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Feds find it isn't easy being transparent

One of the top buzzwords in the federal space these days is transparency. More and more officials are embracing the idea of the government being more open and transparent, and more are making use of social collaboration and networking tools in their agencies. But how are they faring in implementing the tools of collaboration? A blue-ribbon panel at the yesterday's MeriTalk/Adobe Government Assembly offered some perspective.

Tags: newsstand , Adobe Government Open Source Conference , MeriTalk , Dee Dee Myers , Alan Cohn , DHS , Price Floyd , DoD , transparency , White House , Max Cacas

Thursday - 11/05/2009, 07:04am EST

White House cybersecurity coordinator still unnamed after five months

With the end of October comes the end of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. But a key player in the White House's plans for national cybersecurity still isn't on the job yet, and that has lawmakers on Capitol Hill concerned.

Tags: Technology , cybersecurity , U.S. Chamber of Commerce , Chris Painter , White House , Yvette Clark , Max Cacas

Monday - 11/02/2009, 06:42am EST

Sen. Collins says no to WH cybersecurity coordinator

Five months after he announced it as a priority for his administration, President Obama still has not named a White House cybersecurity coordinator. Now, two U.S. Senators who are friends and normally see eye-to-eye on other matters find themselves in opposite corners on this issue.

Tags: Technology , cybersecurity , Susan Collins , Randy Sabett , Sonnenschien, Nath and Rosenthal , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs ,

Tuesday - 11/03/2009, 06:37am EST

CDT on cybersecurity: here's what we think

Good government group weighs in ahead of cybersecurity report release.

Tags: Technology , cybersecurity , Center for Democracy and Technology , Leslie Harris , Greg Nojeim , White House , Jay Rockefeller

Thursday - 04/16/2009, 07:32am EDT

Archives reports progress on road to digital ERA

Since 2005, the National Archives and Records Administration has been building a new, digital version of itself - the Electronic Records Archive. The Archives has met an important milestone on the path to ERA: the agency is nearing completion of the task of entering into its digital storehouse the complete records from an American Presidency.

Tags: Technology , National Archives and Records Administration , Electronic Record Archive , Lockheed Martin , Martha Morphy , David Kepley , George W. Bush , Max Cacas

Thursday - 09/03/2009, 07:21am EDT

White House cuts federal pay raise

Letter to Congress details decision to lower 2010 pay raise by 0.4 percent. President Obama cites national emergency as reason for decrease.

Tags: pay and benefits , White House , Congress , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , pay raise , General Schedule system

Monday - 08/31/2009, 07:11pm EDT

OMB Watch recaps the year in open government

The head of one of Washington's many "good government" groups rates the Obama Administration on its efforts towards trasparency and open government as we approach the first anniversary of Barack Obama's Inauguration.

Tags: mngt , transparency , Open government , OMB Watch , Gary Bass , Max Cacas

Monday - 01/04/2010, 06:51am EST

Capitol Hill: Wait and see on cybersecurity coordinator

From Capitol Hill, most, but not all, lawmakers have generally good reviews for President Obama's pick to be cybersecurity coordinator.

Tags: Technology , cybersecurity , Howard Schmidt , Sen. Joe Liebereman , Sen. Susan Collins , Rep. Jim Langevin , Rep. Yvette Clark , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 12/23/2009, 06:45am EST

Langevin 'concerned and disappointed': still no cybersecurity czar

Earlier this year, there were high hopes for the Obama Administration's cybersecurity policies. Now, however, the departure of one top White House cybersecurity official has raised concerns with a top Rhode Island lawmaker.

Tags: Technology , mngt , cybersecurity , Melissa Hathaway , Jim Langevin , Max Cacas , CSIS

Monday - 08/24/2009, 06:41am EDT
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