The (POGO) Blog
June 3, 2016
For three and a half decades, POGO has been inside the Beltway fighting for a more effective, accountable, open and ethical federal government. Here's the highlights from our 35th anniversary event.
Topics: Government Accountability
June 1, 2016
By Ari Goldberg
POGO: Holder Comments on Snowden Highlight Need for Public Interest Balancing Test for Whistleblowers
The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is responding to former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s comments that Edward Snowden performed a “public service” by triggering a debate over surveillance measures, but still deserves to be punished for leakin
May 26, 2016
By Sean Moulton
The House Appropriations Committee voted against posting Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports online for the public.
May 24, 2016
Last week, an order and opinion by United States District Judge Andrew S. Hanen provided some rare transparency into a case of DOJ attorney misconduct.
May 20, 2016
The methodology in an annual agency FOIA survey leaves much to be desired. The Office of Information Policy should take a closer look at how agencies are implementing FOIA.
Topics: Open Government
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PODCAST: Winslow Wheeler on Congressional Oversight
Winslow Wheeler, a veteran Capitol Hill staffer, shares his insights about what proper Congressional oversight is and provides tips for today’s young staffers on how they can be most effective in their roles providing national security oversight.