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Marion Royal, Director of, GSA

A signature open-government initiative of the Obama administration is turning five years old this week. The website is home to more than 100,000 individual agency data sets. It's also the destination of app developers hoping to turn federal data into useful information. Marion Royal is the director of, which is run by the General Services Administration. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss how the website has progressed over the years.

Tags: Marion Royal , GSA , technology , Open data , Federal Drive

Monday - 05/19/2014, 02:27pm EDT

Open data key to interagency, private sector innovation

Compiling government data cuts costs and fosters technological advancements, according to Lisa Schlosser, deputy associate administrator in the Office of E-Government and Information Technology. She is calling for agencies to re-envision data as a product to be shared.

Tags: technology , Lisa Schlosser , OMB , Open data , MobileGov , Project Open Data , Melissa Dawkins

Monday - 06/24/2013, 07:01pm EDT

White House mandates open data, releases new tools

President Barack Obama issued a new policy and signed an Executive Order requiring data to be open, machine-readable and safeguarded.

Tags: technology , Open data , OMB , information sharing , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/09/2013, 09:44am EDT

Q&A with Vivek Kundra

Former Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra will talk about what he's doing now, and some of the things he accomplished as CIO.
March 27, 2012

Tags: technology , federal CIO , Vivek Kundra , federal IT dashboard , TechStat , , Harvard , SalesForce , Federal Tech Talk , John Gilroy , cloud computing

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 09:50pm EDT

New portal stores WH visitor logs, FEC filings

The White House announced the launch of, an online portal housing ethics-related data, including White House visitor logs, election filings and lobbying disclosures. The creation of a single, centralized database for lobbying and ethics information was a 2008 campaign promise by then-candidate Obama and follows a string of data-storing sites, such as and

Tags: , , E-Gov , Gov 2.0 , OGE , technology

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 04:16pm EST

GSA hires CGI to take,, others to the cloud

Under the five-year, $20.7 million contract, CGI will provide public-cloud hosting and transition services.

Tags: technology , contracting , industry , acquisition , CGI Federal , GSA , cloud computing , infrastructure-as-a-service , Jason Miller ,

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 02:36pm EST goes global

Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel explains the new worldwide transparency drive called the Open Government Partnership.

Tags: Steven Van Roekel , transparency , Federal Drive , India , Open government , technology

Monday - 12/12/2011, 08:45am EST

Is Twittering all there is?

Transparency should be more than a visible effort.

Tags: Barack Obama , Twitter , Facebook , My Space , You Tube , stimulus , , social media

Monday - 05/04/2009, 11:55am EDT

EPA opens chemical substance inventory to the public

New portal on is now available to the public.

Tags: technology , management , Web 2.0 , government 2.0 , transparency , EPA , Steve Owens , chemicals ,

Tuesday - 03/16/2010, 04:48pm EDT
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