: South Sudanese Officials ‘Have Benefited Financially’ from Years of Bloody Conflict
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/2016/09/12/report-south-sudanese-officials-have-benefited-financially-from-years-of-bloody-conflict/

A French Solution to India’s Defence Acquisition Problem
http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/feature/5/176525/a-french-solution-to-india%E2%80%99s-defence-acquisition-problem%3F.html

Newsbud Exclusive- Living Dangerously: The Recent Arms Race in the Balkans
http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2016/09/09/newsbud-exclusive-living-dangerously-the-recent-arms-race-in-the-balkans/

The Election Has Been Hacked: The Dismal Reality of Having No Real Electoral Choices
https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/john_whiteheads_commentary/the_election_has_been_hacked_the_dismal_reality_of_having_no_real_elec

India Caught in Another Defense Scam
http://www.asiasentinel.com/politics/india-caught-another-defense-scam/

What did we buy with the $5 Trillion that the Iraq & Afghanistan Wars have cost us?
http://www.juancole.com/2016/09/trillion-iraq-afghanistan.html

“War Dogs:” What Everybody Knows — War Is All about the Money
http://www.opednews.com/articles/War-Dogs–What-Everybody-by-Mike-Rivage-Seul-Corruption_Killing_Military_Money-And-Power-160901-542.html

U.S. must keep standing the watch, for war never sleeps
http://www.adn.com/opinions/national-opinions/2016/09/22/u-s-must-keep-standing-the-watch-for-war-never-sleeps/

When Pork Flies: The F-35, the Pentagon’s $1.1 Trillion Flying Money Pit, Is (Sort of) Ready for Duty
http://www1.alternet.org/economy/pentagons-flying-money-pit

The Era of American Global Dominance Is Over
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/graham-e-fuller/america-global-dominance-over_b_12011012.html

PDF: Perspectives on non-competitive defence spending
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/552870/Perspectives_on_non-competitive_defence_spending_12_September_20161.pdf

U.S. deploys robots to destroy chemical weapons buried under Colorado prairie
http://www.denverpost.com/2016/09/14/mustard-gas-pueblo-robots-chemical-weapons/

World fears Hillary Clinton, the warmonger
https://thehornnews.com/hillary-clinton-warmonger/

Why the US government loves to hate President Putin
http://www.pravdareport.com/opinion/columnists/02-09-2016/135513-us_government_hate_putin-0/

UN pays tens of millions to Assad regime under Syria aid programme
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/29/un-pays-tens-of-millions-to-assad-regime-syria-aid-programme-contracts

Ron Paul on The USS Gerald Ford – A $13 Billion Boondoggle?
http://rinf.com/alt-news/newswire/ron-paul-on-the-uss-gerald-ford-a-13-billion-boondoggle/

Guilty by Association: How Washington is Complicit in Human Rights Abuses in Honduras
http://www.coha.org/guilty-by-association-how-the-united-states-is-permitting-human-rights-abuses-in-honduras/

TNI’s Gold Mine: Corruption and Military-Owned Businesses in Indonesia
https://globalanticorruptionblog.com/2016/06/17/tnis-gold-mine-corruption-and-military-owned-businesses-in-indonesia/

Defence review: The rules of conflict have changed
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b41ea92e-913c-11e5-bd82-c1fb87bef7af.html

The Entity May Exist, but Is It Approved? The Complex World of Joint Ventures and 8(a) Awards
http://govtcontractsmonitor.jacksonkelly.com/2016/08/the-entity-may-exist-but-is-it-approved-the-complex-world-of-joint-ventures-and-8a-awards.html

The Bush administration thought an elective war would make America safer. Then Katrina hit. The untold story of the Iraq war’s toll on New Orleans.
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/09/how_the_iraq_war_set_the_stage_for_the_hurricane_katrina_disaster.html

Veterans are losing the war at home: Making America pain-free for plutocrats, Big Pharma
http://www.salon.com/2016/08/31/veterans-are-losing-the-war-at-home-making-america-pain-free-for-plutocrats-big-pharma_partner/

