transparency

Court clears White House use of message-deleting apps on technicality

by Carten Cordell • 5 months ago

A judge ruled against a watchdog group claiming the Trump administration had violated the Presidential Records Act by using encrypted messaging apps.

Government is one step closer to a one-stop shop for FOIA requesters

by Samantha Ehlinger • 1 year ago

Digital services group 18F will help develop the government's centralized portal for Freedom of Information Act requests, according to the Department of Justice's Office of Information Policy, which will collaborate on the project.

Trump White House to reverse proactive visitor-log posting policy

by Samantha Ehlinger • 1 year ago

The Trump administration said it will break with an Obama administration policy that proactively released most White House visitor logs online — a practice the former administration had held up as evidence of its commitment to transparency and opening government data.

OPEN Government Data Act to get another chance

by Samantha Ehlinger • 1 year ago

Legislation setting a presumption that all government information should be published as open, machine-readable data is back with bipartisan support in the House.

NASA turns to teens for global smart city platform

by Jason Shueh • 1 year ago

Through its real-world learning program, the agency is developing a geospatial analytics dashboard to assist cities in managing water, electricity, traffic and other resources.

Trump tweets, officials’ messaging apps draw bipartisan scrutiny from House panel

by Evan Fallor • 1 year ago

The House Oversight Committee has queried President Trump about allegedly deleting tweets and criticized federal employees' use of encrypted messaging platforms.