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July 1, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Application of FOIA in Army Case Leaves Much to be Desired



Man in a military uniform removing folders from a filing cabinet U.S. Central Command is misusing the Freedom of Information Act to hide a report on war crimes in Afghanistan.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

May 12, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Social Media Campaign Prompts Senate Action



Screenshot of #FOIA on Twitter Newly released FOIA documents show that a social media campaign about FOIA legislation caught the attention of Capitol Hill staffers and helped move the bill through the Senate last Congress.

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Topics: Open Government

March 30, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Other Areas that Could Use a Little Sun



Capitol Building Although Sunshine Week 2015 is over, there are still so many areas of government that would benefit from increased transparency and openness.

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Topics: Open Government

March 16, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Four Steps to Increase Government Transparency



White House This Sunshine Week, the Project On Government Oversight joins over 20 other organizations in asking the White House to get actively involved in the fight for openness.

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Topics: Open Government

February 12, 2015

By Joe Newman

POGO’s Suggested Congressional Priorities and Legislative Reforms



Baker's Dozen Doughnu We’re calling it our “Baker’s Dozen,” a set of recommendations aimed at making the federal government more transparent, more accountable and more ethical.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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The Congressional Management Foundation offers the Gold Mouse Awards annually to members of Congress who make the most of the opportunity the digital world offers them. POGO spoke with members of Rep. Mike Honda's communications team about their award.