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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 , FOIA , American University , Collaboration on Government Secrecy

Wednesday - 03/19/2014, 09:42am EDT
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Obama administration looks to standardize agencies' FOIA regulations

Amid a Congressional push to add new teeth to the 1966 Freedom of Information Act, federal officials insist they are taking steps on their own to make sure agencies release information to the public. Among the efforts is a move to standardize agency rules around FOIA and create a single Web portal for FOIA requests.

Tags: Congress , Melanie Pustay , Miriam Nisbet , Amy Bennett , Daniel Metcalfe , FOIA Act , Jared Serbu , information sharing

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 11:29am EDT
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Cloud gives agencies a leg up in FOIA deluge

The Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency each put their respective Freedom of Information Act systems in a private-sector cloud. HUD said it's saving as much as 25 percent a year as compared to its in-house system. OCC said it's answering requests more quickly and effectively.

Tags: technology , cloud computing , HUD , Office of the Comptroller of the Currency , Frank Vance , Edith Pemberton , AINS , FOIAxpress , data management , Jason Miller

Friday - 08/23/2013, 05:53am EDT
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Judge: Researcher's emails exempt from disclosure

A judge has rejected a conservative group's attempt to obtain a former University of Virginia climate researcher's emails.

Tags: Prince William County Circuit Court , American Tradition Institute , Ken Cuccinelli ,

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 05:35pm EDT

Oversight committee: Administration earns C- for FOIA management

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has given the Obama administration a C- for management under the Freedom of Information Act. Auditors based their grade on transparency work by 17 cabinet-level departments. Auditors evaluated how agencies track and make decisions about FOIA requests, but they did not examine whether agencies are meeting their legal responsibilities.

Tags: management , DoJ , transparency , open government , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Darrell Issa , Ruben Gomez

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 02:01pm EDT

Leahy speech opens Sunshine in Government week

FOIA "the power cord that connects the American people to their government."

Tags: newsstand , Patrick Leahy , American University , John Cornyn , FOIA , Congress , Senate , Barack Obama

Tuesday - 03/17/2009, 07:22am EDT
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Transparency grades clearly lacking

"Transparency" and "openness" have been two of the hallmarks of the Obama White House. But one year after the Inauguration, how is the administration doing in fulfilling the promise of a more open government? Surprising analysis from representatives of some Washington-based good government groups during a conference at the American University.

Tags: newsstand , Robynn Sturm , Lucy Dalglish , Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press , David Sobel , Electronic Frontier Foundation , Thomas Fitton , Judicial Watch , American University , Washington College of Law , Collaboration on Government Secrecy , Max Cacas

Thursday - 01/21/2010, 07:28am EST
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Lanier: Celebrity escorts part of internal investigation

D.C. police records released Wednesday show Bill Gates, Jay-Z and other celebrities have received escorts similar to the one officers gave actor Charlie Sheen.

Tags: Charlie Sheen , Jay-Z , D.C. police , Cathy Lanier , Bill Gates , police escorts , DAR Constitution Hall , The Associated Press , Phil Mendelson , Eric Tucker , Neal Augenstein

Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 03:09pm EDT

Obama Signs Ethics Rules

Tags: Barack Obama , Ethics Rules ,

Thursday - 01/22/2009, 05:39pm EST
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