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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

June 27, 2012

By Suzanne Dershowitz

POGO Applauds Bureau's New Credit Card Complaint Database-Boon for Consumers



Suzie 2 Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) launched a brand new credit card complaint database, providing the public with important, new information on which banks have generated criticism from consumers. Making these complaints available o

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Topics: Financial Sector, Open Government

April 24, 2012

By Suzanne Dershowitz

Open Government Plans 2.0: Some Agencies Make Strides, Others Just Go Through the Motions



Open Government Partnership On April 9, federal agencies across the government released updates of their Open Government Plans, a key component of President Obama's Open Government Initiative. Overall, the results have been mixed.

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Topics: Open Government

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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.