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June 6, 2016

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Erin Brockovich Takes Stand for Water Dept. Transparency



Flint Michigan Water Tower Environmental advocate Erin Brockovich urges public to demand transparency from water management agencies on local and state levels. Her rallying message follows the Flint Water Crisis and an investigation by The Guardian.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government, Energy and Natural Resources, Public Health and Science

June 6, 2016

By Lane Corrigan

Senate Report: VA OIG Failed to Publicize Findings in Tomah



Department of Veterans Affairs VA Building A new Senate report by the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee majority staff found that the Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General (VA OIG) inadequately investigated and publicized misconduct at a VA medical center in Tomah, Wiscons

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

June 3, 2016

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Celebrating 35 Years of “The People’s Watchdog”



Danielle Brian Story POGO 35th Anniversary For three and a half decades, POGO has been inside the Beltway fighting for a more effective, accountable, open and ethical federal government. Here's the highlights from our 35th anniversary event.

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 1, 2016

By Ari Goldberg

POGO: Holder Comments on Snowden Highlight Need for Public Interest Balancing Test for Whistleblowers



Eric Holder The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is responding to former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s comments that Edward Snowden performed a “public service” by triggering a debate over surveillance measures, but still deserves to be punished for leakin

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

May 26, 2016

By Sean Moulton

House Committee Votes to Keep Congressional Reports Secret



Screenshot of Rep. Mike Quigely offering an amendment on CRS report availability. The House Appropriations Committee voted against posting Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports online for the public.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

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Fly Before You Buy: Tom Christie on Realistic Combat Testing

The Project On Government Oversight's Dan Grazier recently sat down with Tom Christie, a former Director of Operational Test & Evaluation at the DoD from 2001-2005, to talk about the critical need for realistic combat testing before the Pentagon buys new weapons.