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Audit Reveals Wide Variation in Agency Plans to Make Government More Open

SOURCE: http://www.ombwatch.org/node/10968 WASHINGTON, May 3, 2010–A ranking of agencies’ Open Government Plans compiled during an independent audit reveals the strongest and weakest agency plans, with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at the top of the list and the Department of Justice (DOJ) at the bottom. Strikingly, the audit…

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Federal Research Public Access Act introduced in House

On April 15, 2010, Representatives Doyle (D-PA), Waxman (D-CA), Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL), Harper (R-MS), Boucher (D-VA) and Rohrabacher (R-CA) introduced the Federal Research Public Access Act (H.R. 5037), a bill that would ensure free, timely, online access to the published results of research funded by 11 U.S. federal agencies.  This bi-partisan…

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Preserving the American Historical Record Act introduced in the Senate

Senators Hatch (R-Utah) and Levin (D-Michigan) introduced S. 3227, Preserving the American Historical Record Act yesterday. This is a companion bill to H.R. 2256, sponsored by Congressman Hinchey (D-NY) and Congressman McHugh (R-NY) to ensure the proper preservation of records as well as to allow for a wide variety of…

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President to nominate William J. Boarman to position of Public Printer of the United States

On Thursday night President Obama announced his intention to nominate William J. Boarman for the position of Public Printer of the United States.  Mr. Boarman is currently the President of the Printing, Publishing & Media Workers Sector of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the Senior Vice President of…

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