The Sunlight Foundation campaigns against draft House Appropriations Committee language that would indefinitely postpone public bulk downloads of legislative information in XML.
Our latest TechStat FOIA request was to the General Services Administration, for meeting materials and follow-up memos related to all TechStat meetings about its IT systems.
While the eight partner countries that founded the Open Government Partnership may think of their strategies as prototypes, OGP Co-Chair for Civil Society Warren Krafchik said some of the newer...
For another piece of evidence that the Kyl-Lott amendment continues even a decade later to throw up roadblocks to open government, look no further than an April 12 post on the National Security...
It’s been 2 years since the president issued the Open Government Directive, a policy that not only required executive departments and agencies to draft open government plans, but to update them...
There are a handful of federal agencies, in my experience, where the public relations staff genuinely appear to believe that their job is to get reporters in touch with federal officials and do
An overwhelming percentage of reporters who cover federal agencies say that public affairs offices do a better job of preventing the flow of information than facilitating it. That's according to a
Federal officials launched March 8 a new federal website called ethics.gov, promising to provide records from seven different data sets in a searchable format. The website pulls together data from
The term "open government" is used to describe a wide range of activities, but open data and transparency efforts could suffer as the meaning becomes less and less clear, according to a paper
The Justice Department ended the last fiscal year with 889 fewer backlogged Freedom of Information Act requests, according to an annual FOIA report (.pdf) released by the agency earlier this month.