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Opinion from Palo Alto Patch : Something is wrong. I see it nearly every day in my representation of reporters throughout California. Local and state agencies are throwing up excuse after excuse when...
From The Post and Courier : What do pension records, EMS response time data and coroners' reports have in common? At some point, South Carolina officials considered all three to be medical records.
Washington, D.C. (March 12, 2012) – Kenneth F. Bunting, executive director of the National Freedom of Information Coalition (NFOIC), is scheduled to appear before the United States Senate Committee on...
Sunshine Week 2012 Events Events around the country have been posted and we encourage you to not only add yours to the list, but also send photos, links, PDFs and other coverage. Federal, state and...
From Sunlight Foundation : After a long wait, the White House is today launching Ethics.gov (at Explore.data.gov/ethics ), fulfilling the President's campaign promise to create a single website for...
From OpenTheGovernment.org : All too often government openness and national security are thought of as opposing national interests and values. In reality, though, openness and security are not always...
From Social Science Research Network : It is now received wisdom that a properly functioning democracy requires transparency and accountability — information shared with the public that allows the...
From Department of Justice : Federal agencies and departments continue to add technological enhancements and capabilities to their FOIA programs in their efforts to better serve the requester...
From UN Public Administration Programme : The conceptual framework of the United Nations e-government program is embedded in the paradigm of human and social development. E-government in this context...
From Carahsoft : Managing the vast quantities of information government entities need has become incredibly challenging. When the Freedom of Information Act was enacted in 1966, no one considered the...
From Sunshine Review : A very important component of open government involves collaboration between governments and citizens. The purpose of transparency is so that citizens can play their role in...
From Bluegrass Institute : The fight for government transparency in Kentucky never ends. Recently an attempt to limit state spending transparency was introduced to the General Assembly. The Lexington...
From Social Science Research Network : “Open government” used to carry a hard political edge: it referred to politically sensitive disclosures of government information. The phrase was first used in...
From National Archives : OGIS is sponsoring a unique event to mark Sunshine Week (March 9-16, 2012), a celebration of government openness. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), is...
From Politico : President Barack Obama set a high bar for open government, and he set it quickly. A minute after he took office, the White House website declared his administration would become “the...