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July 1, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Application of FOIA in Army Case Leaves Much to be Desired



Man in a military uniform removing folders from a filing cabinet U.S. Central Command is misusing the Freedom of Information Act to hide a report on war crimes in Afghanistan.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

June 25, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

More Calls for Access to CRS’s Formal Reports



A woman reads through card catalogs in the Library of Congress Congressional Research Service reports belong in the public domain.

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Topics: Open Government

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

June 1, 2015

By Joe Newman

OpenTheGovernment.org and POGO Oppose Efforts to Further Weaken USA Freedom Act



Surveillance cameras in front of the U.S. Capitol. The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) and OpenTheGovernment.org support Congress’s refusal to re-authorize an illegal surveillance program without major reforms.

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Topics: Open Government

May 6, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Senate Committee—Breaking Rules and Not Giving Names



2015 Open NDAA Not only does the Senate Armed Services Committee want to debate their behemoth authorization bill in secret, they want to do so by disregarding their own committee rules.

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Topics: Open Government

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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.