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February 24, 2012

By Dana Liebelson

Another Member of Congress Raises Concerns about Secrecy and Camp Lejeune



dana liebelson Last month, POGO and an extensive list of allies to Panetta and the Department of Health and Human Services asking them to properly implement the public interest balancing test, and release an unredacted version of the ATSDR report, respectively

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Topics: Open Government

May 11, 2012

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

A Few Surprise Smiles from HASC for Accountability in Defense Contracting



scott amey Each year, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)--the massive defense spending bill--becomes an omnibus contracting bill of sorts. Generally, stand-alone contracting bills aren’t sexy enough for hearings or committee passage, so many of those bills

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Topics: National Security

September 20, 2012

By Suzanne Dershowitz

Federal Agencies Lagging on FOIA Processing—What’s the Hold Up?



FOIA Graphic Thumbnail Federal agencies are still lagging in their response time to Freedom of Information Act requests.

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Topics: Open Government

September 12, 2012

By Suzanne Dershowitz

Report Reveals Some Open Gov Progress, but Also Increasing National Security Secrecy



Open Government OpenTheGovernment.org released its annual Secrecy Report for 2012, which demonstrated both positive changes in open government policies and enormous challenges in areas of continued secrecy.

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Topics: Open Government

August 28, 2012

By Angela Canterbury

10 Questions for the 2012 Candidates



10 Questions Screenshot POGO, OpenTheGovernment.org and ASNE have put together some questions we hope will spark important discussions about our government and democracy.

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Topics: Open Government, Whistleblower Protections

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