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February 12, 2015

By Joe Newman

POGO’s Suggested Congressional Priorities and Legislative Reforms

Baker's Dozen Doughnu We’re calling it our “Baker’s Dozen,” a set of recommendations aimed at making the federal government more transparent, more accountable and more ethical.

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Topics: Government Accountability

February 3, 2015

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

The Fight Against Pseudo-Classification

Open Government It's only February, but its been a busy year on the open government front. The Transportation Security Administration's use of pseudo-classification markings has been criticized and the problem appears more like a pattern that a random instance.

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Topics: Government Accountability

January 29, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Darkness Falls on Afghanistan Oversight

National Security SIGAR's latest quarterly report on the Afghanistan reconstruction effort is another example of pointless government censorship.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

January 6, 2015

By Danielle Brian

A New Year's Resolution

Open Government We’re kicking off the New Year by calling out some of the so-called pundits who have argued that too much transparency is at the root of Washington gridlock. That’s just flat wrong.

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Topics: Open Government

December 4, 2014

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

FOIA Reform Looking Possible in Lame Duck Congress

With one month left in the 113th Congress, FOIA reform looks more promising than ever. POGO is hopeful that the Senate will be able to move S. 2520 fast enough to see the significant reform passed into law before the new year.

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Topics: Open Government

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The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) raises this important issue in our latest podcast. POGO investigator Mia Steinle talks about the woefully outdated royalty programs for the mining and drilling of natural resources on public lands.