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Education IG Tighe Appointed to Chair Recovery Board

Kathleen S. Tighe, the current inspector general for the Education Department, has been appointed to chair the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board according to a White House statement Friday. Current chairman Earl Devaney announced his retirement earlier this month and will officially step down on Dec. 31. The RATB was …

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Stimulus Chairman Earl Devaney to Retire

Earl Devaney, chairman of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, is submitting his resignation to the White House with plans to retire, according to the Washington Post. He told the Post that after 41 years of service to four federal agencies he plans to move to Florida with his wife …

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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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House Oversight Committee Approves Streamlined Federal Spending Tracker Bill

The House Oversight Committee has unanimously approved a bill that would streamline information about federal spending — including contracts, loans, grants and agencies’ internal spending. Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) introduced last week the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, which would provide a single, electronic platform to track federal …

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Success in the Cloud: Recovery.gov on Best Practices

As more federal agencies and departments look to cloud-computing platforms, some organizations are sharing their success stories. Recovery.gov, the website clearinghouse for financial data about disbursed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds, is one example of an early cloud adopter leading the way for other federal agencies. Michael Wood, director …

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Jeffrey Zients Mandates Improvements to USASpending.gov

In an OMB memo released Tuesday, Federal Chief Performance Officer Jeffrey Zients mandated several improvements to USASpending.gov in accordance with a GAO report released March 12th.  The memo reads, “transparency is a cornerstone of an open government. This Administration is committed to making federal expenditures of taxpayer dollars transparent to …

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Open Government: A Guide to the Federal Dashboards

Open government is a major priority for the Obama White House, and top officials like Federal CIO Vivek Kundra and CTO Aneesh Chopra are vocal supporters of making agency budget and regulatory information publicly available online.  Below, we’ve chronicled some of the federal government’s open government success stories. OIRA Dashboard …

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