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GSA unveils public access to acquisition portal

The General Services Administration last week opened the doors of its Acquisition Gateway to the public. The online portal provides an array of contracting resources, and is primarily geared to the federal acquisition community.

Commerce launches Data Usability Project

The Commerce Department is home to tens of thousands of datasets including satellite imagery, material standards and demographic surveys, and today it's giving that underutilized resource a boost, said the department.

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.

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.

VA ignored whistleblower complaints, failed to discipline employees, OSC says

The Veterans Affairs Department has repeatedly ignored whistleblower claims and failed to discipline employees for wrongdoing, and that's preventing feds from stepping forward when they see misconduct at the agency, Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner wrote in a letter to the White House.

VA ignored whistleblower complaints, failed to discipline employees, OSC says

The Veterans Affairs Department has repeatedly ignored whistleblower claims and failed to discipline employees for wrongdoing, and that's preventing feds from stepping forward when they see misconduct at the agency, Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner wrote in a letter to the White House.

OSC received record number of whistleblower retaliation complaints in fiscal 2014

The Office of Special Counsel received a record number of complaints claiming whistleblower retaliation or other violations of federal employee rights in fiscal 2014, according to OSC's annual report to Congress.

OSC received record number of whistleblower retaliation complaints in fiscal 2014

The Office of Special Counsel received a record number of complaints claiming whistleblower retaliation or other violations of federal employee rights in fiscal 2014, according to OSC's annual report to Congress.

CRS: Oversight of intelligence community contractors nearly impossible due to classified data

Oversight of intelligence community contracts is extremely difficult because the government doesn't have reliable contracting data and most of the intelligence information is classified, says an Aug. 18 Congressional Research Service report that was obtained by the Federation of American Scientists.

CRS: Oversight of intelligence community contractors nearly impossible due to classified data

Oversight of intelligence community contracts is extremely difficult because the government doesn't have reliable contracting data and most of the intelligence information is classified, says an Aug. 18 Congressional Research Service report that was obtained by the Federation of American Scientists.