Of Interest – 2010 Archive

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COMMENTARY: The Muzzling of the FDA: How government press officers stole our freedom
[Columbia Journalism Review, 12.6.10]

COMMENTARY: FOIA Facts: High Profile FOIA Requests
[Llrx.com, 11.15.10]

COMMENTARY: "Shiny app syndrome" and Gov 2.0
[O’Reilly Radar, 10.21.10]

COMMENTARY: Accountability, transparency and their unintended consequences
[ Lectern blog- Federal Computer Week, 10.21.10]

COMMENTARY: Learning to Navigate Free vs. Fee
[Free Government Information, 10.18.10]

COMMENTARY: White House records in Facebook era
[Politico, 10.6.10]

COMMENTARY: Real-Time Government Has Arrived
[Huffington Post, 9.27.10]

COMMENTARY: ‘Pentagon’s cybersecurity plans have a Cold War chill
[Washington Post,8.26.10]

COMMENTARY: ‘National security’ vs right-to-know is ongoing debate
[Pittsburgh Post Gazette,8.22.10]

COMMENTARY: My $3.52 Worth of PACER
[Free Government Information,8.22.10]

COMMENTARY: An Open Government Lesson
[NextGov, 8.13.10; see also Sharing of Data Leads to Progress on Alzheimer’s from the NYT]

COMMENTARY: We Need Whistleblowers – Mike German
[Campaign for Liberty, 8.12.10]

COMMENTARY: Unnecessary lies: A whistleblower’s perspective on Necessary Secrets
[National Law Journal, 8.9.10]

COMMENTARY: Devine: National security whistleblowers deserve more protection
[Washington Post, 7.2.10]

COMMENTARY: Wikileaks Fails "Due Diligence" Review
[Secrecy News, 6.28.10]

COMMENTARY: No More Secrets: Then What?
[Huffington Post, 6.24.10]

COMMENTARY: Wikileak Case Echoes Pentagon Papers
[Consortium News, 6.15.10 ]

COMMENTARY: Social networking: Agency silos 2.0?
[Federal Computer Week, 6.11.10 ]

COMMENTARY: Closing the Digital Frontier
[The Atlantic Magazine, July/August 2010]

COMMENTARY: Smithsonian digitization strategic plan
[Free Government Information, 6.7.10]

COMMENTARY: Accountability must follow transparency
[Federal Times, 6.6.10]

COMMENTARY: Hill Wants Access to Secret SIPRNet
[NextGov: What’s Brewin, 5.26.10]

COMMENTARY: Conflict of Values – Preserving Government Secrecy
[Alternet, 5.21.10]

COMMENTARY: Stonewalled by the S.E.C.
[New York Times: Opinionator, 5.13.10]

COMMENTARY: Transparency Trap
[Government Executive, 5.5.10]

COMMENTARY: Case Study: How Open data saved Canada $3.2 Billion
[eaves.ca, 4.22.10]

COMMENTARY: AG Unsure Why More Information Being Withheld
[The FOIA Blog, 4.15.10]

COMMENTARY: How Congress and the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission are botching their only chance to reform Wall Street.
[Slate: Eliot Spitzer, 4.13.10]

COMMENTARY: Stop Fishing and Start Feasting: How Citable Public Documents Will Change Your Life
[O’Reilly Radar, April 7, 2010]

COMMENTARY: Contracting Responsibility Database Improved, but Still Misses the Mark
[POGO Blog, 3.23.10]

COMMENTARY: A TARP Program by Any Other Name Still Needs Oversight
[POGO Blog, 3.22.10]

COMMENTARY: A Historic Opportunity for Government Transparency: Keynote Address from John D. Podesta at American University Washington College of Law
[Center for American Progress, 3.17.10]

COMMENTARY: Round 2 of the PACER Debate: What to Expect
[Freedom to Tinker, 3.16.10]

COMMENTARY: Limiting Sunshine
[Columbia Journalism Review, 3.11.10]

COMMENTARY: Driving by the Numbers
[New York Times, 3.11.10]

COMMENTARY: 10 flaws with the data on Data.gov
[Government Computer News, 3.10.10]

COMMENTARY: Truly Open Data
[O’Reilly Radar, 3.9.10]

COMMENTARY: Tackle problems, not mandates, with collaboration
[Federal Computer Week, 3.4.10]

COMMENTARY: Who is going to build new public services?
[Public Strategist, 2.25.10]

COMMENTARY: Transparency: The Good and the Bad
[Think Progress: Yglesias, 2.22.10]

COMMENTARY: Transparent leadership starts from within
[Government Executive, 2.11.10]

COMMENTARY: Rethinking Open Data: Lessons learned from the Open Data front lines
[O’Reilly Radar, 2.2.10]

COMMENTARY: A Corporate Full-Body Scan
[Dirt Diggers Digest, 1.28.10]

COMMENTARY: Let The Cameras Roll
[Think Progress, 1.11.10]

COMMENTARY: Adding More Names to Watch Lists Isn’t Change, It’s a Step Back
[Wired: Threat Level, 1.11.10]

[Sunlight Foundation Blog, 1.8.10]

COMMENTARY: Privacy’s Long Shadow
[NextGov, 1.8.10]


ANNOUNCEMENT: Second Annual Whistleblower Film Series Kicks Off This Saturday [10/16]
[POGO Blog, 10.14.10]

ANNOUNCEMENT: FISA Court Rules Published for Comment
[United States Courts, 9.13.10]

ANNOUNCEMENT: Public Consultation on access to information and open government data
[Access Info Europe, 9.6.10]

ANNOUNCEMENT: House Oversight Subcommittee Schedules Series of NARA Hearings
[National Coalition for History, 6.4.10]

ANNOUNCEMENT: Necessary Secrets: Panel Discussion [May 25]
[Secrecy News, 5.20.10]

ANNOUNCEMENT: Transparency Caucus Announces Inaugural Event
[Sunlight Foundation Blog, 4.21.10]

ANNOUNCEMENT: Attorney General Holder to Speak at Department of Justice Celebration of the First Anniversary of the Attorney General’s FOIA Guidelines
[FOIA Post, 3.8.10]

ANNOUNCEMENT: Physics and Secrecy: February 13
[Secrecy News, 1.29.10]

ANNOUNCEMENT: Conference: Limiting Knowledge in a Democracy – Feb 24-26
[The New School, 1.5.10]



NEWS: Comparing the Old and New House Rules
[Sunlight Foundation Blog, 12.23.10]

NEWS: State Department review promises transparency, civilian ‘face’
[Government Executive, 12.20.10]

NEWS: Energy.gov to move to Drupal
[Social Sciences Research Network, 12.17.10]

NEWS: SEC Moves Ahead On Oil, Mining, Derivatives Transparency
[Center for Public Integrity, 12.15.10]

NEWS: Gulf Spill Paymaster Acknowledges Transparency Problems and Outlines Fixes
[ProPublica, 12.14.10]

NEWS: Air Force Blocks Media Sites
[Wall Street Journal, 12.14.10]

NEWS: Why is the Navy reversing course on blog?
[Federal Computer Week, 12.14.10]

NEWS: Social media looms in regulations development
[Federal Computer Week, 12.14.10]

NEWS: Google, GPO strike an e-Book deal
[Washington Post: Federal Eye, 12.14.10]

NEWS: GSA aims to make agency websites more user-friendly
[Government Executive, 12.13.10]

NEWS: Sunlight Unveils House Staff Directory (in beta)
[Sunlight Foundation Blog, 12.10.10]

NEWS: Treasury Classification Guide, and Other Resources
[Secrecy News, 12.10.10]

NEWS: US senator calls for hearings on plane registry
[AP via Google News, 12.9.10]

