Skip to Main Content

The (POGO) Blog

October 5, 2012

By Suzanne Dershowitz

One Year Later: Assessing Progress on National Action Plan



Open Government It's been one year since the Open Government Partnership was established, and now it's time to assess how much progress the Administration has made implementing the U.S. National Action Plan for greater openness, transparency, and accountability.

Continue Reading One Year Later: Assessing Progress on National Action Plan

Topics: Open Government

July 4, 2012

By Dana Liebelson

5 Things the Public Wouldn't Know Without FOIA



dana liebelson It has been 46 years since President Lyndon Johnson quietly signed the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) into law on the Fourth of July, officially giving the public access to federal government records. With thousands upon thousands of requests now proces

Continue Reading 5 Things the Public Wouldn't Know Without FOIA

Topics: Open Government

September 20, 2012

By Suzanne Dershowitz

Federal Agencies Lagging on FOIA Processing—What’s the Hold Up?



FOIA Graphic Thumbnail Federal agencies are still lagging in their response time to Freedom of Information Act requests.

Continue Reading Federal Agencies Lagging on FOIA Processing—What’s the Hold Up?

Topics: Open Government

September 12, 2012

By Suzanne Dershowitz

Report Reveals Some Open Gov Progress, but Also Increasing National Security Secrecy



Open Government OpenTheGovernment.org released its annual Secrecy Report for 2012, which demonstrated both positive changes in open government policies and enormous challenges in areas of continued secrecy.

Continue Reading Report Reveals Some Open Gov Progress, but Also Increasing National Security Secrecy

Topics: Open Government

March 16, 2012

By Andrew Wyner

SUNSHINE WEEK: Many Agencies Violate FOIA's 20-Day Requirement



Andrew Wyner The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is one of the most powerful tools to pry public information out of the federal government. But while FOIA requires agencies to respond to a request for information within 20 business days, an analysis of a recent batch

Continue Reading SUNSHINE WEEK: Many Agencies Violate FOIA's 20-Day Requirement

Topics: Open Government

Items 31 - 35 of 36  Previous12345678Next

Browse POGOBlog by Topic

POGO on Facebook

Latest Podcast

Podcast; Social Media, Internet Provides Opportunities, Challenges for Lawmakers

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.