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By Tom Fitton
New photos confirm the attack's coordination and its cover-up
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Joe Newman
Twelve months ago the guys in British rock back Alt-J had a very simple goal: To release an album.
Alt-J, "An Awesome Wave" (Canvasback)
The National Archives and Records Administration has lost track of dozens of boxes of confidential and secret government files at its records center just outside of Washington, the latest in a series of such incidents spanning more than a decade.
"It's very difficult at that point when you're playing a game of negotiating over millions and billions of dollars in a budget to defend something that has a poor track record of oversight," he said, adding that critics will use any fiscal abuse as ammunition against a program.
Across all departments, wasted money can often be damaging to a program's credibility, no matter how much it may serve the public's interest, said Joe Newman, spokesman for the Project On Government Oversight, a government accountability watchdog.