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'Extreme' review process adding to FOIA backlog

A National Security Archive survey finds agencies are falling short of the Obama administration's order to improve response time for Freedom of Information Act requests.

Tags: Nate Jones , National Security Archive , open government , transparency , In Depth , backlog

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 04:38pm EDT
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Agency FOIA backlog growing despite open government

National Security Archive survey reveals agencies are not reporting accurate information about 10-year backlog to the Justice Department. NSA found agencies are falling well short of the Obama administration's mandate to improve Freedom of Information Act requests.

Tags: National Security Archive , knight open government survey , management , NARA , declassification , open government , Courtney Thompson

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 07:07am EDT

NRC inundated with FOIAs after Japan earthquake

Agency CIO Darren Ash said media and citizens wanted more information than ever about what NRC is doing in the U.S. and in Japan to deal with the nuclear power safety. Ash said the agency is considering both technology and process improvements to its FOIA processes.
June 9, 2011

Tags: technology , Darren Ash , NRC , Windows 7 , Tech-Stat , Japan earthquake , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 08:17pm EDT
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AFGE sues over shutdown plans

The largest federal employees' union has filing a lawsuit against the Obama administration for failing to provide details of agencies' shutdown plans. Attorney Bill Bransford breaks it down for us.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , AFGE , shutdown , furlough , Bill Bransford , Shaw, Bransford and Roth

Thursday - 04/07/2011, 09:31am EDT
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FOIA.gov incentivizes agency disclosure

The Justice Department has launched a new website that shines light on your agency's performance under the Freedom of Information Act.

Tags: Melanie Pustay , transparency , FOIA.gov , openness , technology , Dorobek Insider , John Buckner

Tuesday - 03/22/2011, 04:00pm EDT
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Federal Government can track electronic transactions without a court order

It's a like live Twitter feed of a person's electronic transactions, and the Federal government can get it without a court order.

Tags: FBI , hotwatch , credit cards , calling cards , cell phones , grocery loyalty cards , Christopher Soghoian ,

Sunday - 12/05/2010, 03:03pm EST

NARA makes headway in solving FOIA disputes

The Office of Government Information Services has impacted how agencies and citizens interact over Freedom of Information Act requests in its first year. Among the agency's first-year goals was to make people aware of its mission to act as an arbiter and help agencies implement best practices.

Tags: management , NARA , David Ferriero , Miriam Nisbet , Sunshine in Government Initiative , Rick Blum , alternative dispute resolution , Max Cacas

Friday - 10/22/2010, 07:08am EDT
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Seminar: Leveraging technology to fulfill FOIA

Federal News Radio's Chris Dorobek will be hosting a panel.

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , Must Reads ,

Wednesday - 08/18/2010, 12:19pm EDT

Progress in Federal FOIA requests, but room for improvement

Agencies are meeting the White House's mandate to be more open and transparent when it comes to releasing documents and meeting Freedom of Information Act requests.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Jason Miller , Melanie Pustay , Justice , management ,

Tuesday - 08/03/2010, 06:51pm EDT
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Agencies opening up slowly under FOIA mandate

The Justice Department's new report finds that the number of partial documents released last year increased by 50,000. Many agencies also reduced their backlog of FOIA requests. Agencies say some of improvements can be attributed to increased attention across the government and better technology.

Tags: management , technology , Melanie Pustay , DoJ , DHS , Interior , SBA , IRS , Commerce , Institute of Museum and Library Services , openness , transparency , Web 2.0 , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 08/03/2010, 06:55am EDT
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