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Registration opens for the 16th annual Natl. Freedom of Information Day Conference

Richard Clarke, former national security official gives his acceptance speech while colleague, Cass Sunstein, professor at Harvard University and Maureen Sullivan look on

Registration is now open for the 16th annual National Freedom of Information (FOI) Day Conference, which will be held on Friday, March 13, 2015, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The annual FOI Day Conference is hosted by the Newseum Institute’s First Amendment Center in cooperation with OpenTheGovernment.org and the American Library Association (ALA). The event brings together access advocates, ... Read More »

FOIA is heating up!

Photo by Craig Kohtz via Flickr

On Monday of this week, legislators introduced two bipartisan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) bills in both the U.S. House (H.R. 653) and the U.S. Senate (S.337). Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) introduced H.R. 653, with Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and Mike Quigley (D-IL) cosponsoring. The bill was referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Action in the Senate ... Read More »

ALA responds to proposed changes to the Code of Federal Regulations

Photo by Wknight94

On Monday, ALA submitted comments to the National Archives and Records Administration’s Administrative Committee of the Federal Register regarding the proposed changes to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). As Archives.gov states, “The Federal Register is an official daily legal publication that informs citizens of: rights and obligations, opportunities for funding and Federal benefits, and actions of Federal agencies for accountability ... Read More »

Apply for 2015 National Digital Stewardship Residency Program

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) recently announced the official open call for applications for the 2015 National Digital Stewardship Residency, to be held in the Washington, D.C. area. Applications will close on January 30, 2015. To apply, go to the official USAJobs application website. For the 2015–16 class, five residents will be ... Read More »

Cromnibus Christmas / Chromnibus Chanukkah

President Obama addressing Congress.

The 113th Congress concluded its work in time to leave town for the holidays. While not the most productive Congress in terms of bills passed, the 113th was able to finish one of the mandatory “must do” items of funding the Federal government for Fiscal Year 2015. One might notice that while the Fiscal Year actually began October 1, for ... Read More »