NEWS: White House proposes sweeping federal IT reforms
[O’Reilly Radar, 12.9.10]

NEWS: Advocacy group urges a broader view of data mining
[NextGov, 12.7.10]

NEWS: Navy serviceman accused of trying to sell classified military documents
[Washington Post, 12.6.10]

NEWS: EPA Launches Website to Increase Transparency of Regulatory Activity
[beSpacific, 12.5.10]

NEWS: E-rule-making has potential, but kinks must be ironed out, expert says
[Nextgov, 12.1.10]

NEWS: Setback in case against accused NSA leaker
[Washington Post: Checkpoint Washington, 11.29.10]

NEWS: New House overseer suggests it might be closing time for some agencies
[Government Executive, 11.24.10]

NEWS: Federal appeals court allows ruling against warrantless GPS tracking to stand
[Jurist, 11.23.10]

NEWS: Interview with Earl Devaney
[IBM Center for the Business of Government, 11.24.10]

NEWS: OMB releases preliminary guidance on plain writing
[Government Executive, 11.23.10]

NEWS: DOJ: Record-Breaking Year for False Claims Act Recoveries
[BLT: Blog of the Legal Times, 11.22.10]

NEWS: Marine whistleblower Franz Gayl: Security clearance removal is retaliation
[Washington Post, 11.20.10]

NEWS: D.C. Circuit Declines to Adopt Policy Over Confidential Opinions in Gitmo Cases
[BLT: Blog of the Legal Times, 11.18.10]

NEWS: Legal Briefs: SEC debates whistleblower incentives
[Washington Post, 11.8.10]

NEWS: More courts to offer audio recordings — for a fee through PACER
[Free Government Information, 11.17.10]

NEWS: Court: Calif gay marriage case may be broadcast
[AP via Washington Post, 11.17.10]

NEWS: Data.gov sets up open data communities page
[Federal Computer Week, 11.17.10]

NEWS: Pentagon will stop shielding mentors
[Federal Times, 11.17.10]

NEWS: Kucinich challenges Towns for top Gov. Reform panel slot
[Washington Post: 44, 11.17.10]

NEWS: Open Government Success Stories: Labor’s Online Enforcement Database
[POGO Blog, 11.17.10]

NEWS: One Hundred Naked Citizens: One Hundred Leaked Body Scans
[Gizmodo, 11.16.10]

NEWS: Bypass FOIA and seek data from agencies, says Obama official
[NextGov, 11.15.10]

NEWS: State tells man he may be jailed for releasing data
[The Boston Globe, 11.11.10]

NEWS: Interior inspector general: White House skewed drilling-ban report
[Politico, 11.9.10]

NEWS: Ocean Scientists’ Worked Screened by Public Relations Staff
[Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, 11.9.10]

NEWS: How many terrorism tips does the government get every day?
[Slate, 11.8.10]

NEWS: Editor’s Note: How We Got the Government’s Secret Dialysis Data
[ProPublica, 11.8.10]

NEWS: Democrat maps out aggressive agenda for contracting oversight panel
[Government Executive, 11.5.10]

NEWS: GOP to install cameras in Rules Committee hearing room
[Politico: On Congress, 11.5.10]

NEWS: Defense bans contractors from interrogating detainees
[Government Executive, 11.4.10]

NEWS: Patent database up and running: U.S. Patent data that once carried a high access fee is now available for free online.
[O’Reilly Radar, 11.4.10]

NEWS: House Intelligence Committee faces shakeup
[National Journal via Government Executive, 11.3.10]

NEWS: Surveillance Court Issues New Rules of Procedure
[Secrecy News, 11.3.10]

NEWS: SEC Whistleblower Fund Is Juiced Up
[Wall Street Journal, 11.1.10]

NEWS: National security, media discussed at Newseum conference
[Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, 10.29.10]

NEWS: FCC invites Web developers over to talk open government, accessibility
[The Hill: Hillicon Valley, 10.29.10]

NEWS: Who gets (and controls) the "first crack"?
[Columbia Journalism Review, 10.28.10]

NEWS: Defending Secrecy, British Spy Chief Goes Public
[New York Times, 10.28.10]

NEWS: ODNI Issues New Security Standards for Intel Facilities
[Secrecy News, 10.27.10]

NEWS: New consumer financial agency to rely on crowdsourcing
[NextGov, 10.26.10]

NEWS: Security flaws found in systems that track recovery-related spending at Transportation
[ NextGov, 10.25.10]

NEWS: Federal travel spending site takes flight
[Government Executive, 10.25.10]

NEWS: Fifth Circuit upholds public’s right to court documents
[Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, 10.22.10]

NEWS: SSA to create dozens of new datasets
[Federal Computer Week, 10.22.10]

NEWS: MuckRock makes FOIA requests easy, but will reporters use it?
[Nieman Journalism Lab, 10.21.10]

NEWS: Recovery Board will track nonstimulus funding for education jobs
[NextGov, 10.21.10]

NEWS: Invention Secrecy Still Going Strong
[Secrecy News, 10.21.10]

NEWS: GOP gearing up for White House investigations
[Los Angeles Times, 10.20.10]

NEWS: Government Ready For Cybersecurity Deadline, Officials Say
[InformationWeek, 10.18.10]

NEWS: Lawsuit to Expose Cause of Scientific Integrity Rules Holdup
[Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, 10.19.10]

NEWS: GPO Releases MetaLib Federated Search Tool
[beSpacific, 10.18.10]

NEWS: New Spy Game: Firms’ Secrets Sold Overseas
[New York Times, 10.17.10]

NEWS: Labor Ponders Splitting Up Troubled Whistleblower Program
[Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, 10.18.10]

NEWS: BLM Urged to Put More Leasing Protest Data Online
[Center for Public Integrity, 10.13.10]

NEWS: DOJ Releases, Then Tries to Reel Back FOIA Documents in Holocaust Case
[Center for Public Integrity, 10.13.10]

NEWS: TSA charges 9NEWS $1 million after 4-year wait for information
[9 News (Denver), 10.13.10]

NEWS: GSA debuts new Web 2.0 tools and hosting for federal agencies
[Federal Computer Week, 10.12.10]

NEWS: Requesting Public Records? Threats Work Best, UA Study Finds
[University of Arizona News, 10.12.10]

NEWS: Fix Congress’ Personal Financial Disclosures
[Sunlight Foundation Blog, 10.12.10]

NEWS: Nobel Prize in Economics goes to secret hold victim
[Sunlight Foundation Blog, 10.10.10]

NEWS: FOIA Facts: Mid-Term FOIA Grade for the Obama Administration
[LLRX.com, 10.10.10]

NEWS: Keep Greenhouse Gas Data Private, FTC Warns EPA
[BLT: Blog of the Legal Times, 10.8.10]

NEWS: Reporters Committee Petitions Supreme Court To Intervene In Grand Jury-Related Case
[BLT: Blog of the Legal Times, 10.8.10]

NEWS: Caught Spying on Student, FBI Demands GPS Tracker Back
[Wired: Threat Level, 10.7.10]

NEWS: Panel calls for common ID numbers for contracts, grants
[Federal Times, 10.7.10]

NEWS: Journalist receives government records after 7 years
[Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, 10.7.10]

NEWS: Social networks are most popular Gov 2.0 tool, survey says
[Federal Computer Week, 10.5.10]

NEWS: Using Technology To Assist Declassification
[Sunlight Foundation Blog, 10.5.10]

NEWS: GAO debuts new online report technology
[Federal Computer Week, 10.5.10]

NEWS: Government data will be machine readable, Maude pledges
[The Guardian (UK), 10.4.10]

