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Recovery Board opens next frontier in financial accountability

Pundits may question whether Congress should have approved $804 billion in stimulus money via the Recovery Act of 2009. But many in government have come to realize that the independent agency charged with overseeing how that money was spent -- the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board -- has a lot to teach financial managers about ensuring transparency and rooting out waste in government spending.

Tags: Recovery Act , RAT Board , Earl Devaney , Kathleen Tighe , Danny Werfel , Michael Wood , transparency , technology , financial accountability , financial management , Rise of the Money People , Michael OConnell , OMB , oversight

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 02:25pm EDT
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Increased transparency at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Mary Givvines, deputy director of Information Services at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, joins host John Gilroy to talk about how the agency's open government initiatives.
March 5, 2013

Tags: technology , innovation , transparency , open government , FOIA , Nuclear Regulatory Commission , Mary Givvines , Agency Documents Access Management System , 2013 Regulatory Information Conference , social media , crisis communications , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Wednesday - 03/06/2013, 12:50am EST
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Patience running thin with White House open government efforts

The White House reaffirmed its commitment to an open and transparent government in President Barack Obama's second term. But government watchdog advocates say their frustration is growing with the slow and inconsistent progress agencies are making to make information more easily available.

Tags: open government , American University , transparency , White House , Open Government Directive , technology , FOIA , Jason Miller , Lisa Ellman , Daniel Metcalfe , Collaboration on Government Secrecy , Anne Weismann , Miriam Nesbit

Friday - 01/18/2013, 08:04am EST
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New FOIA portal promotes transparency, eases agency interactions

The Environmental Protection Agency partnered with the Commerce Department and National Archives to launch a new online portal aimed at streamlining the Freedom of Information Act request process for both the public and federal agencies.

Tags: FOIA , FOIAOnline , NARA , EPA , Commerce Department , Regulations.gov , Katherine McFate , OMB Watch , open government , transparency , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , information sharing

Tuesday - 10/02/2012, 06:15am EDT
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Ethics nominee asks Congress to change insider trading law

Walter Shaub Jr. said the STOCK Act could cause unintended consequences for federal employees' privacy and safety. Shaub said he favors revisions aimed at striking a balance between the need to protect personal information and the law's requirement to disclose stock trades.

Tags: STOCK Act , Walter Shaub , Sean Moulton , Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee , OGE , OMB Watch , transparency , accountability , Ruben Gomez , Congress

Monday - 07/23/2012, 06:13am EDT
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Agencies face regulatory challenges in spurring innovations on the Web

While the Internet is a key priority for federal agencies to create economic prosperity, various rules set by regulatory agencies are hindering the fast-pace growth on the Web.

Tags: transparency , accountability , Daniel Weitzner , regulatory agency , Internet policymaking , technology , open government data , international action plan , consumer privacy bill of rights , Organization for Economic Cooperation and Developm , Taeja Smith , TPP

Thursday - 07/12/2012, 06:18am EDT

GAT Board to finish testing spending oversight tools this summer

In its second report to the President, the Government Accountability and Transparency Board updates progress on several pilots to implement three broad-based recommendations. DoD and HHS are reviewing how best to standardize spending data. OMB is developing a Statement of Spending to provide more transparency into how agencies spend their funds.

Tags: management , Richard Ginman , Danny Werfel , OMB , Recovery Board , GAT Board , oversight , transparency , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 07/10/2012, 07:33pm EDT

Obama appoints DoD acquisition policy chief to head spending watchdog

President Barack Obama announced he will appoint Richard Ginman, the director of Defense Department procurement policy, to chair the Government Accountability and Transparency Board (GATB), a spending and transparency watchdog. Ginman has served as the director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) for a little more than year.

Tags: Campaign to Cut Waste , oversight , GAT Board , RAT Board , Richard Ginman , DoD , DPAP , Earl Devaney , transparency

Thursday - 07/05/2012, 08:18pm EDT

Agency performance reporting lags under wasteful spending initiative

A report by the Congressional Research Service finds it's not clear whether agencies are meeting performance goals set out a June 2011 executive order to make the federal government more efficient and accountable.

Tags: CRS , Tom Coburn , transparency , GAT Board , RAT Board , technology , Campaign to Cut Waste , Barack Obama , Joe Biden

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 08:48am EDT
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