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Committee sends bills on porn, FOIA, discrimination to full House

The House Oversight Committee says yes to bills banning porn at federal agencies and making it easier for the public to request and receive government records.

Tags: House Oversight and Goverment Reform Committee , Mark Meadows , Elijah Cummings , pornography , House , Darrell Issa , employment discrimination , whistleblower , discrimination , legislation , Emily Kopp , Congress

Thursday - 03/26/2015, 10:50am EDT

Matt Rumsey, Director, Advisory Committee on Transparency, Sunlight Foundation

The government has started releasing comprehensive indexes of data showing how agencies operate and conduct oversight. That's in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from the Sunlight Foundation. It's been more than a year in the making, and most of the data has never been publicly identified before. Matt Rumsey, the director of the Advisory Committee on Transparency at the Sunlight Foundation, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on just what's in those indexes.

Tags: Matt Rumsey , Sunlight Foundation , transparency , oversight , Federal Drive , information sharing

Friday - 03/20/2015, 09:08am EDT
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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: Daniel Metcalfe , Justice Department , information sharing , American University , Open Government Directive , OIP , Jory Heckman

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

Melanie Pustay, Director, Office of Information Policy, DOJ

The Justice Department wants every federal employee to understand his role when it comes to the Freedom of Information Act. Sunshine Week begins next week, and DOJ is reinforcing the concept through a set of new tools and training. Melanie Pustay, director of the Office of Information Policy in the Justice Department, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller how her office works to ensure there's a broad understanding of every employees' expectations when it comes to FOIA.

Tags: Melanie Pustay , Justice Department , Jason Miller , In Depth

Friday - 03/13/2015, 05:28pm EDT
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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 , Sunshine Week , Open government , training , Center for Effective Government , Jason Miller

Friday - 03/13/2015, 03:44am EDT
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Melanie Pustay, Director, Office of Information Policy, Justice Dept.

The Justice Department wants federal employees to understand their responsibilities when it comes to the Freedom of Information Act. As Sunshine Week is set to begin next week, DoJ is reinforcing that concept through a set of new instructions and training. Melanie Pustay is the director of the Office of Information Policy in the Justice Department. She tells executive editor Jason Miller about what she's doing to broaden understanding of FOIA.

Tags: Melanie Pustay , Justice Department , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Jason Miller , Sunshine Week ,

Friday - 03/13/2015, 10:40am 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 , Center for Effective Government

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: Center for Effective Government , Records management , information sharing , transparency , oversight , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 02:01am EDT
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