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August 20, 2014

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Should Contractor FOIA Objections be Labeled?



Open Government Improvements to FOIA are moving through Congress, and one additional change is needed--the public should be informed when contractors object to the release of information to the public.

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Topics: Open Government

July 29, 2014

By POGO Guest Blogger

When the Administration Asks Itself to Declassify



Classified In preparing a recent report, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board demonstrated an unusual mode of declassification. In this case, the process was remarkably productive, and it may offer a precedent for future declassification efforts.

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Topics: Open Government

July 8, 2014

By Neil Gordon

A Blatant Example of Pointless Government Secrecy



Photograph of An Afghan air force C-27A Spartan aircraft arrives at Kabul International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 20, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Smith/Released) For a blatant example of the Obama Administration's ludicrous secrecy practices, look no further than this 2013 Pentagon audit of a program to supply aircraft to Afghanistan.

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Topics: Open Government

May 30, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

New Podcast: Social Media, Internet Provides Opportunities, Challenges for Lawmakers



Government Accountability 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.

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Topics: Open Government

May 22, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Why the Senate NDAA Markup Needs To Be Public



Government Accountability The Project On Government Oversight is working hard to bring transparency to the Senate’s markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes more than $600 billion in Pentagon spending and many of its wide-ranging policies for the co

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Topics: Open Government

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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.