Category «E-Government»

Let the People Know the Facts: Can Government Information Removed from the Internet Be Reclaimed?

Susan Nevelow Mart examines the legal basis of the public’s right to access government information, reviews the types of information that have recently been removed from the Internet, and analyzes the rationales given for the removals. The article suggests that the concerted use of the Freedom of Information Act by public interest groups and their constituents is a possible method of returning the information to the Internet.

Subjects: E-Government, Freedom of Information, Government Resources, Law Librarians, Libraries & Librarians

FOIA Facts: Department of Justice Issues Guidance for FOIA Executive Order

Scott A. Hodes’s commentary addresses the recent Executive Order requiring that each federal agency improve its FOIA performance.

Subjects: E-Government, Freedom of Information, Government Resources, Legal Research

The Government Domain: New GPO Catalog of Government Publications

Peggy Garvin reviews the new searchable catalog of current and historical federal congressional, executive, and judicial publications that are in print, electronic, and other formats.

Subjects: E-Government, Government Resources, Library Software & Technology, Search Engines, Search Strategies, The Government Domain

FOIA Facts: Sunshine Week and Other Things

Scott A. Hodes reminds us why the goal of Sunshine Week, which is to elevate the public’s awareness on the importance of governmental disclosure laws, is one that has become increasingly important to pursue every week, year round.

Subjects: E-Government, FOIA Facts, Freedom of Information, Government Resources

FOIA Facts: Chief FOIA Officers Named

Scott A. Hodes comments on the role of Chief FOIA Officers, a position recently mandated for all agencies by Executive Order 13392.

Subjects: E-Government, Freedom of Information

FOIA Facts: Bush Orders FOIA Executive Officers

Scott A. Hodes is a sole practitioner in Washington, D.C., practicing Information and Privacy Law. Mr. Hodes assists clients in gaining access to government records under the FOIA, Privacy Act and other federal agency access provisions. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Hodes was an attorney at the Department of Justice for over a decade. He served in the FBI’s Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Section from 1998 until 2002 as the Acting Chief of that Section’s Litigation Unit. Mr. Hodes served at the Department of Justice’s Office of Information and Privacy from 1991 until 1998. His website is InfoPrivacylaw.com, and he is a member of the DC and Maryland bars.

FOIA Facts

Subjects: E-Government, Freedom of Information, Government Resources

CongressLine by GalleryWatch.com: Legislative Monitoring – Additional Materials

CongressLine, by GalleryWatch.com Legislative Monitoring: Additional Materials

By Paul Jenks, GalleryWatch.com

Subjects: CongressLine, E-Government, Government Resources

FOIA Facts: Governmental Secrecy

Scott A. Hodes is a sole practitioner in Washington, D.C., practicing Information and Privacy Law. Mr. Hodes assists clients in gaining access to government records under the FOIA, Privacy Act and other federal agency access provisions. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Hodes was an attorney at the Department of Justice for over a decade. He served in the FBI’s Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Section from 1998 until 2002 as the Acting Chief of that Section’s Litigation Unit. Mr. Hodes served at the Department of Justice’s Office of Information and Privacy from 1991 until 1998. His website is InfoPrivacylaw.com , and he is a member of the DC and Maryland bars.

Subjects: E-Government, FOIA Facts, Freedom of Information
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