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May 18, 2017

By Sean Moulton

New Public Accountability on Ethics Agreements



Statue of justice in an office The Office of Government Ethics (OGE) established a new certification that tracks presidential appointees’ ethics compliance, which will be posted online. The move should create greater accountability when it comes to appointees’ ethics commitments.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

April 21, 2017

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

For Now, Secrecy Trumps Transparency at the White House



Photo of the White House Gate Unfortunately, the Trump Administration has decided they will not disclose the names of visitors to the White House, a giant step backwards from the previous administration.

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Topics: Open Government

April 14, 2017

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Trump Administration Reverses Course on White House Visitor Logs



White House "This is another leap in the wrong direction in the fight to clean up Washington and the federal government," says Sean Moulton, POGO's Open Government Program Manager.

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Topics: Open Government, Agency Rulemaking

March 28, 2017

By Ari Goldberg

POGO's 2017 Baker’s Dozen Wishlist for Congress



Aerial U.S. Capitol Building The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) has unveiled its biennial list of 13 policy areas ripe for Congressional action. It includes recommendations for legislative fixes to make the federal government more transparent, accountable, and ethical.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government, Whistleblower Protections, Energy and Natural Resources, National Security, Public Health and Science, Contract Oversight

March 13, 2017

By Lydia Dennett

Justice Dept. Improves Access to Foreign Lobbying Documents



A shot of various foreign banknotes and coins The Department of Justice has made a key set of foreign lobbying documents available online for the first time. American lobbyists working on behalf of foreign governments or political parties are required to file these documents, known as informational ma

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

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