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FOIA backlog casts a dark cloud on Sunshine Week

Dan Metcalfe, former director of the Justice Department's Office of Information and Privacy, said agencies aren't clearing FOIA backlogs up to President Barack Obama's standards.

Tags: FOIA , Justice Department , information sharing , American University , Open Government Directive , OIP , Jory Heckman

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 11:08am EDT

Obama administration looks to standardize agencies' FOIA regulations

Amid a Congressional push to add new teeth to the 1966 Freedom of Information Act, federal officials insist they are taking steps on their own to make sure agencies release information to the public. Among the efforts is a move to standardize agency rules around FOIA and create a single Web portal for FOIA requests.

Tags: Freedom of Information Act , Congress , Melanie Pustay , Miriam Nisbet , Amy Bennett , FOIA Act , Jared Serbu , information sharing

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 11:29am EDT
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Patience running thin with White House open government efforts

The White House reaffirmed its commitment to an open and transparent government in President Barack Obama's second term. But government watchdog advocates say their frustration is growing with the slow and inconsistent progress agencies are making to make information more easily available.

Tags: Open government , American University , transparency , White House , Open Government Directive , technology , FOIA , Jason Miller , Lisa Ellman , Collaboration on Government Secrecy , Anne Weismann , Miriam Nesbit

Friday - 01/18/2013, 08:04am EST
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