Obama Signs FOIA Reform and Announces New Transparency Steps

Lawmakers from both parties welcome reforms some doubted would ever happen.

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The White House Has a New Data-Driven Criminal-Justice Project

This is the latest in a series of initiatives aimed at reform.

Federal Agencies Continue to Shed Security Clearance Holders

Most reductions have come from cleared individuals without access to sensitive information.


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Looking Under the Hood of Annoying Management Speak

Going forward, perhaps we ought to cut office patois some slack – it greases the wheels of business, after all.

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Are Agencies Up to the Task of Managing Electronic Records?

New findings show no lack of vision, but a shortage of corresponding skill sets.

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Your Meetings Should Include Less Talk

Facilitating silence can be a powerful tool for bringing out the best thinking from those around you.

SES Performance Award Spending Cap Will Increase to 7.5 Percent in October

The change is part of a series of Obama administration reforms to improve the Senior Executive Service.

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It’s Time to Cut the Long Lines for Government Services

Nobody likes to wait for service, but we seem to reserve a special level of ire when waiting for government services. There’s a way to change that.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at Galvanize, a work space for technology companies, in Denver.

Clinton Technology Plan Promises 'Smarter' Government

Former secretary of State becomes first presidential candidate to back implementation of DATA Act.

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Neito, speaks during their trilateral news conference for the North America Leaders' Summit in Ottawa Wednesday.

A Canadian Trumpathon

Questions about the presumptive Republican nominee dominated a press conference of North America’s top leaders, culminating in a rant by President Obama.

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Four Ways to Boost Citizen Engagement

Connecting with the public goes beyond updating a website or posting to Facebook.

Should Border Agents Scroll Through Foreigners’ Facebook Profiles?

A proposed change to a common U.S. customs form would allow the government to vet travelers’ social media accounts.

Clinton and Obama appear together at Andrews Air Force Base in 2012.

Why the Clinton-Obama Road Show Is Launching in a Different State

The switch in their first joint campaign appearance is a reflection of the Democrats' confidence—and her lead in the polls.


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