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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

October 5, 2012

By Suzanne Dershowitz

One Year Later: Assessing Progress on National Action Plan



Open Government It's been one year since the Open Government Partnership was established, and now it's time to assess how much progress the Administration has made implementing the U.S. National Action Plan for greater openness, transparency, and accountability.

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Topics: Open Government

July 4, 2012

By Dana Liebelson

5 Things the Public Wouldn't Know Without FOIA



dana liebelson It has been 46 years since President Lyndon Johnson quietly signed the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) into law on the Fourth of July, officially giving the public access to federal government records. With thousands upon thousands of requests now proces

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Topics: Open Government

September 20, 2012

By Suzanne Dershowitz

Federal Agencies Lagging on FOIA Processing—What’s the Hold Up?



FOIA Graphic Thumbnail Federal agencies are still lagging in their response time to Freedom of Information Act requests.

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