Historical Navy documents and artifacts are at risk of loss due to poor storage conditions in the service's History and Heritage Command facilities at the Washington Navy Yard, says the Naval inspector general.
The Freedom of Information Act was first signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 4, 1966. The law outlines what information federal agencies are required to disclose upon receiving a FOIA
The National Science Foundation's national center for science and engineering statistics is updating its dissemination programs to improve data user engagement. But according to a new report, the
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.
Real-time awareness provided by social media can be used to hurt as well as help the military, said Rand Waltzman, a program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's information
Federal agencies are more quickly processing Freedom of Information Act requests, but the speed of processing doesn't mean agencies are more transparent. A comparison of 2008 to 2010 FOIA data at 15
Three federal agencies are creating a common web portal for Freedom of Information Act requests with the intention of launching it in fall 2012. The $1.3 million portal, being built mostly with funds
Members of the public can initiate a Defense Department declassification review under procedures published (.pdf) by the DoD on Dec. 22. The procedures require that members of the public be able to
A Nov. 28 presidential memorandum unveiled an Office of Management and Budget effort to reform records management, which will culminate in the issuance of a records management directive in summer
Despite continued attention from government watchdogs, high rates of improper payments by government agencies continue in part because they are often viewed as a cost of doing business, according to