The National Archives and Records Administration has told the White House to keep each of President Donald Trump's tweets, even those he deletes or corrects, and the White House has agreed.
The head of the archives, David S. Ferriero, told two Democratic senators in a letter last week that the White House has assured him it's saving all Trump's Twitter blasts.
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OpenTheGovernment.org and 68 other public interest groups published a letter demanding that the government issue advanced notice before removing information from government websites. The letter also reiterated the need to properly preserve and archive government websites before they are changed.
From the announcement:
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Members of Congress, federal employee advocates and the general public have spoken out against recent White House directives on agency communications, and now Freedom of Information Act officers are weighing in on the open government debate.
National Archives and Records Administration Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee Chairwoman Alina Semo told Federal News Radio that her personal feeling was agencies’ FOIA employees need to “continue to be good government servants.”
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Sunshine Week 2013 will take place March 10th to 15th, throughout Washington, DC, and across the United States. On the morning of Friday, March 15th, OpenTheGovernment.org and the First Amendment Center will host a Sunshine Week celebration of National Freedom of Information Day at the Newseum in Washington, DC.
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A few state FOIA and local open government news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier in the week:
NARA Survey Shows Continued Govt-wide Records Mis-Management
Read More… from NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for May 4, 2012
From Iron Mountain:
It seems as if every facet of government is reaching out and touching the public via social networks, blogs, email and other so-called Web 2.0 applications. And the public is touching back, making suggestions and submitting information.
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