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White House petitions: Huge response, headache too

As the Obama administration kicks off its second term, it's upping the threshold for responding to Americans' petitions from 25,000 signatures to 100,000, a reminder that government by the people can sometimes have unintended consequences. In this case, a wildly popular transparency initiative has spawned a headache of the administration's own making.

Tags: We The People , technology ,

Wednesday - 01/30/2013, 02:51am EST

Agencies lay out plans for Open Gov 2.0

Every agency issued updated open government plans, updating progress and detailing new initiatives for the next two years. NASA will change the way it designs and builds its websites. SSA will focus on health IT and putting services online.

Tags: technology , management , cloud computing , OIRA , NASA , SSA , Cass Sunstein , Chris Vein , Michael Astrue , citizen services , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/09/2012, 05:38pm EDT

Survey: Journalists face restrictions from agencies

Tom Shoop, the editor-in-chief at Government Executive magazine, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss a recent survey in which journalists reported facing obstacles in attempting to cover federal agencies.

Tags: management , Tom Shoop , In Depth , Francis Rose , GovExec

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 07:51pm EDT
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Agencies demo one-stop FOIA portal

Federal employees who respond to Freedom of Information Act requests got their first look today at a new web portal designed to improve efficiency and transparency. The Environmental Protection Agency, the Commerce Department and the National Archives and Records Administration are basing the portal on Regulations.gov.

Tags: FOIA , Regulations.gov , Transparency , Miriam Nisbet , EPA , Commerce , OMB Watch , Gavin Baker , technology , Gov 2.0 , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 03:47pm EST
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Obama open gov plan is important step

Katherine McFate is the president and CEO of OMB Watch.

Tags: Katherine McFate , OMB Watch , In Depth , Barack Obama , Transparency , technology

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 07:05pm EDT
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Anonymous US officials push open government

Obama administration officials are talking up open government, transparency and accountability, but are doing it anonymously in apparent contradiction of the goal.

Tags: UN , open government partnership

Monday - 09/19/2011, 06:48pm EDT

Kundra says "hard lessons" led to IT top-10 list

As federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra prepares to depart government for a Harvard fellowship, he provided a top-10 list of lessons learned in his last appearance before Congress.

Tags: Vivek Kundra , Data transparency , House Oversight and Government Reform , technology , IT , Jack Moore

Friday - 07/15/2011, 05:01pm EDT
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With e-gov fund cuts, will citizen-developed apps discontinue?

Some apps developed through Washington, D.C.'s Apps for Democracy contest are discontinued because of lack of data. Could the same happen to apps based on federal data due to cuts to the e-government fund?

Tags: Collaboration Center , technology , Apps for Democracy , Government Technology , innovation , data , Vivek Kundra , e-gov fund , budget

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 08:00am EDT

SSA sets up e-mail for regulatory suggestions

As the president calls on agencies to streamline its regulatory process, the Social Security Administration has set up an e-mail account to take ideas from the public.

Tags: Collaboration Center , technology , e-mail , SSA , regulation reform , Barack Obama , Gov 2.0

Tuesday - 02/01/2011, 11:00am EST