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Open San Diego launches Flashlight to improve public access to government information

San Diego Citybeat’s Dave Maass is leading a project to help San Diegans obtain public records and other data from government agencies. Produced under the Open San Diego umbrella, it’s called Flashlight:

Open San Diego Flashlight is basically a big collection of bookmarks for San Diego’s enterprising community of journalists, researchers, citizen watchdogs, muckrakers and data nerds. This site contains hundreds of links to free databases, maps, records, archives and searches—each tagged and categorized for quick, convenient access.

This FishbowlLA story takes a look at Flashlight along with a similar “Fishbowl” endeavor being undertaken by the LA Times: Southern California Papers Helping Wage Public Records Transparency War.

GSA goes to Eagle Eye for contract, grant data

FCW.com article on grants/contracts database:
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The General Services Administration intends to issue a sole-sourcing purchase order to Eagle Eye Publishers for custom programming services as the agency works to put federal contract and grant information into an easily searchable public database.

Woman faces 13-year wait for public records

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) News, Canada’s national public broadcaster, reported Monday, January 22, 2007 that

A woman from the Rural Municipality of Daly in western Manitoba faces a long wait — 13½ years, to be exact — for government records she requested about the province’s livestock industry.

Read the full story online: Woman faces 13-year wait for hog industry info.

Officials from Manitoba Province were not available for comment on Monday.