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January 20, 2015
POGO once again reaches out to the FDA to ask the agency to make public any potential financial conflicts of interests of its advisers.
Topics: Public Health and Science
November 19, 2013
For four months, the State Department has refused to say which outside experts are working for the Department as special government employees (SGEs), ProPublica reported last week. Yet, the Project On Government Oversight was able to find more than 100 of the advisers identified as SGEs in an online government database. In other words, some of the information that State has been refusing to provide is hiding in plain sight.
Topics: Government Accountability
November 6, 2013
Former Representative Heather Wilson has come under fire for her close relationship with U.S. nuclear labs, including negotiating her lucrative contract while still in office, receiving almost half a million for questionable consulting work, and accepting a position on an NNSA review panel.
Topics: National Security
March 26, 2013
Last week 13 bills that cover issues from security to freedom of information were passed with extraordinary bipartisanship by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Topics: Open Government
February 22, 2013
By Mia Steinle
Representatives from civil society, industry, and government came together last week to plan how to make the government’s collection of royalty payments from natural resources companies more transparent.
Topics: Energy and Natural Resources
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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.