transparency

  • Agencies fail to make the grade on FOIA requests

    The agencies that account for 90 percent of Freedom of Information Act requests received by the federal government continue to struggle in processing those requests in a timely manner, according to a new report from the Center for Effective Government.

  • OGE rolls out Integrity public disclosure filing system

    Nineteen agencies have already adopted Integrity, the new electronic financial disclosure program introduced by the Office of Government Ethics to help streamline public filing process.

  • Congress fails to revise FOIA despite bipartisan support

    By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Advocates for greater openness in government were frustrated after Congress failed to update the Freedom of Information Act despite bipartisan support in the House and Senate. Without…

  • White House crowdsources open-government playbook

    In writing a new tipsheet for agencies about engaging the public, the White House is practicing what it’s preaching.

  • GAO: Not too early to track DATA Act progress

    The Government Accountability Office is taking an early interest in how the White House and Treasury Department draft government-wide financial data standards, due out next summer. A lot is riding on those standards, says Comptroller General Gene Dodaro.

  • Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

    The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act has already garnered more attention in four months since it became law than previous federal transparency laws did in the last seven years. The big question is: will that focus and attention last beyond this first year? Federal News Radio’s Executive Editor Jason Miller reports on why some experts believe the DATA Act is different than other transparency laws.

  • Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

    The DATA Act has already garnered more attention, more high level focus in four months since it became law than previous federal transparency laws did in the last seven years. The big question is whether that focus and attention will last beyond this first year. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose why some experts believe the DATA Act is so different than other transparency laws.

  • White House unveils new open government initiatives

    The White House has unveiled new or expanded commitments to open government. Included are plans to adopt an open source software policy, with a deadline of Dec. 31, 2015, as well as plans to improve delivery of government digital services.

  • Massive inconsistencies continue to affect USASpending.gov data

    A Government Accountability Office probe of USASpending.gov, the government’s awards website, found that while contracting information was generally correct, only 2-to-7 percent of awards listed on the site perfectly matched agency data. GAO recommended better record keeping policies be set by the Office of Management and Budget to avoid inconsistencies.

  • Data retention & records management

    Kevin Walsh, director of Iron Mountain Government Services joins host John Gilroy to discuss records management in the federal government. July 22, 2014