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Senate Clears Bipartisan Data Transparency Bill; Sen. Brian Schatz Comments

The Senate has unanimously approved a bipartisan bill that would provide individuals, government agencies and other organizations access to machine-readable public information at Data.gov. Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska) introduced the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary Government Data Act, Schatz’s office said Monday. Schatz said he will …

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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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Report: House Proposes $40M E-Gov Fund Merger

A subcommittee of the House of Representatives has endorsed a $40 million budget for a planned merger of the E-Government Fund and the Federal Citizen Services Fund, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Jason Miller writes the bid is meant to revive a 2012 bill that attempted to merge the funds …

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Watchdog: Misreported Federal Funds Exceeding $1T

A watchdog organization has found the federal government misreported $1.55 trillion in grants during fiscal year 2011, an increase over the nearly $1.3 trillion for fiscal 2010. According to Federal Computer Week, the Sunlight Foundation found discrepancies in information posted on USASpending.gov compared information from other bookkeeping records. The foundation …

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House Panel Clears Govt. Transparency Bill

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has cleared a bill that requires agencies to post government spending numbers on specific programs on government performance data websites, NextGov reported. According to Rep. Frank Guinta (R-N.H), who introduced the bill this month, the Government Results Transparency Act “would build a bridge …

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House Appropriations Committee Could Boost E-Gov Funding

After being drastically cut, the E-Government budget, which funds open-government websites, such as Data.gov and the IT Dashboard, may be getting a boost to its bottom line. On Friday, the House Appropriations Committee on Friday appeared to approve $13 million for the E-government fund for next fiscal year. That represents …

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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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