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July 7, 2015
Regardless of how you view Edward Snowden, Ronald Goldfarb’s new book shows that Snowden’s revelations have forever altered America’s political landscape.
June 19, 2015
F.A.O. Schwarz Jr. discussed his new book, Democracy in the Dark, and the role of secrecy in national security.
March 2, 2015
In an effort to know more about federal contractors who influence elections, 50 groups have signed on to a letter urging President Obama to tackle the issue of secret political spending that can result in corruption in federal contracting.
Topics: Contract Oversight
February 17, 2015
Some Capitol Hill observers have noted that effective congressional oversight has waned as many advocates for aggressive, bipartisan investigations have left Congress.
Topics: Government Accountability
January 6, 2015
We’re kicking off the New Year by calling out some of the so-called pundits who have argued that too much transparency is at the root of Washington gridlock. That’s just flat wrong.
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.