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Mandy Smithberger

Director, POGO's Center for Defense Information

Mandy Smithberger is the Director of the Center for Defense Information at the Project On Government Oversight.

The New Pentagon Slush Fund

Congress should reject the Pacific Deterrence Initiative before it’s too late.


Does America Need a Space Force?

A new service branch would put more bureaucracy between critical capabilities and the troops who need them.


Pentagon Needs Better System to Track Fraudulent Spending

The incoming Congress should tie defense budgets to accounting improvements.


America’s New Stealth Bomber has a Stealthy Price Tag

Revealing how much the Air Force’s B-21 is costing won’t help America’s enemies — but will make oversight possible.