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March 15, 2013

By Suzanne Dershowitz

FOIAonline: Measuring Performance and Looking Ahead



Open Government FOIAonline may revolutionize the way the public accesses government information, but first, more agencies need to buy into the system.

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Topics: Open Government

March 15, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Public Deserves Access to Contractor Workforce Size and Cost Data



Letter from the National Science Foundation Access to federal government data on the size and cost of the contractor workforce needs improvement. Agencies still don't collect the data needed to understand the financial burden of millions of government and contractor workers.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

March 14, 2013

By Suzanne Dershowitz

It’s Not as Sunny as We’d Like



Fog in Washinton, D.C. During Sunshine Week, POGO's Director of Public Policy testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on transparency, accountability, and unchecked secrecy in the growing national security state.

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Topics: Open Government

March 14, 2013

By Neil Gordon

POGO Celebrates Sunshine Week with Expanded Misconduct Database



Contract Oversight POGO updates its Federal Contractor Misconduct Database with 12 new contractors and a new top 100 federal contractor ranking.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

March 12, 2013

By Lili Shirley

Glass Half Full or Empty? A Look at Obama’s Transparency Record



Glass Half Full or Half Empty? OpenTheGovernment.org released a report today that looks at the steps President Obama’s administration has taken to create a more open government.

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Topics: Open Government

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