NEWS: Congress Compromises with Executive Branch on Oversight of Intel Community
[POGO Blog, 10.5.10]

NEWS: OSHA Quietly Pulls Plug on Touted Recordkeeping National Emphasis Program
[PEER, 10.5.10]

NEWS: Low participation in SSA video contest is latest in a lackluster series
[Federal Computer Week, 10.4.10]

NEWS: In School Outreach, BP and NOAA ‘Dispel Myths’ About Dispersants, Subsurface Oil
[ProPublica, 10.4.10]

NEWS: Inspector General Rips OSHA Whistleblower Program
[PEER, October 4, 2010]

NEWS: Faster Access to the Law
[Sunlight Foundation Blog, October 1, 2010]

NEWS: Rep. Foster Introduces Bill To Improve THOMAS
[Sunlight Foundation Blog, September 30, 2010]

NEWS: Web clearinghouse for student loans not needed, GAO says
[Federal Computer Week, September 29, 2010]

NEWS: Study: Audio recordings of US history fading fast
[AP via Google News, September 29, 2010]

NEWS: Judge: can’t FOIA Fannie & Freddie political gifts
[Politico: Under the Radar, 9.30.10]

NEWS: Interior institutes scientific integrity policy
[Government Executive, 9.29.10]

NEWS: GAO Gains a Foothold in Intelligence Oversight
[Secrecy News, 9.29.10]

NEWS: New RTI Legislation Rating Methodology Launched
[Access Info Europe, 9.29.10]

NEWS: Lawmakers’ message loud and clear on jargon
[Government Executive, 9.28.10]

NEWS: U.S. Supreme Court to release weekly audio records of oral arguments
[Supreme Court, 9.28.10]

NEWS: White House agrees to share covert operations information with more members of Congress
[Washington Post, 9.27.10]

NEWS: The Nixon Papers You Haven’t Seen
[Columbia Journalism Review, 9.28.10]

NEWS: Unpublished Iraq War Logs Trigger Internal WikiLeaks Revolt
[Wired: Threat Level, 9.27.10]

NEWS: Libraries: Good News, Bad News
[Free Government Information, 9.27.10]

NEWS: Panel opens review of online privacy law
[CongressDaily via NextGov, September 22, 2010]

NEWS: Merit Systems Protection Board weighs national security powers against employee rights
[Washington Post, September 22, 2010]

NEWS: A Look Back at "Classification Management"
[Secrecy News, 9.22.10]

NEWS: National Archives puts 3,000 historic documents online
[Federal Computer Week, 9.21.10]

NEWS: New tool adds geospatial capabilities to federal data website
[Federal Computer Week, 9.21.10]

NEWS: Google Reports on Government Requests and Censorship
[New York Times: Bits, 9.21.10]

NEWS: Home Foreclosures and Security Clearances
[Secrecy News, 9.20.10]

NEWS: Q&A: White House E-mail Lawyer Anne Weismann
[Columbia Journalism Review, 9.20.10]

NEWS: Gov’t Report Slams Labor Dept. Program to Protect Whistleblowers
[ProPublica, 9.17.10]

NEWS: Media Companies Want D.C. Circuit Ruling in Gitmo Case Unsealed
[BLT: Blog of the Legal Times, 9.17.10]

NEWS: 20+ Orgs Ask For Better Access to the "Constitution Annotated"
[Sunlight Foundation Blog, 9.16.10]

NEWS: The Most Open Congress Ever?
[Sunlight Foundation Blog, 9.15.10]

NEWS: Lawsuit to Unravel Varying BP Spill Estimates – Paper Trail Explaining Starkly Different Leak Rate Numbers Yet to Surface
[Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), 9.16.10]

NEWS: Judge orders agency to release Idaho ranchers’ addresses
[Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, 9.16.10; see also the Idaho Mountain Express editorial]

NEWS: Obama memo to Senior Executive Service outlines Web tool that tracks progress
[Washington Post, 9.14.10]

NEWS: Judiciary Approves Pilot Project for Cameras in District Courts
[beSpacific, 9.14.10]

NEWS: Lights, camera, action: Agencies to launch Video.gov
[Federal Computer Week, 9.13.10]

NEWS: Pentagon Eases Some Rules on Guantanamo Coverage
[New York Times, 9.10.10]

NEWS: Agencies must toughen rules to protect sensitive information, GAO says
[Federal Computer Week, 9.10.10]

NEWS: Forest Chief Mum on Why He Imposed Gag Order – Agency Faces FOIA Lawsuit for Failing to Turn Over Documents
[Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, 9.9.10]

NEWS: Media groups file brief in Supreme Court FOIA case
[Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, 9.8.10]

NEWS: DHS to develop single, searchable database of immigration records
[NextGov, 9.8.10]

NEWS: Collaboration project will share code for government apps
[Federal Computer Week, 9.8.10]

NEWS: Challenge.gov seeks to expand public’s engagement
[Federal Computer Week, 9.7.10]

NEWS: Court: Judges can demand warrant for cell locales
[AP via Google News, 9.7.10]

NEWS: New lawsuit to challenge laptop searches at U.S. border
[Washington Post, 9.7.10]

NEWS: FCC posts data sets, plans site redesign to be more like a dot-com
[NextGov, 9.7.10]

NEWS: Alex Howard Bringing open government to courts
[O’Reilly Radar, 9.6.10]

NEWS: FCC.gov poised for an overdue overhaul
[O’Reilly Radar, 9.2.10]

NEWS: Darpa’s Star Hacker Looks to WikiLeak-Proof Pentagon
[Wired: Danger Room, 8.31.10]

NEWS: U.S. Nuclear Stockpile Secrecy: A View from 1949
[Secrecy News, 9.2.10]

NEWS: NASA opens photo-sharing site
[Federal Computer Week, 8.31.10]

NEWS: FDA unveils performance management site
[Government Executive, 8.31.10]

NEWS: Interior Posts Only Half of a Scientific Integrity Policy
[Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, 8.31.10]

NEWS: Government ethics office reorganizing site to make policies easier to digest
[NextGov, 8.30.10]

NEWS: Report says Congress needs lots of help with Web sites
[Federal Computer Week, 8.30.10]

NEWS: Earthquakes are HUGE on Data.gov
[O’Reilly Radar, 8.26.10]

NEWS: Fairs help job-seekers with security clearances connect with intelligence firms
[Washington Post, 8.24.10]

NEWS: Military Denies Having a Secret Afghan Torture Jail
[Wired: Danger Room, 8.24.10]

NEWS: ACLU Sues FBI In SF Over Muslim Surveillance
[CBS 5, 8.24.10]

NEWS: New Order on State, Local Access to Classified Info
[Secrecy News, 8.23.10]

NEWS: Leaks Aren’t ‘In,’ Clapper Tells Intelligence Community
[The Atlantic, 8.28.10]

NEWS: Agency innovation contests hampered by questions about legality, fairness
[Federal Computer Week, 8.27.10]

NEWS: Transportation to unveil database standards to improve highway safety
[NextGov, 8.27.10]

NEWS: WikiLeaks docs still making news
[Politico: On Media,8.22.10]

NEWS: Why federal CIOs, CISOs still have concerns about the cloud
[Federal News Radio, 8.19.10]

NEWS: Linked data is opening 800 years of UK legal info
[O’Reilly Radar, 8.19.10]

NEWS: Photog Probes Secret Sites With Megazoom and Science
[Wired: Raw Files, 8.18.10]

NEWS: Congress delays on whistleblowers
[Politico, 8.17.10]

NEWS: Officials hope unique identifiers will sharpen procurement data reporting
[Federal Computer Week, 8.17.10]

NEWS: GSA Web site to host agency competitions
[Federal Computer Week, 8.16.10]

