The “Open Government” Loophole: Naked Yoga Anyone?

To say that lawmakers haven’t fully embraced the electronic public records movement is to state the obvious. As some shy away from the new era, the wise pay close attention to the growing national debate over the line between their … Continue Reading


#FedFeed – News you may have missed! 3/25

This week’s #FedFeed includes: (1) North American Wolverine to be added to Endangered Species List — but FWS can’t define its “critical habitat”; (2) Should banks be forced to share internal financial data with each other?; (3) Should third-party “agents” … Continue Reading

Watchdogs and Advocates in the Information Age

To be a watchdog or an advocate, you need to have your finger on the pulse of every discussion and development in your field.  You need to keep pace with a living, breathing world of information. Luckily, for watchdogs and … Continue Reading


#FedFeed – News you may have missed! 3/18

This week’s #FedFeed includes: (1) US adds facility in Poland to receive High-enriched uranium; (2) Homeland Security wants more information kept secret; (3) Carnival and fireworks in St. Thomas – boaters beware!; (4) New chemical to be added as human … Continue Reading

Obama’s $7.2 Billion Digital Mall Offers Free Rent, Sits Curiously Vacant

A massive new “digital mall” with a $7.2 billion price tag is near completion.  It’s built with public funds and, due to its large size, boasts a capacity to store and display virtually the entire federal establishment and every local … Continue Reading


#FedFeed – News you may have missed! 3/11

This week’s #FedFeed includes: (1) Possible link to BSE / “Mad Cow” Disease in human food and cosmetics; (2) FEMA proposes new flood hazard determination; (3) Two struggling Indian tribes added to the list of tribes with Courts of Indian … Continue Reading

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FCC’s Connect America Fund: End of an Argument, Birth of an Era

Even before the site went live, the newspaper industry posed one argument against online public notices that was difficult to answer: What about all the people in the country who don’t have Internet access? It’s pretty troubling to imagine that … Continue Reading


#FedFeed – News you may have missed! 3/4

Note to our readers: beginning with this edition, #FedFeed will be published weekly on Mondays. This week’s #FedFeed includes: (1) FHA to remove inspector roster, protection plan on high LTV ratio mortgages as insurance precondition on new construction; (2) FDA … Continue Reading