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OMB: Trump OKs Continuing Resolution to Reopen Government

The Office of Management and Budget has issued a memo to notify federal agencies about the reopening of the government after President Donald Trump signed a continuing resolution that would fund the government through Feb. 15. “All employees who were on furlough due to the absence of appropriations may now return to work,” according to the Friday memo signed by OMB Acting Director Russell Vought.
 

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Megan Smith, Mary Beth Goodman: White House Unveils 3rd Open Government Action Plan

The White House has issued a third edition of its national action plan to promote transparency and civic participation in the government. A White House blog post published Tuesday says the Open Government National Action Plan contains over 40 new programs that represent the U.S. government’s efforts to improve government service delivery, fiscal transparency …

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Federal Agencies to Update Open Government Initiatives

The White House has directed federal agencies to introduce fresh initiatives as part of their open government plan updates, Fierce Government reported Monday. Zach Rausnitz writes Todd Park, federal chief technology officer, issued a memo on Feb. 24 asking agencies to develop “bold” and “ambitious” projects regarding transparency, participation or collaboration. …

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White House Seeks Feedback on 2nd Open Government Action Plan

The White House wants public input on its proposal to create a second action plan that will work to further encourage openness and civic participation in government activities, according to a Wednesday blog post. Lisa Ellman and Hollie Russon Gilman write the Obama administration has fulfilled 24 out of its …

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US, Brazil Team Up for Open Government Initiative

According to the White House blog, the U.S. and Brazil have teamed up to create the Open Government Partnership, a global initiative that supports efforts to promote transparent, effective and accountable institutions. International governments and civil society groups make up the initiative’s committee. OGP was created in an effort to …

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Open Government Efforts Receive Mixed Grade

The lofty aim of open government and government transparency, a rhetorical hallmark of the Obama White House, is getting some not-so-kind reviews two years in. The mid-term evaluation and reflection comes as a confluence of factors come to a head: congressional oversight hearings, two investigative reports and a government watchdog …

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GSA to Reveal New Open Government Platform

The General Services Administration will reveal its new open government platform at the annual FedTalks presentation next Tuesday, amid a gathering of notable government, industry and media leaders. The theme of the conference will be how technology can be used to further the Obama administration’s goals of open government. The …

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