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October 2, 2014

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

POGO Briefs the Supreme Court Supporting MacLean



MacLean, Boven and Devine testify before Congress, September 2014, Photo by Linda Lewis This week, the Project On Government Oversight submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court supporting Robert MacLean, who blew the whistle on a cost-cutting measure that would have removed air marshals from long-distance flights when the government was aware of a looming terrorist hijacking plot.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

June 30, 2014

By Max Johnson

House Report Faults TSA Security Marking in Air Marshal Case



Top Secret Stamp A House Oversight Committee report on the Transportation Security Administration’s use of the “Sensitive Security Information” pseudo-classification found that TSA has had “organizational problems” with the application of the SSI designation dating back

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

May 21, 2014

By Neil Gordon

FOUO? Phooey!



Open Government The Pentagon's Inspector General is using the "for official use only" information label to bury findings of fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement in defense programs.

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Topics: Government Accountability

November 20, 2013

By Christine Anderson

POGO Tells Congress: Troubling National Security Claims Overshadow Rights



U.S. Capitol POGO's Director of Public Policy Angela Canterbury testifies on the Hill on matters of national security sensitive positions and the troubling nature of the growing national security state.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

April 24, 2006

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Homeland Security "Gag" Orders for Guards



DHS Seal Congressional Quarterly has the latest (hat tip: Justin Rood) on the now-year-long saga of gag oaths--known as "non-disclosure agreements"--at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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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.