Management

DOJ’s New FOIA Guidance Promotes Openness

The new guidelines follow bipartisan calls from lawmakers for updates.

Management

Lawmakers Are Considering Updates to Records Management Legislation

Experts told lawmakers at a Senate hearing on Tuesday that updates to federal records legislation are needed to put the National Archives in charge of presidential records.

Tech

Cross-Agency Collaboration Key to FOIA Challenges

Increasing the speed and accuracy of FOIA processing not only benefits an agency’s employees by freeing up their time, but it also builds public trust when government agencies efficiently address citizens' concerns.

Management

The House Oversight Committee Continues Its Probe Into Trump Records

A House committee is asking for more information about records from the Trump administration. One area of focus is missing social media records.

Management

All American Presidents Have Lied – the Question Is Why and When

A political philosopher argues that while all American presidents may lie, those who appear to lie for the public good are often celebrated.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: Biden's Ethics Promises Remain In-Progress

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss the administration's efforts toward long-term change.

Management

The Paywall That Continues to Stand in the Way of Government Transparency

Congress should act now to ensure Americans receive the free and unfettered online access to federal court records they deserve.

Oversight

Trump Wants the National Archives to Keep His Papers Away from Investigators – Post-Watergate Laws and Executive Orders May not Let Him

Donald Trump’s lawsuit to stop the release to Congress of potentially embarrassing or incriminating documents puts the National Archives in the middle of an old legal conflict.

Workforce

EPA Directs Employees Not to Talk to the Press

Agency faces criticism of hypocrisy after promising new era of transparency.

Oversight

Trump, Defying Custom, Hasn’t Given the National Archives Records of His Speeches at Political Rallies

All presidents must deposit transcriptions of their public statements with the National Archives. But in the case of Donald Trump, there's something missing.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: A Request for Stronger Whistleblower Protections

The Government Accountability Project's Irvin McCullough joins the show to discuss a letter sent to the White House and Congress.

Oversight

Lawmakers Unveil and Advance Bills Seeking to Increase Transparency of the Federal Government

The legislation involves the federal budget, regulations, public records requests, advisory committees and more.

Oversight

Reestablishing Integrity, Transparency and Accountability in Government

A credible framework already exists for sound management, transparency, responsibility, and accountability — it just needs to be implemented effectively.

Management

Biden's Opportunity to Make Performance Reporting Work a Lot Better

The White House should go beyond simply reversing what the previous administration did and use data to improve outcomes through true results-driven governance.

Oversight

Judge Orders the Release of Data on Emergency Loans for Small Businesses

A consortium of news organizations, including ProPublica, has won a legal fight against the Small Business Administration. It will now have to publicly release the names of borrowers who got government pandemic loans.

Management

House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Boost Agencies’ Spending Transparency

Lawmakers of both parties resoundingly support measures to more clearly show the public how agencies spend taxpayer money.

Oversight

Administration’s Decision to Halt Election Security Briefings Worries Many

Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said that in an effort to prevent leaks, the intelligence community will no longer provide in-person briefings to Congress about threats, only written updates.