The Internal Revenue Service improperly withheld information in about 12 percent of Freedom of Information Act requests that were reviewed in a recently released Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration report.
The Central Intelligence Agency has improperly classified and withheld documents related its post-9/11 interrogation practices according to a complaint filed by Openthegovernment.org.
The Energy Department didn't let political appointees interfere with how Freedom of Information Act requests were processed in fiscal 2014, says a recently released DOE inspector general report.
Janice Jacobs, who was assistant secretary for consular affairs, will take on the newly created position in charge of of improving document preservation and records systems.
The National Archives and Records Administration is communicating with agencies to see if they'll be able to meet the December 2016 deadline to develop systems to manage email records, a top NARA official said during an Aug. 26 presentation at the 930gov Conference in Washington, D.C.
Congress requested that the NRC inspector general make sure that political appointees, also known as non-career officials, had not interfered with the FOIA process and inhibited transparency.
Librarian of Congress James Billington is set to retire in January and government transparency expert Steven Aftergood says the change in leadership presents an opportunity for the agency to enter the digital age and make more records available online.
The Justice Department launched a new pilot program to be tested at seven agencies that would open up Freedom of Information Act responses to everyone, not just the requester.
A transparency advocate says the Congressional Research Service should be able to release its reports publicly just like its sister organization, the Congressional Budget Office, but others caution that could have unintended consequences.
The Professional Services Council on Tuesday came out in support of a new National Archives and Records Administration rule that lays out how agencies should deal with unclassified information that still has some restrictions placed on it.