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OSTP asks agencies for 'bold, ambitious' open government initiatives

A new memo from CTO Todd Park requires agencies to update their open government plans by June 1. The plans should include new efforts as well as progress reports on current initiatives.

Tags: management , Transparency , technology , Todd Park , Office of Science and Technology Policy , OMB , Nick Sinai , Corinna Zarek , Gavin Baker , Center for Effective Government , FOIA , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/03/2014, 12:22pm EST
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OMB pushes agencies to open up more data to improve programs

OMB Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell sent a memo to agency leaders outlining six steps they must take to make administrative information about everything from grantees to contractors to anything that is collected for the purpose of carrying out the basic administration of a program, such as processing benefit applications or tracking services received, more available internally and externally.

Tags: management , Transparency , Sylvia Mathews Burwell , Jason Miller

Monday - 02/24/2014, 04:43am EST

White House calls for major changes to DATA Act

The Office of Management and Budget's markup of the Senate's version of the bill changes language around requiring data standards and how the information should be published. Open government advocates are concerned about OMB's suggestions.

Tags: management , technology , USASpending.gov , OMB , Mark Warner , DATA Act , Transparency , Hudson Hollister , Data Transparency Coaltion , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/27/2014, 05:31pm EST
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White House says agencies slowly meeting open data milestones

Seven months after the White House issued a new policy and executive order, some agencies have met the requirements to release their data inventories and create a "/data" page. But many agencies have yet to follow through on the milestones.

Tags: technology , OMB , White House , Education Department , Energy Department , Nick Sinai , Haley Van Dyck , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 12/10/2013, 11:08am EST

White House releases second open government action plan

The Obama administration's second Open Government National Action Plan introduces 23 new or expanded commitments to open government, including measures to strengthen whistleblower protections and improve the declassification process.

Tags: Barack Obama , Open Government Action Plan , NARA , Sean Moulton , Center for Effective Government

Friday - 12/06/2013, 03:04pm EST

Push for more federal data transparency gaining momentum on Capitol Hill

House leaders say the DATA Act has a good chance at becoming law this session. Support for the bill from the Senate and the White House seems to be increasing.

Tags: technology , Data transparency , Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Data Transparency Coalition , SEC , XBRL , DATA Act , Mark Warner , Eric Cantor , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 11:50am EDT
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BGOV ups the ante in federal spending data services

Try as it may to may information easier to obtain and clearer to understand, the government's efforts to be more transparent often fall short.

Tags: data , data sharing , BGov , Deltek , Govini , Tom Temin , information sharing , technology

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 06:00pm EDT

USGS mashing up data to create new views of country

Kevin Gallagher, the associate director for core science systems at USGS, said the agency is developing a new data management strategy that will help it meet the White House requirement to make federally-funded research data more easily accessible.

Tags: technology , Kevin Gallagher , USGS , Interior Department , data management , geospatial data , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/24/2013, 12:16pm EDT
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Managing your data in the cloud

Dan Juengst, senior cloud strategist for Red Hat discusses how his company is helping federal agencies with their cloud computing needs.
June 11, 2013

Tags: technology , cloud computing , Dan Juengst , Red Hat , open data , Open source software , data management , National Security Agency , Linux , private cloud , public cloud , hybrid cloud , IaaS , PaaS , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 06/11/2013, 10:52pm EDT
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