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October 3, 2013

By Angela Canterbury

Secret Hearing on Domestic Spying Postponed



No Public Access Sign The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence postpones hearing on surveillance law reforms.

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Topics: Open Government

October 1, 2013

By Angela Canterbury

Make a Difference: Open Doors on Intelligence Reform



National Security Agency Building The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is changing the laws on surveillance—but we don't know how. The text of the proposed legislation and the Committee meeting being held to discuss it are both closed to the public.

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Topics: Open Government

September 26, 2013

By Christine Anderson

In Midst of Government Secrecy, a National Plan for Openness



Open Government As the Administration drafts its second National Action Plan for open government, civil society weighs in.

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Topics: Open Government

August 2, 2013

By Aimee Thomson

POGO and Allies Urge Improvements to Surveillance Law



Surveillance Cameras POGO, OpenTheGovernment.org, and National Security Counselors have presented the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) with a number of recommendations to create a more transparent and accountable national security apparatus.

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Topics: Government Accountability

July 12, 2013

By Aimee Thomson

Secret Court Resists Releasing Surveillance Opinions



Scales of Justice Transparency advocates have long called for the declassification of secret court opinions that have allowed broad domestic surveillance. A recent letter from the court responsible for approving surveillance requests casts doubt on the release of these opin

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security, Open Government

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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.