Money Laundering Scheme Exposed: 14 Pro-Clinton Super PACs and Non-Profits Implicated
http://www.thecitizensaudit.com/2016/09/19/money-laundering-david-brock/

From Whitewater to Benghazi: A Clinton-Scandal Primer
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/09/tracking-the-clinton-controversies-from-whitewater-to-benghazi/396182/

A Hillary Clinton Victory Could Reveal A Trudeau Ready For War
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/james-di-fiore/trudeau-military-policy_b_11877600.html

Spies, Inc: the NSA’s catastrophic outsourcing failure – and what it means for surveillance today
http://www.movingdocs.uk/spies_inc

A war with the Defense Department over a hidden golf course
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/A-war-with-the-Defense-Department-over-a-hidden-9228990.php

Charles and Ray Eames: How Wartime L.A. Shaped the Mid-Century Modern Aesthetic
https://www.kcet.org/shows/lost-la/charles-and-ray-eames-how-wartime-la-shaped-the-mid-century-modern-aesthetic

The DEA’s war on narco-terrorism just got more complicated
https://news.vice.com/article/the-dea-war-on-narco-terrorism-just-got-more-complicated

The Deep State Institutions That Couldn’t Care Less Who You Vote For
http://www.renegadetribune.com/deep-state-institutions-couldnt-care-less-vote/

5 Under-the-Radar Places American Troops Are Stationed
https://mic.com/articles/29332/5-under-the-radar-places-american-troops-are-stationed

Watchdog that oversees the flow of billions of dollars to colleges is shut down
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/watchdog-that-oversees-the-flow-of-billions-of-dollars-to-colleges-is-shut-down-2016-09-22

‘If US can’t stop the war, they can at least stop selling weapons to Saudis’ – 10yo Yemeni girl
http://www.thedailyliberator.com/us-cant-stop-war-can-least-stop-selling-weapons-saudis-10yo-yemeni-girl/

5 Critical Stories the Media Failed to Report While Stoking a Race War in Charlotte
http://thefreethoughtproject.com/charlotte-media-race-war-distractio/

US troops use white phosphorus in Iraq to ‘obscure’ Kurdish forces – newspaper
https://www.rt.com/usa/360483-us-white-phosphorus-iraq/

Syrian Army Declares End of Ceasefire After US Backed Rebel Forces Violated it 300 Times
http://thefreethoughtproject.com/syrian-army-declares-end-ceasefire/

2011 FBI report finds “broadening U.S. military presence” responsible for rise in terror attacks
https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2016/sep/14/CVE-military-presence/

Obama Extends “Emergency” War on Terror Powers as US Says Al Qaeda No Longer Target
http://thefreethoughtproject.com/obama-emergency-war-terror/

‘Secrecy’ over public spending exposed by Transparency International report
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/secrecy-over-public-spending-exposed-taxpayers-money-government-corruption-where-is-taxpayers-money-a7327186.html

The Secret Tribunals That Corporations Use to Sue Countries
http://billmoyers.com/story/shadow-courts-secret-tribunals-trade/

Why Don’t General Counsels Stop Corporate Crime?
https://corpgov.law.harvard.edu/2016/09/19/why-dont-general-counsels-stop-corporate-crime/

Who audits the auditors?
http://www.arabianbusiness.com/who-audits-auditors–645500.html

Political Cognitive Biases Effects on Fund Managers’ Performance
https://corpgov.law.harvard.edu/2016/09/12/political-cognitive-biases-effects-on-fund-managers-performance/

Enlisted Drone Pilots to Get Same Bonus Pay as Officers
http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/09/21/enlisted-drone-pilots-to-get-same-bonus-pay-as-officers-cody.html

America’s Accidental Moral Victory
https://www.commentarymagazine.com/foreign-policy/middle-east/syria/americas-accidental-moral-victory-syria-assad/

U.S. military commanders are ‘pissed off’ about the mission creep in Syria
http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/us-military-commanders-are-pissed-off-about-the-mission-creep-in-syria

Rand: Russian Propaganda Is Pervasive, and America Is Behind the Power Curve in Countering It
http://www.rand.org/blog/2016/09/russian-propaganda-is-pervasive-and-america-is-behind.html

