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OSTP helping agencies take open gov to '2.0 level'

Chris Vein, the deputy chief technology officer for government innovation at OSTP, gives an update on how agencies have done in the past few years in carrying out their open government and transparency plans.

Tags: Chris Vein , OSTP , technology , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 09:54am EDT
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Oversight committee: Administration earns C- for FOIA management

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has given the Obama administration a C- for management under the Freedom of Information Act. Auditors based their grade on transparency work by 17 cabinet-level departments. Auditors evaluated how agencies track and make decisions about FOIA requests, but they did not examine whether agencies are meeting their legal responsibilities.

Tags: management , DoJ , transparency , Freedom of Information Act , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Darrell Issa , Ruben Gomez

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 02:01pm EDT

Congress balances openness with cyber protection

Lawmakers weigh public's right to know against the need to protect cyber secrets. Sen. Patrick Leahy's (D-Vt.) provision in 2012 Defense authorization bill tightens the definition of "exemptions," but he questions the need for further rules to give agencies power to withhold information.

Tags: Sunshine Week , transparency , Congress , FOIA , Senate Judiciary Committee , Patrick Leahy , Charles Grassley , Paul Rosenzweig , Jerry Ensminger , Melanie Pustay , Kenneth Bunting , National Freedom of Information Coalition , Jared Serbu , DoJ , Barack Obama , White House , Navy , DoD , management

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 05:39am EDT
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Obama administration two-sided on openness, expert says

Angela Canterbury, director of Public Policy at the Project on Government Oversight, said the Obama administration's efforts at transparency and openness have garnered mixed results.

Tags: Angela Canterbury , POGO , oversight , Accountability and Transparency Board , Interior , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 12:17pm EDT
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Justice backs new category of secret gov't files

The Obama administration urged Congress on Tuesday to keep secret a whole new category of information even under the Freedom of Information Act.

Tags: Barack Obama , cybersecurity , Justice Department , Melanie Ann Pustay , Michael Froman , FOIA , technology

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 06:41pm EDT

HUD database provides household info to public, researchers

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced the launch of a public database that includes information about households under some of HUD's housing programs.

Tags: Gov 2.0 , HUD , Raphael Bostic , technology ,

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 05:52pm EST
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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 Directive , Barack Obama , Federal Drive , EPA

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 11:04am EST
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Energy harnessing data to push app development

Cammie Croft, the department's director of new media, tells The Federal Drive with Tom Temin about some of the datasets available to developers and apps that have been created.

Tags: Cammie Croft , Energy , technology , apps , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 10:43am EST
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DoJ reduces FOIA backlog by 26 percent

The Department of Justice has decreased its backlog of Freedom of Information Act requests and processed a record number of requests.

Tags: Melanie Pustay , DoJ , FOIA , Federal Drive , technology

Friday - 02/24/2012, 09:19am EST
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Rep. Lungren: XML standards to increase document transparency

Every House document will go into a new website. The goal is to make them more accessible to the public. The legislation will be posted using Extensible Markup Language, or XML. That will make what's in a bill easier to find, and the bills themselves more visible to search engines.

Tags: Dan Lungren , Congress , XML , technology , Federal Drive , transparency ,

Monday - 02/06/2012, 08:55am EST
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