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Put Transparency, Pseudo-Classification High on Agenda, POGO Urges

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The Project on Government Oversight, a Washington-based advocacy group put transparency high on its list of priorities for the new Congress. POGO urged Congress to limit the classification within defense- and security-related budgets, arguing that existing secrecy hinders oversight. The group also urged lawmakers to review the surge in pseudo-classification, the use of secrecy designations on unclassified government documents, saying a recent count by the Director of National Intelligence found more than 100. (1/9/07)