NEWS: Who is an Intelligence Employee?
[Secrecy News, 8.16.10]

NEWS: ODNI Advisors on Bio Sciences Keep Low Profile
[Secrecy News, 8.16.10]

NEWS: A Look at Electronic Public Access in the Federal Courts
[The Third Branch, 8.13.10]

NEWS: DARPA sets privacy rules for its programs
[Federal Computer Week, 8.13.10]

NEWS: Drowning in Data
[NextGov, 8.13.10]

NEWS: Education Department sets up new Web site for data display
[Federal Computer Week, 8.11.10]

NEWS: House leaders raise financial reporting proposal again
[NextGov, 8.1.10]

NEWS: Dig into the Smithsonian Commons and you’ll find Gov 2.0 in action.
[O’Reilly Radar, 8.10.10]

NEWS: White House uses LinkedIn for policy discussion
[Federal Computer Week, 8.9.10]

NEWS: Open Source Tools Turn WikiLeaks Into Illustrated Afghan Meltdown
[Wired: Danger Room, 8.9.10]

NEWS: Dead government Web sites haunt the CyberCemetery
[Federal Computer Week, 8.6.10]

NEWS: Gov 2.0 Week in Review
[O’Reilly Radar, 8.6.10]

NEWS: A Win for Whistleblowers
[Mother Jones, 8.5.10]

NEWS: Florida to employees: Keep that tweet (and status update, IM, SMS, etc.)
[Federal Computer Week, 8.5.10]

NEWS: Obama sends first leaker to prison
[Politico: Under the Radar, 8.4.10]

NEWS: David Walls is overseeing the transition at the GPO to digital archiving
[Washington Post, 7.30.10]

NEWS: Web Search Is the New King of Government Portals
[Government Technology, 7.29.10; see also 2010 Open Government Report]

NEWS: Leak Cases Move Forward
[Secrecy News, 9.4.10]

NEWS: Feds admit storing checkpoint body scan images
[CNET, 9.4.10]

NEWS: Library of Congress forges digital preservation alliance
[Federal Computer Week, 9.4.10]

NEWS: Law document transparency project defines its terms
[National Law Journal, 9.4.10]

NEWS: After Afghan War Leaks, Revisions in a Shield Bill
[New York Times, 8.3.10]

NEWS: New Law Paves the Way for Public Posting of FAPIIS
[POGO Blog, 8.3.10]

NEWS: EPA posts toxic data early to encourage crowdsourcing
[NextGov, 8.2.10]

NEWS: GAO’s Web site goes mobile
[Federal Computer Week, 8.2.10]

NEWS: Do Guantanamo media restrictions also prevent open trials?
[McClathchy via Miami Herald, 8.1.10]

NEWS: Oil-Rig Workers Gain Whistleblower Protections in House Bill
[Bloomberg, 7.30.10]

NEWS: DOD Blocks Access To Contractor Data, Again
[NextGov: Tech Insider, 7.30.10]

NEWS: Publisher argues free access to research violates administration’s transparency initiative
[NextGov, 7.30.10]

NEWS: Senator: Secrecy Obscures Cyber Threats
[Secrecy News, 7.29.10]

NEWS: Senate Assists DoJ with Leak Investigation
[Secrecy News, 7.29.10]

NEWS: Insufficient data sharing hobbles Army’s efforts to track suicide risks, report says
[NextGov, 7.29.10]

NEWS: Pentagon Shoots Down POGO’s FAPIIS FOIA
[POGO Blog, 7.29.10]

NEWS: FBI backs record-keeping on prepaid cell phones
[AP via Google News, 7.28.10]

NEWS: Gov 2.0 Summit Preview: How Open Government Spurs Innovation
[Information Week, 7.28.10]

NEWS: Can Whistleblowers Be Protected?
[Secrecy News, 7.28.10]

NEWS: O-Gov May Muck Up Agency Sites
[NextGov: Tech Insider, 7.27.10]

NEWS: When $200,000 becomes $200 million: The limits of federal spending data
[Government Executive, 7.27.10]

NEWS: Put the President on Your Calendar
[NextGov: Tech Insider, 7.26.10]

NEWS: 20 years of problems at Arlington Cemetery
[Washington Post, 7.26.10]

NEWS: Republicans fail to subpoena White House official
[Washington Post: Federal Eye, 7.22.10]

NEWS: Congressional hearing on access to publicly-funded research
[Free Government Information, 7.21.10]

NEWS: Justices to resolve appellate court split over FOIA exemption
[Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, 7.20.10]

NEWS: DIA Issues FOUO on Post Series
[NextGov: What’s Brewin’, 7.21.10]

NEWS: Navy Cannot Find Records to Quell Claims of Continued Open Sea Dumping
[Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, 7.21.10]

NEWS: Whistleblowers Get New Incentives In Financial Overhaul
[Dow Jones via Wall Street Journal, 7.19.10]

NEWS: The Better Way to Link to Laws
[Special Libraries Association, 7.16.10]

NEWS: 10 gov Web apps that get results
[Federal Computer Week, 7.19.10]

NEWS: Social Security in the Gov 2.0 age
[O’Reilly Radar, 7.19.10]

NEWS: FBI urges FCC to protect its ability to wiretap
[Washington Post: Post Tech, 7.16.10]

NEWS: Pick the best White House app
[Federal Computer Week, 7.15.10]

NEWS: 1968 Senate Sessions on Foreign Relations Declassified
[Secrecy News, 7.15.10]

NEWS: FCC Resumes Closed-Door Sessions with Telecom Lobbyists
[National Journal: Tech Daily Dose, 7.14.10]

NEWS: Whistleblowers Still Run Daunting Gauntlet Under Obama
[Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, 7.14.10]

NEWS: GPO Establishes First Preservation Librarian Position
[Free Government Information, 7.14.10]

NEWS: 75 Percent of PACER Users Won’t Pay for Access Under New Fee Schedule
[United States Courts, 7.9.10]

NEWS: Peekaboo: New boss over corporate audits is much like the old one
[Washington Post, 7.12.10]

NEWS: Army team at Arlington seeks to guarantee burial records
[Washington Post, 7.12.10]

NEWS: Rulemaking Petition to Commerce Secretary to Rescind Bush-Era Prior Restraints
[Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, 7.12.10]

NEWS: Craigslist founder working with congress on transparency
[CNN: Political Ticker, 7.9.10]

NEWS: The best of the federal blogosphere
[Federal Computer Week, 7.8.10]

NEWS: National Archives Announces Launch of New "Our Archives" Wiki
[National Archives and Records Administration, 7.8.10]

NEWS: US soldier charged for releasing classified video, documents
[Jurist, 7.6.10]

NEWS: Slideshow: 12 Worst Government Websites
[Information Week, 7.6.10]

NEWS: IRS deficient in tracking contractor employees, IG concludes
[Federal Computer Week, 7.6.10]

NEWS: DoD Directive Allows for GAO Access to Intel Programs
[Secrecy News, 7.6.10]

NEWS: Journal of Defense Research, 1969-1978
[Secrecy News, 7.6.10]

NEWS: Pelosi Faces Off With Obama on National Security
[Time, 7.12.10]

NEWS: GSA unveils overhaul of USA.gov, featuring mobile apps
[Government Executive, 7.2.10]

NEWS: Complaint Filed to Delete Inaccurate Statements from EPA Website and Publications
[Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, 7.1.10]

NEWS: Twitter Musings in Syria Elicit Groans in Washington
[New York Times, 6.30.10]

NEWS: World Bank Launches Access to Information Appeals Board
[World Bank News, 6.30.10]

NEWS: Spy Vs…Lawyer?
[Mother Jones, 6.29.10]

