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POGO Updates FOIA Resources Page

August 26, 2009 


POGO has updated its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) resource page with documents detailing the Obama Administration position on government transparency and improving public access to government information.  Of particular interest is an August Congressional Research Service (CRS) report on the history of FOIA

The report describes the origins of the act, its subsequent modifications, interpretations of FOIA by the Bush and Obama Administrations, and legislation introduced in Congress this year. POGO applauds the administration's openness initiatives and hopes that all unclassified information is posted on the web so that reliance on FOIA dramatically decreases.  Click here or follow the links below to brush up on the Administration's directives on open government.





Founded in 1981, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is a nonpartisan independent watchdog that champions good government reforms. POGO's investigations into corruption, misconduct, and conflicts of interest achieve a more effective, accountable, open, and ethical federal government.

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