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FOIA backlog almost doubles within a year

The Justice Department said the backlog of Freedom of Information Act requests rose about 70 percent between FY 2013 and 2014, for a total of 160,000. The vast majority of the backlog belongs to less than a third of federal agencies, with 72 agencies posting a backlog of fewer than 100 FOIA requests.

Tags: FOIA , Justice Department , Sunshine Week , DHS , NARA , Sean McCalley

Monday - 05/04/2015, 06:19pm EDT

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 , Justice Department , Information sharing , American University , OIP , Jory Heckman

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

Patience running thin with White House open government efforts

The White House reaffirmed its commitment to an open and transparent government in President Barack Obama's second term. But government watchdog advocates say their frustration is growing with the slow and inconsistent progress agencies are making to make information more easily available.

Tags: Open government , American University , transparency , White House , Technology , FOIA , Jason Miller , Lisa Ellman , Daniel Metcalfe , Collaboration on Government Secrecy , Anne Weismann , Miriam Nesbit

Friday - 01/18/2013, 08:04am EST
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Department of Justice is secure in its openness

The Department of Justice intends to be more transparent, participatory and collaborative... within reason. Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli joins us with details.

Tags: mngt , Technology , DoJ , Justice , Tom Perrelli , Dorothy Ramienski

Friday - 04/09/2010, 10:40am EDT
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GSA riding to the rescue of agencies on Open Government

Agencies across the federal government face looming deadlines connected with the Open Government Initiative.

Tags: management , Technology , Web 2.0 , AFCEA Bethesda , Bev Godwin , GSA , Ideascale , Max Cacas

Friday - 01/22/2010, 06:40pm EST
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US CTO Chopra describes the work to be done on openness

Assessments show that we are off to a good start--but have much more work to do as we transition our overall efforts towards effective agency implementation. U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Aneesh Chopra explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , Technology , mngt , CTO , Aneesh Chopra , open government dashboard , OSTP , OMB , HHS , Transportation , NASA , best practices

Monday - 05/03/2010, 10:58am EDT
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