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April 21, 2017

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

For Now, Secrecy Trumps Transparency at the White House



Photo of the White House Gate Unfortunately, the Trump Administration has decided they will not disclose the names of visitors to the White House, a giant step backwards from the previous administration.

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Topics: Open Government

March 28, 2017

By Ari Goldberg

POGO's 2017 Baker’s Dozen Wishlist for Congress



Aerial U.S. Capitol Building The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) has unveiled its biennial list of 13 policy areas ripe for Congressional action. It includes recommendations for legislative fixes to make the federal government more transparent, accountable, and ethical.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government, Whistleblower Protections, Energy and Natural Resources, National Security, Public Health and Science, Contract Oversight

March 3, 2017

By David S. Hilzenrath

Trump’s Dangerous Prescription for the FDA



President Trump addressing a joint session of Congress, with VP Mike Pence and Rep. Paul Ryan seated behind him, clapping. President Donald Trump called the FDA drug approval process slow and burdensome, but the evidence he cited could point to the opposite conclusion. Slashing regulatory restraints as he proposed could pose medical and financial hazards.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government, Public Health and Science

February 13, 2017

By Sean Moulton

We Need You: Help Improve FOIA



Screenshot of Google Survey on use of Freedom of Information Act requests (FOIA) The Project On Government Oversight and the National Security Archive are seeking the input of anyone that has requested government agency records through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The survey is open until the end of February. Results will be used to inform the work of the FOIA Federal Advisory Committee.

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Topics: Open Government

January 18, 2017

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Open Government Comes to CIA: Agency Posts Millions of Declassified Docs



Hands typing on laptop keyboard from public domain The Central Intelligence Agency made available online a searchable database containing millions of declassified pages in response to a lawsuit by MuckRock.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

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