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USCIS Expands FIRST: A Fully Digital FOIA System

USCIS Expands FIRST: A Fully Digital FOIA System

WASHINGTON— USCIS is announcing the expansion of its digital Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Immigration Records System (FIRST). FIRST is the only system in the U.S. government that allows users to submit and track FOIA requests and receive documents digitally. This process will save time, improve efficiency and reduce potential errors that can occur with […]

Prodding Trump’s EPA to reexamine Endangerment

Prodding Trump’s EPA to reexamine Endangerment

  By William L. Kovacs Campaign rhetoric strongly suggested that the Trump Administration would redress the Obama Administration’s insane attempts to regulate every aspect of society in a futile attempt to control nature and climate. President Trump withdrew from the Paris Accord, initiated repeal of the Clean Power Plan, sought a reasonable replacement for the […]

Rooting out scientific corruption

Rooting out scientific corruption

  by Paul Driessen Dr. Brian Wansink recently resigned from his position as Columbia University professor, eating behavior researcher and director of the Cornell “food lab.” A faculty investigation found that he had misreported research data, failed to preserve data and results properly, and employed dubious statistical techniques. A fellow faculty member accused him of “serious research […]

REPORT | Federal Website was Displaying People’s Social Security Numbers for Weeks

REPORT | Federal Website was Displaying People’s Social Security Numbers for Weeks

ANDERS HAGSTROM | Justice Reporter A federal government transparency website had been unwittingly displaying at least 80 full or partial social security numbers (SSN) for weeks before taking them down, CNN reported Sunday. The error came in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request portal, causing many people who submitted FOIA requests to have their SSNs revealed […]