The (POGO) Blog
June 6, 2016
Environmental advocate Erin Brockovich urges public to demand transparency from water management agencies on local and state levels. Her rallying message follows the Flint Water Crisis and an investigation by The Guardian.
March 23, 2015
The reintroduced SANE Act, if passed, would save taxpayers an estimated $100 billion dollars over the next 10 years, in part by implementing reforms that POGO has been advocating for years.
Topics: National Security
March 2, 2015
In an effort to know more about federal contractors who influence elections, 50 groups have signed on to a letter urging President Obama to tackle the issue of secret political spending that can result in corruption in federal contracting.
Topics: Contract Oversight
February 12, 2015
By Joe Newman
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.
Topics: Government Accountability
December 5, 2014
The most critical reform of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in the past 38 years will die next week in the Senate unless we persuade Sen. Jay Rockefeller to remove his “hold” on this important legislation.
Topics: Open Government
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Winslow Wheeler, a veteran Capitol Hill staffer, shares his insights about what proper Congressional oversight is and provides tips for today’s young staffers on how they can be most effective in their roles providing national security oversight.