Why is the Navy’s largest shipbuilder looking for a subcontractor in China?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/josh-rogin/wp/2016/09/15/why-is-the-navys-largest-shipbuilder-looking-for-a-subcontractor-in-china/

America’s ‘Ultimate Failure’ in Afghanistan: Corruption by the Billions
http://abcnews.go.com/International/americas-ultimate-failure-afghanistan-corruption-billions/story?id=42083133

Filipino alliance at risk as president says U.S. troops must go
http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/filipino-alliance-at-risk-as-president-says-us-troops-must-go

Bloated U.S. management costs over $3 trillion annually
http://boingboing.net/2016/09/13/bloated-u-s-management-costs.html

Army ‘waited’ for media reports on ‘swinging’ general before suspending his security clearance
https://www.rt.com/usa/358656-haight-army-security-clearance/

America’s Deadly Nuclear Deal With Iran
https://www.thetrumpet.com/article/14179.24.189.0/world/war/americas-deadly-nuclear-deal-with-iran

Cotton: Iran payments offer terrorists ‘untraceable cash’
http://thehill.com/policy/defense/294762-cotton-money-transfers-to-iran-could-give-terrorist-proxies-untraceable-cash

Clinton defends emails on CIA drone program
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2016/09/07/clinton-admits-she-handled-emails-on-cia-drone-program/

Why the U.S. Still Can’t Track Visitors Who Overstay Their Visas
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/09/why-the-us-still-cant-track-visitors-who-overstay-their-visas/498455/

Drugs and privilege: Big business, Congress and the EpiPen
http://www.salon.com/2016/08/31/drugs-and-privilege-big-business-congress-and-the-epipen_partner/

Afghan Opium Production 40 Times Higher Since US-NATO Invasion
http://www.mintpressnews.com/afghan-opium-production-40-times-higher-since-us-nato-invasion/219974/

Navy analysis found that a Marine’s case would draw attention to Afghan ‘sex slaves’
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2016/09/01/navy-analysis-found-that-a-marines-case-would-draw-attention-to-afghan-sex-slaves/

My Fellow Americans: Please Never, Ever Say (or Imply) That the United States Is the Only Country that Tries To Do Something About Corruption
https://globalanticorruptionblog.com/2016/08/30/my-fellow-americans-please-never-ever-say-or-imply-that-the-united-states-is-the-only-country-that-tries-to-do-something-about-corruption/

DARPA awards Lockheed $171.2M contract for hypersonic concept program
http://insidedefense.com/daily-news/darpa-awards-lockheed-1712m-contract-hypersonic-concept-program

ARCIC chief highlights combat, tactical vehicles as key modernization priorities
http://insidedefense.com/daily-news/arcic-chief-highlights-combat-tactical-vehicles-key-modernization-priorities

Pentagon clears Navy to launch planned $10 billion production run of Northrop’s MQ-4C
http://insidedefense.com/daily-news/pentagon-clears-navy-launch-planned-10-billion-production-run-northrops-mq-4c

Halliburton/KBR Contracts Under Fire from Congress, DCAA
http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/halliburtonkbr-contracts-under-fire-from-congress-dcaa-0188/

USA: $162.7M for Sentinels to Watch the Skies
http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/usa-1627m-for-sentinels-to-watch-the-skies-07129/

UK accused of blocking UN inquiry into claim of war crimes in Yemen
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/24/yemen-britain-human-rights-inquiry

The Saudis’ American Shopping Spree: F-15s, Helicopters & More
https://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/a-2010-saudi-shopping-spree-06520/

Airbus’ A400M Aerial Transport: Delays, Development, and Deployment
https://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/airbus-a400m-aerial-transport-delays-development-and-deployment-05080/

Aging Aircraft: USAF F-15 Fleet Grounded
https://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/aging-aircraft-usaf-f-15-fleet-grounded-04149/

Up to $11.9B for B-52H Maintenance & Modernization
https://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/up-to-119b-for-b-52h-maintenenace-modernization-06583/

US Air Force finds F-35 fuel line fix
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/us-air-force-finds-f-35-fuel-line-fix-429543/

