The (POGO) Blog
November 30, 2016
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 no longer contains a provision that would strip the public of its ability to obtain information regarding Pentagon operations under the Freedom of Information Act.
Topics: Open Government
September 20, 2016
There is one undeniable fact surrounding Snowden’s circumstances that has been misreported by Congress and the Executive Branch far too many times: the Intelligence Community (IC) contractor would have had almost no protections had he come forward through proper channels.
June 9, 2016
By Carter Salis
The Senate Armed Service Committee continues to stymie transparency by holding NDAA markups in closed sessions. The Project On Government Oversight believes the Committee ought to permit the democratic process to unfold and move discussion of unclassified policy amendments to open sessions.
April 27, 2016
The DoD recently proposed legislation to increase the micro-purchase threshold from $3,000 to $10,000. Past abuses of purchase cards highlight the risks of increasing this limit.
Topics: Government Accountability
October 26, 2015
By Dan Grazier
President Obama made good on his promise to veto the National Defense Authorization Act, largely because of the use of the Overseas Contingency Operations account as a Pentagon slush fund.
Topics: National Security