The (POGO) Blog
January 12, 2017
By Sean Moulton
The Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposal to expand a toxic pollution reporting program—the Toxics Release Inventory program—to include natural gas processing plants. The proposed rule is an important win for open government as it will incre
January 3, 2017
Following public outcry and criticism from groups like POGO, the House reversed a previous decision to significantly weaken the independence of the Office of Congressional Ethics. Unfortunately the new rules for the 115th Congress did not include reforms t
December 9, 2016
POGO’s Scott Amey testified this week before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform at a hearing titled “Examining the Costs of Overclassification on Transparency and Security.” POGO’s testimony highlighted ways the executive branch conceal
November 30, 2016
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 no longer contains a provision that would strip the public of its ability to obtain information regarding Pentagon operations under the Freedom of Information Act.
Topics: Open Government
November 17, 2016
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released a report detailing ineffectiveness of current improper payment system.