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September 14, 2015

By Spencer Brignac

FOIA Fee Waivers Protected



Federal Trade Commission Building A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit unanimously protected the Freedom of Information Act’s (FOIA) public interest fee waiver and news media fee classification.

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Topics: Open Government, Contract Oversight

July 23, 2015

By Lyndle Berryhill

DoD Reply to 2010 FOIA: Go to the Army



POGO's 2010 FOIA request After five years, POGO finally receives a FOIA response from the Department of Defense...sort of.

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Topics: Government Accountability

July 20, 2015

By Meg Lentz

FOIA: Release to One, Wait, Release to All



FOIA Advisory Committee's inaugural meeting on June 24, 2014 The Project On Government Oversight celebrates the Freedom of Information Act pilot program, "Release to One, Release to All," which will share requested information to the public—not only the requester. However, POGO would like to see a waiting period imp

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Topics: Government Accountability

July 1, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Application of FOIA in Army Case Leaves Much to be Desired



Man in a military uniform removing folders from a filing cabinet U.S. Central Command is misusing the Freedom of Information Act to hide a report on war crimes in Afghanistan.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

May 12, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Social Media Campaign Prompts Senate Action



Screenshot of #FOIA on Twitter Newly released FOIA documents show that a social media campaign about FOIA legislation caught the attention of Capitol Hill staffers and helped move the bill through the Senate last Congress.

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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.