Of the roughly 1,040 Pentagon procurement programs–the $99.3 billion part of the Defense budget devoted to purchasing new equipment–some 212... View ArticleContinue reading
Darkmarks: Defense programs can have one beneficiary
By making a programmatic request asking for additional funding for line 3 of the Army aircraft procurement budget, a member... View ArticleContinue reading
Darkmarks: Has Congress found a way to fund pet projects?
The instructions are written in obscure Washingtonese that only an insider could understand: “Please include the applicable account and line... View ArticleContinue reading
How local spending helps incumbent presidents (and why it will be harder to know this in the future)
Psst, Mr. President, want to get re-elected? Here’s an idea: how about big increases in federal spending in key swing... View ArticleContinue reading