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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

March 13, 2014

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Coalition Applauds Committee Vote to Extend Whistleblower Rights



Government Accountability The Steering Committee for the Make It Safe Coalition of more than 50 NGOs supporting whistleblower rights applauds yesterday's passage of the All Circuit Review Extension Act by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

March 13, 2014

By Lydia Dennett

Department of Homeland Security Finally Has a Permanent IG



John Roth John Roth was confirmed at the permanent Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security last week, filling a position that had been vacant for over three years.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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