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Despite Obama directive, agencies maintain ad-hoc approach to unclassified information

Congressional report points to misuse of TSA's "sensitive security information" designation for unclassified agency data.

Tags: Congress , information security , controlled unclassified information , TSA , Annmarie Lontz , John Mica , Darrell Issa , John Fitzpatrick , Jared Serbu

Friday - 05/30/2014, 12:00pm EDT
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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: OpenTheGovernment.org , transparency , openness and transparency , Edward Snowden , NSA , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 04:47pm EDT
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Federal Drive Show Blog - October 22, 2013

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Federal Drive , Justin Sink

Tuesday - 10/22/2013, 10:02am EDT

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 , OpenTheGovernment.org , Digital Government Strategy , John Wonderlich , Sunlight Foundation , Kevin Richards , TechAmerica , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/10/2013, 05:41am EDT
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Federal Drive interviews - September 28

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Ed Zurndorfer , Jim Williams

Friday - 09/28/2012, 03:02pm EDT

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 , OpenTheGovernment.org , 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: OpenTheGovernment.org , open government , transparency , WikiLeaks , Dorobek Insider , technology

Monday - 01/31/2011, 03:34pm EST
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Executive Order seeks to simplify document classification

A newly-issued White House mandate provides new guidance for handling sensitive agency documents. Experts are giving it positive reviews so far. The new directive supersedes a similar order issued by the Bush administration, which critics say created a chaotic tangle of incompatible agency document classifications.

Tags: management , Executive Order 13556 , NARA , Controlled Unclassified Information Office , Jay Bosanko , OMBWatch , Sean Moulton , Open the Government Coalition , document classification , controlled unclassified information , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 11/10/2010, 06:24am 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 , OpenTheGovernment.org , Open Government Directive , Open Government Plans , Dorothy Ramienski , transparency , openness , daily debrief

Tuesday - 05/04/2010, 07:45pm EDT
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