Since we started tracking defections from PADS, Dr. Robert Campbell’s name was removed from its website. He is no longer listed directly underneath the other PADS co-founder, Phillip Zweig.
The Ivalua software still doesn’t work as promised. How did this boondoggle happen? Why are two City agencies involved so reluctant to release public records?
We’ve requested public records from only two former employees of Symon’s agency but have repeatedly received automated emails that put off providing us with records due to the “complexity” of our request.
Since last summer, after receiving a tip, Checks and Balances Project has been looking into questions about New York City’s $30.5M contract with software company Ivalua to custom-build an eProcurement platform for some 40 city government agencies. Fast forward 16 months and the contract amount has risen to $47M while the city still doesn’t have… Read more »
Records About California Air Resources Board’s Approval of Inglewood Arena Are Slow Walked. City of Inglewood Ignores Basic Requests.
State records law requires government agencies to respond within 10 calendar days —by December 5th in our case — to acknowledge the records request and tell the requesters whether they have disclosable public records.
CARB’s approval was a big step forward for Steve Ballmer, but potentially a big step backwards for the nation’s toughest carbon pollution reduction goals.
Steve Ballmer — the 15th Richest Person in the World — Appears to Be Attempting to Crash Through the Nation’s Toughest Standards to Address Climate Change
The old-school definition of Freedom of Information means that the public has a right to most documents that are created by officials whose work and salaries are paid by taxpayers. A newer version, it seems, means that public officials have the obligation to protect a government agency from possible embarrassment by hiding documents.
Two years and tens of millions of dollars into a contract for an eProcurement system, there was no design.