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March 16, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Four Steps to Increase Government Transparency



White House This Sunshine Week, the Project On Government Oversight joins over 20 other organizations in asking the White House to get actively involved in the fight for openness.

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Topics: Open Government

February 26, 2015

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Secrecy Exposes Government to Shady Dealings



NSA Logo Operating in the dark could make the NSA and other intelligence agencies prone to fraud and corruption. Labor overcharging by contract employees of the NSA might only be the tip of the iceberg.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

January 13, 2015

By Andre Francisco

Who Controls the Security Clearances Controls the Oversight



Danielle Brian Talking Security Clearances POGO Executive Director Danielle Brian and Mike German from the Brennan Center for Justice discuss who controls security clearances for staffers and how this can negatively impact Congressional oversight.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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

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