Public accountability links
The Center for Public Accountability is part of a national movement to make government work better and smarter for everyone.
Here are some organizations also working on issues of public accountability, innovation, efficiency, transparency, and open government:
Southern California contractors and labor working together to protect and improve laws governing public works
Nonprofit research and advocacy center dedicated to the interests of working people in the San Diego region
Stimulates collaborative research among NGOs, journalists, activists, whistleblowers and academics to develop publicly available profiles of corporations
Involuntary “Facebook” of powerful Americans, collaboratively edited and maintained
Construction industry forum for fair, competitive contracting
Privatization update on schools, prisons, and mental health–and what states are doing to hold contractors accountable
Social network connecting the government community
Source for innovative ideas for government with insights from some of the leading public sector thought leaders
Produces original investigative journalism about significant public issues to make institutional power more transparent and accountable.
Offers research and writing services, training in research tools and methods, and working with citizens and community groups
Provides free legal assistance to journalists since 1970.
Protects internal dissidents, whistleblowers, journalists and bloggers who face legal or other threats related to publishing by compiling over 1.2 million documents from dissident communities and anonymous sources
Outlines Oregon’s problems with contracting and the solutions that are being proposed
Colorado state employee organization that’s focused on finding solutions to public service problems
New York Public Employees Federation offers reports, case studies, and actions that document the total costs of privatization of public services
Nonprofit charity watchdog and information service
Center for information, guidance and initiatives in public forum law
Works to keep the Internet open, innovative, and free
Committed to helping citizens, bloggers and journalists be their own best watchdogs, by improving access to existing information, digitizing new information and creating new tools and Web sites
Seeks to advance the public’s right to know and to reduce secrecy in government
Coalition of media groups committed to promoting policies that ensure the government is accessible, accountable and open.
Network of state and regional multi-issue research, policy, and advocacy organizations
Think tank focused on the economic condition of low- and middle-income Americans and their families
National policy resource center for grassroots groups and public officials, promoting corporate and government accountability in economic development and smart growth for working families
Working to restore the promise of economic opportunity in the 21st century economy
Combats waste, fraud and corruption in government by conducting investigative research and litigation to expose problems
Promotes accountability by advocating occupational free speech, litigating whistleblower cases, publicizing whistleblower concerns and developing policy and legal reforms of whistleblower laws.
Investigates and exposes corruption and other misconduct in order to achieve a more effective, accountable, open and ethical federal government.
Supports whistleblowers in the courts and before Congress and achieved victories for environmental protection, government contract fraud, nuclear safety and government and corporate accountability.
Combats fraud in government through the promotion and use of the Federal False Claims Act and California False Claims Act.