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Memphis Welcomes CIO Mike Rodriguez to Lead First Open Data Policy

October 9, 2017 12:59 PM

With citizen interest in establishing open data governance body in mind, Memphis CIO Rodriguez told Government Technology that enhancing the city’s open data efforts has become a priority in the early days of his tenure, building on work that was underway when he arrived. Indeed, establishing a comprehensive open data portal has been a priority in Memphis for some time now, as Mayor Jim Strickland reminded the city in a recent Facebook post. Read more... Read more »


Feds Expand Open Financial Data Efforts

October 6, 2017 1:15 PM

The Federal government is finding new ways to make Federal spending data more transparent to citizens by launching the Treasury Department’s Data Lab, and considering a bill that would add open data requirements to Federal grants. Read more...

ME: Court records going digital, but possibly not for public access

October 5, 2017 11:02 AM


The judicial committee figuring out how to finally digitize Maine court records has recommended spending up to $15 million on a system that would block the public from accessing most court documents online, even though they are public and available at courthouses. Read more...

Understanding FOIA Delay

October 4, 2017 2:22 PM
To help requesters understand why an agency’s response may be delayed, we thought it might be useful to give you all a quick guide to where you can find statistics about an agency’s FOIA performance, and give you a few helpful hints on how to use these resources. Read more...

WI: Data tool aims to make operating budget 'meaningful' for city residents

October 4, 2017 2:13 PM

The Madison city announced an interactive data tool Tuesday for residents to get a better idea of how the city is using its money. Read more...


D.C. says charter school board violated city law in vote on expanding charters

October 3, 2017 10:02 AM

The Office of Open Government ruled that the D.C. Public Charter School Board violated city laws by not giving the public adequate notice about the vote or enough time to submit testimony. The Office of Open Government did not, however, in any of its four recommendations to the board, require that the board void the decision and take another vote. Read more...

Justice Department redacts vast majority of documents related to Ferguson

October 3, 2017 9:52 AM

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Fmr city of Chicago attorney accused of withholding information in police shooting suspended

October 2, 2017 11:43 AM

The Illinois Supreme Court has issued a 90-day suspension to a former city of Chicago lawyer accused of withholding information in a civil case stemming from a fatal police shooting, according to a recently released decision. Read more...


Kittitas County WA Commission weighs opening its labor-contract talks to the public

September 29, 2017 2:16 PM
Kittitas County commissioners are considering opening up union negotiations to the public.
The proposal follows a request made by the Freedom Foundation in June.

DOJ: Agency 2018 Chief FOIA Officer Report Guidelines

September 29, 2017 2:05 PM

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