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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

December 9, 2016

By Ari Goldberg

POGO and Bipartisan Ethics Experts in New Letter to Trump: Divest Now to Prevent Ongoing Conflicts



Trump Tower A group of bipartisan experts urge President-elect Donald Trump to immediately divest his businesses and place the assets and investments into a genuine blind trust.

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Topics: Government Accountability

December 8, 2016

By Iulia Gheorghiu

POTUS Can’t Overlook Pitfalls of 21st Century Cures Act



President Barack Obama signs legislation in the Oval Office, Dec. 22, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) The 21st Century Cures Act just passed by Congress greatly deregulates the drug approval process, to the detriment of patients and anyone who will be paying for health care.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

December 6, 2016

By Ari Goldberg

Washington Post’s $125 Billion Pentagon Waste Story is a Perfect Illustration of Longstanding Problems



Watercolor outline of Pentagon building with hundred dollar bills swirling out of it "This story is a perfect illustration of the biggest problems affecting the Defense Department: a contractor workforce that costs too much and a fear that exposing waste will lead to cuts in defense spending," said Danielle Brian, POGO Executive Director.

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Topics: Government Accountability

December 2, 2016

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

New Roadblock for Inspectors General Access to Information



Mounted clock on white wall Last minute concerns over the IG Empowerment Act of 2015 may delay necessary legislation until next Congress.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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