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New DoJ training reinforces the shared responsibility of FOIA

Melanie Pustay, the director of the Office of Information Policy in the Justice Department, said the tools and e-learning modules are focused on everyone from new employees to senior executives. DoJ rolled out the new education concepts ahead of Sunshine Week, which promotes open government.

Tags: management , Justice Department , Melanie Pustay , FOIA , Sunshine Week , Open government , training , Jason Miller

Friday - 03/13/2015, 03:44am EDT
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Sean Moulton, Center for Effective Government

Fifteen agencies receive the bulk of Freedom of Information Act Requests each year. In fact, they account for 90 percent of requests made to the federal government over the last two years. The Center for Effective Government has evaluated their performance in three areas: The agency's FOIA rules, its FOIA website, and how quickly and completely it handles FOIA requests. Sean Moulton is director of open government policy at the Center for Effective Government. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to review the 2015 Access to Information Scorecard.

Tags: Sean Moulton , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , FOIA ,

Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 09:32am EDT
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Agencies fail to make the grade on FOIA requests

The agencies that account for 90 percent of Freedom of Information Act requests received by the federal government continue to struggle in processing those requests in a timely manner, according to a new report from the Center for Effective Government.

Tags: FOIA , Records management , information sharing , transparency , oversight , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 02:01am EDT
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Gavin Baker, Center for Effective Government

The year 2012 saw more Freedom of Information Act requests than any time in the law's history. The Administrative Conference of the United States says about 650,000 requests came in and it cost the federal government at least $23 million in litigation costs, and it considers that cost a conservative estimate. Gavin Baker is an open government analyst at the Center for Effective Government. He wrote about the recommendations in the center's blog, The Fine Print, and shared them on In Depth with Jared Serbu.

Tags: Gavin Baker , FOIA , In Depth

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 03:38pm EDT
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Agencies receive failing grades for processing FOIA requests

The Center for Effective Government evaluated how well the 15 agencies that receive 90 percent of all Freedom of Information Act requests from the public process those requests. It found most of those agencies receive poor or failing grades in how they are implementing FOIA.

Tags: FOIA , information sharing , management , technology , Michael OConnell , transparency , Records management , Sean Moulton , In Depth

Monday - 03/10/2014, 12:46pm EDT
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OSTP asks agencies for 'bold, ambitious' open government initiatives

A new memo from CTO Todd Park requires agencies to update their open government plans by June 1. The plans should include new efforts as well as progress reports on current initiatives.

Tags: management , Open government , transparency , technology , Todd Park , Office of Science and Technology Policy , OMB , Nick Sinai , Corinna Zarek , Gavin Baker , FOIA , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/03/2014, 12:22pm EST
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E-Gov Fund continues to stand alone, gets boost to $16M

Senate lawmakers won out over the debate about whether or not to merge the E-Government Fund with the Federal Citizen Services Fund. DHS also receives $166 million for cybersecurity programs in the fiscal 2014 spending bill.

Tags: Congress , OMB , E-Government Fund , GSA , Federal Citizen Services Fund , Gavin Baker , Transportation , USDA , DHS , cybersecurity , technology , A-76 , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/21/2014, 03:56am EST

White House releases second open government action plan

The Obama administration's second Open Government National Action Plan introduces 23 new or expanded commitments to open government, including measures to strengthen whistleblower protections and improve the declassification process.

Tags: Barack Obama , Open government , Open Government Action Plan , NARA , Sean Moulton ,

Friday - 12/06/2013, 03:04pm EST

House again aims to merge E-Gov funding

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government passed the fiscal 2014 appropriations bill with a provision to merge the E-Government Fund and the Federal Citizen Services Fund to create an Information and Engagement Fund for citizens. Appropriators also would cut the total request for the merged funds by about $15 million.

Tags: technology , House , budget , OMB , GSA , House Appropriations Committee , E-Government Fund , Tom Carper , Sunlight Foundation , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 07:14pm EDT

Federal Drive Interviews - Jan. 18, 2013

On today's show, the latest on the White House's We the People website, government-owned buildings and finding jobs for wounded warriors.

Tags: Franklin Hagenbeck , National Organization on Disability , Dallas Tonsager , USDA , Sean Moulton , OMB Watch , Reid Nelson

Friday - 01/18/2013, 02:34pm EST
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