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The Center for Effective Government, a government watchdog organization, graded 15 key agencies in its report Making the Grade: Access to Information Scorecard 2014 ...The Social Security Administration received the top grade, earning a B in part
Federal agencies compiled more than 210,000 pages of documents during an investigation of former Sen. John Ensign of Nevada, according to court papers in a fight over whether they should be made public. A federal judge has ordered the Department of
House Public Info committee fails to consolidate FOI bill; Malacanang version sent It's the second week of February, and still nothing. The House of Representatives' Public Information Committee's Technical Working Group on Tuesday failed to
Lawsuit Targeting Presidential Cybersecurity Directives from the a-small-but-useful-win dept Some semi-good news to report here. Electronic Privacy Information Center) has received a settlement from the NSA in its long-running lawsuit (dating back to
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concerning agency records on fraudster John C...In recent months, congressional investigators have sought to uncover the sources of agency management failures that allowed Beale to steal nearly $900,000 from U.S.
The Japanese government has so far failed to give meaningful reassurances about the way in which the reactionary and potentially dangerous Designated Secrets Act, rammed through the Japanese Diet in December, will operate. When I joined the British
The new education minister Christopher Pyne said he wanted to go "back to the drawing board" on school funding and charged his department with developing "a new model that is national, that is fair to everyone and that is needs-based". The Gonski
Bush Presidential Library and Museum on Monday began accepting Freedom of Information Act requests for records from Bush's presidency. The day marks five years from the end of Bush's presidency, on Jan. 20, 2009. Access to the records is governed by
Response from the it's-amazing-what-a-little-legal-battle-can-do-for-responsiveness dept The EFF is still uncovering more usage of CBP (Customs and Border Protection) drones by other agencies and far away from what anyone would consider to be the "
Like when you think you're sending instructions to a coworker on how to whittle down a pesky reporter's request for federal records related to the Washington Navy Yard shooting, and you realize too late that you emailed them to the reporter himself.