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April 29, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

DATA Act Will Bring Greater Transparency to Federal Spending



Open Government Landmark legislation that would create much more transparency in how federal agencies are spending taxpayer dollars passed the House Monday and is headed to President Barack Obama to be signed into law.

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Topics: Open Government

April 25, 2014

By Winslow Wheeler

An Inadequate Defense Budget? Compared to Whom? Compared to When?



2015 US Budget Many Republicans and numerous Democrats, especially on the House and Senate Armed Services Committees, have been characterizing the US defense budget as inadequate. Absent from all their talking points are three salient facts:

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Topics: Open Government

April 21, 2014

By Joshua Christensen

EPIC Case Will Define Government Records



White House Screen Cyber Initiative POGO supports amicus brief for FOIA case that will dramatically affect government transparency.

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Topics: Open Government

April 18, 2014

By Christine Anderson

Where Does the Money Go? Soon We’ll Know Better



Open Government Last week, the Senate unanimously passed a bill that will shine a much brighter light on how the government spends taxpayer dollars.

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Topics: Open Government

March 14, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Obama Promises to Declassify CIA Torture Report



President Obama President Obama has pledged to declassify the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s (SSCI) headline-making report about the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) interrogation techniques.

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Topics: Open Government

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