USAF commander wants technological ‘leap’ to KC-Z tanker
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/usaf-commander-wants-technological-leap-to-kc-z-ta-429534/

Lithuania, Latvia Sign Deal To Synchronize Defense Procurements
http://www.defensenews.com/articles/lithuania-latvia-sign-deal-to-synchronize-defense-procurements

Taiwan’s Force Modernization: The American Side
https://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/taiwans-unstalled-force-modernization-04250/

JLTV: Oshkosh Wins, Lockheed Protests
https://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/jltv-oshkosh-wins-lockheed-protests-05147/

Military, Again: Afghan AF Picks, Arms MD-530 Helicopters
https://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/military-again-afghan-af-picks-md-530f-helicopters-06804/

Australia warns shipbuilder DCNS after massive security leak
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-submarines-france-australia-idUSKCN1110DG

EFW gets $102 million U.S. Army mortar contract
http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Security-Industry/2016/09/15/EFW-gets-102-million-US-Army-mortar-contract/6691473943153/

U.S. delivers $50 million in weapons to Lebanese military
http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Security-Industry/2016/08/10/US-delivers-50-million-in-weapons-to-Lebanese-military/4641470834363/

Pentagon not to pay Pakistan $300 million in military reimbursements
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pakistan-military-idUSKCN10F07O

Pentagon Eyes US Iron Dome To Defend Forward-Based Forces
http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/international/americas/2016/08/08/skyhunter-tamir-iron-dome-raytheon-rafael-us/88290824/

Missile Envy: Modernizing the US ICBM Force
https://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/missile-envy-modernizing-the-us-icbm-force-06059/

Raytheon revenue tops estimates as smart bomb sales rise
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-raytheon-results-idUSKCN108198

America’s New Nuclear-Armed Missile Could Cost $85 Billion
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-09-06/new-nuclear-armed-missile-seen-costing-u-s-85-billion-up-36

From VH-71 to VXX: the Future of US Presidential Helicopters
https://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/lockheedmartin-us101-wins-us-presidential-helicopter-contract-064/

Philippines eyes 14 percent defense budget rise to secure seas, fight rebels
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-defence-idUSKCN11B19E

U.S. Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin $395 Million Contract for GPS III Satellites 9 and 10
http://www.spacewar.com/reports/prnewswire-defense-news.html?rkey=20160928SF03416&filter=1641

NATO to Deploy E-3 AWACS to Middle East as Early as October
http://www.defensenews.com/articles/nato-to-deploy-e-3-awacs-to-middle-east-as-early-as-october

General Dynamics to Support 2020 Census Questionnaire Assistance Program Under Potential $430M Contract
http://www.govconwire.com/2016/09/general-dynamics-to-support-2020-census-questionnaire-assistance-program-under-potential-430m-contract/

Leidos to Support Army Geospatial Info Program Under Potential $777M Award
http://www.govconwire.com/2016/09/leidos-to-support-army-geospatial-info-program-under-potential-777m-award-roger-krone-comments/

Boeing Awarded $700M Air Force IDIQ to Continue Small Diameter Bomb Increment 1 Production
http://www.govconwire.com/2016/09/boeing-awarded-700m-air-force-idiq-to-continue-small-diameter-bomb-increment-1-production/

New ICBMs Could Cost Way Above $85B: CAPE’S Morin
http://breakingdefense.com/2016/09/new-icbms-could-cost-way-above-85b-capes-morin/

Service Chiefs: Budget Uncertainty, Funding Levels are Biggest Challenges
http://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/945964/service-chiefs-budget-uncertainty-funding-levels-are-biggest-challenges

DoD’s Technological Superiority Depends on Out-Innovating Adversaries
http://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/947041/dods-technological-superiority-depends-on-out-innovating-adversaries

Air Force Lists Candidate Bases for General Atomics-Built MQ-9 Reaper Operations
http://www.executivegov.com/2016/09/air-force-to-pick-2-locations-for-general-atomics-built-mq-9-reaper-operations/

