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Justice backs new category of secret gov't files

The Obama administration urged Congress on Tuesday to keep secret a whole new category of information even under the Freedom of Information Act.

Tags: Barack Obama , cybersecurity , Justice Department , Melanie Ann Pustay , Michael Froman , Open government , Technology

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 06:41pm EDT

Senate Judiciary Committee considers FOIA exemptions for critical infrastructure

The Senate is looking for balance between protecting networks and creating open government.

Tags: cybersecurity , Technology , Senate Judiciary Committee , Federal Drive ,

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 10:36am EDT

3 Justice offices will post information requests

Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department will begin posting monthly lists of Freedom of Information Act requests to the department's three highest offices.

Tags: Eric Holder , Justice Department ,

Monday - 03/12/2012, 07:12pm EDT

DoJ reduces FOIA backlog by 26 percent

The Department of Justice has decreased its backlog of Freedom of Information Act requests and processed a record number of requests.

Tags: Melanie Pustay , DoJ , Open government , Federal Drive , Technology

Friday - 02/24/2012, 09:19am EST

Justice Dept gets `award' for worst secrecy work

A group dedicated to reducing government secrecy gave its annual worst performance award Tuesday to the Justice Department.

Tags: National Security Archive , Justice Department , CIA , Rosemary Award ,

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 07:32pm EST

OGIS website helps streamline FOIA process, resolve disputes

National Archives and Records Administration recently launched the OGIS Access System to streamline and increase transparency of the FOIA process.

Tags: OGIS , NARA , Candace Boston , good government , best practices , management

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 09:39am EST

VA improves FOIA process after data breach

Department is calling for better internal communication to ensure records managers are on the same page. VA will offer credit monitoring to more than 2,000 veterans.

Tags: Technology , cybersecurity , Roger Baker , VA , management , Jason Miller ,

Monday - 01/30/2012, 05:48am EST

Agencies demo one-stop FOIA portal

Federal employees who respond to Freedom of Information Act requests got their first look today at a new web portal designed to improve efficiency and transparency. The Environmental Protection Agency, the Commerce Department and the National Archives and Records Administration are basing the portal on

Tags: , transparency , open gov , Miriam Nisbet , EPA , Commerce , OMB Watch , Gavin Baker , Technology , Gov 2.0 , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 03:47pm EST

Privacy group sues DHS, NSA over FOIA requests

The Electronic Privacy Information Center is suing the Homeland Security Department and the National Security Agency. In both cases, EPIC is unhappy with how the government responded to its Freedom of Information Act requests.

Tags: Amie Stepanovich , EPIC , Internet privacy , Technology , DHS , NSA , national security , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 01:49pm EST

DoJ eases agencies' FOIA filing process

Federal Agencies submitted their 2011 FOIA reports earlier this month, and all that information goes up on your agency's website and at by Feb. 1.

Tags: Melanie Pustay , , DoJ , Federal Drive , Information sharing , Technology

Monday - 12/19/2011, 10:29am EST
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