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November 12, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

DOJ Keeps Government Blind to CIA’s Secret Prison Program



Screenshot of the CIA Report cover to US Senate on Torture DOJ refuses to read the Senate's extensive Torture Report on CIA's counterterrorism initiatives post 9/11, advising federal employees to do the same in order to prevent claims for public access.

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Topics: Open Government

November 3, 2015

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

NAP Causes Irritability Among Civil Society Groups



White House National Action Plan 2015 The White House's National Action Plan is filled with many promises, but lacks details and misses opportunities.

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Topics: Open Government

October 30, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Congressional Transparency Caucus Drives CRS Reports Talks



CTC CRS Reports Panel Recently, a bipartisan panel from the Congressional Transparency Caucus discussed the importance of making taxpayer-funded reports by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) accessible to the public.

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Topics: Open Government

September 30, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

POGO’s Center for Defense Information Names New Military Advisory Board



Aerial shot of the Pentagon (Photo: Flickr / Rudiriet) POGO's Center for Defense Information, one of the nation’s leading advocates for Pentagon reform, announced today it has created a new advisory board of former military officers who will help guide its mission.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

September 14, 2015

By Spencer Brignac

FOIA Fee Waivers Protected



Federal Trade Commission Building A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit unanimously protected the Freedom of Information Act’s (FOIA) public interest fee waiver and news media fee classification.

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Topics: Open Government, Contract Oversight

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Fly Before You Buy: Tom Christie on Realistic Combat Testing

The Project On Government Oversight's Dan Grazier recently sat down with Tom Christie, a former Director of Operational Test & Evaluation at the DoD from 2001-2005, to talk about the critical need for realistic combat testing before the Pentagon buys new weapons.