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March 11, 2013

By Lili Shirley

5 Great Online Tools for Mining Public Records



Paper Stack Thanks to our open records laws, you can find a treasure trove of information on the web—everything from details about publically traded companies to where stimulus funds are going.

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Topics: Open Government

March 11, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Transparency Advocates Span the Political Spectrum



Open Government To kick off Sunshine Week, the annual celebration of all things open government, we’d like to point you to a great story in The Washington Examiner about how transparency advocates can be found across the political spectrum.

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Topics: Government Accountability

February 20, 2013

By Suzanne Dershowitz

House Oversight Committee Takes a Stand on FOIA



Open Government Representatives Issa and Cummings demand answers from the Justice Department on government-wide FOIA policy and practices.

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Topics: Open Government

February 7, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

FOIA Foiled Again



FOIA Denied POGO filed a FOIA request for three letters written to Secretary Chu by security experts with recomendations for strengthening nuclear weapons security, but a thorough search of Secretary Chu's correspondance produced no responsive documents, even though P

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Topics: Open Government

February 1, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Getting to Greater Government Transparency



Open Government The federal government needs to take concrete steps to be open and transparent by default, said OpenTheGovernment.org executive director Patrice McDermott in an op-ed on The Hill’s Congress Blog.

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Topics: Open Government

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