By Sarah Westwood | 09/29/14 12:42 PM
A group of government watchdogs sent a letter to President Obama on Monday encouraging him to clarify policies that prevent agencies from complying with laws aimed at increasing transparency.
By Mark Tapscott | 09/25/14 12:47 PM
Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson failed to complete a required form listing all official records in her possession when she left the agency in 2013.
By Brian Hughes | 09/24/14 06:26 PM
"No country has all the answers. No country has perfect practices," the president said at a New York event on transparency.
By Mark Tapscott | 09/21/14 08:21 AM
President Obama promised on his first full day in the Oval Office "an unprecedented level of openness in government."
By Richard Pollock | 09/12/14 01:36 PM
The former secretary of state's every word is intensely analyzed for clues about what she would do if she were elected president in 2016.
By Jennifer Peebles | 09/14/14 05:37 PM
The book, which "governs everything from how many sheets of paper and potted plants each Senate office is allotted to when Senators can use taxpayer money to charter planes or boats," was made public Sunday by USA Today, which published nearly whole thing online.
By Mark Tapscott | 09/06/14 05:16 PM
A new program at the General Services Administration seeks to beÂ "the government's digital incubator" for new approaches to making departments and agencies more transparent.
By Luke Rosiak | 09/05/14 02:23 PM
Among President Obama's few significant legislative accomplishments during his brief tenure as a Democratic senator from Illinois was the creation in 2006 of a website to disclose how the federal government spends tax dollars.
By Mark Tapscott | 09/05/14 05:23 PM
The database includes corporations, organizations, lobbying firms and individual lobbyists.
By Richard Pollock | 09/03/14 05:32 PM
Gene Aloise, deputy special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, said Wednesday that government should operate with a "presumption of openness" in responding to IGs' information requests.
By Mark Flatten | 09/03/14 12:26 PM
MuckRock News has been battling HUD for more than a year over access to records pertaining to problems in public housing.
By Mark Tapscott | 08/18/14 06:40 PM
Marilyn Tavenner, the federal government's top Medicare and Medicaid official, told a subordinate to delete a sensitive email to the Obama White House.
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