Latest Headlines

Latest Headlines

Congressional leaders ask GAO to audit agencies' FOIA compliance

Congressional leaders want the Government Accountability Office to review how well federal agencies comply with the Freedom of Information Act, popularly known as FOIA.

Judge paves way for Clinton to answer questions about emails

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton may face interviews in the coming months about her use of a private email server while she served as secretary of state.

Spotlight: NTIA to hold multi-stakeholder meeting on UAS systems

This will be the second multi-stakeholder meeting the NTIA has held on drones since President Obama established the process to comply with the Federal Aviation Administration Modernization and Reform Act of 2012.

US intelligence community scored data on more than 96,000 'targets' last year

The U.S. intelligence community collected data on more than 96,000 "targets" last year under section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Security Act, or FISA, according to the annual transparency report released Monday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

New tool digitizes feds' purchase forecasts, targets small-business users

The innovation team at 18F has created a tool to help the General Services Administration forecast the purchasing needs of federal agencies.

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.

Secretive spy court brings new meaning to term 'rubber stamp'

According to a report by Reuters, based on a Department of Justice document it obtained, the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court approved all of the electronic surveillance requests from the U.S. government in 2014 and 2015.

Spotlight: Treasury publishes data format for federal spending

In a long-awaited release, the Treasury Department on Friday published the final schema for its federal spending data format on the Federal Spending Transparency GitHub portal.

Senate, House mull contrasting FOIA reform bills

A recent Congressional Research Service report compared and contrasted two Freedom of Information Act reform bills that are working their way through Congress.

Transparency questions follow revelations about lead levels in South Carolina's water

The government in Flint, Mich., is not the only one whose transparency policies are in question after high lead levels were found in drinking water. South Carolina is also under scrutiny after its water regulatory agency told the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that it didn't have data on lead sampling results and the location of lead service lines, a news report shows.