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March 17, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Entrusting Afghanistan Aid Oversight to Contractors



Contract Oversight The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is about to put contractors in charge of overseeing the billions of dollars invested in Afghanistan reconstruction. Is this a good idea?

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Topics: Contract Oversight

March 14, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Obama Promises to Declassify CIA Torture Report



President Obama President Obama has pledged to declassify the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s (SSCI) headline-making report about the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) interrogation techniques.

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Topics: Open Government

March 14, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Looking Forward to When FOIA is No Longer Needed



FOIA Day Panel Open government activists, journalists and interested citizens gathered today at Washington, D.C.’s Newseum to celebrate the 16th annual National Freedom of Information Day, part of this year’s Sunshine Week.

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Topics: Open Government

March 14, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

We're Giving Away a Kindle to Celebrate Sunshine Week!



Raffle image To celebrate Sunshine Week, POGO will be giving away as a grand prize a 16 GB Kindle Fire 7" Tablet and two other people will win DVDs. Enter to win!

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Topics: Open Government

March 13, 2014

By Angela Canterbury

Sunshine from Congress



Capitol Building The Transparency In Government Act offers a number of welcome good government reforms.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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