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Wolf: Answers needed in OSTP China meeting

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) wants answers from Attorney General Eric Holder.

Tags: Frank Wolf , GAO , John Holdren , China , In Depth

Friday - 10/14/2011, 08:02pm EDT
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White House launches 4-pillar smart grid plan

The Obama administration released its policy framework for modernizing the nation's electric grid Monday. As has been the case in national strategies on other topics the White House has released recently, the administration wants the federal government to emphasize its role as a facilitator and standards author rather than a regulator.

Tags: White House , technology , cybersecurity , industry , Smart Grid , John Holdren , Nancy Sutley , Department of Energy , Stephen Chu , Jared Serbu

Monday - 06/13/2011, 09:02pm EDT

OMB freezes new .gov websites

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra will develop policy and guidance to improve how agencies manage their websites.

Tags: technology , Jeff Zients , OMB , GSA , websites , customer service , .gov domain , executive order , Jason Miller

Monday - 06/13/2011, 06:32pm EDT

How contests can help agencies do more with less

Incentives, contests, and challenges are being used by the federal government to help solve a multitude of problems. Robynn Sturm, Assistant to the Deputy Director in the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy, discusses why this method is so successful.
February 1, 2011

Tags: Robynn Sturm , technology , Challenge.gov , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 02/01/2011, 04:29am EST
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OSTP loses another deputy CTO

Beth Noveck returns to New York Law School after spending two years at deputy chief technology officer for open government. She focused on the White House's transparency initiative.

Tags: technology , management , Beth Noveck , Andrew McLaughlin , Phil Larson , New York Law School , open government , transparency , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/11/2011, 07:11am EST

Congress gives NIST a clear set of priorities

The America Competes Reauthorization Act authorizes the agency's programs and sets a path toward the future. President Obama signed the bill into law Tuesday. Several other science and technology agencies receive marching orders from lawmakers.

Tags: technology , management , Patrick Gallagher , John Holdren , NIST , Energy , NSF , America Competes Act , challenges , cybersecurity , cloud computing , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 07:16am EST
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OMB wants to bring expert help to agencies

The White House and the Office of Science and Technology Policy issued an RFI on how to develop a new platform called Expert-net to solicit ideas for solving mission-critical problems.

Tags: technology , management , Aneesh Chopra , Shelley Metzenbaum , OMB , GSA , Web 2.0 , crowd sourcing , Challenge.gov , Jason Miller

Monday - 12/20/2010, 05:50pm EST

Agencies to challenge citizens for solutions

GSA will unveil the Challenge.gov platform in the next few months where all agency competitions will be posted. Some agencies already are asking experts and employees for help. NASA will run 34 competitions before the end of December.

Tags: technology , management , Bev Godwin , Jeff Davis , GSA , NASA , EPA , SSA , USDA , OMB , Challenge Post , Case Foundation , competitions , challenges , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 09/01/2010, 07:15am EDT
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US CTO Chopra describes the work to be done on openness

Assessments show that we are off to a good start--but have much more work to do as we transition our overall efforts towards effective agency implementation. U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Aneesh Chopra explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , mngt , Open Government Directive , CTO , Aneesh Chopra , open government dashboard , OMB , HHS , Transportation , NASA , best practices

Monday - 05/03/2010, 10:58am EDT
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The road to greater transparency begins with culture change

White House officials say examples of open government will help alter perceptions

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , Beth Noveck , Kshemendra Paul , OMB , CIO Council , Dan Chenok , Pragmatics , OpenTheGovernment.org , cloud computing , transparency , Recovery Act , stimulus

Monday - 03/23/2009, 06:43am EDT
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