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March 21, 2016

By Neil Gordon

Is the Government Too Transparent?



Photograph of the debate between Bruce Cain and Chuck Lewis on Is Our Government Too Open? To celebrate Sunshine Week, two noted scholars debated the question “Is Our Government Too Open?”

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Topics: Open Government

March 11, 2016

By Sean Moulton

Bill May Finally Make Congressional Research Reports Public



Computer keyboard internet online A new bill introduced in Congress would require that Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports be posted online by the Government Printing Office so the public would finally have easy, free access to the informative materials.

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Topics: Open Government

March 3, 2016

By Daniel Van Schooten

FBI Improves eFOIA by Dropping ID Requirement



Photo of hands holding a computer tablet with the word eFOIA Amid significant outcry, the FBI has responded by removing the controversial ID requirement from the newest version of its web-based FOIA system.

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Topics: Open Government

January 12, 2016

By Jacob Marx

Once Upon a Time in Los Alamos



Los Alamos National Lab New Mexico In a new book, Los Alamos: A Whistleblower’s Diary: Secret Colony, Hidden Truths, Chuck Montano, a former auditor at Los Alamos National Lab (LANL), raises a number of questions about an alleged suicide near the premises.

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Topics: Open Government, Energy and Natural Resources

December 7, 2015

By Daniel Van Schooten

Three Steps Forward, Two Steps Back as FBI Launches “eFOIA”



Photo of hands holding a computer tablet with the word eFOIA The FBI has created a new online portal for FOIA requests. Unfortunately, the potential benefits of the system are overshadowed by arbitrary and unnecessary restrictions to submitting the FOIA requests.

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Topics: Open Government

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