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Excessive government secrecy erodes public confidence in government. And that secrecy typically has less to do with matters of national security and more to do with hiding corruption, wrongdoing, or gross mismanagement. POGO is working to advance reforms that will enhance the robust implementation of the Freedom of Information Act, as well as reforms that will make more government information disclosed proactively.
Congress Needs to Learn a Little Openness Itself
March 13, 2008
Watchdog Groups Urge Senators to Oppose Budget Secrecy
November 15, 2007
POGO supports the "OPEN Government Act of 2005," a bi-partisan bill co-sponsored by Sen. Cornyn (R-TX) & Sen. Leahy (D-VT) to strengthen FOIA and public access to government information
February 10, 2005
DHS Closes the Door on Accessing FOIA-able Information
January 25, 2005
Letter to David Drabkin, GSA' Deputy Assoc. Administrator -- Office of Acquisition Policy, requesting transparency and access to federal contract data, which is now controlled by a private contractor, Global Computer Enterprises, Inc.
August 9, 2004
Sample Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request Letter
April 28, 2004