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September 4, 2014

By Michael Smallberg

Watchdogs Publish More Information on Whistleblower Rights



USAID Ombudsman Last week, POGO raised concerns that some federal watchdogs were not posting enough information online for agency employees who have questions about blowing the whistle. We’re happy to report that a few watchdog offices are now taking steps to remedy the s

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

August 29, 2014

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

POGO Joins in Asking FCC to Reform Radio Political Ad Info



Money Exchanging Hands POGO joins 10 other groups asking the FCC to require radio stations to post political ad spending information to an online database.

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Topics: Government Accountability

August 26, 2014

By Michael Smallberg

Watchdogs and Whistleblowers: A Progress Report



IG Ombudsman Many federal watchdogs have posted clear and comprehensive information about whistleblower protection ombudsmen on their websites, according to a review by the Project On Government Oversight. However, several watchdogs—most notably the Inspectors General at the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Agency for International Development—have done little to publicize their ombudsmen online, and may be missing an important opportunity to inform agency employees of their whistleblower rights.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

August 26, 2014

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Another Take on FOIA Objections by Contractors



Open Government Openness expert responds to a POGO blog; details his cautious approach when he objected to the release of government information for client.

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Topics: Open Government

August 25, 2014

By Peter Stockton

No More Excuses for Failing to Downblend



Highly Enriched Uranium If the government sped up dismantlement and highly enriched uranium downblending efforts, the United States and the world would be a safer place—and the government might make a few (million) dollars, too.

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Topics: National Security

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