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Obama administration two-sided on openness, expert says

Angela Canterbury, director of Public Policy at the Project on Government Oversight, said the Obama administration's efforts at transparency and openness have garnered mixed results.

Tags: Angela Canterbury , POGO , oversight , Accountability and Transparency Board , Interior , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 12:17pm EDT
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Justice backs new category of secret gov't files

The Obama administration urged Congress on Tuesday to keep secret a whole new category of information even under the Freedom of Information Act.

Tags: Barack Obama , cybersecurity , Justice Department , Melanie Ann Pustay , Michael Froman , FOIA , technology

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 06:41pm EDT

HUD database provides household info to public, researchers

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced the launch of a public database that includes information about households under some of HUD's housing programs.

Tags: Gov 2.0 , HUD , Raphael Bostic , technology ,

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 05:52pm EST
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Watchdog group pursues more openness in government

Tom Blanton, executive director of the National Security Archive, talks about his group's efforts in recognizing poor compliance with open government practices through its annual Rosemary Award.

Tags: Justice , National Security Archive , Tom Blanton , Rosemary Award , Open Government Directive , Barack Obama , Federal Drive , EPA

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 11:04am EST
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Energy harnessing data to push app development

Cammie Croft, the department's director of new media, tells The Federal Drive with Tom Temin about some of the datasets available to developers and apps that have been created.

Tags: Cammie Croft , Energy , technology , apps , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 10:43am EST
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DoJ reduces FOIA backlog by 26 percent

The Department of Justice has decreased its backlog of Freedom of Information Act requests and processed a record number of requests.

Tags: Melanie Pustay , DoJ , FOIA , Federal Drive , technology

Friday - 02/24/2012, 09:19am EST
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Rep. Lungren: XML standards to increase document transparency

Every House document will go into a new website. The goal is to make them more accessible to the public. The legislation will be posted using Extensible Markup Language, or XML. That will make what's in a bill easier to find, and the bills themselves more visible to search engines.

Tags: Dan Lungren , Congress , XML , technology , Federal Drive , transparency ,

Monday - 02/06/2012, 08:55am EST
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Bill takes federal plain language requirements a step further

Agencies already are under the gun to put their public communications into plain language. A congressman behind the original effort now wants to get rid of government jargon in federal regulations.

Tags: Congress , OMB , Plain Language Act , OIRA , Cass Sunstein , management , Bruce Braley , regulations , rulemaking , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 05:17am EST
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An IT, acquisition review/preview

Federal News Radio's Jason Miller offers his top stories of 2011 and predictions for 2012.

Tags: technology , acquisition , 2011 and Beyond , Jason Miller , Dan Gordon , cybersecurity , acquisition workforce , shared services , cloud computing , mobile , HSPD-12 , identity management , NSTIC , E-Government Fund

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 04:43pm EST
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FCC's personalized dashboard targets 'power users'

The Federal Communications Commission launched a website this month that allows users to create a personalized dashboard to more easily access information.

Tags: David Robbins , FCC , Steven VanRoekel , MyFCC , dashboard , technology , Mike Reich , Seabourne , government 2.0 , Federal Computer Week

Monday - 12/26/2011, 01:34pm EST
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