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March 21, 2016
By Neil Gordon
To celebrate Sunshine Week, two noted scholars debated the question “Is Our Government Too Open?”
Topics: Open Government
March 18, 2016
After a delay of over nine years, POGO finally received a response to a 2006 FOIA request regarding a potential conflict of interest when four massive sole-sourced contracts were awarded without any objective evaluation criteria.
March 15, 2016
Recent studies by the European Medicines Agency and a team based at Duke University dismissed concerns that malfunctioning testing devices compromised a clinical trial of the blood thinner Xarelto, but each of those studies leaves questions.
Topics: Public Health and Science
March 15, 2016
By Justin Rood
A bipartisan group of experts are pointing out a dirty secret of the legislative branch: its penchant for funding new agencies and programs far outpaces its investment in staff to oversee all of it.
Topics: Government Accountability
March 14, 2016
In a letter to the President, Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner put the VA's Office of the Inspector General in the spotlight over how it failed to fully investigate allegations of secret wait lists for mental health patients.
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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.