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December 18, 2013

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Office of Special Counsel Releases Report Confirming Misconduct by Then-Agency Head Scott Bloch



Scott Bloch http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/de/Scott-Bloch.jpg Nearly a decade after the infamous tenure of then-Special Counsel Scott Bloch, we finally have a public record validating the concerns the Project On Government Oversight and others had been raising since 2005.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

November 20, 2013

By Jamie Neikrie

Meet Avery Kleinman: POGO’s Beth Daley Impact Fund Fellow



Avery Kleinman University of North Carolina journalism graduate Avery Kleinman brings her talents to POGO as the organization’s second Beth Daley Impact Fund Fellow.

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Topics: Government Accountability

November 19, 2013

By Michael Smallberg

State Dept. Won’t Name Advisers Already in Government’s Public Database



State Department For four months, the State Department has refused to say which outside experts are working for the Department as special government employees (SGEs), ProPublica reported last week. Yet, the Project On Government Oversight was able to find more than 100 of the advisers identified as SGEs in an online government database. In other words, some of the information that State has been refusing to provide is hiding in plain sight.

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Topics: Government Accountability

October 31, 2013

By Angela Canterbury

NSA Spying, Meet the USA FREEDOM Act



Surveillance Cameras The American people, most Members of Congress, and even the President have been kept in the dark far too long about National Security Agency (NSA) activities that threaten some of our fundamental rights and relationships. The USA FREEDOM Act has several re

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Topics: Government Accountability

October 22, 2013

By Jamie Neikrie

Website Sheds Light on Federal Activities on State Level



Government Accountability Government in My Back Yard is a non-partisan and non-ideological website that uses a combination of blogs and reports to provide information on how federal agencies are impacting your state.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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