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'Extreme' review process adding to FOIA backlog

A National Security Archive survey finds agencies are falling short of the Obama administration's order to improve response time for Freedom of Information Act requests.

Tags: Nate Jones , National Security Archive , FOIA , Open government , transparency , In Depth , backlog

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 04:38pm EDT
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Agency FOIA backlog growing despite open government

National Security Archive survey reveals agencies are not reporting accurate information about 10-year backlog to the Justice Department. NSA found agencies are falling well short of the Obama administration's mandate to improve Freedom of Information Act requests.

Tags: National Security Archive , FOIA , knight open government survey , management , NARA , declassification , Open government , Courtney Thompson

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 07:07am EDT

Transparency groups call for increased E-Gov funding

OMB Watch and 30 other open-gov groups are asking Congress to restore funding to the E-Government Fund.

Tags: Vivek Kundra , Tom Carper , OMB , E-Government Fund , Open government , Data.gov , IT Dashboard , USASpending.gov , Performance.gov , OMB Watch , technology , Gov 2.0

Monday - 06/13/2011, 01:56pm EDT

Budget cuts shutter two open gov sites, others impacted

OMB detailed its plans for using the $8 million E-Government Fund in a letter to Sen. Tom Carper. The administration will shut down two projects and reduce the functionalities of the others.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , Tom Carper , OMB , GSA , E-Government Fund , Open government , Data.gov , IT Dashboard , USASpending.gov , Performance.gov , FedSpace , Citizens Services Dashboard , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 05/24/2011, 02:37pm EDT

GSA: Open data is access and accessibility

In open government, dumping information on a website is useless if the users cannot quickly understand what the information means for them.

Tags: Collaboration Center , technology , Open government , Open data , Dave McClure , Sheila Campbell , GSA

Tuesday - 05/17/2011, 12:39pm EDT

Agency reorganization plan on track for June deadline

OMB's Jeff Zients told Senate lawmakers that his office has held 250 meetings to discuss agency reorganization ideas. Zients also said the lack of funding for e-government programs will slow the advancement of transparency websites.

Tags: Reorganization , E-Government Fund , GPRA , Jeff Zients , Tom Carper , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , technology , management , Open government , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 03:48pm EDT
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Open gov lessons from GSA

Martha Dorris, deputy associate administrator of the Office of Citizen Services at the General Services Administration, explains how her agency has used e-gov initiatives to improve the customer experience.

Tags: Martha Dorris , GSA , Open government , technology , In Depth

Tuesday - 04/26/2011, 06:25pm EDT
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After e-gov cuts, Sunlight launches Save the Data program

The Sunlight Foundation is creating the Save the Data to fight cuts to open government websites.

Tags: e-gov fund , Open government , technology , Daniel Schuman , Sunlight Foundation , In Depth

Tuesday - 04/19/2011, 07:24pm EDT
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POLL: Will cuts to e-gov fund impact your job?

Congress slashed funds to open government websites. Will these cuts impact the way feds' do their jobs?

Tags: E-Gov , transparency , Open government , technology , poll

Monday - 04/18/2011, 01:25pm EDT

OMB finalizes plain writing law implementation

OIRA issues its second memo since the Plain Writing Act became law detailing deadlines and training requirements.

Tags: management , Plain Writing Act , Cass Sunstein , OIRA , Open government , best practices , John Buckner

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 03:32pm EDT
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