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May 14, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Congress Still Playing Keep-Away with CRS Reports



CRS Logo The House Appropriations Committee has decided to maintain a ban on the Congressional Research Service’s ability to publish its reports, holding tight to symbolic congressional control of this information.

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Topics: Open Government

March 16, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Four Steps to Increase Government Transparency



White House This Sunshine Week, the Project On Government Oversight joins over 20 other organizations in asking the White House to get actively involved in the fight for openness.

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Topics: Open Government

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

November 24, 2014

By Andre Francisco

Why Critics of Transparency Are Wrong



Open Government A new paper from the Brookings Institution argues that not only is transparency not what is holding back Congress, but that increasing openness is the best method to fight government dysfunction.

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Topics: Open Government

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