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Agencies: Record-setting FOIA backlog out of control

Federal agencies are getting better at processing Freedom of Information Act requests. The record-setting backlog is just an anomaly out of their control, the Justice Department says.

Tags: FOIA , Justice Department , Sean McCalley , Sunshine Week , DHS , NARA , Melanie Ann Pustay , Office of Information Policy , Bureau of Administration , Senate Judiciary Committee

Thursday - 05/07/2015, 04:10pm EDT

Open, transparent government efforts merit more progress needed

Darrell West, vice president and director of Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution joins Federal News Radio as part of the special report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

Tags: Darrell West , Open government , Obama Impact , Brookings Institution , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 03:38am EDT
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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 , National Security Archive , Tom Blanton , Rosemary Award , Open government , Barack Obama , Federal Drive , EPA

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 11:04am EST
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The future of transparency and how to successfully develop trust

Kim Kobza, President and CEO of Neighborhood America, explains that it isn't just the federal government that has to be more open; state and local governments need to get in on the action, too.

Tags: management , Technology , Vivek Kundra , Aneesh Chopra , Peter Orszag , White House , transparency , Neighborhood America , Kim Kobza , Dorothy Ramienski

Tuesday - 12/08/2009, 07:45pm EST
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Chopra, Kundra speak out on technology and government

Almost ten months into the Obama White House, the President has made a commitment to make more use of technology to fundamentally change the way government does business. Two of his top technology officials paused to offer some ideas of how -- and why -- they plan to leverage technology to improve government.

Tags: newsstand , management , Excellence in Government , Aneesh Chopra , Vivek Kundra , President Barack Obama , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 10/06/2009, 06:44am EDT
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Open government initiative puts agencies on the clock

New directive gives departments several requirements over the next 120 days. OMB will track agency progress to meeting the memo's objectives through a dashboard. Experts optimistic about directive's impact, but express concern about resources and oversight.

Tags: management , Technology , Vivek Kundra , Aneesh Chopra , Peter Orszag , Patrick Leahy , OMB , White House , Patrice McDermott , OpenTheGovernment.org , transparency

Tuesday - 12/08/2009, 05:06pm EST
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Two working groups to improve federal spending data

OMB creates one entity made up of senior leaders to oversee controls and data quality. The second group will focus on transparency and openness around federal spending data. These groups also will help create stretch goals for open government more broadly.

Tags: mngt , Technology , Vivek Kundra , Aneesh Chopra , OMB , White House , dashboard

Wednesday - 02/10/2010, 12:06pm EST

What's next for Open Government Initiative

The plethora of new, previously unavailable datasets blossoming on federal agency websites following a deadline last Friday are just the most recent manifestation of the Open Government Initiative. Recently, a panel of experts sat down at the American University's Washington College of Law to explore the OGI as part of the Obama Administration's push for more transparency and openness. They discussed where agencies go from here towards an April deadline set by the White House.

Tags: newsstand , Alex Hunt , Office of Management and Budget , Sean Moulton , OMB Watch , American University , Washington College of Law , Collaboration on Government Secrecy , Max Cacas

Monday - 01/25/2010, 06:56am EST
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