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December 12, 2017

By Jake Laperruque

As Clock Ticks Down on Warrantless-Surveillance Authority, Congress Races to the Bottom



Surveillance Camera Efforts by Congress to reauthorize the controversial warrantless-surveillance authority vary significantly for privacy and whistleblower protections, but the latest is by far the worst.

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Topics: Open Government, Whistleblower Protections, National Security

December 4, 2017

By Neil Gordon

White House Considering Privatized Spy Networks



CIA Director Mike Pompeo The Trump administration is reportedly mulling plans to put a private company in charge of conducting a variety of covert intelligence and counterterrorism activities. We explain why this is a bad idea.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

October 19, 2017

By Daniel Van Schooten

Senators Quote POGO Article in CIA IG Confirmation Hearing



CIA Inspector General Confirmation Hearing The Project On Government Oversight’s investigative work was on full display at yesterday’s Senate confirmation hearing for Central Intelligence Agency Inspector General nominee Christopher Sharpley, who currently occupies that position in an acting capaci

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

September 14, 2017

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Intelligence Committee Signals Concern for Whistleblowers: Will it Lead to Action?



US Air Force intelligence analysts The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence recently signaled a growing concern “about the level of protection afforded to whistleblowers within the IC and the level of insight congressional committees have into their disclosures.”

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

January 18, 2017

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Open Government Comes to CIA: Agency Posts Millions of Declassified Docs



Hands typing on laptop keyboard from public domain The Central Intelligence Agency made available online a searchable database containing millions of declassified pages in response to a lawsuit by MuckRock.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

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