The (POGO) Blog
January 18, 2017
The Central Intelligence Agency made available online a searchable database containing millions of declassified pages in response to a lawsuit by MuckRock.
January 17, 2017
By Neil Gordon
No one really knows the extent to which federal small business contracts are diverted to large companies. Unfortunately, an appeals court recently refused to shine light on a defense contracting program designed to help small businesses that may be doing m
January 12, 2017
By Sean Moulton
The Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposal to expand a toxic pollution reporting program—the Toxics Release Inventory program—to include natural gas processing plants. The proposed rule is an important win for open government as it will incre
December 9, 2016
POGO’s Scott Amey testified this week before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform at a hearing titled “Examining the Costs of Overclassification on Transparency and Security.” POGO’s testimony highlighted ways the executive branch conceal
October 27, 2016
By Halle Zander
The Constitution Project and the Levin Center highlighted the intricacies of information access between the executive and legislative branches in a two-panel event.