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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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Chopra Keynotes Broadband Efforts

Federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra has joined efforts with One Economy, a technology advocacy organization, which recently formed a national advisory council on broadband adoption. Chopra, a point person for the Obama administration’s broadband efforts, laid out the government’s trajectory and initiatives in a keynote address Monday at One …

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DHS Wants Input on Regulations

In an essential step in the administration’s effort to root out and repeal outdated and, often, onerous regulations, the Department of Homeland Security published Monday a notice in the Federal Register, seeking comments on its regulations. “We are committed to continuing to increase efficiency, transparency and accountability in the regulatory …

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