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Ian Kalin, Chief Data Officer, Department of Commerce

The Commerce Department recently hired its first ever chief data officer. The inaugural role went to Ian Kalin. He's a Navy veteran and came over from the private sector, having worked at Google and startups like Socrata. There, he helped modernize data and transparency programs. His first day on the job was Monday. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on his new position.

Tags: Ian Kalin , Commerce Department , Federal Drive , transparency , data

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 12:09pm EDT
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Matt Rumsey, Director, Advisory Committee on Transparency, Sunlight Foundation

The government has started releasing comprehensive indexes of data showing how agencies operate and conduct oversight. That's in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from the Sunlight Foundation. It's been more than a year in the making, and most of the data has never been publicly identified before. Matt Rumsey, the director of the Advisory Committee on Transparency at the Sunlight Foundation, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on just what's in those indexes.

Tags: Matt Rumsey , Sunlight Foundation , FOIA , transparency , oversight , Federal Drive , information sharing

Friday - 03/20/2015, 09:08am EDT
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Agencies fail to make the grade on FOIA requests

The agencies that account for 90 percent of Freedom of Information Act requests received by the federal government continue to struggle in processing those requests in a timely manner, according to a new report from the Center for Effective Government.

Tags: FOIA , Center for Effective Government , Records management , information sharing , transparency , oversight , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 02:01am EDT
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OGE rolls out Integrity public disclosure filing system

Nineteen agencies have already adopted Integrity, the new electronic financial disclosure program introduced by the Office of Government Ethics to help streamline public filing process.

Tags: Office of Government Ethics , STOCK Act , financial disclosure , ethics , Walter Shaub , transparency , Michael OConnell , management , Congress , oversight , Integrity

Monday - 03/02/2015, 10:00am EST

White House crowdsources open-government playbook

In writing a new tipsheet for agencies about engaging the public, the White House is practicing what it's preaching.

Tags: Open government , GSA , Justin Herman , Corinna Zarek , crowdsourcing , Daniel Schuman , Sean Vitka , CREW , Sunlight Foundation , transparency , Emily Kopp , technology

Wednesday - 11/26/2014, 01:07pm EST

GAO: Not too early to track DATA Act progress

The Government Accountability Office is taking an early interest in how the White House and Treasury Department draft government-wide financial data standards, due out next summer. A lot is riding on those standards, says Comptroller General Gene Dodaro.

Tags: Gene Dodaro , DATA Act , big data , data analytics , GAO , Emily Kopp , transparency

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 02:26pm EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The DATA Act has already garnered more attention, more high level focus in four months since it became law than previous federal transparency laws did in the last seven years. The big question is whether that focus and attention will last beyond this first year. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose why some experts believe the DATA Act is so different than other transparency laws.

Tags: Jason Miller , In Depth , transparency , DATA Act

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 04:28pm EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act has already garnered more attention in four months since it became law than previous federal transparency laws did in the last seven years. The big question is: will that focus and attention last beyond this first year? Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller reports on why some experts believe the DATA Act is different than other transparency laws.

Tags: Jason Miller , Federal Drive , DATA Act , transparency , Tom Temin

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 09:32am EDT
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White House unveils new open government initiatives

The White House has unveiled new or expanded commitments to open government. Included are plans to adopt an open source software policy, with a deadline of Dec. 31, 2015, as well as plans to improve delivery of government digital services.

Tags: management , best practices , technology , Health IT , information sharing , Obama administration , open source , transparency , open government initiatives , DATA Act

Monday - 09/29/2014, 05:00pm EDT
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