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August 20, 2014

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Should Contractor FOIA Objections be Labeled?



Open Government Improvements to FOIA are moving through Congress, and one additional change is needed--the public should be informed when contractors object to the release of information to the public.

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Topics: Open Government

August 14, 2014

By Christine Anderson

Government Not Open to Journalists



Obama Press Conference While touting its accomplishments in opening the government, the Obama Administration stays silent on complaints from reporters about restricted access to government officials.

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Topics: Government Accountability

July 29, 2014

By POGO Guest Blogger

When the Administration Asks Itself to Declassify



Classified In preparing a recent report, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board demonstrated an unusual mode of declassification. In this case, the process was remarkably productive, and it may offer a precedent for future declassification efforts.

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Topics: Open Government

May 21, 2014

By Neil Gordon

FOUO? Phooey!



Open Government The Pentagon's Inspector General is using the "for official use only" information label to bury findings of fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement in defense programs.

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Topics: Government Accountability

May 19, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Petition Asks Senate Armed Services Committee to Open NDAA Mark-Up to the Public



Government Accountability A coalition of 56 organizations from across the political spectrum delivered a petition today to the Senate Armed Services Committee, asking that the committee open its deliberations for the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to the public.

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Topics: Open Government

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