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White House to mandate machine-readable open data

The guidance is two months late, but OMB is expected to issue it in early 2013. Todd Park, the federal CTO, said the White House also is updating the Data.gov platform and expanding the approach to healthcare data to other sectors.

Tags: technology , Todd Park , Steve VanRoekel , OMB , OSTP , Innovation Fellows Program , Digital Management Strategy , data management , Blue Button initiative , healthcare data , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/07/2013, 05:25am EST
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ELC: News and Notes

OPM developing competency models for performance improvement officers and chief operating officers as part of its requirements under the GPRA Modernization Act. DHS moves to agile development to fix the HSIN program. NIST to update HSPD-12 card requirements to meet mobile needs.

Tags: technology , GSA , OPM , NIST , DHS , Martha Johnson , Dave McClure , Patsy Stevens , Donna Roy , Jeremy Grant , NSTIC , Suzanne Lightman , green government , energy efficiency , GPRA Modernization , HSIN , cybersecurity , identity management , mobile , HSPD-12 , Jason Miller , ELC 2011

Tuesday - 10/25/2011, 05:57am EDT

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 , transparency , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , information sharing

Tuesday - 10/02/2012, 06:15am EDT
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Open, transparent government efforts merit more progress needed

Darrell West, vice president and director of Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution joins Federal News Radio as part of the special report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

Tags: Darrell West , Open Government Directive , Obama Impact , Brookings Institution , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 03:38am EDT
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FOIA backlog grows even as agencies process more requests

Agencies dedicated more money and personnel to FOIA processing in 2011, but requests grew even faster.

Tags: FOIA , DoJ , Melanie Pustay , NARA , DHS , DoD , Jared Serbu

Monday - 09/10/2012, 05:32am EDT

White House selects innovation fellows for five federal projects

U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park is naming 18 innovation fellows today to work on five "high-impact" federal IT projects.

Tags: White House , Todd Park , technology , Innovation Fellows Program , Blue Button , innovation , Jolie Lee , Ruben Gomez

Thursday - 08/23/2012, 11:59am EDT
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President signs law delaying STOCK Act expansion

President Barack Obama has signed a law delaying an expansion of the STOCK Act that would have published the financial records of thousands of top managers throughout the executive and legislative branches in an online, searchable database.

Tags: STOCK Act , financial disclosure , conflict of interest , Congress , President Barack Obama , workforce , pay & benefits

Thursday - 08/16/2012, 09:16pm EDT

SEA cites identity theft as unintended consequence of STOCK Act

A law Congress passed in April to ban congressional members and federal workers from profiting on non-public information places unnecessary reporting burdens on senior executives and make them vulnerable to identity theft.

Tags: STOCK Act , transparency , Senior Executive Association , insider trading , ethics bill , Bill Bransford , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 01:14pm EDT
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Small biz group sues DoD over release of subcontracting reports

The American Small Business League says there's no legal basis for the department to deny its Freedom of Information Act request.

Tags: American Small Business League , DoD Report , contracting , FOIA , Federal Drive ,

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 10:10am EDT

Open government advocates seek greater access to congressional data

Sunlight Foundation Policy Counsel Daniel Schuman is leading the campaign to improve the Library of Congress website that reports congressional data.

Tags: Daniel Schuman , Sunlight Foundation , Library of Congress , Congress , data scraping , Federal Drive , data management , technology , Michael OConnell

Monday - 04/16/2012, 11:26am EDT
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