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Kansas House votes to close private email loophole for open records

A new bill working its way through the Kansas legislature would stop state officials from hiding behind their private email accounts in order to avoid making records public.

FOIA 'still interested letters' have uncertain effect on requesters, report finds

Sending a so-called "still interested letter" to someone who requested responses under the Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, has an uncertain effect, an analysis by the Office of Government Information Services found.

ICITE program could help NSA compensate for congressional restrictions on bulk data collection program

Adoption of the Intelligence Community IT Enterprise, a program that enables easier data sharing among intelligence agencies using common standards and cloud storage, could compensate for a drop off in the National Security Agency's metadata collection capabilities resulting from congressional restrictions.

Brewer to become new chief records officer for US government May 1

Laurence Brewer has been named the new chief records officer for the U.S. government, effective May 1.

FOIA delays at NYC's Administration for Children's Services exemplify issues with request process

Freedom of Information Act requests haven't proven to be the speediest or  most reliable  process in recent years, and a  new report from ProPublica  will only reinforce that perception.

VA sees number of intrusion attempts up, affected veterans down in March threat report

The Department of Veterans Affairs saw a rise in intrusion attempts and suspicious emails in March, but the agency said it blocked or contained all such threats.

Clapper takes extraordinary step of asking intel chiefs to lead document classification review

In a recent memo, National Intelligence Director James Clapper took the extraordinary step of asking intelligence directors to be more active in the process of reviewing their classification guidance and removing obsolete security requirements every five years.

Spotlight: GPO moves library websites to Amazon cloud

The Government Publishing Office, or GPO, is continuing its move to the cloud by transitioning the Integrated Library System's public websites to Amazon Cloud Services.

VA OIG report brings to light benefit claims backlog issues at Florida facility

Inefficient document preparation and handling of hard-copy veteran materials has led to claims processing problems at a Veterans Affairs Department regional office in St. Petersburg, Fla.

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.