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Sue Gordon: Intelligence Community Should Push for More Information Sharing

Sue Gordon, principal deputy director of national intelligence and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said the intelligence community should ramp up its efforts to advance transparency and share more information with the public as foreign governments continue to target the general public and commercial businesses, C4ISRNET reported Tuesday.

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Congress Modernization Select Committee Approves Transparency Recommendations; Rep. Derek Kilmer Quoted

The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress accepted a set of five recommendations to increase the public transparency of the Congress' internal activity. The committee said Thursday that it will document these recommendations into a report to serve as guidance for involved groups within congress.

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OMB Officials Say Office of Federal CIO Continues to Uphold Transparency

Matthew Cornelius, senior technology and cybersecurity adviser at the Office of Management and Budget, said the office of the federal chief information officer within OMB continues to promote transparency, Nextgov reported Monday. “This OMB—and Suzette Kent, my boss—have been very adamant about us being transparent and open in the policymaking process,” Cornelius said at an Association for Federal Information Resources Management-hosted event in response to reports that OFCIO was in turmoil.

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Dan Coats: National Intelligence Strategy Sets Roadmap for Partnerships, Agility

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats has issued a new document that provides a strategic direction for 17 agencies within the intelligence community in the next four years. The 2019 National Intelligence Strategy seeks to advance innovation, integration, partnerships and transparency within the IC in response to threats posed by adversaries, ODNI said Tuesday.

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Commerce Dept Seeks Comments on Draft Practices in Federal Data Strategy

The Commerce Department has begun to solicit public comments on draft practices in the proposed Federal Data Strategy that seeks to meet one of the cross-agency priority goals in the President’s Management Agenda. A Federal Register notice published Wednesday says the working groups have classified into five objectives the proposed practices in the strategy, which aims to leverage data as a “strategic asset” in order to advance transparency and facilitate oversight.

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LaVerne Council: Agency CIOs Should Build ‘Digital Trust’ Through Employee Engagement

LaVerne Council, national managing principal for enterprise technology strategy and innovation at Grant Thornton, told Federal News Radio in an interview published Tuesday that agency chief information officers seeking to establish trust within their departments should integrate mission goals with data-based information technology strategies. Council, former CIO at the Department of Veterans Affairs, noted that agency CIOs should start with their employees when it comes to building "digital trust."

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Alan Thomas: GSA Eyes Major Changes to Schedules Program in 2019

Alan Thomas, commissioner of the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, told Federal News Radio in an interview published Monday that comments from industry and agency clients help incite reforms to GSA’s schedules program and one of those changes is the elimination of the minimum purchase thresholds.

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GSA Nominee Emily Murphy Talks Competition, Transparency at Senate Confirmation Hearing

Emily Murphy, the White House’s nominee to head the General Services Administration, has said she plans to increase transparency and facilitate competition within GSA once confirmed, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. “We are trying to make sure GSA’s contracting officers and our policies support really vigorous competition at the task order level …

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DNI James Clapper Signs Off on Intell Transparency Council

National Intelligence Director James Clapper signed a charter April 5 to formally establish a new council to help intelligence agencies implement transparency strategies. The Intelligence Transparency Council was formed out of a working group that comprises senior intelligence officials who have worked to create the Principles of Intelligence Transparency for the community, …

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GSA’s 18F Explores New Digital Projects to Increase Citizen-Govt Interaction

The General Services Administration‘s 18F has identified opportunities for the digital services group to help spur citizen-government interaction and improve access to government services after it conducted research under the Federal Front Door project. Colin MacArthur, Carolyn Dew, Michelle Chronister and John Yuda write in a blog entry posted Monday that 18F found during the …

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