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GAO: Most agencies meeting requirements to improve records management

The Office of Management and Budget and the National Archives issued a set of requirements in 2012 for agencies to improve their electronic records management. A new Government Accountability Office report says most agencies are meeting those requirements, but some still have more work to do.

Tags: Valerie Melvin , GAO , Michael OConnell , transparency , records keeping

Friday - 05/22/2015, 11:39am EDT
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Ian Kalin, Chief Data Officer, Department of Commerce

The Commerce Department recently hired its first ever chief data officer. The inaugural role went to Ian Kalin. He's a Navy veteran and came over from the private sector, having worked at Google and startups like Socrata. There, he helped modernize data and transparency programs. His first day on the job was Monday. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on his new position.

Tags: Ian Kalin , Commerce Department , Federal Drive , transparency , data

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 12:09pm EDT
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Matt Rumsey, Director, Advisory Committee on Transparency, Sunlight Foundation

The government has started releasing comprehensive indexes of data showing how agencies operate and conduct oversight. That's in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from the Sunlight Foundation. It's been more than a year in the making, and most of the data has never been publicly identified before. Matt Rumsey, the director of the Advisory Committee on Transparency at the Sunlight Foundation, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on just what's in those indexes.

Tags: Matt Rumsey , Sunlight Foundation , FOIA , transparency , Oversight , Federal Drive , Information sharing

Friday - 03/20/2015, 09:08am EDT
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Agencies fail to make the grade on FOIA requests

The agencies that account for 90 percent of Freedom of Information Act requests received by the federal government continue to struggle in processing those requests in a timely manner, according to a new report from the Center for Effective Government.

Tags: FOIA , Center for Effective Government , Records management , Information sharing , transparency , Oversight , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 02:01am EDT
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