Yellowstone County considering software solution for email archiving

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

Critics say Tester’s government transparency bill is too vague

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.

Tester introduces bill to put more public records online

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