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June 18, 2013

By Christine Anderson

Shining Light on Closed Doors



Congress Although some Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) subcommittees have slowly begun to open their NDAA markups to the public, POGO continues to wait for the day the SASC will open all its closed NDAA discussions to the public.

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Topics: Open Government

June 18, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Does America Have a Security-Industrial Complex?



NSA A new article in The Atlantic argues that the level of secrecy in Washington has become “absurd,” especially around intelligence and defense programs.

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Topics: Open Government

June 12, 2013

By Andre Francisco

POGO Supports Bill to Declassify Surveillance Court Opinions



Surveillance Cameras A new bipartisan bill from eight Senators seeks to expand transparency and accountability of secret surveillance programs conducted under the PATRIOT Act and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

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Topics: Open Government

June 7, 2013

By POGO Guest Blogger

Time for Answers on Domestic Spying Program



The White House The public has been left completely in the dark about the scope and the extent of the government’s domestic spying.

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Topics: Open Government

June 5, 2013

By Christine Anderson

Senate Should Support Cardin Amendment to Farm Bill Over Grassley-Donnelly Amendments



Farm Bill Graphic There is a clear and important divide between two amendments to the Farm Bill currently under consideration in the Senate.

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Topics: Open Government

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