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Performance.gov’s Public Rollout a Question Mark after E-Gov Funding Cut

Performance.gov was to be a cornerstone of the federal government’s transparency and open-government initiatives. Conceived to be a “one-stop shop” for federal performance information, complete with dashboards tracking key agency goals, the site’s public rollout is now in jeopardy after the administration’s funding for certain federal websites was slashed. The …

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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 Sites Likely to Stay Online under New CR Funding

The latest proposal for a continuing resolution to come out of the House Appropriations Committee includes $17 million for the Office of Management and Budget’s E-Government program, which administers funds for open-government sites, Federal News Radio reports. However, while a marked increase from the $2 million previously proposed, it is …

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Kundra Releases IT Dashboard Source Code

One of the philosophical cornerstones of the open-government websites championed by federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra was to promote transparency in government. For example, the Office of Management and Budget launched the IT Dashboard to track federal investments in IT projects to increase agency accountability and also to “shine …

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DoD against Automatically Suspending Indicted Contractors & Other ExecutiveGov Need-to-Read Stories

ExecutiveGov’s round-up of news you need to read to stay up to speed on federal policy impacting the government-contracting community. Carter Says ‘No’ to Automatic Suspension for Indicted Contractors Testifying before the Commission on Wartime Contracting, the Defense Department’s top acquisition chief said the Pentagon disagrees with the panel’s recommendation …

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Open Government Efforts Receive Mixed Grade

The lofty aim of open government and government transparency, a rhetorical hallmark of the Obama White House, is getting some not-so-kind reviews two years in. The mid-term evaluation and reflection comes as a confluence of factors come to a head: congressional oversight hearings, two investigative reports and a government watchdog …

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New Deputy CTO Says He Will Use Tech ‘Bully Pulpit’

Chris Vein, the newly appointed deputy chief technology officer for government innovation, delivered his first public remarks since joining the White House’s tech team late last month and provided a few hints into what to look for. TechPresident reports Vein, previously CTO of San Francisco city and county, didn’t dwell …

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