The top two lawmakers on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee have proposed new legislation that would require the government build a single portal for handling Freedom of Information Act requests.
Half of all cabinet departments have made little to no progress in reducing backlog of Freedom of Information requests within the past fiscal year, a Justice Department assessment says. According to FierceGovernment,
The lofty aim of open government and government transparency, a rhetorical hallmark of the Obama White House, is getting some not-so-kind reviews two years in. The mid-term evaluation and reflection comes as
Federal agencies are becoming more transparent by releasing more documents, making more information available online, and reducing backlogs of pending FOIA requests, according to a report by the Department of Justice’s Office
On the Blog @ Homeland Security, DHS unveiled its Open Government Plan in accordance with the White House’s Open Government Initiative. The department says its Open Government Plan doesn’t simply “check a
Government agencies are getting better at reporting specific statistics about their Freedom of Information Act operations, according to a report by the U.S. General Accountability Office. In line with transparency efforts, Congress