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February 11, 2013

By Mia Steinle

Former Oil Exec Says Industry Should Embrace Transparency



Oil Rig A former oil executive wrote in The Guardian that the EU should not back down in the face of industry attempts to water down proposed transparency laws.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

February 6, 2013

By Mia Steinle

POGO Joins Natural Resources Extraction Transparency Initiative



Nuclear Energy POGO Executive Director Danielle Brian will join a federal advisory committee that aims to ensure that the government and taxpayers are getting their fair share of revenues from natural resources that come from public lands.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

February 6, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Official Calls Open Government Obama’s 'Signature Governance Initiative'



Samantha Powers Speech President Obama’s “signature governance initiative” is the Open Government Partnership, according to Samantha Powers.

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Topics: Open Government

February 4, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Government to Require Greater Doctor Payment Transparency



Drug and FDA Issues The federal government announced it would require drug and medical device makers to publicly disclose their payments to doctors and hospitals.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

December 4, 2012

By Andre Francisco

Video: Government Secrets and Whistleblowers



Danielle on MSNBC's Up w/ Chris Hayes POGO Executive Director Danielle Brian appeared on MSNBC's Up w/ Chris Hayes to talk about government secrecy and high-profile whistleblower cases.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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The Congressional Management Foundation offers the Gold Mouse Awards annually to members of Congress who make the most of the opportunity the digital world offers them. POGO spoke with members of Rep. Mike Honda's communications team about their award.