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April 23, 2014

Camp Lejeune Supporters Tell Supreme Court to Stand by Toxic Pollution Victims

This morning, POGO was joined by like-minded supporters, including the Environmental Working Group, famed environmental activist Erin Brockovich and Ret. Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger to demand justice for the victims of water contamination at Camp Lejeune.

April 22, 2014

Erin Brockovich Discusses Camp Lejeune Victims on MSNBC

On Monday, environmental activist Erin Brockovich appeared on MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow’s show to discuss a Supreme Court hearing, which could have devastating effects on the military families and civilians who were poisoned by contaminated drinking water at North Carolina Marine base Camp Lejeune.

April 21, 2014

EPIC Case Will Define Government Records

POGO supports amicus brief for FOIA case that will dramatically affect government transparency.

April 21, 2014

IT Contractor Pays $1.1M for Alleged Resume Padding

Computer Sciences Corporation agreed to pay the federal government $1.1 million to settle allegations of defrauding the U.S. Army by submitting false resumes to qualify its employees for higher paying positions, according to a U.S. attorney.

April 18, 2014

Congress to Give Private Debt Collection Another Try

Congress is considering bills that would require the Internal Revenue Service to hire contractors to collect delinquent federal taxes. Unfortunately, the poor track record of private debt collection programs isn't dissuading some lawmakers.

April 16, 2014

POGO and Others Call for Drone Strike Transparency

POGO joins other good government groups in voicing support for H.R. 4372, the Targeted Lethal Force Transparency Act, a bill that will require the Administration to publish the number of combatant and civilian casualties from drone strikes annually.

April 10, 2014

Statement of Make It Safe Coalition on 25th Anniversary of Whistleblower Protection Act

(Washington, DC) – Today, the Make It Safe Coalition (MISC) marks the 25th anniversary of the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA), the primary law ensuring freedom of speech and accountability in the federal workplace, and the model for occupational free speech globally.

March 25, 2014

Plan to End Bulk Collection of Phone Data Still Faces Huge Credibility Issues

Today’s announcement that President Obama has a “workable plan” to end the NSA’s bulk collection of phone data from American citizens is a welcome step towards regaining control of our unchecked national security state.

March 20, 2014

Groups Urge FCC to Protect Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Information Online

POGO joins over 40 groups in signing a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler asking him to reclassify broadband access services to protect freedom of expression online.

March 19, 2014

U.S. Joins International Effort to Bring Transparency to Drilling, Mining Industries

An international organization working to bring greater transparency and accountability to industries that extract natural resources accepted the U.S. as a candidate for membership today at a meeting of its board in Oslo, Norway.

April 22, 2014

We must take care of Camp Lejeune’s betrayed

The Hill; Congress Blog | Heather White and Angela Canterbury

April 14, 2014

We still can’t afford the F-35

The Hill | William D. Hartung

April 3, 2014

Inspector General Reviewing Postal Service Real Estate Deals

NewsMax | Jennifer G. Hickey

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