NEWS: Right-to-Know Law Gives India’s Poor a Lever
[New York Times, 6.29.10]

NEWS: Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress Meets
[National Coalition for History Update, 6.28.10]

NEWS: Pentagon orders system to track soldiers for brain injuries
[NextGov, 6.25.10]

NEWS: OMB launches website to publicly hold agencies accountable for improper payments
[NextGov, 6.24.10]

NEWS: Online ‘Cookies’ Crumble Under Tougher Fed Guidelines
[National Journal: Tech Daily Dose, 6.25.10]

NEWS: Craigslist founder helps HHS with idea competition
[Federal Computer Week, 6.24.10]

NEWS: Treasury plans sweeping Web overhaul
[Christian Science Monitor, 6.22.10]

NEWS: PACER updates
[Free Government Information, 6.21.10]

NEWS: Education Department launches Web site offering public data
[Federal Computer Week, 6.21.10]

NEWS: The age of journalistic outsourcing
[Washington Post, 6.21.10]

NEWS: No pulse, no pay: How the ‘Do Not Pay’ list will work
[Federal Computer Week, 6.18.10]

NEWS: Kagan E-mails Released by Clinton Library
[BLT: Blog of the Legal Times, 6.18.10]

NEWS: Canada Supreme Court finds limited right to government information
[Jurist: Paper Chase, 6.18.10]

NEWS: Justice IG To Examine Surveillance Powers
[National Journal: Tech Daily Dose, 6.16.10]

NEWS: Information Management: The Challenges of Managing Electronic Records
[Government Accountability Office, 6.16.10]

NEWS: New York Fed Publishes Web Page on Actions Related to AIG
[beSpacific, 6.16.10]

NEWS: NOAA launches public site to track Gulf oil disaster
[NextGov, 6.14.10]

NEWS: Open Source for America to Measure Openness and Transparency Across U.S. Federal Government Agencies
[Open Source for America, 6.8.10]

NEWS: Your Archives, Through Social Media
[NextGov: Tech Insider, 6.8.10]

NEWS: Military Taps Social Networking Skills
[New York Times, 6.7.10]

NEWS: U.S. Intelligence Analyst Arrested in Wikileaks Video Probe
[Wired: Threat Level, 6.6.10]

NEWS: National Archives Clinton Library to Open Kagan Records
[beSpacific, 6.3.10]

NEWS: Site launched to collect public input on airline rule
[NextGov, 6.2.10]

NEWS: HHS starts sharing health care data
[Federal Computer Week, 6.2.10]

NEWS: A Transparent, Accountable Mascot
[Government Executive: Fed Blog, 6.1.10]

NEWS: FTC Considers Publishing Public Data Online to Support the Future of Journalism
[Huffington Post, 5.29.10]

NEWS: White House to tie together mapping and data sites
[NextGov, 5.28.10]

NEWS: Data and simplicity can build the government platform
[O’Reilly Radar, May 27, 2010]

NEWS: Smithsonian boosts online sharing with Web 2.0
[Federal Computer Week, 5.27.10]

NEWS: Debate focuses on how to protect users’ privacy if Web-tracking tools are allowed on federal sites
[NextGov, 5.27.10]

NEWS: Pentagon to adopt FBI’s suspicious activity reporting system
[Federal Computer Week, 5.26.10]

NEWS: Pushy fliers may show up on TSA’s radar
[USA Today, 5.25.10]

NEWS: Army apps competition sparks soldiers’ ingenuity
[Federal Computer Week, 5.25.10]

NEWS: History Detectives
[NextGov, 5.24.10]

NEWS: U.S. Is Said to Expand Secret Actions in Mideast
[New York Times, 5.24.10]

NEWS: Lawmakers, experts say Obama should boost Intelligence director’s power
[The Hill, 5.25.10]

NEWS: One in Five States Strengthened Whistleblower Laws This Year
[Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, 5.24.10]

NEWS: Obama commission to investigate BP Gulf oil spill
[Jurist, 5.22.10]

NEWS: Deal with White House clears way for intel authorization
[CongressDaily via Government Executive, 5.20.10]

NEWS: FDA Proposals Would Let in the Sunshine
[BLT: Blog of the Legal Times, 5.19.10]

NEWS: FDA Proposals Would Let in the Sunshine
[BLT: Blog of the Legal Times, 5.19.10]

NEWS: Applying social software to digital diplomacy at the U.S. State Department
[O’Reilly Media, 5.19.10]

NEWS: Overhaul of Medicare websites focuses on transparency, usability
[NextGov, 5.18.10]

NEWS: EPA Adds More Than 6,300 Chemicals and 3,800 Chemical Facilities to Public Database
[Environmental Protection Agency, 5.17.10]

NEWS: Positive Results for Online Government
[New York Times: Drilling Down, 5.16.10]

NEWS: House to consider bill to put stimulus money details online
[Federal Computer Week, 5.17.10]

NEWS: White House asks Clinton library to release Kagan papers
[Los Angeles Times: DC Now, 5.15.10]

NEWS: Federal Judiciary Launches Enhanced Website
[USCourts.gov, 5.15.10]

NEWS: Why is there no safety.gov – especially for oil?
[Fortune via CNNMoney, 5.14.10]

NEWS: Facebook publishes new page about Capitol Hill
[Federal Computer Week, 5.13.10]

NEWS: Archives uses Web 2.0 to write Open Government Plan
[Federal News Radio, 5.11.10]

NEWS: A New Push for the Office of Technology Assessment
[Secrecy News, 5.12.10]

NEWS: Proposal would expand contractor performance database
[Government Executive, 5.11.10]

NEWS: Treatment program agency shows how a dashboard can work
[NextGov, 5.11.10]

NEWS: Red Cross confirms ‘second jail’ at Bagram, Afghanistan
[BBC News, 5.11.10]

NEWS: Earmark Transparency Act will finally bring transparency to earmarks
[Sunlight Foundation Reporting Group, 5.11.10]

NEWS: Interior Science has Integrity Issues, IG Says
[Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, 5.11.10]

NEWS: World’s Biggest Whistleblower Agency has Fewer than 80 Staff
[Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, 5.10.10]

NEWS: EPA Officials Demand Anonymity
[Columbia Journalism Review, 5.7.10]

NEWS: Where Data.gov fails the ‘mom test’
[Federal Computer Week, 5.7.10]

NEWS: DOJ to Set Up Two FOIA Working Groups
[FOIA Blog, 5.6.10]

NEWS: After a Six Year Declassification Review, A New FRUS Volume
[Secrecy News, 5.5.10]

NEWS: Contrary to Citizens United Opinion, Campaign Contribution Records Lack Transparency
[ProPublica, 5.3.10]

NEWS: Judge Martin L.C. Feldman Named to the FISA Court
[Secrecy News, 5.3.10]

NEWS: Security Clearance Modernization, and More Hearings
[Secrecy News, 4.29.10]

NEWS: House transparency caucus vows to regain public’s trust in government
[Nextgov.com, April 29, 2010]

NEWS: OMB seeks input on changes to ‘inherently governmental’ definition
[Nextgov.com, April 27, 2010]

NEWS: White House contributes to open-source project
[Federal Computer Week, April 22, 2010]

NEWS: Eye Opener: Whistleblowing concerns at TSA
[Washington Post: Federal Eye, 4.22.10]

NEWS: FDA Announces Draft Revised Guidance on Transparency and Advisory Committees
[Food and Drug Administration, 4.22.10]

NEWS: Forest Cops Chafe Under Tight Media Muzzle
[Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, 4.21.10]

NEWS: Activities of the Senate Intelligence Committee, 1976-2009
[Secrecy News, 4.21.10]

NEWS: The World Bank Frees Its Data
[White House Blog, 4.21.10]

