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Keeping public information public: Records scheduling, retention and destruction

This is the third post in a three-part series on how federal records laws ensure government information is appropriately managed, preserved and made available to the public.(see also part one and part two). Earlier posts in this series discussed the need for the federal government to have a system for…

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Keeping public information public: an introduction to federal records laws

This is the first post in a three-part series. Part two describes how federal records laws apply to information on government websites.  The federal government generates an almost unimaginable quantity of information, such as medical research, veterans’ service records, regulations and policy documents, and safety inspection records, to name just…

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

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…

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Senate Passes Measure to Reauthorize Historical Commission

Yesterday the Senate passed S 2872, as amended, to reauthorize the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The commission, a part of the National Archives, offers grants each year to help preserve and make accessible records and archives concerning U.S. history.  S 2872 reauthorizes the appropriations for the commission for…

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