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Federal Agencies Report Transparency Progress

Federal agencies are becoming more transparent by releasing more documents, making more information available online, and reducing backlogs of pending FOIA requests, according to a report by the Department of Justice’s Office of Information Policy This spring marked the first time agencies submitted to the Department of Justice Chief FOIA …

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Chopra and Kundra Assess Open Gov Plans

Federal CTO and CIO Aneesh Chopra and Vivek Kundra believe that the Open Government Initiatives for each agency “are off to a good start–but have much more work to do.” In a blog post on the White House website, Chopra and Kundra outlined three major findings from reviews of the …

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March 19th Open Government Deadline

Today marks yet another Open Government Initiative deadline. Agencies are required to have their public comments submitted by today. So far there have been 2,000 ideas from the public and NASA has received the most suggestions. Other agencies that received more feedback than others were the Environmental Protection Agency, the …

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Sunshine Week Promotes Open Government

Simultaneously held with Fix a Leak Week, Sunshine Week is less about tools and more about transparency. Held March 14-20 this year, Sunshine Week was launched in 2002 by Florida Society of Newspaper Editors as a response to efforts by some Florida legislators to create various new exemptions to the …

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Open Government Sees Big Boost in FY11 Budget

The ongoing movement towards success in the Open Government technology will get a multi-billion dollar boost in fiscal year 2011, with almost $80 billion allocated for information technology. The money will be aimed at several initiatives that play major roles in the process of Open Government – notably “dashboards” or …

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Tracking the Progress of Open Government

In the most recent movement towards implementation of the Open Government Directive, Federal CIO Vivek Kundra and Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra unveiled the launch of Open Government Dashboard, a web page designed to enable the public to track the progress of federal agencies in meeting deadlines for increased transparency. The …

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McClure Shares Thoughts on Optimizing Open Government

The Obama administration’s expansive effort to bring transparency to the federal government is moving forward, but not without its share of challenges. David McClure, associate administrator of the Office of Citizen Services and Communications, highlighted the idea that the initiative is not an overnight prospect for government and private executives …

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