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June 1, 2016

By Ari Goldberg

POGO: Holder Comments on Snowden Highlight Need for Public Interest Balancing Test for Whistleblowers



Eric Holder 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

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

May 26, 2016

By Sean Moulton

House Committee Votes to Keep Congressional Reports Secret



Screenshot of Rep. Mike Quigely offering an amendment on CRS report availability. The House Appropriations Committee voted against posting Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports online for the public.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

May 24, 2016

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Rare Instance of Transparency in DOJ Attorney Misconduct



Photo of a gavel 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.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

May 20, 2016

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Another Year, Another Unhelpful FOIA Report



FOIA 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.

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Topics: Open Government

May 19, 2016

By Daniel Van Schooten

After 45 Years, Deadly Silica Rule Finalized



Photo of a construction worker cutting cement resulting in a cloud of silica dust. Last month, OSHA overcame more than four decades of industry influence, bureaucratic hurdles, and political delays to finalize a rule reducing the amount of potentially lethal silica dust workers can be exposed to.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

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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.