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White House Report Claims Data.gov Portal is Working

The White House has responded to critics of its open government initiatives by releasing a status report, claiming it has made progress in informing the public. In its 34-page report, the White House acknowledged it needs to do more work in creating a more open government, but hit back at …

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Fed CTO Responds to Public Feedback on Open Gov Plans

Aneesh Chopra, the nation’s chief technology officer, asked for public feedback in a White house blog post earlier this month on increasing transparency in government. Many respondents asked questions regarding the Open Government Plan, leading Chopra to respond with another blog post Monday. The Open Government Plan is part of …

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US, Brazil Team Up for Open Government Initiative

According to the White House blog, the U.S. and Brazil have teamed up to create the Open Government Partnership, a global initiative that supports efforts to promote transparent, effective and accountable institutions. International governments and civil society groups make up the initiative’s committee. OGP was created in an effort to …

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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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Open Gov Guru Leaving White House

Beth Noveck, deputy chief technology officer and director of the Open Government Initiative will follow her colleague Andrew McLaughlin out the door of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Noveck, the author of Wiki Government, a tome on social media and democracy, will return to teaching law …

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DHS Unveils its Open Government Plan

On the Blog @ Homeland Security, DHS unveiled its Open Government Plan in accordance with the White House’s Open Government Initiative.  The department says its Open Government Plan doesn’t simply “check a box or fulfill a requirement, but that would chart a clear course forward as we mature the department …

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