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July 5, 2016

By Lexi Curnin

For FOIA’s 50th, FEMA Still Dragging Feet After 10 Years



Photographs of Houses under water because of Hurricane Katrina flooding FOIA celebrated its 50th birthday, and the law has seen some incredible successes, but some agencies still apparently haven’t gotten the memo.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government, Contract Oversight

July 1, 2016

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Just in Time for its 50th Anniversary, FOIA is Improved



Photograph of the US Flag POGO broke down some of the biggest improvements in the freshly signed FOIA Improvement Act of 2016.

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 23, 2016

By Neil Gordon

Indicted GSA Official is a Blast from POGO’s Past



GSA Building 120 Bells went off when we saw that former GSA official Helen “Renee” Ballard was indicted for a fraud and nepotism scheme involving large federal contractor CACI. Flashback to 2006…

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 13, 2016

By Ari Goldberg

POGO: Passage of FOIA Reform a Victory for Democracy



FOIA - Freedom of Information Act The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) today applauds House passage of the bipartisan FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, which President Obama has pledged to sign.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

May 20, 2016

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Another Year, Another Unhelpful FOIA Report



FOIA The methodology in an annual agency FOIA survey leaves much to be desired. The Office of Information Policy should take a closer look at how agencies are implementing FOIA.

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Topics: Open Government

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