Agencies increasingly turning down FOIA requests

Freedom of Information Act requests are on the rise. Rising faster are instances of federal agencies turning them down.

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Nonprofit coders hope to keep improving how the government delivers services

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NSF develops predictive model to flag improper payments in grants

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‘Uncertainty’ in budget process after OMB ends call for agency performance metrics

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ODNI asks White House to undo ‘overcomplicated’ system for sensitive records

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A medical worker, left, tests a man for COVID-19 in a set up for rapid new coronavirus testing in Vienna, Austria, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. The Austrian government has moved to restrict freedom of movement for people, in an effort to slow the onset of the COVID-19 disease and the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

Pandemic Response Accountability Committee flags gaps in federal data sources

In today’s Federal Newscast, a report by the MITRE Corporation found 16 key concerns with the quality and accuracy of data available to the PRAC.

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Agencies improving in CX but need to worry less about digital – more about human design

Speakers at a virtual summit this week detailed how the pandemic gave their agencies a chance to make long-talked about improvements to customer experience.

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VHA cuts FOIA backlog in half, thanks to telework infrastructure

Michael Sarich, FOIA director for the Veterans Health Administration, said “FOIA programs are going to be fine if our people are fine.”

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