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December 13, 2017

By Peter Tyler

Revealing the Lost World of Government Reports



Closeup of a person using a computer The recently introduced Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act would require federal agencies to forward copies of congressionally mandated reports to the Government Publishing Office, which would then post them online to more easily allow Congress

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

November 8, 2017

By Mia Steinle

Homeland Security’s Top Watchdog Pulled Documents from its Website



Screenshot of the FOIA Reading Room from the DHS OIG website The Department of Homeland Security removed from its website documents cataloging misconduct allegations against its employees but failed to inform the public why it did so.

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Topics: Open Government

October 24, 2017

By Neil Gordon

California Court Brings Sunshine to Government Contracting



A Los Angeles Metro bus Transparency prevailed in California recently when a Los Angeles County judge slapped down a bus manufacturing company’s attempt to halt the release of information about its $500 million government contract.

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Topics: Open Government, Contract Oversight

August 8, 2017

By Neil Gordon

Prison Time for GSA Official Caught in Nepotism Scheme



GSA Building 120 Helen Rene’e Ballard, a former GSA contracting official who played a key role in a POGO investigation more than a decade ago, was recently sentenced to prison for a nepotism scheme.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

July 4, 2017

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

FOIA Turns 51: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?



U.S. flag and fireworks On the 51st birthday of the Freedom of Information Act, POGO explains what FOIA is and why it continues to matter.

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Topics: Open Government

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