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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

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

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