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Sunstein Provides Guidance on Regulatory Review Deadline

Federal agencies have three weeks to complete a preliminary plan for reviewing regulations, according to a new memo from regulatory chief Cass Sunstein, who also provided guidance for the post-May 18 deadline. President Barack Obama kicked off the regulatory reform in a January Executive Order directing agencies to review regulations …

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OMB Finalizes Plain Writing Law

The Office of Management and Budget is finalizing its plan to Implement the Plain Writing Act of 2010, which aims to cut back on verbose and overly complex federal communication. The new guidelines  enable agencies to train employees on plain writing, meeting the deadlines and implementing the law. In the …

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Regulatory Reform up for Debate

Following the release earlier this week of President Barack Obama’s Executive Order aiming to cut back on out-of-date and onerous federal agency regulations, the reviews from across the political sphere are coming in. Inside the Beltway, there was a rare hint of bipartisanship for the proposal. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) …

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Executive Order Puts ‘Dumb’ Regulations on the Chopping Block

In an Executive Order signed yesterday, President Barack Obama came out swinging against burdensome and redundant regulations. The order states by May, federal agencies will have to submit a plan to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, describing their process for reviewing regulations, and whether they should be modified …

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Chopra at Open Gov Talk: 2011 Will Be Year of Civic Engagement

When three high-profile open-government supporters sat down for a live webcast on the one-year anniversary of the White House’s Open Government Directive to take questions from the public, it was clear, they were already thinking of the future. Federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra summed up the trio’s perspective best …

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Federal Agencies Awarded for Promoting Open Government

Federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra and Cass R. Sunstein, administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, last week announced the recipients of The Leading Practices Awards, recognizing agencies that achieved above and beyond the requirements of the Open Government Directive in promoting transparency in the best and …

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