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July 21, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

POGO Twitter Chat Highlights



U.S. Capitol We've collected some of the best tweets from POGO's Twitter chat on government accountability and transparency.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

July 15, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

10 Books You Should Be Reading This Summer



POGO interns reading in a park in Washington, DC POGO's summer reading list is here! We're featuring some of the top non-fiction books published in the last year, looking at everything from high-tech threats to our democracy to deceptive political language.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

July 7, 2015

By Spencer Brignac

In Snowden’s Wake: New Book Examines Needed Intelligence Reforms



Crowd carrying Edward Snowden masks Regardless of how you view Edward Snowden, Ronald Goldfarb’s new book shows that Snowden’s revelations have forever altered America’s political landscape.

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Topics: Open Government, Whistleblower Protections

June 19, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

'Democracy in the Dark' Sheds Light on Government Secrecy



F.A.O. Schwarz Jr. and Danielle Brian F.A.O. Schwarz Jr. discussed his new book, Democracy in the Dark, and the role of secrecy in national security.

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Topics: Open Government, National Security

March 2, 2015

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Groups Seek to Ban Secret Election Support by Contractors



Cash Stack 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.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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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.