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November 1, 2013

By Danielle Brian

In Wake of Snowden Disclosures, Obama Must Strengthen U.S. Commitment to Openness, Accountability



Capitol Building Statement of Danielle Brian, Executive Director, Project On Government Oversight On Thursday, the White House released a preview of its second National Action Plan for the international Open Government Partnership, whose mission is to increase openness

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Topics: Open Government

October 9, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Haiti Recovery Cloaked in Secrecy



Haiti Three years after the earthquake in Haiti, there remains a startling lack of transparency about where millions in U.S. recovery funds went and what exactly was accomplished.

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Topics: Open Government

October 7, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Senator Worries Over Shutdown’s ‘Closed Government’



Leahy On Saturday, Senator Partick Leahy (D-Vt.) took to the Senate floor to speak about two troubling aspects of the shutdown: the crippled judiciary and decreased government transparency.

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Topics: Open Government

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 3, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Report Analyzes Government Secrecy



Top Secret Stamp OpenTheGovernment.org has released its annual report detailing and reviewing government secrecy. Despite the Obama Administration’s purported commitment to transparency, reductions in secrecy have been slow.

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Topics: Open Government

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