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White House says provision in financial services bill not a problem. Administration not taken any steps to work with Congress on changes to the law.
President Obama's top information technology officials talk about the role of IT in advancing government openness, on the heels of announcement of the new Open Government Initiative.
Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra says agencies need people to lead this innovation. He also says new directive will help solidify the permanence of open government ideals.
Rep. Connolly wants to codify Chopra's role and give CTO more oversight over computer defenses. Rep. Watson also to introduce cyber bill this summer.
White House chief technology officer Aneesh Chopra says directive will increase agency efficiency and improve the lives of citizens.
OMB creates one entity made up of senior leaders to oversee controls and data quality. The second group will focus on transparency and openness around federal spending data. These groups also will help create stretch goals for open government more broadly.
The research service finds that - without a statutory definition of the federal chief technology officer's exact responsibilities - the position could have a tougher time affecting "change in individual federal agencies or systemically throughout the federal government."
NSF, NIST and Energy continue to receive increases on way to doubling budget by 2017. Overall, R&D across government increases only slightly. OSTP will create a dashboard to measure effectiveness of federal R&D efforts.