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February 17, 2017

By Iulia Gheorghiu

POGO Video: Explaining the Foreign Lobbying Revolving Door



Trump Ethics Executive Order Foreign Lobbying Revolving Door - foreign flags denoting influence dropped on an outline of the US Capitol POGO Investigator Lydia Dennett explains the loopholes in the Foreign Agents Registration Act and the Lobbying Disclosure Act that could allow lobbying agents with foreign clients to get around President Trump's foreign lobbying ban.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

February 14, 2017

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Unmuzzle the Ethics Watchdog



stuck doing paperwork Congress should expand the law to ensure the Office of Government Ethics has clear, independent authority to investigate complaints and to issue binding corrective and disciplinary actions when there is an ethics violation.

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Topics: Government Accountability

February 14, 2017

By Neil Gordon

Stormy Seas Ahead for US Shipbuilding Safety



USS John C. Stennis enters dry dock in 2013 on anovercast day at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard There’s an “unhealthy codependency” between the US Navy and Coast Guard and private shipbuilders, who thrive on federal contracts but neglect workplace safety. President Trump’s plan to expand the US fleet could put shipyard workers in even greater danger.

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Topics: National Security, Public Health and Science, Contract Oversight

February 14, 2017

By Ari Goldberg

POGO Welcomes (Back) Nick Schwellenbach as Director of Investigations



Nick Schwellenbach welcomed back to POGO as Director of Investigations The Project On Government Oversight is pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Schwellenbach as POGO Director of Investigations, a position he previously held before going into government service.

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Topics: Government Accountability

February 13, 2017

By Sean Moulton

We Need You: Help Improve FOIA



Screenshot of Google Survey on use of Freedom of Information Act requests (FOIA) The Project On Government Oversight and the National Security Archive are seeking the input of anyone that has requested government agency records through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The survey is open until the end of February. Results will be used to inform the work of the FOIA Federal Advisory Committee.

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Topics: Open Government

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