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December 9, 2016

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

POGO Testifies about Costs of Overclassification and Government Secrecy



Photo of Scott Amey POGO’s Scott Amey testified this week before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform at a hearing titled “Examining the Costs of Overclassification on Transparency and Security.” POGO’s testimony highlighted ways the executive branch conceal

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

March 13, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Pentagon Tries to Bury Latest Afghanistan Report



Open Government Recent actions by the Pentagon justify the public's concern that the government is not being completely forthright about what's happening in Afghanistan.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 10, 2015

By Phillip Shaverdian

Agency Rules and Regulations Are Not Laws



Robert MacLean The Supreme Court ruled that disclosures of information prohibited by agency rules or regulations are not “specifically prohibited by law” and therefore do not qualify as an exemption under the Whistleblower Protection Act.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

February 3, 2015

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

The Fight Against Pseudo-Classification



Open Government It's only February, but its been a busy year on the open government front. The Transportation Security Administration's use of pseudo-classification markings has been criticized and the problem appears more like a pattern that a random instance.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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

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