DoD Plan To Attack Funding ‘Gimmick’ Nets Rebuke From Ryan, Thornberry
http://www.defensenews.com/articles/dod-plan-to-attack-funding-gimmick-nets-rebuke-from-ryan-thornberry

Experts Question New Armed Drone Export Policy
http://www.defensenews.com/articles/experts-question-new-armed-drone-export-policy

Obama orders 1.6 percent military pay raise for 2017
http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/obama-military-pay-16-percent-raise

PDF: FIVE INDICTED FOR FRAUD AGAINST THE U.S. GOVERNMENT AND OTHER PURCHASERS IN “MADE IN THE USA” MARKETING SCHEME
http://www.dodig.mil/IGInformation/IGInformationReleases/WellcoPR_091516.pdf

PDF: Two Former Executives of Foreign Defense Contractor Charged in Expanding Fraud and Corruption Probe
http://www.dodig.mil/IGInformation/IGInformationReleases/formerexecutivesPR_091516.pdf

PDF: Fire Chief of the United States Air Force Indicted for Procurement Violation and Wire Fraud
http://www.dodig.mil/IGInformation/IGInformationReleases/JPodolskePR_090816.pdf

PDF: FEDERAL GRAND JURY INDICTS 6 EXPLO COMPANY OFFICIALS FOR OFFENSES RELATED TO CAMP MINDEN, LOUISIANA AMMUNITION DISPOSAL
http://www.dodig.mil/IGInformation/IGInformationReleases/ExploSystemspressrelease_083116.pdf

PDF: Former Executives of Military Contractor Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Exporting Weapons Parts
http://www.dodig.mil/IGInformation/IGInformationReleases/SabreDefPR_082216.pdf

PDF: FORMER NAVY RANGE MANAGER SENTENCED TO 18-MONTHS FOR ACCEPTING ILLEGAL GRATUITIES
http://www.dodig.mil/IGInformation/IGInformationReleases/HMannSentencing_082216.pdf

PDF: Businessman Convicted of Offering Millions of Dollars to Department of Defense Procurement Official
http://www.dodig.mil/IGInformation/IGInformationReleases/RDosunmuPR_081916.pdf

Intel Report Confirms More “Transferred” Gitmo Captives Return to Terrorism
https://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2016/09/intel-report-confirms-transferred-gitmo-captives-return-terrorism/

DHS Gives Deported Illegal Aliens from “Special Interest Countries” U.S. Citizenship
https://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2016/09/dhs-gives-deported-illegal-aliens-special-interest-countries-u-s-citizenship/

Records Show Obama Hired Behavioral Experts to Expand Use of Govt. Programs
https://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2016/09/records-show-obama-hired-behavioral-experts-expand-use-govt-programs/

DOD Lets Workers Use Govt. Plastic at Strip Clubs, Casinos—“Potential National Security Vulnerabilities
http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2016/08/dod-lets-workers-use-govt-plastic-strip-clubs-casinos-potential-national-security-vulnerabilities/

Making defence a new anti-corruption frontier
http://ti-defence.org/new-anti-corruption-frontier/

When good laws aren’t implemented
http://www.cipfa.org/services/counter-fraud-centre/resource-bank/articles/when-good-laws-aren’t-implemented

This Week In Local Dark Money News
http://darkmoneywatch.org/this-week-in-local-dark-money-news-7/

New Analysis: 2016 Judicial Elections See Secret Money and Heightened Outside Spending
https://www.brennancenter.org/press-release/new-analysis-2016-judicial-elections-see-secret-money-and-heightened-outside-spending

George Soros’ quiet overhaul of the U.S. justice system
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/george-soros-criminal-justice-reform-227519

The Internet Is No Place for Elections
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/602413/the-internet-is-no-place-for-elections/

The US War on Terror Has Cost $5 Trillion and Increased Terrorism by 6,500%
http://theantimedia.org/us-war-terror-5-trillion/

U.S. Among Most Depressed Countries in the World
http://www.usnews.com/news/best-countries/articles/2016-09-14/the-10-most-depressed-countries

New ISIS Military Commander Was Trained by State Department as Recently as 2014
https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/2016/09/06/new-isis-military-commander-was-trained-by-state-department-as-recently-as-2014/