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Report: Minnesota restricts access to government records easily available in other states

Access to government records routinely available online in many other states is so restricted in Minnesota that the Center for Public Integrity gave the state an "F" in public record access in its 2015 State Integrity report, KARE-TV in Minneapolis reported.

Illinois auditor general sued following alleged FOIA violations

Allegations of misspent campaign funds  have dogged  Illinois Auditor General Frank  Mautino  since the former state representative began the position on January 1, but now he is being sued for his alleged failure to turn over records related to said funds as part of Freedom of Information Act requests.

Interior ignores repeated attempts by OGIS to check on status of FOIA appeals

The Department of Interior is ignoring the ombudsman Congress set up to mediate Freedom of Information Act requests, according to a recent letter sent by the Office of Government Information Services to the department's Office of the Solicitor.

Audit finds some New Mexico agencies take weeks to respond to records requests, some don't respond at all

It can take government offices in New Mexico many weeks to fulfill public records requests, and in some cases no response was provided at all, an audit found.

Spotlight: Pentagon's bug bounty finds 90 bugs

A highly touted bug bounty program at the Pentagon revealed around 90 bugs.

Senators to OMB: Where's the DATA Act pilot on contractor reporting?

Senators from both parties pressed the Office of Management and Budget Tuesday on the agency's plans to create a procurement pilot for contractor reporting that complies with the DATA Act's requirements.

Spotlight: FBI doesn't have to disclose Firefox vulnerability to Mozilla, Judge rules

Mozilla has good reason to believe that the FBI used a security vulnerability in its Firefox browser to obtain evidence in a recent child pornography case, but a Federal Judge ruled on Monday that the agency isn't required to disclose the vulnerability to the company, The Hill reported Tuesday.

New Arizona law prohibits release of information on crime victims, witnesses

A new law in Arizona requires police and prosecutors to keep crime victims' and witnesses' personal information secret.

Data demo day highlights benefits of open, searchable legislative data

Lawmakers and the Data Coalition, an open government advocacy group, held a Legislative Data Demo Day Wednesday to discuss details of the bi-partisan Statutes at Large Modernization Act (H.R. 4006), as well as some ways open and "successful" legislative data might be used.

More transparency tops new VA IG's priorities

Increasing transparency is at the top of the to-do list of Michael Missal, the new inspector general at the Department of Veterans Affairs.