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June 9, 2016
By Carter Salis
The Senate Armed Service Committee continues to stymie transparency by holding NDAA markups in closed sessions. The Project On Government Oversight believes the Committee ought to permit the democratic process to unfold and move discussion of unclassified policy amendments to open sessions.
June 6, 2016
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.
June 6, 2016
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
June 3, 2016
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.
Topics: Government Accountability
June 1, 2016
By Ari Goldberg
POGO: Holder Comments on Snowden Highlight Need for Public Interest Balancing Test for Whistleblowers
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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PODCAST: Winslow Wheeler on Congressional Oversight
Winslow Wheeler, a veteran Capitol Hill staffer, shares his insights about what proper Congressional oversight is and provides tips for today’s young staffers on how they can be most effective in their roles providing national security oversight.