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Increased transparency at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Mary Givvines, deputy director of Information Services at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, joins host John Gilroy to talk about how the agency's open government initiatives.
March 5, 2013

Tags: technology , innovation , transparency , open government , Nuclear Regulatory Commission , Mary Givvines , Agency Documents Access Management System , 2013 Regulatory Information Conference , social media , crisis communications , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Wednesday - 03/06/2013, 12:50am EST
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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 , Jason Miller , Lisa Ellman , Daniel Metcalfe , Collaboration on Government Secrecy , Anne Weismann , Miriam Nesbit

Friday - 01/18/2013, 08:04am EST
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Federal Drive Interviews -- Dec. 17, 2012

Attorney Lynne Bernabei examines a recent ruling that allows feds to file some MSPB appeals in district courts. GAO's Michele Mackin describes why more than 40 contracts worth more than $20 million each were awarded without meeting new guidelines. Former White House official Dan Chenok discusses the highs and lows of the E-Government Act. Melanie Ann Pustay of the Justice Department talks about how agencies report their Freedom of Information Act request fulfillment.

Tags: Lynne Bernabei , Dan Chenok , Melanie Ann Pustay , Michele Mackin , Merit Systems Protection Board , GAO , E-Government Reauthorization Act , Justice Department , Federal Drive , DoD , DoD Report , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update

Monday - 12/17/2012, 09:57am EST

Behind the scenes of the new FOIA portal

Miriam Nisbet, director of the Office of Government Information Services and Rick Blum from the Sunshine in Government Initiative, will discuss a new tool that agencies can use to process Freedom of Information requests.
November 20, 2012

Tags: workforce , Bill Bransford , Miriam Nisbet , Office of Government Information Services , Rick Blum , Sunshine in Government Initiative , Fed Talk

Friday - 11/16/2012, 07:30pm EST
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Behind the scenes of the new FOIA portal

Miriam Nisbet from the Office of Government Information Services and Rick Blum from the Sunshine in Government Initiative, will talk about a new portal that will help agencies with Freedom of Information Act requests.
November 16, 2012

Tags: workforce , FOIA portal , Bill Bransford , Miriam Nisbet , Office of Government Information Services , Rick Blum , Sunshine in Government Initiative , Fed Talk

Friday - 11/16/2012, 07:13pm EST
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New FOIA portal promotes transparency, eases agency interactions

The Environmental Protection Agency partnered with the Commerce Department and National Archives to launch a new online portal aimed at streamlining the Freedom of Information Act request process for both the public and federal agencies.

Tags: FOIAOnline , NARA , EPA , Commerce Department , Regulations.gov , Katherine McFate , OMB Watch , open government , transparency , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , information sharing

Tuesday - 10/02/2012, 06:15am EDT
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Thursday morning federal headlines - Sept. 27, 2012

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air. Today's news includes a memo telling Defense workers they can read, but they can't discuss or share the contents of a new tell-all about the mission that killed Osama bin Laden and the ACLU is suing the federal government to find out why it collects vehicle license plate numbers.

Tags: Federal Drive , newscast , headlines , GSA , Osama bin Laden , Myanmar , Washington monument , cybersecurity , workforce issues , USPS

Thursday - 09/27/2012, 09:55am EDT

FOIA backlog grows even as agencies process more requests

Agencies dedicated more money and personnel to FOIA processing in 2011, but requests grew even faster.

Tags: DoJ , open government , Melanie Pustay , NARA , DHS , DoD , Jared Serbu

Monday - 09/10/2012, 05:32am EDT

Federal Drive interviews -- Aug. 15

Melanie Pustay of the Justice Department discusses FOIA requests. Tim Burke talks about GSA's City Pairs Program. Booz Allen Hamilton's Michael Isman reviews the benefits of BYOD. The Hill's Jeremy Herb offers his take on the Republicans' vice presidential candidate.

Tags: Melanie Pustay , Justice Department , Tim Burke , GSA , City Pairs , Jeremy Herb , The Hill , Michael Isman , Booz Allen Hamilton , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 08/15/2012, 09:20am EDT

Small biz group sues DoD over release of subcontracting reports

The American Small Business League says there's no legal basis for the department to deny its Freedom of Information Act request.

Tags: American Small Business League , DoD Report , contracting , Federal Drive , open government

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 10:10am EDT
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