OpenTheGovernmnent.org In the News – 2008 Archive

OpenTheGovernment.org in the News – 2008

 

EDITORIAL: Obama Should Move Government Into 21st Century Transparency
[DC Examiner, December 17, 2008]

AUDIO: Bailout Money
[Federal News Radio, December 16, 2008]

Open government advocates ask for transparent bailout
[Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, December 9, 2008]

COMMENTARY: Trans-partisan Coalition Demands More Transparency on Bailout
[DC Examiner, December 8, 2008]

We are not alone
[Bailout Sleuth, December 8, 2008]

Smithsonian Regents Set To Hold First Open Meeting
[Washington Post, 11.15.08]

Open government advocates take on the financial bailout
[Sacramento Bee, 11.14.08]

Arizona attorney general approves online school board meetings
[Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, 10.2.08]

Groups protest lack of accountability in Treasury bill
[Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, 9.23.08]

House Panel Holds Hearing on FOIA Ombudsman
[National Coalition for History, 9.18.08]

Congressional hearing focuses on new FOIA ombudsman
[Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, 9.18.08]

The Most Secretive Govt Ever?
[Inter Press Service, 9.15.08]

EDITORIAL: Rampant secrecy persists in federal government
[The Des Moines Register, 9.15.08]

EDITORIAL: Monday editorial: Government secrecy on the rise
[Kansas City Star, 9.15.08]

EDITORIAL: Beware government secrecy
[The Day (New London, CT), 9.13.08]

What you don’t know…
[NewsDay.com, 9.10.08]

"That’s Classified": Shining a Light on Washington’s Growing Reliance on Secrecy
[US News and World Report, 9.11.08]

REPORT CARD SHOWS NO SLACKENING OF SECRECY TREND
[SEJ Tipsheet, 9.10.08]

COMMENTARY:Lipstick on the Constitution?
[The Huffington Post, 9.11.08]

AUDIO:Keeping Secrets
[Federal News Radio, 9.10.08]

EDITORIAL:Open government must be preserved
[The Republican (Springfield, MA), 9.11.08]

EDITORIAL:Curtailing open government: Statistical evidence points to culture of secrecy under the Bush administration
[Las Vegas Sun, 9.11.08]

US government secrecy continues to rise: annual report
[Jurist, 9.10.08]

Government Secrecy Grew in FY 2007, Says Report by Transparency Advocates
[BNA Daily Report for Executives, 9.10.08; subscription req’d]

Report: Competition down, secrecy up
[Federal Computer Week, 9.9.08]

Federal Government Keeping More Secrets These Days
[KYPost.com, 9.9.08]

Secrecy Report Card 2008
[Sunlight Foundation, 9.9.08]

Government secrecy on the rise
[Think Progress, 9.9.08]

Groups warn of growing government secrecy
[AP, 9.9.08]

Provision allows certain agencies to withold information from records requesters
[Dallas Morning News, 9.2.08]

Old-school recordkeeping meets the Digital Age
[Federal Computer Week, 8.18.08]

NARA offers guidance on e-mail archiving
[Federal Computer Week, 8.6.08]

Evans: It’s no secret gov’t keeps secrets
[Tuscon Citizen, 7.26.08]

Why Is It So Hard to Get Documents from the National Archives About the National Archives?
[History News Network, 7.21.08]

Bill Would End FOIA Shield for Smithsonian: Sen. Grassley Says Goal Is Greater Openness
[Washington Post, 7.19.08]

House passes e-records bill
Federal Computer Week
7.11.08

FOIA: Federal Agencies Clear Out FOIA Backlogs During FY 2007, Justice Department Reports
BNA Daily Report for Executives (subscription required; no public link available)
7.2.08

The Citizen Watchdogs of Web 2.0
Time
6.30.08

House moves to cut back secrecy: Classification overuse targeted
Washington Times
6.26.08

Government’s drowning in a sea of secrets
The Daily News (WA)
6.5.08

National Archives Reticent About Broadening Mission
CongressDaily (subscription required; no public link available)
6.2.08

Judge rules Corzine must release emails with ex
South Jersey News Online
5.31.08

They knew, and didn’t do it anyway
Federal News Radio
5.22.08

President orders agencies to simplify data labeling
Federal Computer Week
5.19.08

Should NARA be the e-archiving cop?
Federal Computer Week
5.19.08

Some Heads are Gonna Roll (or Should)
Federal News Radio
5.15.08

Bill targets messy e-records
Federal Computer Week
5.5.08

Officials Question Cost, Scope Of E-Mail Storage Measure
CongressDaily
4.24.08

Pentagon FOIA Request Required Court Order
About.com
4.22.08

Dems Seek To Require Electronic Storage Of Agency E-Mail
CongressDailyAM, via GovernmentExecutive.com
4.17.08

House Bill Would Require Preservation Of E-mail Records at White House, Agencies
BNA Daily Report for Executives (subscription required; no public link available)
4.17.08

Preserving White House Emails… Eventually
The Consortium Report
4.16.08

Federal Records A Mess, CREW Study Says
The FOI Advocate
4.16.08

Panel would reform records storage
Federal Computer Week
4.16.08

Legislative Sunlight Catching On
Cox News Service
4.13.08

Nonprofit Sites Aim to Get Federal Data to Citizens
Washington Internet Daily (subscription required; no public link available)
3.20.08

Do you want to know a secret?
McAlester News-Capital (OK)
3.19.08

Sunshine Week Arrives
Hawaii Reporter
3.18.08

It’s Sunshine Week: Do you know what your government is doing?
Crosscut (Seattle)
3.17.08

Sunshine Laws Protect Our Right To Know
Fort Smith Times Record (AR)
3.17.08

States fight to stop officials’ e-mail from inspection
AP, via The Citizen (Auburn, NY)
3.17.08

Right to privacy shifts in digital age
AP via Nashua Telegraph
3.17.08

Shedding light on government
The Buffalo News (archived, subscription req’d for full text)
3.16.08

You’re the watchdog
The Arizona Republic
3.16.08

Let’s all work to keep government open
Nashua Telegraph
3.16.08

States fight to keep officials’ e-mail from open-records inspection
International Herald Tribune
3.16.08

State Governments Resist "Sunshine Laws"
AP via Seattle Times
3.16.08

Sunshine Week
Secrecy News
3.11.08

FOI Day Event Features Baker and Leonard
Reuters
3.7.08

The secret is out: Drive to declassify federal documents failing miserably
The Daily News (WA)
2.25.08

Looking at candidates’ records on open government
Dallas Morning News
2.18.08

FU, FOIA
Chicago Reader
2.14.08

Editorial: A presidential end run
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
2.8.08

Bush seeks to reverse open records move
Ocala Star-Banner
2.6.08

Bush eliminates FOIA ombudsman
Cox Washington: The Secrecy File
2.4.08

Senators say White House plans to eliminate special FOIA office
Government Executive.com
1.25.08

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