NEWS: Google launches new government transparency tool
[Financial Post: Tech Desk, 4.20.10]

NEWS: ODNI Report on Data Mining: We Don’t Do It
[Secrecy News, 4.19.10]

NEWS: DOJ Releases Email Retention Policy In Response to FOIA Request
[Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, 4.19.10]

NEWS: Obama names his pick for U.S. public printer
[Federal Computer Week, 4.16.10]

NEWS: FDA launches 40 online performance management dashboards
[Federal Computer Week, 4.15.10]

NEWS: Gates criticizes leak of video of Iraq killings
[Los Angeles Times, 4.15.10]

NEWS: FBI allows Edward Kennedy’s family to weigh in on file release
[Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, 4.15.10]

NEWS: Library of Congress to archive public Tweets
[NextGov, 4.14.10]

NEWS: Experts Advise IC on Classified Biosecurity Activities
[Secrecy News, 4.14.10]

NEWS: DOJ to Publish Attorney General’s Calendar
[POGO Blog, 4.13.10]

NEWS: Lawmaker questions White House official’s use of Gmail
[NextGov, 4.12.10]

NEWS: VA highlights IT innovation, crowdsourcing in open government plan
[Federal Computer Week, 4.9.10]

NEWS: Reporting Network Doc Squad
[ProPublica, 4.5.10]

NEWS: Whistleblower protection agency stuck in neutral
[Government Executive, 4.8.10]

NEWS: Hoover praised, pilloried the Post-Dispatch
[St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 7, 2010]

NEWS: White House turns up heat on noncompliant Recovery Act recipients
[Government Executive, 4.6.10]

NEWS: A case of retaliation at CIA
[Washington Post: Spy Talk, 4.5.10]

NEWS: Why do people care about government transparency?
[Sunlight Foundation Blog, 4.5.10]

NEWS: President Ford Approved Warrantless Domestic Surveillance
[Wired: Threat Level, 4.5.10]

NEWS: Obama Urged To Promote Access To Energy Info
[National Journal: Tech Daily Dose, 4.5.10]

NEWS: Gates orders overhaul of Pentagon mentor program
[USA Today, 4.2.10]

NEWS: SEC may require more details of wrongdoing to be disclosed in settlements
[Washington Post, 4.1.10]

NEWS: Small-Business Group Objects to Federal Contract Database Change
[BLT: Blog of the Legal Times, 4.1.10]

NEWS: White House considers proposals to improve information sharing
[NextGov, 3.30.10]

NEWS: Technology Coalition Seeks Stronger Privacy Laws
[NextGov, 3.30.10]

NEWS: Advocates: Earmark database needed
[The Hill, 3.30.10]

NEWS: Government Stops Shielding Corporate Breach ‘Victims’
[Wired: Threat Level, 3.30.10]

NEWS: High court restricts whistleblower lawsuits
[AP via Washington Post, 3.30.10]

NEWS: Defense investigates information-operations contractors
[Washington Post, 3.30.10]

NEWS: Whistleblower Protection Legislation Will Help Some, but Not All
[truthout, 3.25.10]

NEWS: In D.C. Circuit, Justice Department Wants Gitmo Opinion Unsealed
[BLT: Blog of the Legal Times, 3.25.10]

NEWS: Health bill will require drug companies to reveal doctor payments
[Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, 3.23.10]

NEWS: EPA Releases Public Database on Risk Assessments
[Environment Protection Agency, 3.23.10]

NEWS: Google to help track 2010 Census response rates
[Washington Post: Federal Eye, 3.24.10]

NEWS: Agencies urged to fix technical mistakes in stimulus spending reports
[Government Executive, 3.23.10]

NEWS: Arizona professor Cuillier schools Congress on Freedom of Information Act
[Arizona Daily Wildcat, 3.22.10]

NEWS: Eye Opener: A look at the new USASpending.gov
[Washington Post, 3.23.10]

NEWS: Judge: If You Leak Classified Info, Take the Consequences
[Secrecy News, 3.22.10]

NEWS: Stimulus website wins award despite early complaints
[The Hill: Hillicon Valley, 3.22.10]

NEWS: Keep [Open EPA] site open indefinitely – IMPLEMENTED 3/19/2010
[Environmental Protection Agency, 3.20.10]

NEWS: Judiciary Approves PACER Innovations To Enhance Public Access
[beSpacific, 3.19.10]

NEWS: U.S. Access Board updating Section 508 disability regulations
[Federal Computer Week, 3.19.10]

NEWS: While feds avoid social media, their agencies log on
[NextGov, 3.19.10]

NEWS: Supreme Court Sorta Spiffs Up Web Site
[NextGov, 3.18.10]

NEWS: CIA Creates Transparency Page That Doesn’t Reveal Much
[ProPublica, 3.18.10]

NEWS: FDA wants ideas for transparency
[Federal Computer Week, 3.17.10]

NEWS: Federal Courts Move Toward More Public Access
[BLT: Blog of the Legal Times, 3.16.10]

NEWS: DHS, industry to try fusion centers for classified data swap
[Federal Computer Week, 3.16.10]

NEWS: More agencies use cookies to track Web activity
[NextGov, 3.15.10]

NEWS: EPA Makes Chemical Information More Accessible to Public For the first time, TSCA chemical inventory free of charge online
[Environmental Protection Agency, 3.15.10]

NEWS: White House tweeting spreads president’s message
[AP via Orange County Register, 3.8.10]

NEWS: Duplicating Federal Videos for an Online Archive
[New York Times, 3.14.10]

NEWS: ASNE names Sunshine Week Local Heroes
[Sunshine Week, 3.14.10]

NEWS: White House to post spending bill earmarks
[Government Executive, 3.14.10]

NEWS: Whistle-blowers’ rights get second look
[USA Today, 3.14.10]

NEWS: Defense Department Hiring Whistleblowing and Transparency Manager for IG Office
[POGO Blog, 3.11.10]

NEWS: Legal issues hamper searches of intelligence databases
[CongressDaily via Government Executive, 3.10.10]

NEWS: Minister of Truth: Meet Britain’s Top Data Cop
[Wired, 2.22.10]

NEWS: Navy Intel Oversight, Protecting Unclassified Info
[Secrecy News, 3.9.10]

NEWS: Dot, Dot, Dot . . .(Review of The Watchers)
[Government Executive, 3.9.10]

NEWS: Critics question whistleblower bill
[Politico, 3.9.10]

NEWS: Feds Move to Break Voting-Machine Monopoly
[Wired: Threat Level, 3.8.10]

NEWS: Writing to be heard – and understood – on the Web
[Federal Computer Week, 3.8.10; see also CDC strikes a balance between accuracy and clarity]

NEWS: OSHA Plan to Remove Chemical Warnings Misguided
[Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, 3.5.10]

NEWS: Association to judge fusion centers
[Federal Computer Week, 3.4.10]

NEWS: FCC Buries Blooper Video Featuring Chairman’s Gaffe
[National Journal: Tech Daily Dose, 3.4.10]

NEWS: Weak Whistleblower Protections Preclude OSHA Reforms
[Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, 3.4.10]

NEWS: German court overturns law on phone, e-mail data
[AP via Google News, 3.3.10]

NEWS: Journalist asks appeals court to review denied mug shot request
[Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, 3.3.10]

NEWS: Obama administration plans to close International Labor Comparisons office
[Washington Post, 3.3.10]

NEWS: FCC to propose new video archive in national broadband plan
[NextGov, 3.2.10]

NEWS: NTIA seeks help in meeting open government mandates
[Federal Computer Week, 3.1.10]

NEWS: GSA solicits comments on contractor performance database
[NextGov, 3.1.10]

