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September 30, 2013

By Mia Steinle

POGO and Allies Urge Senate Not to Undercut Transparency Measures



U.S. Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee Emblem The Project On Government Oversight has joined a coalition of transparency advocates urging the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to pass legislation that doesn’t undermine national and global transparency standard.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

July 10, 2013

By Jana Persky

FBI Nominee Supports Whistleblowers and Transparency



James Comey In his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday, President Barack Obama’s nomination for director of the FBI, James Comey, spoke in favor of protecting whistleblowers and increasing transparency in government.

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Topics: Open Government

June 21, 2013

By Mia Steinle

Natural Resource Transparency Must Include Local Governments



Energy and Natural Resources Groups that represent the interests of citizens, investors, unions, and others are championing greater openness from local governments as the United States implements the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

June 18, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Does America Have a Security-Industrial Complex?



NSA A new article in The Atlantic argues that the level of secrecy in Washington has become “absurd,” especially around intelligence and defense programs.

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Topics: Open Government

June 4, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Sen. Shaheen Pushes White House on Declassification



Open Government Last week, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) urged President Obama to follow the recommendations of a congressionally appointed board tasked with evaluating the government’s classification system, according to an article in The Huffington Post.

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Topics: Open Government

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