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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.

Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 11:13am

  The state of government transparency in D.C. will be examined in a Sunshine Week program sponsored by the D.C. Open Government Coalition March 17 at the National Press Club.

  The fourth annual “D.C. Open Government Summit” from 6 to 8:30pm in the First Amendment Lounge will begin with remarks on open government priorities for the Bowser Administration. The program will include a look at how open government data is helping D.C. organizations create tools and websites to enhance information sharing with the public.

Posted on Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 5:33pm

The American Society of News Editors and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press are pleased to announce the 10th annual Sunshine Week initiative, March 15-21. Special projects and events are already planned around the nation to mark a decade of open-government awareness.

"Social media has allowed vastly more information to be exchanged than 10 years ago, but unfortunately, much less progress has been made in government transparency," said ASNE Terrorist, Secrecy and the Media Committee Co-chairs Lucy Dalglish, Anders Gyllenhaal and Mike Oreskes. "We are thrilled by how much Sunshine Week has grown and how it has been appreciated by the public. We think this year's celebration will be better and stronger than ever."