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 two bottom areas of the chart represent cases in which the agency responded with something (more below on what that something
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.