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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 15, 2013

By Meryl Grenadier

Shining a Light on FOIA Practices



Ray of Light In celebration of Sunshine Week, a number of organizations released studies of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests that indicate how government agencies measured up in terms of providing information to the public in 2012.

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Topics: Open Government

March 16, 2013

By Lili Shirley

Lessons of Watergate Scandal Still Resonate



Watergate Hotel Over the last 40 years, the Watergate scandal has been dissected every which way, but the lessons learned continue to shape our politics and legislation to this day.

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Topics: Open Government

March 15, 2013

By Suzanne Dershowitz

FOIAonline: Measuring Performance and Looking Ahead



Open Government FOIAonline may revolutionize the way the public accesses government information, but first, more agencies need to buy into the system.

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Topics: Open Government

March 14, 2013

By Suzanne Dershowitz

It’s Not as Sunny as We’d Like



Fog in Washinton, D.C. During Sunshine Week, POGO's Director of Public Policy testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on transparency, accountability, and unchecked secrecy in the growing national security state.

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Topics: Open Government

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