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FOIA backlog casts a dark cloud on Sunshine Week

Dan Metcalfe, former director of the Justice Department's Office of Information and Privacy, said agencies aren't clearing FOIA backlogs up to President Barack Obama's standards.

Tags: FOIA , Daniel Metcalfe , information sharing , American University , Open Government Directive , OIP , Jory Heckman

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 11:08am EDT

Melanie Pustay, Director, Office of Information Policy, DOJ

The Justice Department wants every federal employee to understand his role when it comes to the Freedom of Information Act. Sunshine Week begins next week, and DOJ is reinforcing the concept through a set of new tools and training. Melanie Pustay, director of the Office of Information Policy in the Justice Department, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller how her office works to ensure there's a broad understanding of every employees' expectations when it comes to FOIA.

Tags: Melanie Pustay , FOIA , Jason Miller , In Depth

Friday - 03/13/2015, 05:28pm EDT
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New DoJ training reinforces the shared responsibility of FOIA

Melanie Pustay, the director of the Office of Information Policy in the Justice Department, said the tools and e-learning modules are focused on everyone from new employees to senior executives. DoJ rolled out the new education concepts ahead of Sunshine Week, which promotes open government.

Tags: management , Melanie Pustay , FOIA , Sunshine Week , Open government , training , Center for Effective Government , Jason Miller

Friday - 03/13/2015, 03:44am EDT
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Melanie Pustay, Director, Office of Information Policy, Justice Dept.

The Justice Department wants federal employees to understand their responsibilities when it comes to the Freedom of Information Act. As Sunshine Week is set to begin next week, DoJ is reinforcing that concept through a set of new instructions and training. Melanie Pustay is the director of the Office of Information Policy in the Justice Department. She tells executive editor Jason Miller about what she's doing to broaden understanding of FOIA.

Tags: Melanie Pustay , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Jason Miller , Sunshine Week , FOIA

Friday - 03/13/2015, 10:40am EDT
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David Maurer, Director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues, GAO

Taking 10 years to settle a whistleblower complaint could get a company in trouble with the Justice Department. But what if it's a Justice Department agency that takes so long? The Justice Department needs to improve how it handles whistleblower retaliation complaints from the FBI. That's according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. David Maurer, director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues at the GAO, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the report.

Tags: David Maurer , GAO , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , FBI , whistleblower

Wednesday - 03/04/2015, 10:23am EST
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Justice applying lessons learned in kindergarten to IT

Joe Klimavicz, the Justice Department's chief information officer, said shared services needs to be part of the culture of the organization. His office launched version 1 of the IT shared services catalog late last year.

Tags: technology , Joe Klimavicz , shared services , workforce , Customer service , cloud computing , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/26/2015, 10:08am EST
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IGs ask Congress to strengthen oversight tools

Four inspectors general tell the Senate Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee they need legislative help in order to help them effectively oversee federal agencies.

Tags: oversight , OIG , inspector general , Inspector General Act , Congress , Senate , Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee , Michael Horowitz , FBI , John Roth , DHS , CIGIE , Ron Johnson , Claire McCaskill , Steve Linick , State Department , SSA , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 03:58pm EST

Larry Youngner, Managing Partner, Tully Rinckey PLLC

Nearly 1,000 military service members whose homes were wrongly foreclosed on will be receiving over $123 million. That's thanks to a new Justice Department settlement with five of the nation's largest mortgage companies. Justice said they violated the Service Members Civil Relief Act in foreclosing the homes. Larry Youngner, a partner at the law firm Tully Rinckey, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to further analyze the settlement.

Tags: Larry Youngner , Tully Rinckey PLLC , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Service Members Civil Relief Act , foreclosures

Thursday - 02/12/2015, 09:05am EST
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Michael Horowitz, IG, Justice Department

Inspectors general across government are facing delays and denials when they ask for access to information. The Inspector General at the Justice Department, Michael Horowitz, detailed a disagreement his office has with the FBI at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing. General Horowitz is also chair of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he talked about the implications for access denial and delays.

Tags: Michael Horowitz , inspector general , oversight , In Depth

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 04:38pm EST
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