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August 14, 2015

By Lyndle Berryhill

Americans Need Greater Extractive Industry Transparency



Oil worker in front of computers at an oil rig A letter from a leading economist illustrates that releasing more data on the extraction of resources from public lands does not harm companies in the competitive marketplace.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

August 12, 2015

By Michael Smallberg

SEC Stands Up for Whistleblowers



Security Exchange Commission Whistleblower The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued guidance to clarify that employees in the corporate world are entitled to protections against retaliation even if they only blow the whistle internally to their employers.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections, Financial Sector

July 23, 2015

By Daniel Shlien

Dodd-Frank Turns Five; Too Soon to Celebrate?



President Obama Signs Dodd Frank The Dodd-Frank Act turns five this week. POGO's review of the law's implementation at one agency shows that the anniversary is full of both promise and disappointment.

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Topics: Financial Sector

June 8, 2015

By Michael Smallberg

POGO Asks President Obama to Replace SEC Chair Mary Jo White



Mary Jo White The revolving door between industry and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has irreparably undermined the tenure of SEC Chair Mary Jo White, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) said today in a letter asking President Obama to replace her.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Financial Sector

January 14, 2015

By Michael Smallberg

SEC Chair Got Waiver to Oversee Wall Street Law Firm



Mary Jo White Mary Jo White, the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission, was granted a waiver last year allowing her to oversee a major corporate law firm that was also a former client of hers.

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Topics: Financial Sector

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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.