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Rebecca Williams to Head Open Data Initiatives for Data.gov

Rebecca Williams says she will focus public-private partnerships and strategies to drive feedback and awareness on open data initiatives for Data.gov at the General Services Administration. Williams, a former policy analyst at open government advocacy group Sunlight Foundation, said in a blog post published Tuesday that she aims to help governments apply open data and resources. She …

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Iron Mountain’s Sue Trombley: Collaboration Key to Digitizing Info as 2019 Deadline Nears

Sue Trombley, managing director of thought leadership at Iron Mountain, believes federal agencies will need to strike up greater collaboration between records managers and information technology professionals to be able to digitize information in time for the government’s 2019 deadline, she writes in an FCW piece published Wednesday. According to Trombley, there …

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Federal Agencies to Update Open Government Initiatives

The White House has directed federal agencies to introduce fresh initiatives as part of their open government plan updates, Fierce Government reported Monday. Zach Rausnitz writes Todd Park, federal chief technology officer, issued a memo on Feb. 24 asking agencies to develop “bold” and “ambitious” projects regarding transparency, participation or collaboration. …

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Report: Agencies Using Infographics to Report Data

Agencies such as the Congressional Budget Office are increasingly using infographics to make data available in a visual format, Federal Computer Week reports. CBO used a series of infographics to demonstrate federal budgets and the images circulated around social network bulletin boards on Pinterest within two days of the April 17 release. …

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Regulations.gov Portal to Get an Update

Officials plan to update the federal government rulemaking website, regulations.gov, in an attempt to increase openness and transparency, Nextgov reports. Version 2.0 of the Environmental Protection Agency’s open government plan includes updates intended to make it easier to maneuver on the user side and easier to update on the developer side. …

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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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White House Will Directly Accept Petitions Online

Citizens will soon be able to submit online petitions directly to the White House website, it was announced Thursday. Macon Phillips, White House Director of Digital Strategy, said citizens can be informed via e-mail when the site, “We the People,” goes live. Individuals will be able to create or sign …

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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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White House Seeking Open Govt. Ideas

President Barack Obama made transparency and open government a main focus during his election campaign in 2008. The administration is now seeking ideas from the public on how to make government more transparent. Aneesh Chopra, the U.S. chief technology officer, asked for ideas in a blog post Monday on the …

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