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July 1, 2016

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Just in Time for its 50th Anniversary, FOIA is Improved



Photograph of the US Flag POGO broke down some of the biggest improvements in the freshly signed FOIA Improvement Act of 2016.

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 30, 2016

By Neil Gordon

McDonnell Decision a Setback for Anti-Corruption Efforts



Photograph of Cash in envelope in Hands Ex-Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s actions were “distasteful” and “tawdry,” according to the Supreme Court, but not bribery.

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 16, 2016

By Adam Zagorin

Senior VA Official Investigated for Possible Conflict with Husband’s Business



Rosye Cloud 120 Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General Investigates Senior VA Official Rosye Cloud for Possible Conflict of Interest with Her Husband's software business, as Secretary Robert McDonald Struggles to Refirm Scandal-Plagued Agency.

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 13, 2016

By Ari Goldberg

POGO: Passage of FOIA Reform a Victory for Democracy



FOIA - Freedom of Information Act The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) today applauds House passage of the bipartisan FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, which President Obama has pledged to sign.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

June 9, 2016

By Carter Salis

NDAA Markups Continue Under a Veil of Secrecy



Senator John McCain and Senator Jack Reed The Senate Armed Service Committee continues to stymie transparency by holding NDAA markups in closed sessions. The Project On Government Oversight believes the Committee ought to permit the democratic process to unfold and move discussion of unclassified policy amendments to open sessions.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

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