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July 15, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

10 Books You Should Be Reading This Summer



POGO interns reading in a park in Washington, DC POGO's summer reading list is here! We're featuring some of the top non-fiction books published in the last year, looking at everything from high-tech threats to our democracy to deceptive political language.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

June 1, 2015

By Joe Newman

OpenTheGovernment.org and POGO Oppose Efforts to Further Weaken USA Freedom Act



Surveillance cameras in front of the U.S. Capitol. The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) and OpenTheGovernment.org support Congress’s refusal to re-authorize an illegal surveillance program without major reforms.

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Topics: Open Government

October 24, 2014

By Neil Gordon

When Laura Met Edward: A Movie Review



Edward Snowden CITIZENFOUR, Laura Poitras's new documentary about her meeting with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden last year, is a compelling story that raises important questions about the state of privacy and freedom in the world today.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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 22, 2014

By Danielle Brian

House Passes Weak Tea; NSA Reform Lacks Transparency



NSA Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a weakened version of the USA FREEDOM Act. Unfortunately, it omits critical government reporting requirements included in the original USA FREEDOM Act.

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Topics: National Security

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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.