The (POGO) Blog
March 13, 2018
By Justin Rood
A bipartisan letter from two Senators to the White House last month deserves greater attention—and praise. While it can seem that Congressional oversight is doomed to fail in this era of hyperpartisanship, the duo’s joint questions regarding clearance proc
Topics: Government Accountability
December 19, 2017
The Merit Systems Protection Board is working on a report on sexual harassment in the federal workplace, but it can’t release the findings until President Trump nominates and the Senate confirms a new board member.
December 18, 2017
The secrecy around Puerto Rico’s hurricane response and recovery plan is an odd and troubling aspect of September’s major disaster.
December 6, 2017
Information ICE fought to keep secret reveals lapses in oversight of its detention centers. This is particularly troubling as the Trump administration ramps up its efforts to detain and deport more immigrants.
November 6, 2017
By Neil Gordon
For the second time in two years, the Pentagon has classified information on the capabilities of the Afghan security forces that was previously reported to the public. Will the Pentagon stand by its shaky justification, or will it have a change of heart li