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Agency FOIA officers discontent with House reform bill

The FOIA Act of 2014 would amend the Freedom of Information Act in 12 ways. It calls for the online portal and requires more oversight by agency inspectors general. But some agency FOIA officers say the bill only would improve the information disclosure process minimally.

Tags: management , transparency , Darrell Issa , Ali Ahmed , Lauren Barlow , Krista Boyd , Nathan Hallford , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Senate Judiciary Committee , FOIA , Sunshine Week , American University Washington College of Law , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/19/2014, 06:19am EDT
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Agencies receive failing grades for processing FOIA requests

The Center for Effective Government evaluated how well the 15 agencies that receive 90 percent of all Freedom of Information Act requests from the public process those requests. It found most of those agencies receive poor or failing grades in how they are implementing FOIA.

Tags: FOIA , Center for Effective Government , information sharing , management , technology , Michael OConnell , transparency , records management , Sean Moulton , In Depth

Monday - 03/10/2014, 12:46pm EDT
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OSTP asks agencies for 'bold, ambitious' open government initiatives

A new memo from CTO Todd Park requires agencies to update their open government plans by June 1. The plans should include new efforts as well as progress reports on current initiatives.

Tags: management , open government , transparency , technology , Todd Park , Office of Science and Technology Policy , OMB , Nick Sinai , Corinna Zarek , Gavin Baker , Center for Effective Government , FOIA , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/03/2014, 12:22pm EST
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OMB pushes agencies to open up more data to improve programs

OMB Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell sent a memo to agency leaders outlining six steps they must take to make administrative information about everything from grantees to contractors to anything that is collected for the purpose of carrying out the basic administration of a program, such as processing benefit applications or tracking services received, more available internally and externally.

Tags: management , open government , transparency , Sylvia Mathews Burwell , Jason Miller

Monday - 02/24/2014, 04:43am EST

White House calls for major changes to DATA Act

The Office of Management and Budget's markup of the Senate's version of the bill changes language around requiring data standards and how the information should be published. Open government advocates are concerned about OMB's suggestions.

Tags: management , technology , USASpending.gov , OMB , Mark Warner , DATA Act , transparency , open government , Hudson Hollister , Data Transparency Coaltion , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/27/2014, 05:31pm EST
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GSA needs more transparency over high-valued leases, report says

A new Government Accountability Office report says greater transparency in the way the General Services Administration handles its high-value leases would lead to better decision making and generate more cost savings.

Tags: GSA , GAO , property , management , transparency , Michael OConnell

Friday - 10/25/2013, 03:19pm EDT

Snowden case threw 'hand grenade' into government secrecy, openness expert says

Despite progress by some agencies in processing FOIA requests, Patrice McDermott of OpenTheGovernment.org says its difficult to measure how open the government really is.

Tags: Patrice McDermott , OpenTheGovernment.org , transparency , openness and transparency , Edward Snowden , NSA , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 04:47pm EDT
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Recovery Board opens next frontier in financial accountability

Pundits may question whether Congress should have approved $804 billion in stimulus money via the Recovery Act of 2009. But many in government have come to realize that the independent agency charged with overseeing how that money was spent -- the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board -- has a lot to teach financial managers about ensuring transparency and rooting out waste in government spending.

Tags: Recovery Act , RAT Board , Earl Devaney , Kathleen Tighe , Danny Werfel , Michael Wood , transparency , technology , financial accountability , financial management , Rise of the Money People , Michael OConnell , OMB , oversight

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 02:25pm EDT
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Increased transparency at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Mary Givvines, deputy director of Information Services at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, joins host John Gilroy to talk about how the agency's open government initiatives.
March 5, 2013

Tags: technology , innovation , transparency , open government , FOIA , Nuclear Regulatory Commission , Mary Givvines , Agency Documents Access Management System , 2013 Regulatory Information Conference , social media , crisis communications , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Wednesday - 03/06/2013, 12:50am EST
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