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Feds Launch New Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Portal

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Monday, October 1 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency, the National Archives and Records Administration and the Commerce Department hit their deadline and unveiled their new FOIA portal Monday. Read More

Cash-Strapped Consumer And Privacy Groups Petition Commerce Dept To Enable Better Remote Participation

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Tuesday, July 3 2012

A group of 12 consumer and privacy non-profit groups is asking why the government department in charge of promoting the digital economy won't use modern telecommunications tools to enable broader engagement in a process that's likely to establish key privacy norms for decades to come. Read More

Here's the Future of Open Government, Courtesy of ... The Environmental Protection Agency?

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Monday, March 26 2012

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Several members of Congress got a tantalizing glimpse of one possible model of the future of open government recently, and it didn't come from the Justice Department, the agency at the federal level that is primarily in charge of ensuring agencies' compliance with Freedom of Information Act. Instead, the model came from the Environmental Protection Agency. Read More

The Commerce Department's Looking for Apps for Business

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, February 23 2012

The Department of Commerce yesterday announced a $10,000 business app challenge to bolster the launch of BusinessUSA, the federal government's new one-stop shop web portal for small business. Read More

Commerce pledges to open patents, small biz data

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, December 10 2009

Soon, we're going to start bundling these announcements of new open government initiatives that every agency and their mom's are issuing these days, but it makes sense to give some love and attention to the early ... Read More