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Category Archives: FOIA
Three bright ideas 1. With Kickstarter Funding, FOIA Machine Wants to Help Fix Public Records FOIA Machine, a platform that aims to streamline the process of tracking of filing and tracking public record requests, has raised more than $29,000 on Kickstarter … Continue reading
A Georgia newspaper reports that the federal government’s case against the leaders of Angel Food Ministries, a nonprofit that used to operate several sites in York County, has been delayed because of massive amounts of paperwork.
An open government update brought to you by Record Tracker via Evernote. Story from blooomberg.com reports that since President Obama took office, “spending on FOIA-related contracts has jumped about 40 percent, leaving transparency advocates wondering who’s making the decisions on … Continue reading
I’m getting ready to spend some time at the York Fair to talk about open records, and in preparation, I put together a starter kit of public records resources on the bookmarking service Evernote.
The U.S. Department of Education says it will investigate whether Penn State broke federal laws by not reporting to law enforcement allegations of child sex abuse against a former assistant football coach. “Under the Clery Act, colleges and universities are … Continue reading
@SunshineReview asked in its #foiachat today if anyone had any thoughts on Rep. Darrell Issa’s charge that the Department of Homeland Security was running some Freedom of Information Act requests through political appointees. The California Republican invoked another California Republican when … Continue reading
The federal Department of Homeland Security ran some Freedom of Information Act requests by political appointees for scrutiny and “awareness purposes,” the Associated Press is reporting. The AP says the homeland security department stopped doing that when it became aware … Continue reading
A Pittsburgh-area TV station is reporting that FBI documents on former Rep. John Murtha detail threats against him, as well as documents related to a corruption investigation that involved Murtha, who died earlier this year. The files include a 43-page … Continue reading
Investigative Reporters and Editors yesterday named YDR staffer Melissa Nann Burke’s investigation into the finances of Angel Food Ministries as a national finalist in its 2009 awards competition. Melissa’s reporting revealed how AFM’s founding family paid itself $2.5 million in … Continue reading