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March 26, 2013

By Christine Anderson

Real Reform? Open Government Legislation Moving in the House



Capitol Building Last week 13 bills that cover issues from security to freedom of information were passed with extraordinary bipartisanship by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

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Topics: Open Government

March 11, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

Commerce Inspector General Faces Allegations of Misconduct



Department of Commerce After several disturbing allegations of serious misconduct, Ranking Members of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology and three of its subcommittees sent a letter to the GAO requesting an investigation into the Department of Commerce Office o

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Topics: Government Accountability

February 20, 2013

By Suzanne Dershowitz

House Oversight Committee Takes a Stand on FOIA



Open Government Representatives Issa and Cummings demand answers from the Justice Department on government-wide FOIA policy and practices.

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Topics: Open Government

January 17, 2013

By Andre Francisco

POGO Releases Report on Kabul Embassy Security



Thumbnail of Gun at Kabul Embassy Private guards responsible for protecting what may be the most at-risk U.S. diplomatic mission in the world -- the embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan -- say security weaknesses have left it dangerously vulnerable to attack.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

August 23, 2012

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The Parties Versus the People: An Interview with Mickey Edwards



No matter how dismal Congress may seem, it's not beyond repair, says former U.S. Rep. Mickey Edwards, who tells us how to fix the system in his new book, The Parties Versus the People.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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