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March 2, 2015

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Groups Seek to Ban Secret Election Support by Contractors



Cash Stack In an effort to know more about federal contractors who influence elections, 50 groups have signed on to a letter urging President Obama to tackle the issue of secret political spending that can result in corruption in federal contracting.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 12, 2015

By Joe Newman

POGO’s Suggested Congressional Priorities and Legislative Reforms



Baker's Dozen Doughnu We’re calling it our “Baker’s Dozen,” a set of recommendations aimed at making the federal government more transparent, more accountable and more ethical.

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Topics: Government Accountability

November 20, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Corporate Political Spenders Get Lucrative Payouts



Contract Oversight America's largest corporations got, on average, $760 in federal funds for every $1 they spent on lobbying and campaign contributions, combined. For the five largest federal contractors, however, the average return on investment was more than twice that amo

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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

May 31, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Obama Tries to Shut Revolving Door, but Aides Slip Through



The White House President Obama made it a priority to reduce the role of special interests in Washington and to slow the revolving door, but many former White House aides have recently been hired as consultants to influence the White House.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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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.