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October 24, 2014

By Neil Gordon

When Laura Met Edward: A Movie Review



Edward Snowden CITIZENFOUR, Laura Poitras's new documentary about her meeting with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden last year, is a compelling story that raises important questions about the state of privacy and freedom in the world today.

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Topics: Government Accountability

October 22, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

POGO Weighs in on Pending Defense Policy Bill



C-2A Greyhound While congressional staff are busy preparing a final version of the National Defense Authorization Act, POGO supports several specific policy reforms that could benefit the Pentagon and the American taxpayer.

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Topics: National Security

October 17, 2014

By Andre Francisco

The Pentagon Still Has Plenty of Money For War



Pentagon With the United States engaged in a new war in the Middle East, some politicians and military leaders are saying that the U.S. will not be able to pay for these military campaigns and should therefore abandon fiscal discipline.

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Topics: National Security

October 15, 2014

By Michael Smallberg

POGO Speaks at National Government Ethics Summit



MIchael Smallberg's OGE speech POGO investigator Michael Smallberg was a featured speaker at the National Government Ethics Summit hosted by the U.S. Office of Government Ethics last month. He spoke to more than 300 senior ethics officials about the revolving door and "regulatory captur

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Topics: Government Accountability

October 15, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Government Becomes Master of Its Data Domain



Contract Oversight POGO was pleased to see the General Services Administration step in and buy the rights to the federal government’s two most important spending transparency databases: the Federal Procurement Data System-Next Generation and USASpending.gov.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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The Congressional Management Foundation offers the Gold Mouse Awards annually to members of Congress who make the most of the opportunity the digital world offers them. POGO spoke with members of Rep. Mike Honda's communications team about their award.