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Members of Congress Again Fail to Learn a Lesson

On May 20, 2019, the House Appropriations Committee released its report to accompany the Department of Defense (DOD) appropriations bill for fiscal year (FY) 2020.  The report provides funding for 90 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft, 12 more than was requested by the Department of Defense (DOD).  This follows the established trend in recent years, including FY 2019, when legislators earmarked $1.8 billion for the JSF program, adding 18 aircraft above th

House Appropriations Imposes Limits on JEDI Contract

The House Appropriations Committee released its report to accompany the Department of Defense (DOD) Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2020.  Included in the report is language that would restrict the expenditure of funds for the DOD’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud procurement.

CAGW Leads Coalition Letter to OMB on JEDI Contract

May 16, 2019

The Honorable Russell Vought, Acting Director

Office of Management and Budget

725 17th Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C.  20503

Dear Acting Director Vought,

The undersigned organizations, representing millions of members and supporters across the country, write to voice our strong concerns over the $10 billion sole source Joint Enterprise Defense Initiative (JEDI) cloud services project, for which the Department of Defense (DOD) is currently reviewing requests for proposals under Solicitation No. HQ0034-18-R-0077. 

CAGW Names Rep. Mike Turner April 2019 Porker of the Month

For Immediate Release      Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
April 23, 2019  

 
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio) April 2019 Porker of the Month for leading the effort to spend more taxpayer dollars on the most expensive weapons system in U.S. history, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).

Citizens Against Government Waste Commends Army on Palantir Contract

(Washington, D.C.) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) commended the Army for awarding the contract for the Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS-A) to Palantir, breaking the insular and wasteful world of Pentagon procurement.

CAGW Releases Comprehensive Waste Cutting Proposals for 116th Congress

(Washington, D.C.) –  Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its Critical Waste Issues for the 116th Congress.  The report cuts through the clutter to outline important proposals for smaller and more efficient government.

DOD’s JEDI Contract Subject to Further Scrutiny

The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud services contract is facing new challenges as the Pentagon investigates potential conflicts of interest by former employees involved in the drafting of the request for proposal (RFP).

CAGW Leads Coalition Letter Relating to the DOD JEDI Cloud Services RFP

December 10, 2018

The Honorable Glenn A. Fine
Principal Deputy Inspector General
U.S. Department of Defense – Office of Inspector General
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22350-1500

Dear Acting Inspector General Fine,

CAGW Recommendations for Trump Administration's Nickel Plan- DOD

November 1, 2018

The Honorable James N. Mattis
Secretary, Department of Defense
1400 Defense Boulevard
Washington, D.C. 20301

Dear Secretary Mattis,

During a meeting on October 17, 2018, President Trump directed you and other members of his Cabinet to cut their department budgets by 5 percent in fiscal year (FY) 2019.  With a national debt of more than $21 trillion and the budget deficit soaring to its highest level since 2012, President Trump’s initiative will help to improve fiscal responsibility.

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CAGW Names Sen. Elizabeth Warren May 2019 Porker of the Month

Sen. Warren is CAGW's Porker of the Month for proposing a taxpayer-funded student loan bailout and "free" college.