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White House to make records more public; DHS offers new FOIA app

Seven federal agencies launched a new effort to put online the records they distribute to requesters under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Plans to make scientific research more public

Washington D.c. - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has described the process where the National Institutes of Health and related agencies will make scientific research results public.

Op-Ed: Can 'Big Pharma' move towards greater transparency?

In a move described as 'transparent', the major drugs companies have agreed to share data from clinical trials with researchers, patients, and the public.

Op-Ed: Why Greenburgh, NY is Thriving Special

Looking for a dynamic community that's a magnet for people and corporations seeking excellent quality of life, open government, and growth? Then explore Greenburgh, NY.

Time to Unlock Democracy in the UK

Unlock Democracy has just sent out a mailing calling for more openness in both national and local government. If you live in the UK and haven't heard of this organisation, it's time you did.

CIA says global warming intelligence is 'classified'

Washington - After announcing two years ago it was creating a center for analyzing the "national security impact" of such weather-related issues as rising sea levels, depletion of natural resources, and desertification, the CIA now says all such work is "classified."

Volunteers to host Open New York Summit

On Dec. 11 and 12, an informal group of volunteers from New York City and New York State, promoting local open government initiatives, will host the Open NY Summit.

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