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Open Government: A Guide to the Federal Dashboards

Open government is a major priority for the Obama White House, and top officials like Federal CIO Vivek Kundra and CTO Aneesh Chopra are vocal supporters of making agency budget and regulatory information publicly available online.  Below, we’ve chronicled some of the federal government’s open government success stories. OIRA Dashboard …

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EPA Website is New Model for Transparency

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched a new website that could be a transparency model for other agencies. The website was launched last week. It will be used to give the public new avenues to partake in t he rulemaking process. The site is actually called Rulemaking Gateway. The public …

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Open Government Sees Big Boost in FY11 Budget

The ongoing movement towards success in the Open Government technology will get a multi-billion dollar boost in fiscal year 2011, with almost $80 billion allocated for information technology. The money will be aimed at several initiatives that play major roles in the process of Open Government – notably “dashboards” or …

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Peter Orszag

Peter Orszag is director of the Office of Management and Budget and oversees the Obama administration’s budget policy, coordinates the implementation of major policy initiatives through the federal government, and reviews federal regulatory action, among other responsibilities. From 2007 to 2008, Orszag served as director of the Congressional Budget Office, …

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Obama Seeks CTO: Chief Tweet Officer

Social media has become a key ingredient in communication for our nation’s politics. Sound like something you’re up for?  Because Mia Cambronero is stepping down from her job of maintaining Obama’s social network sites including Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace. The Democratic National Committee recently posted the job opening of Social …

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OPM Takes a Closer Look at 3R Bonuses

The Office of Personnel Management has started an effort to enhance the oversight of the recruitment, relocation, and retention (also known as 3R) bonuses. OPM Director John Berry stated that he was concerned about the growth of the bonuses in a memo on Wednesday, February 3rd. Berry noted the bonuses …

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Health Technology Policy Committee to Discuss EHRs Today

Today the federal Health Technology Policy Committee is meeting to discuss the recently proposed regulations on electronic health records by the Health and Human Services Department. The committee is in place to advise the Health and Human Services Department. In particular, they are meeting to discuss whether or not hospitals …

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Julius Genachowski

Julius Genachowski was nominated by President Barack Obama as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on March 3, 2009, and sworn into office June 29, 2009. Prior to his appointment, he worked as an executive and entrepreneur. He co-founded LaunchBox Digital and Rock Creek Ventures, where he served as managing …

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