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Dan Metcalfe, adjunct professor of law at American University

Why can't the government do a better job at Freedom of Information Act requests?

Tags: Dan Metcalfe , Freedom of Information Act , American University , Collaboration on Government Secrecy

Wednesday - 03/19/2014, 09:42am EDT
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Agency FOIA officers discontent with House reform bill

The FOIA Act of 2014 would amend the Freedom of Information Act in 12 ways. It calls for the online portal and requires more oversight by agency inspectors general. But some agency FOIA officers say the bill only would improve the information disclosure process minimally.

Tags: management , transparency , Darrell Issa , Ali Ahmed , Lauren Barlow , Krista Boyd , Nathan Hallford , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Senate Judiciary Committee , Sunshine Week , American University Washington College of Law , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/19/2014, 06:19am 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: Center for Effective Government , 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 , Center for Effective Government , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/03/2014, 12:22pm EST
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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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