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Former White House Deputy CTO on Open Gov vs. Good Gov

Beth Noveck, former White House deputy chief technology officer and director of the Open Government Initiative, says the administration is on-track in its efforts to re-brand “open government,” as “good government. Blogging on The Huffington Post, Noveck, the author of Wiki Government, a tome on social media and democracy, says …

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HUD CIO Shares Best Practices on Refining IT Investments

The chief information officer of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said HUD made “significant improvements” in managing its IT investments last year. And along with touting his department’s success in a blog post on CIO.gov, HUD CIO Jerry Williams is sharing how HUD did it. “We have …

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Chopra Chats ExpertNet, Civic Participation

Late last year, federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra proclaimed 2011 “the year of civic participation.” Chopra made his comments at a forum marking the one-year anniversary of the Open Government Directive, where he also unveiled the latest civic engagement tool: ExpertNet, a government wiki, which aims to leverage citizen …

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Chopra Reflects on Year of Open Gov

2009, the first year of President Barack Obama’s tenure as chief executive, was all about building open government policies, federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra told Federal News Radio recently. 2010 was about actually implementing those policies, he added. And, in a segment for the radio station, Chopra said listeners …

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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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Transparency Initiatives Already Improving Government, Says Kundra

In testimony Tuesday before the U.S. subcommittee on federal financial management, government information, federal services and international security, federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra spoke about how the Obama administration’s Open Government Initiative is already improving the performance of the U.S. government, according to InformationWeek. “Opening our government allows us …

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OPM OpenGov Site Launches; Beats Obama Deadline

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has launched a new Open Government site, meeting President Obama’s December 8th, 2009 requirement that federal agencies establish a site within 60 days and publish their open government plan within 120 days. The initiative was created to enhance government transparency and increase civilian participation …

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