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December 18, 2014

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

The Time is Ripe for New Rules on Congressional Oversight



National Security Congressional oversight of national security issues has not inspired much confidence recently; however, the new House has a chance to adopt new procedural rules and improve its ability to carry out meaningful oversight.

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Topics: National Security

November 10, 2014

By Adam Zagorin

SEAL Team 6 Veterans Face Flak While Former SecDef Skates



Leon Panetta SEAL Team 6 veterans Matt Bissonnette and the SEAL known as the “Shooter” are facing a backlash from the military over going public with their accounts about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, but former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is reportedly rece

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Topics: National Security

October 30, 2014

By POGO Staff

49 Organizations Call on Congress to Restore Whistleblower Rights for Intelligence Contractors



Whistleblower Protections Congress should quickly restore whistleblower rights for government contractors who work in the intelligence community, 49 ideologically diverse organizations and the Make It Safe Coalition told lawmakers in a letter today.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

October 24, 2014

By Neil Gordon

When Laura Met Edward: A Movie Review



Edward Snowden CITIZENFOUR, Laura Poitras's new documentary about her meeting with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden last year, is a compelling story that raises important questions about the state of privacy and freedom in the world today.

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Topics: Government Accountability

September 5, 2014

By Andre Francisco

POGO's Danielle Brian Talks Secret Laws, Transparency Reform



Danielle Brian on CSPAN POGO's Danielle Brian was recently on C-SPAN to talk about the wave of government reforms that followed the Watergate scandal. Here we've collected some of the best clips from her interview.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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