Billings is poised to take a real step forward in digital transparency. At its meeting next week, the Yellowstone County Commission will consider a policy that would require county government to archive all its emails and make those messages easier to search and retrieve, the Billings Gazette writes. Emails are already considered public documents in… Continue reading Yellowstone County considering software solution for email archiving
Sen. Jon Tester’s government transparency bill, the Public Online Information Act of 2010, is drawing some criticism from lobbyists for government contractors and from some transparency advocates, writes Aliya Sternstein at NextGov.
Sen. Jon Tester’s Public Online Information Act of 2010 has the potential to make a heck of a lot of government records available for free online, but in spots the text of the bill could be interpreted in a few ways.
Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., has introduced a bill before the U.S. Senate that would require government agencies to publish all their public records online, the Associated Press reports. The Public Online Information Act (PDF) would put documents into a large, searchable government database where anyone with Internet access could see them, the Billings Gazette said.… Continue reading Tester introduces bill to put more public records online