Aaron Weiner, Josh Podoll and Denise Rucker Krepp (l-r) discuss Metro accident secrecy.
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Metro's secrecy highlight of Open Government Summit

When public need for details is greatest, WMATA records policy is least helpful, panelists say.

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Coalition testifies at transparency oversight hearing

Cites good work, need for more resources and broader mandate.

Watch the Open Government Advisory Group meeting
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Open Government Advisory Group holds first meeting

Advisory group identifies tasks to make the D.C. government more transparent.

"A popular Government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy or perhaps both." - James Madison
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50 agencies, one FOIA portal

Website makes agency records available, accepts FOIA requests, lets users track their requests.

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Coalition presses for Open Government Office independence

Office starved of staff, funding cannot perform mandated duties.