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Senate Judiciary approves bill to codify ‘presumption of openness'

Senate committee lawmakers voted to send a manager's amendment to the Freedom of Information Act Improvement Act to the full body for consideration. The bill would require agencies to release documents more proactively.

Tags: management , FOIA , Senate Judiciary Committee , Patrick Leahy , Charles Grassley , Patrice McDermott , , Sunlight Foundation , Sean Vitka , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/20/2014, 03:20pm EST

Group cites DoJ FOIA policy as reason for anti-transparency 'award'

George Washington University's National Security Archive "awarded the Justice Department the award for 2011 last month for its response to Freedom of Information Act requests and the FOIA policies and guidance that it sets for the rest of government. Nate Jones, the FOIA Coordinator at George Washington University's National Security Archive, joined Francis Rose to discuss the dubious honor and government openness.

Tags: DoJ , Nate Jones , FOIA , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 07:32pm EDT

Watchdog group pursues more openness in government

Tom Blanton, executive director of the National Security Archive, talks about his group's efforts in recognizing poor compliance with open government practices through its annual Rosemary Award.

Tags: Justice , Tom Blanton , Rosemary Award , Open government , Open Government Directive , Barack Obama , Federal Drive , EPA

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 11:04am 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: Justice Department , CIA , Rosemary Award , FOIA

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

National Security Archive: how not to lose e-mail

The White House updates critical components of capture, backup, and preservation of e-mail.

Tags: best practices , tech , mngt , email , archiving , George Washington University , Meredith Fuchs

Friday - 01/22/2010, 10:40am EST

Unclassified Information: One standard to fight much confusion

A Presidential Interagency Task Force is recommending a single, standardized framework for marking, safeguarding and disseminating sensitive but unclassified information across the federal government.

Tags: Technology , mngt , Presidential Interagency Task Force on Controlled , Meredith Fuchs ,

Wednesday - 12/16/2009, 09:12am EST

How agencies can meet transparency, FOIA goals

Not every agency is responding the President's call for transparency - a call that was highlighted in a memorandum signed on President Obama's first day in office.

Tags: Tom Blanton , transparency , openness , Sunshine Week , Barack Obama , FOIA , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 03/15/2011, 04:58pm EDT

History at risk over unclassified and declassified information

Without training and leadership, modern history may be lost forever.

Tags: mngt , transparency , classification , national security , Martin Faga , Meredith Fuchs , NARA , Public Interest Declassification Board , GWU ,

Tuesday - 07/14/2009, 01:30pm EDT
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