NEWS: Fifth Circuit Rules that Vaughn Index is Necessary to Withhold Documents
[FOIA Blog, 2.27.10]

NEWS: Court Upholds Release of Corporate Jets List Sought by ProPublica
[ProPublica, 2.26.10]

NEWS: Government-specific clouds a boon to feds, Kundra says
[Federal Computer Week, 2.26.10]

NEWS: RAT Board Calls Out "Two-Time Losers"
[Government Executive: FedBlog, 2.25.10]

NEWS: Judge: Disclosure Obligation in Terror Trial Applies to Top DOJ Officials
[New York Law Journal, 2.25.10]

NEWS: Military Monitored Planned Parenthood, Supremacists
[Wired: Threat Level, 2.25.10]

NEWS: Whistleblower Site Back After Microsoft Withdraws Complaint
[Wired: Threat Level, 2.25.10]

NEWS: Microsoft Takes Down Whistleblower Site, Read the Secret Doc Here
[Wired: Threat Level, 2.24.10]

NEWS: opensource.gov blocking access to libraries
[Free Government Information, 2.24.10]

NEWS: Open Records Challenged by Social Networking
[Jacksonville (FL) Observer, 2.23.10]

NEWS: Holder Defends Fusion Centers
[National Journal: Tech Daily Dose, 2.23.10]

NEWS: NYTimes updates its API to Congressional data
[Free Government Information, 2.23.10]

NEWS: GPO and Cornell University Pilot Open Government Initiative
[U.S. Government Printing Office, 2.22.10]

NEWS: There’s an App for That
[NextGov: Tech Insider, 2.19.10]

NEWS: Member Portraits Depict a Huge Loophole
[Roll Call (Registration req’d), 2.22.10]

NEWS: Security must be a consideration as acquisition databases are combined
[NextGov, 2.19.10]

NEWS: Senate ‘holds’: Where just one senator makes a majority
[McClatchy, 2.19.10]

NEWS: IBM to integrate federal acquisition databases
[Federal Computer Week, 2.18.10]

NEWS: Feds Can Search, Seize P2P Files Without Warrant
[Wired: Threat Level, 2.18.10]

NEWS: No dip in earmark spending despite White House push for transparency
[The Hill, 2.17.10]

NEWS: Reporting rules needed to make open government work
[Federal Computer Week, 2.16.10]

NEWS: Crowd-Sourced Digitization Kicks Off
[NextGov: TechInsider, 2.16.10]

NEWS: CDT To Urge Changes To ECPA
[National Journal: Tech Daily Dose, 2.16.10]

NEWS: Marine base’s ex-residents, many ill, only now learning of toxic water
[McClatchy, 2.14.10]

NEWS: US govt appeals court ban on cell-phone tracking
[Reuters, 2.12.10]

NEWS: NOAA launches online climate portal
[Government Computer News, 2.10.10]

NEWS: XML versions of online federal regulations lack signature of authenticity
[NextGov, 2.10.10]

NEWS: U.S. Scientists Given Access to Cloud Computing
[New York Times, 2.5.10]

NEWS: Seeing double with stimulus job numbers
[Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2.5.10]

NEWS: NARA on Flickr
[Free Government Information, 2.4.10]

NEWS: Groups Offer Feedback on High Value Data Sets
[POGO Blog, 2.4.10]

NEWS: What’s Next for Swiss Bank Secrecy?
[New York Times: Dealbook, 2.3.10]

NEWS: $50 Million Budget for Integrated E-Gov
[NextGov: TechInsider, 2.2.10]

NEWS: Classified Outreach to Muslim Women
[Secrecy News, 2.2.10]

NEWS: Pentagon mentor programs to see ‘dramatic changes’
[USA Today, 2.2.10]

NEWS: Can You Trust Census Data?
[New York Times: Freakonomics Blog, 2.2.10]

NEWS: New Batch of White House Visitor Logs Released
[Sunlight Foundation Blog, 2.2.10]

NEWS: Darpa’s New Plans: Crowdsource Intel, Edit DNA
[Wired: Danger Room, 2.2.10]

NEWS: Obama answers questions submitted on YouTube
[Washington Post, 2.2.10]

NEWS: CIA moonlights in corporate world
[Politico, 2.1.10]

NEWS: The 2.0 presidency: Obama to stage YouTube-based exchange
[Federal Computer Week, 1.29.10]

NEWS: Bomb Power and the Roots of Government Secrecy
[Secrecy News, 1.29.10]

NEWS: Federal court records, proceedings sealed in alleged terrorism plot
[Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, 1.29.10]

NEWS: Obama Gag Order on Federal Workers Like Those Under Bush
[Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, 1.28.10]

NEWS: Swiss halt deal with U.S. that IDs Americans with secret UBS bank accounts
[Washington Post, 1.28.10]

NEWS: UN: Secret Detention Violates International Humanitarian Law
[Voice of America, 1.27.10]

NEWS: Bagram: The Annotated Prisoner List (A Cooperative Project)
[The Public Record, 1.27.10]

NEWS: 250,000 White House Staffers, Visitors Affected by National Archives Data Breach
[Wired: Threat Level, 1.27.10]

NEWS: Public satisfaction with federal Web sites increased in 2009
[NextGov, 1.27.10]

NEWS: Pentagon Report Calls for Office of ‘Strategic Deception’
[Wired: Danger Room, 1.26.10]

NEWS: Proposed bill would extend public records law to private prisons
[Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, 1.26.10]

NEWS: Obama Taking State Of The Union Questions Via YouTube Next Week
[TPMDC, 1.26.10]

NEWS: GSA official: Government transparency still faces hurdles
[NextGov, 1.25.10]

NEWS: OPM launches revamped USAjobs.gov
[Government Executive, 1.25.10]

NEWS: Iraq inquiry: Government legal official will disclose advice given to ministers
[The Times (UK), 1.25.10]

NEWS: Justice Releases New Data Online
[National Journal: Tech Daily Dose, 1.25.10]

NEWS: The Government Domain – Congressional Documents on FDsys: Advanced Techniques
[LLRX.com, 1.23.10]

NEWS: Senators Can Now Have Facebook Pages
[National Journal: Tech Daily Dose, 1.22.10]

NEWS: At SEC, the system can be deaf to whistleblowing
[Washington Post, 1.19.10]

NEWS: CREW on Obama Transparency Achievements: Strong on Rhetoric, Short on Change
[Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, 1.21.10]

NEWS: GAO: FCC needs more transparency
[The Hill: Hillicon Valley, 1.19.10]

NEWS: New Science Rules for Offshore Drilling Send Mixed Message – MMS "Transparency" Mandate Riddled with Welter of Non-Release Categories
[PEER, 1.19.10]

NEWS: All things Congress — there’s an app for that
[Washington Post: PostTech, 1.15.10]

NEWS: Defense launches online system to coordinate Haiti relief efforts
[NextGov, 1.15.10]

NEWS: Report: State’s E-records Left to Vanish Wholesale
[CalAware Today, 1.13.10]

NEWS: Meet Mikey, 8: U.S. Has Him on Watch List
[New York Times, 1.13.10]

NEWS: FDA Gets More Transparent
[National Journal: Tech Daily Dose, 1.12.10]

NEWS: Shell Game: Government Hatches Secret Program to Lay Eggs
[Wall Street Journal, 1.12.10]

NEWS: Japan to come clean on secret nuke deals with US
[AP via Washington Post, 1.11.10]

NEWS: Political spycraft seen in Nixon papers
[AP via Yahoo News, 1.11.10]

NEWS: Book: The World Bank Unveiled
[Secrecy News, 1.11.10]

