The (POGO) Blog
July 18, 2013
By Jack Scher
According to an executive office report, portions of the classification system are shrinking. The report was released amid national debate over the balance of security and privacy, and the necessary amount of government secrecy.
Topics: Government Accountability
July 12, 2013
Transparency advocates have long called for the declassification of secret court opinions that have allowed broad domestic surveillance. A recent letter from the court responsible for approving surveillance requests casts doubt on the release of these opin
July 10, 2013
By Arden Arnold
New protections for national security and intelligence community whistleblowers are being implemented, but it is unclear yet how effective they will be.
Topics: Whistleblower Protections
July 8, 2013
The classified rulings of a secretive court are creating a new body of law that greatly expands the surveillance powers of the National Security Agency, according to an article in The New York Times.
Topics: National Security
June 27, 2013
Why did the United States start outsourcing so many of its intelligence activities? What risks and costs does this pose to the government?
Topics: Contract Oversight
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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 POGO investigator Mia Steinle talks about the woefully outdated royalty programs for the mining and drilling of natural resources on public lands.