government transparency

As a society we should require that public information officers be trained so they are literate and indeed fluent in the terminology they may encounter when the public is asking for algorithms.
Fifty years since the Freedom of Information Act was first passed, the country is still debating how much transparency in government is appropriate. While the public has widely supported greater openness for decades, some concerns remain.
President Obama has said he'll sign the measure -- a fitting way to mark the 50th anniversary of the nation's premier transparency law this July 4th.
Both Congress and the tech community can learn a thing or two from each other. Taking a page from innovative industries can radically transform the way elected officials represent their constituencies and change the way policy gets made.
States must take the right measures to ensure the effectiveness of the drugs used for lethal injections, including appropriate procedures to ensure the proper manufacturing, transportation, handling, and use of the drugs.
The third most commonly used exemption, Ex 7(e), is more controversial. Here is how it's defined: Partial grants by agency
The Supreme Court nominee has an expansive view of who should be able to get government documents for free.
The court won't release expedited audio of two historic cases it will hear soon.
Merely stopping employers from forbidding employees to disclose their pay to co-workers will do almost nothing to close the decades-old 21 percent pay gap between women and men working full-time, year round.
The thing is, people are all for information being publicly available until "openness" comes too close to home. That Pew
BEIJING - Nobody is empowered to act beyond the limit of the Constitution and laws. This is the true meaning of rule of law, which distinguishes it from governance by man.
What if, as disruptive innovation has done in so many cases, there was a way to detect suspect behavior and expose it in real time?
"The Attorney General uses a Justice Department email address to conduct official business. As with many Cabinet officials
We're raising our voice to ensure that the president knows we and the organizations and communities we represent are holding him accountable to promises he has made about improving government transparency and engagement, making money-in-politics reform, upgrading government technology, updating the Freedom of Information Act and more.
I really hope family members of victims of the 9/11 attacks weren't planning on attending the hearings scheduled at Guantanamo Bay this week. It would be completely demoralizing to someone who suffered personally from the heinous mass murders that took place 13 years ago to find that once again, all efforts to bring the five alleged perpetrators to justice had stalled, and once again, no one's allowed to know why.
There can be no doubt that too many special interests have too much access to decision-makers in Washington, D.C. But it is the height of absurdity to pretend that only registered lobbyists wield undue influence.