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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

September 8, 2015

By Meg Lentz

EPA Coming Clean, but Gold King a Gold Mine for Contractors



Gold King Mine Leak Colorado Newly released records show the EPA reacting to an undefined emergency in the same region as the Gold King Mine leak — a day before the spill occurred.

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Topics: Open Government, Contract Oversight

August 20, 2015

By Katie Cooney

Database Provides Transparency on Foreign Aid



U.S. Foreign Aid Afghan Army Reconstruction The Center for International Policy launched the Security Monitor Assistance Program, providing transparency on U.S. foreign and security aid.

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Topics: Open Government, National Security

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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.