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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

Show and tell time

There is a new game that is spreading like wildfire in government and among the media, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. It's a version of show and tell, except in this one you show us yours and we don't show you ours.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , workforce , STOCK Act , Carol Bonosaro , SEA , federal pay ,

Friday - 05/18/2012, 02:00am EDT

The naked civil servant

As a civil servant you have nothing to hide, so would it be okay if your friends and neighbors saw you naked. OK, if that seems a bit intrusive at least let us know how much money you make working for Uncle Sam, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , pay , federal salaries , management , workforce ,

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 02:00am EDT

Governmentwide portal to help streamline FOIA management

An office within the National Archives and Records Administration, told a congressional subcommittee a new governmentwide portal could help agencies better manage the hundreds of thousands of Freedom of Information Act requests the government receives each year.

Tags: EPA , Commerce , NARA , OGIS , Miriam Nisbet , In Depth , Francis Rose , records management

Monday - 03/26/2012, 07:51pm EDT
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On the show today March 26

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: Miriam Nisbet , NARA , Manuel Cebrian , Jill Garcia , DAU , Acquipedia

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 01:59am EDT

Congress balances openness with cyber protection

Lawmakers weigh public's right to know against the need to protect cyber secrets. Sen. Patrick Leahy's (D-Vt.) provision in 2012 Defense authorization bill tightens the definition of "exemptions," but he questions the need for further rules to give agencies power to withhold information.

Tags: Sunshine Week , Transparency , open government , Congress , Senate Judiciary Committee , Patrick Leahy , Charles Grassley , Paul Rosenzweig , Jerry Ensminger , Melanie Pustay , Kenneth Bunting , National Freedom of Information Coalition , Jared Serbu , DOJ , Barack Obama , White House , Navy , DoD , management

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 05:39am EDT
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