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What's next for Open Government Initiative

The plethora of new, previously unavailable datasets blossoming on federal agency websites following a deadline last Friday are just the most recent manifestation of the Open Government Initiative. Recently, a panel of experts sat down at the American University's Washington College of Law to explore the OGI as part of the Obama Administration's push for more transparency and openness. They discussed where agencies go from here towards an April deadline set by the White House.

Tags: newsstand , Open Government Directive , Alex Hunt , Office of Management and Budget , Sean Moulton , OMB Watch , Washington College of Law , Collaboration on Government Secrecy , Max Cacas

Monday - 01/25/2010, 06:56am EST
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Transparency grades clearly lacking

"Transparency" and "openness" have been two of the hallmarks of the Obama White House. But one year after the Inauguration, how is the administration doing in fulfilling the promise of a more open government? Surprising analysis from representatives of some Washington-based good government groups during a conference at the American University.

Tags: newsstand , Freedom of Information Act , Robynn Sturm , Lucy Dalglish , Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press , David Sobel , Electronic Frontier Foundation , Thomas Fitton , Judicial Watch , Washington College of Law , Collaboration on Government Secrecy , Max Cacas

Thursday - 01/21/2010, 07:28am EST
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Analysis: "Greening of Government" survey

American University Director of Sustainability Chris O'Brien analyzes the Federal News Radio "Greening the Government" survey.

Tags: Chris O'Brien , Greening of Government: buildings , Green government , Francis Rose , In Depth

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 05:43pm EDT
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Column: The green office castle

Chris O'Brien is the director of sustainability at American University in Washington. He offers some advice for federal workers who want to green their offices. O'Brien said to go easy dishing out the guilt and instead serve up solutions that make work easier and more efficient, and heap the praise on everyone who helps.

Tags: Green government , Greening of Government: buildings , Chris O'Brien

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 03:40pm EDT

Budgets could sap federal leadership development

Budget cuts could undermine leadership development in the federal government, observers say. Federal News Radio's Francis Rose spoke with American University's Robert Tobias about managers who say they have less time to participate in leadership development activities.

Tags: management , Robert Tobias , leadership , In Depth , Francis Rose ,

Monday - 06/06/2011, 06:43pm EDT
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Report: Universities drive D.C. region's growth

The Washington region's colleges and universities will be a catalyst for the District of Columbia's economic growth over the next decade as the federal government downsizes, a change that should give the institutions more lobbying power, a new report says.

Tags: Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metro , Steven Fuller , George Mason University , Georgetown University

Friday - 06/03/2011, 10:50am EDT

Suspect in AU prof murder indicted on car charge

Deandrew Hamlin has been indicted in the District, and no longer faces a charge in Montgomery County.

Tags: Sue Ann Marcum , Deandrew Hamlin , Bethesda , Neal;Augenstein

Monday - 04/04/2011, 12:00pm EDT

White House should heed lessons of reorgs past

Nearly every President since Richard Nixon tried to revamp how the government works in one way or another, and few have found any real success. Experts say the focus should be getting Congressional buy-in first, and not promising cost savings. Four senior lawmakers ask OMB for more information on the status of the current restructuring effort.

Tags: management , Jeff Zients , Moira Mack , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings , OMB , White House , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , DHS , John Kamensky , Dwight Ink , Janet Hale , Thomas Reinhardt , Jim Locher , Beryl Radin , Robert Tobias , Scott Fosler , IBM , Deloitte , CSC , Project on National Security Reform , NAPA , Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise , government reorganization , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/09/2011, 07:44am EST
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DoD's impending crisis a myth, critics say

Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said repeatedly over recent weeks that operating the Defense Department under 2010 funding levels represented a "crisis on my doorstep." Several Defense spending critics said the assessment was overblown.

Tags: DoD , Congress , DoD budget , Robert Gates , Gordon Adams , Christopher Preble , Lawrence Korb , Center for American Progress , Cato Institute , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 07:06am EST
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