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March 7, 2013

By Suzanne Dershowitz

POGO and Partners Shine Light on Best Practices for Openness



Government Accountability POGO and partner organizations release report in advance of Sunshine Week entitled Highlighted Best Practices for Openness and Accountability.

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Topics: Government Accountability

February 20, 2013

By Suzanne Dershowitz

House Oversight Committee Takes a Stand on FOIA



Open Government Representatives Issa and Cummings demand answers from the Justice Department on government-wide FOIA policy and practices.

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Topics: Open Government

December 19, 2012

By Neil Gordon

POGO Obtains Army ‘Compelling Reason’ Memos



Iraq Thanksgiving POGO obtained internal Pentagon memos explaining why the Army repeatedly waived the suspension of a contractor accused of defrauding the government.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

November 19, 2012

By Angela Canterbury

Wyden Pumps the Brakes on Anti-Leaks Legislation



Senator Ron Wyden POGO applauds Senator Ron Wyden for placing a hold on the Intelligence Authorization Act--problematic anti-leak provisions in the bill threaten the public's right to know and government accountability.

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Topics: Open Government

October 18, 2012

By Nick Schwellenbach

Pentagon Intensifies Efforts to Plug Leaks, Catch Leakers



Open Government Defense Secretary outlines plan to detect leaks of classified information and pursue leakers.

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Topics: Open Government

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