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May 22, 2013

By Angela Canterbury

DATA Act 2.0: Fewer Bells, but Brighter Future



Taxes As both the House and Senate introduce new drafts of the DATA Act, the time could be ripe for real reform to federal spending transparency.

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Topics: Government Accountability

May 10, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Security Laws Must Include Transparency and Accountability



Open Government Any laws to expand the powers of the FBI in the wake of the Boston bombings should explicitly include transparency and accountability provisions, according to a new op-ed in The Atlantic by Bruce Schneier.

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Topics: Open Government

May 7, 2013

By Mia Steinle

Transparency on Oil, Gas, Coal Revenues Moving Forward



Oil Rig The U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative decided that it will include oil, gas, and coal royalties on federal lands in it scope. Other revenues, resources, and lands are still up for discussion among members of industry, government, and civil

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

April 10, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Participate in Extractive Industries Transparency Meeting



Energy and Natural Resources Tomorrow the U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative will meet for the second time and the public is encouraged to call in to listen to the meeting and speak during the public remarks section.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

March 15, 2013

By Meryl Grenadier

Shining a Light on FOIA Practices



Ray of Light In celebration of Sunshine Week, a number of organizations released studies of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests that indicate how government agencies measured up in terms of providing information to the public in 2012.

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Topics: Open Government

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