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April 21, 2014

By Joshua Christensen

EPIC Case Will Define Government Records



White House Screen Cyber Initiative POGO supports amicus brief for FOIA case that will dramatically affect government transparency.

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Topics: Open Government

April 18, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Congress to Give Private Debt Collection Another Try



Contract Oversight Congress is considering bills that would require the Internal Revenue Service to hire contractors to collect delinquent federal taxes. Unfortunately, the poor track record of private debt collection programs isn't dissuading some lawmakers.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

April 18, 2014

By Christine Anderson

Where Does the Money Go? Soon We’ll Know Better



Open Government Last week, the Senate unanimously passed a bill that will shine a much brighter light on how the government spends taxpayer dollars.

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Topics: Open Government

April 17, 2014

By Anaika Miller

New Book Examines Camp Lejeune Water Poisoning



Mike Magner Mike Magner’s most recent book, A Trust Betrayed: The Untold Story of Camp Lejeune and the Poisoning of Generations of Marines and Their Families, shows how those affected by the contamination at Camp Lejeune began fighting for government recognition and h

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Topics: Public Health and Science

April 14, 2014

By Lydia Dennett

Congress Slams Nuclear Agency for Recent Failures



Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility According to two experts, the National Nuclear Security Administration has failed, which is no surprise given the recent cost overruns and schedule delays on several multi-billion dollar projects.

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Topics: National Security

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