Privasoft’s Stephen Davis Discusses how to Leverage Technology to Meet the Requirements of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Arlington, VA – July 30, 2010 – Privasoft, a world leader in specialized software for managing requests in response to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is pleased to feature the interview of Privasoft CTO, Stephen Davis... Continue Reading →
Check it out...interviewed on Yahoo Associated Content Making the Transition to an Open Government Through FOIA --- Open government is a major focus of the current administration. From the start, President Obama has encouraged implementing more transparent government practices and policies. In his January 21, 2009 "Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies,"... Continue Reading →
Interesting position on open government by Michael Geist... http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/4966/135/ Kind of echoes what I tried to say here (The failure of government transparency)...
It was with great frustration that I read the Information Commissioner's report on the performance of the Canadian government in responding to citizen's Access to Information Requests. (OIC Report - Out of Time) Given that Harper campaigned on the concept of open government and placed into law the Federal Accountability Act back in 2006, specifically to address the... Continue Reading →
Found this awesome graphic on the Sunlight Foundations web site. link to original blog post here It highlights the feedback cycle that occurs when you implement policy and execute on that policy. We are seeing graphic evidence of this in the US right now. Freedom of Information requests are increasing because people now have information... Continue Reading →