The National Archives and Records Administration requests total appropriations of $385.84 million for the coming fiscal year in the budget proposal the Obama administration sent to Congress April 10.
Pinterest is among the three most popular social media tools and the fastest growing. Most importantly for the Navy, Pinterest users are creative, engaged and more than 60 percent are female--helping the service reach a non-traditional audience.
Freedom of Information Act fees and fee waivers are a persistent problem for agency FOIA offices and for requesters, according to Miriam Nisbet, director of the Office of Government Information Services at the National Archives and Records Administration. Immigration records will be another area of attention for OGIS going forward, said Nisbet.
Federal agency leaders detailed their efforts to optimize at least two existing customer-facing services for mobile use during a Jan. 24 webinar . The objective is a requirement of the Digital Government Strat egy .
The Office of Management and Budget plans to release a governmentwide open data policy in early 2013. While OMB is waiting on the results of projects led by the fellows, it's falling behind on a self-imposed deadline.
The portal, which government officials say cost $1.3 million to develop, was spearheaded by the Environmental Protection Agency and is based on code from the regulations.gov portal, which the EPA also manages.
A review of federal agency classification programs by the National Archives and Records Administration Information Security Oversight Office found that, for the most part, agencies have clarified what categories of information need to be classified to protect national security.
On the eve of agencies' Aug. 23 deadline under the White House's digital government strategy , the State Department and National Archives and Records Administration sought public feedback on their open data and mobile efforts. In an Aug. 22 blog post , Janice Clark, director of the office of website management in the State Department's bureau of public affairs, asked the public what data it would like made available via web application programming interfaces, or APIs.
The Obama administration issued a comprehensive records management directive Aug. 24, which sets a variety of records management goals for agencies while previewing further guidance and rules from the National Archives and Records Administration. The first deadline for agencies comes Nov. 15, according to a memorandum (.pdf) from Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget Jeffrey Zients and Archivist of the United States David Ferriero.
Costs to the federal government of classifying information rose substantially for the second year in a row after a period of relative stability in the second half of the last decade, finds a new report from the Information Security Oversight Office. Report numbers show the classification systems costs rising to $11.36 billion in fiscal 2011.