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September 15, 2014

By Michael Smallberg

SIGAR Tells Fellow Watchdogs to Shout from the Rooftops



Gene Aloise All too often, federal watchdogs find alarming evidence of government malfeasance, only to bury their findings in reports that are dense, hidden, or redacted. Thankfully, at least one Inspector General recognizes the value of publicity, and is urging other

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Topics: Government Accountability

September 5, 2014

By Andre Francisco

POGO's Danielle Brian Talks Secret Laws, Transparency Reform



Danielle Brian on CSPAN POGO's Danielle Brian was recently on C-SPAN to talk about the wave of government reforms that followed the Watergate scandal. Here we've collected some of the best clips from her interview.

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Topics: Government Accountability

August 29, 2014

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

POGO Joins in Asking FCC to Reform Radio Political Ad Info



Money Exchanging Hands POGO joins 10 other groups asking the FCC to require radio stations to post political ad spending information to an online database.

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Topics: Government Accountability

August 25, 2014

By Max Johnson

Billions of Dollars in Federal Spending Not Reported



Cash Stack A June report from the Government Accountability Office reveals that federal agencies underreported $619 billion in grants and other federal assistance spending during FY 2012 to the USAspending.gov website.

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Topics: Government Accountability

August 18, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Investigative Reporter Dan Moldea Comes Clean in ‘Confessions of a Guerrilla Writer’



Dan Moldea Investigative reporter Dan Moldea has had a decorated, if not controversial, career as a muckraker. His book, Confessions of a Guerrilla Writer, is one part memoir and one part history lesson.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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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.