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November 19, 2012

By Angela Canterbury

Wyden Pumps the Brakes on Anti-Leaks Legislation



Senator Ron Wyden POGO applauds Senator Ron Wyden for placing a hold on the Intelligence Authorization Act--problematic anti-leak provisions in the bill threaten the public's right to know and government accountability.

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Topics: Open Government

November 2, 2012

By Suzanne Dershowitz

Government Best Practices for Managing a Crisis



Open Government POGO and allies offer ten key recommendations to the Presidential candidates for improving federal crisis management policy.

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Topics: Open Government

October 5, 2012

By Suzanne Dershowitz

One Year Later: Assessing Progress on National Action Plan



Open Government It's been one year since the Open Government Partnership was established, and now it's time to assess how much progress the Administration has made implementing the U.S. National Action Plan for greater openness, transparency, and accountability.

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Topics: Open Government

September 28, 2012

By Angela Canterbury

New DATA Act Would Make Following the Money Easier



Open Government The new Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) is a trimmed-down version of the original bill, but will still make much-needed improvements to the tools we have for tracking how taxpayer dollars are spent.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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

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