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Grassley probes Defense Secretary's use of personal email

Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) wants more detail on Defense Secretary Ashton Carter's use of personal email for official business.

Testimonials in congressional FOIA report point to administration influence, exemption overuse, noncompliance with processing rules

A congressional report on the handling of Freedom of Information Act requests drew largely on testimonials from agency staff, watchdogs and requesters, and cast an unfavorable light on the state of openness and transparency in the federal government.

OPM breach story playing out at Education Dept., says congressman

Agencies aren't doing enough to implement the information security recommendations made by the oversight community, said Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah).

After striking out in 2016 NDAA, DoD expected to try again with FOIA exemption proposal

The Defense Department will reportedly once again seek this year to bar Freedom of Information Act requests on unclassified military processes, according to an internal memo obtained by the Federation of American Scientists.

FBI tests eFOIA portal, good government groups take issue with ID requirement

While the bureau says the new electronic system will boost its efficiency, government watchdogs say added requirements may prove to be counterproductive.

Spotlight: GAO reveals restricted report list

The Government Accountability Office has published a list of all of their "restricted products," or reports and investigations conducted by the watchdog organization but not publicly released. 

IRS improperly withheld information in 12 percent of FOIA requests, TIGTA says

The Internal Revenue Service improperly withheld information in about 12 percent of Freedom of Information Act requests that were reviewed in a recently released Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration report.

IRS improperly withheld information in 12 percent of FOIA requests, TIGTA says

The Internal Revenue Service improperly withheld information in about 12 percent of Freedom of Information Act requests that were reviewed in a recently released Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration report.

Transparency group claims the CIA is withholding torture documents

The Central Intelligence Agency has improperly classified and withheld documents related its post-9/11 interrogation practices according to a complaint filed by Openthegovernment.org.

Transparency group claims the CIA is withholding torture documents

The Central Intelligence Agency has improperly classified and withheld documents related its post-9/11 interrogation practices according to a complaint filed by Openthegovernment.org.