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Snowden case threw 'hand grenade' into government secrecy, openness expert says

Despite progress by some agencies in processing FOIA requests, Patrice McDermott of OpenTheGovernment.org says its difficult to measure how open the government really is.

Tags: Patrice McDermott , transparency , openness and transparency , Edward Snowden , NSA , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 04:47pm EDT
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Open data order, policy ushers in new norm

President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order and OMB released a new policy requiring agencies to make data machine-readable and use open standards. Agencies must develop an inventory of information and make it publicly available. Good government groups praised the changes but had some concerns around the administration's decision to apply the policy only to structured data.

Tags: technology , open data , Steve VanRoekel , OMB , Patrice McDermott , Digital Government Strategy , John Wonderlich , Sunlight Foundation , Kevin Richards , TechAmerica , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/10/2013, 05:41am EDT
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Open government initiative puts agencies on the clock

New directive gives departments several requirements over the next 120 days. OMB will track agency progress to meeting the memo's objectives through a dashboard. Experts optimistic about directive's impact, but express concern about resources and oversight.

Tags: management , technology , Vivek Kundra , Aneesh Chopra , Peter Orszag , Patrick Leahy , OMB , White House , Patrice McDermott , Open Government Directive , transparency

Tuesday - 12/08/2009, 05:06pm EST
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Open gov threatened by WikiLeaks

OpenTheGovernment.org has sent a letter to OMB calling for the continued protection of open government, even after WikiLeaks.

Tags: Patrice McDermott , open government , transparency , WikiLeaks , Dorobek Insider , technology

Monday - 01/31/2011, 03:34pm EST
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Audit: Agency Open Government Plans vary widely

Some agencies are doing well when it comes to complying with the Open Government Directive, while others are struggling, according to a recent audit.

Tags: management , technology , Patrice McDermott , Open Government Directive , Open Government Plans , Dorothy Ramienski , transparency , openness , daily debrief

Tuesday - 05/04/2010, 07:45pm 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 , OSTP , CIO Council , Dan Chenok , Pragmatics , cloud computing , transparency , Recovery Act , stimulus

Monday - 03/23/2009, 06:43am EDT
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New FOIA rules raise agency expectations

Accompanies new ethics rules for political appointees and the use of executive privilege.

Tags: mngt , Justice Department , OMB , FOIA , transparency , ethics

Friday - 01/23/2009, 06:53am EST
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