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Howard Shelanski: White House Releases Mobile App for Regulatory Status Check

The White House has unveiled a mobile application designed to help people view information about the status of agency regulations via the federal government’s RegInfo  website. Howard Shelanski, administrator of the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, wrote in a blog post published Wednesday that the RegInfo Mobile app is available for both Android …

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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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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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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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