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Weekly Spotlight: A Disappointing Bill

Weekly Spotlight: A Disappointing Bill

On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to reauthorize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), including Section 702.

April 13, 2024

Weekly Spotlight: Biden Policy Protects the Federal Workforce

Weekly Spotlight: Biden Policy Protects the Federal Workforce

Over the past few years, we’ve been raising the alarm about the dangers of a second coming of Schedule F, a Trump Administration-era executive order that would have removed job protections for tens of thousands of merit-based federal employees if President Joe Biden hadn’t rescinded it.

April 06, 2024

Weekly Spotlight: Census Gets an Upgrade

Weekly Spotlight: Census Gets an Upgrade

Under a new directive from the Office of Management and Budget, the Census Bureau is going to implement new answers to the question about race and ethnicity.

March 30, 2024

Weekly Spotlight: More Trouble with the Social Security Watchdog

Weekly Spotlight: More Trouble with the Social Security Watchdog

The saga of trouble at the Social Security Administration’s chief watchdog continues: Inspector General Gail Ennis and her office are back in the news after the release of a preliminary investigation that raised concerns about the office’s past failures.

March 23, 2024

Weekly Spotlight: Closing out Sunshine Week

Weekly Spotlight: Closing out Sunshine Week

This week, POGO commemorated Sunshine Week by shedding light on the shameful lack of transparency around deaths in law enforcement custody — a crisis that no one, not even the government, knows the full scope of.

March 16, 2024

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