Elizabeth "Liz" HempowiczTweet
Public Policy Associate
Area of expertise: Freedom of Information Act, Advocacy
Elizabeth Hempowicz is POGO’s Public Policy Associate. She develops public policy recommendations related to POGO’s program areas, and works to further those recommendations on Capitol Hill. She also participates in various coalitions, representing POGO’s public policy concerns. Before coming to POGO, Liz interned with the Center for Effective Government, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, and the Constitution Project. She earned her J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law in 2014, where she served as the Managing Editor of the Legislation and Policy Brief. She earned a B.A. in International Political Economy and Diplomacy at the University of Bridgeport in 2010.
The Department of Energy's Inspector General has yet to deliver answers about the firing of whistleblower Dr. James Doyle and the underlying ambiguous classification procedures used by DOE and its contractors.
Last week was a busy one for FOIA advocates, and POGO offers a short roundup of some of the events that took place.
In a recent Harvard Law & Policy Review article, Yochai Benkler, law professor and co-founder of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, introduced the idea of a “public accountability defense,” especially for national security whistleblowers.
The Department of Energy Inspector General will investigate Dr. James Doyle's termination for any impropriety from DOE.
POGO joins 10 other groups asking the FCC to require radio stations to post political ad spending information to an online database.