U.S. Announces New Open Government Transparency Initiatives

This week members of the Department of Justice and Federal Government are participating in the 2015 Open Government Partnership (OGP) Summit in Mexico City, Mexico. In addition to U.S. Government representatives, the Summit has in attendance members of civil society organizations from around the world. The OGP is

OCC to Add Online Payment Connector to PAL Portal

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to Add FOIAXpress® Online Payment Connector to Public Access Link (PAL) Portal  AINS Payment Gateway Enables First U.S. Federal Agency to Collect Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request Fees via Secure, Online Payment Solution AINS would like to announce the United States Department of Treasury, Office

Thinking critically about the proposed FOIA portal

Recently, there has been a lot of hype surrounding EPA’s proposed FOIA portal, but with little apparent critical analysis of the as-yet-to-be developed solution.   What are the facts? What do we really know? First of all, the EPA is spending taxpayer dollars to develop software that is already available in the