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May 8, 2014

By Angela Canterbury

Revised USA FREEDOM Act Lacks Transparency and Strong Special Advocate



Open Government A weakened version of the USA Freedom Act unanimously passed through the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday and reportedly was approved today by the House Permanent Committee on Intelligence—clearing the way for the bill to be debated on the House Floo

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Topics: National Security

April 29, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

DATA Act Will Bring Greater Transparency to Federal Spending



Open Government Landmark legislation that would create much more transparency in how federal agencies are spending taxpayer dollars passed the House Monday and is headed to President Barack Obama to be signed into law.

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Topics: Open Government

April 21, 2014

By Joshua Christensen

EPIC Case Will Define Government Records



White House Screen Cyber Initiative POGO supports amicus brief for FOIA case that will dramatically affect government transparency.

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Topics: Open Government

April 18, 2014

By Christine Anderson

Where Does the Money Go? Soon We’ll Know Better



Open Government Last week, the Senate unanimously passed a bill that will shine a much brighter light on how the government spends taxpayer dollars.

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Topics: Open Government

April 3, 2014

By Joshua Christensen

The Most Transparent Administration in History? Not So Much…



Classified The White House set a new record on the number of Freedom of Information Act requests it denied or censored.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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