NEWS: No Supreme Court Action Yet on Broadcasting Prop 8 Trial
[BLT: Blog of the Legal Times, 1.11.10]

NEWS: IMF to Increase Amount and Timeliness of Information
[International Monetary Fund, 1.8.10]

NEWS: Rebooting the FCC – a major first step
[Sunlight Foundation Blog, 1.7.10]

NEWS: NY Times publishes documents
[Free Government Information, 1.7.10]

NEWS: 4th Circuit Splits in BlackBerry FOIA Case
[Courthouse News Service, 1.6.10]

NEWS: Is the CIA Deceiving Congress?
[The Nation, 1.6.10]

NEWS: Coalition urged to revamp intelligence gathering, distribution in Afghanistan
[Washington Post, 1.6.10]

NEWS: THOMAS gets significant new features
[Free Government Information, 1.5.10]

NEWS: C.I.A. Is Sharing Data With Climate Scientists
[New York Times, 1.4.10]

NEWS: New $2M grant aims to boost open-records efforts
[AP via Washington Post, 1.4.10]

NEWS: TSA withdraws subpoenas of travel bloggers
[New York Times, 1.1.10]

NEWS: TSA nominee misled Congress about accessing confidential records
[Washington Post, 1.1.10]


REPORT: The Architecture of Accountability: A Case Study of the Warrantless Surveillance Program
[Social Sciences Research Network, 12.14.10]

REPORT: Information Security: National Archives and Records Administration Needs to Implement Key Program Elements and Controls
[Government Accountability Office, 10.27.10; see also National Archives and Records Administration: Oversight and Management Improvements Initiated, but More Action Needed]

REPORT: United States Courts Electronic Public Access Program PACER Service Assessment Findings
[beSpacific, 10.4.10]

REPORT: The Freedom of Information Act and Nondisclosure Provisions in Other Federal Laws
[CRS via Federation of American Scientists, 9.13.10]

REPORT: Bi-annual Report on Operations of the National Declassification Center
[National Archives and Records Administration, 7.23.10]

REPORT: Information Management: Challenges In Federal Agencies’ Use of Web 2.0 Technologies
[Government Accountability Office, 7.22.10]

REPORT: OMB’s [IT] Dashboard Has Increased Transparency and Oversight, but Improvements Needed
[Government Accountability Office, 7.19.10]

REPORT: 2010 Open Government Research Report
[beSpacific, 7.5.10]

REPORT: Federal Guidance Needed to Address Control Issues with Implementing Cloud Computing
[Government Accountability Office, 7.1.10; see also testimony]

REPORT: Recovery Act: Increasing the Public’s Understanding of What Funds Are Being Spent on and What Outcomes Are Expected
[Government Accountability Office, 6.25.10]

REPORT: Digital Dreams and Dashboards: Notable Government Documents 2009
[Library Journal, 5.15.10]

REPORT: 2009 Lobbying Disclosure: Observations on Lobbyists’ Compliance with Disclosure Requirements
[Government Accountability Office, 4.1.10]

REPORT: Strengthening Science in Government: Advancing Science in the Public’s Interest
[The Scientists in Government Project, 3.4.10]

REPORT: An Analytic Framework for Open Meetings and Transparency
[Public Administration and Management, 2.7.10]

REPORT: Better Use of Terrorist Watchlist Information
[Government Accountability Office, 1.27.10]

REPORT: Show Us the Stimulus (Again): An Evaluation of State Government Recovery Act Websites
[Good Jobs First, 1.26.10]

REPORT: The National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)–Responsibilities and Potential Congressional Concerns
[OpenCRS, 1.22.10]

REPORT: A Review of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Use of Exigent Letters and Other Informal Requests for Telephone Records, January 2010
[DOJ OIG, 1.19.10 (PDF – 306 pages)]

REPORT: Government Collection of Private Information: Background and Issues Related to the USA PATRIOT Act Reauthorization
[Open CRS, 1.19.10]

REPORT: Security Classification Policy and Procedure: E.O. 12958, as Amended
[OpenCRS, 1.15.10]

REPORT: The Condition of U.S, Libraries: Trends, 1999-2009
[American Library Association, 1.12.10]

REPORT: New $2M grant aims to boost open-records efforts
[History News Network, 1.4.10]


RESOURCE: National Declassification Center Issues Prioritization Plan
[National Coalition for History, 12.22.10]

RESOURCE: "The FDsys": the new GPO Access
[Llrx.com, 11.18.10]

RESOURCE: Congressional Timeline 1.0 (1933-2010)
[Dirksen Congressional Center, 11.3.10]

RESOURCE: Revisions to Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court’s Rules of Procedure
[beSpacific, 11.1.10]

RESOURCE: Tools for Transparency: 12 Resources You Might Have Missed
[Sunlight Foundation Blog, 10.14.10]

RESOURCE: State Legislature Websites
[Library of Congress, 9.14.10]

RESOURCE: Sharing THOMAS Legislative Content with the Share Tool
[BeSpacific, 8.29.10]

RESOURCE: Executive Order-Classified National Security Information Programs for State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector Entities
[White House, 8.19.10]

RESOURCE: Poligraft
[Sunlight Foundation, 8.5.10]

RESOURCE: Track Industries’ ‘Revolving Door’ Lobbyists with New Tools from OpenSecrets.org
[Center for Responsive Politics, 8.4.10]

RESOURCE: Oil Spill Docs Past & Present Posted to LostDocs Blog
[Free Government Information, 8.1.10]

RESOURCE: The Freedom of Information Act Request Process Explained in 42 Simple Slides
[POGO Blog, 7.23.10]

RESOURCE: ISOO Implementing Directive to Executive Order 13526 (Classified National Security Information)
[FedThread, 6.24.10]

RESOURCE: ALA Legislative Scorecard
[American Library Association, 5.14.10]

RESOURCE: AOTUS: Collector in Chief (The Archivist’s Take on Transparency, Collaboration, and Participation at the National Archives)
[National Archives and Records Administration, 4.8.10]

RESOURCE: Law Review Papers on the State Secrets Privilege
[Secrecy News, 3.29.10]

RESOURCE: What’s New about Our New Website
[MapLight.org, 3.18.10]

RESOURCE: Sources for Finding Mandated Reports to Congress by U.S. Federal Agencies
[beSpacific, 3.16.10; see also the site ]

RESOURCE: Check out GovPulse Federal Register browser
[Free Government Information, 3.4.10]

RESOURCE: US Census of population and housing now online 1790 – 2000
[Free Government Information, 3.3.10]

RESOURCE: 2009-2010 edition of Congressional Directory now available on FDsys
[beSpacific, 3.2.10]

RESOURCE: The Art of Access: Strategies for Acquiring Public Records
[CQ Press, 2.24.10]

RESOURCE: FAQ: Federal Records & Cloud Computing
[Special Libraries Association, 2.17.10]

RESOURCE: RegInfo.gov: Where to Find Regulatory Information
[General Services Administration, 2.17.10]

RESOURCE: Open Government: Collaboration, Transparency, and Participation in Practice
[O’Reilly Media, 2.12.10]

RESOURCE: Open Government Dashboard
[White House, 2.7.10]

RESOURCE: Data.gov: 100s of New Fed Datasets Released, Many Environmental
[SEJ: WatchDog TipSheet, 1.27.10]

RESOURCE: GovTrackInsider
[Civic Impulse, LLC, 1.22.10]

[National Security Archive: Unredacted, 1.15.10]


OTHER: Letter: Rights Abuses by the F.B.I.: A Look at the History
[New York Times, 10.4.10]

OTHER: Book review: ‘Necessary Secrets: National Security, the Media, and the Rule of Law’ by Gabriel Schoenfeld
[Washington Post, 5.16.10]


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