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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 , Open government

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 , Open government , 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 , Open government , 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 , Open government , Mike Reich , Seabourne , government 2.0 , Federal Computer Week

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

E-gov fund gets boost in spending bill

The latest version of the minibus spending bill for fiscal 2012 includes a $4.4 million increase for the E-Government Fund.

Tags: OMB , budget , Congress , House , E-Government Fund , Open government , Gavin Baker , OMB Watch , GSA , A-76 , House Appropriations Committee , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 03:54pm EST

Sunlight reviews open government directive

John Wonderlich of the Sunlight Foundation talks about his organization's review of the Open Government Directive. How well have agencies complied with mandate?

Tags: John Wonderich , Sunlight Foundation , Open government , HHS , NASA , Department of Transportation , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , government 2.0

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 12:52pm EST
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Data.gov goes global

Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel explains the new worldwide transparency drive called the Open Government Partnership.

Tags: Steven Van Roekel , Data.gov , transparency , Federal Drive , India , Open government , technology

Monday - 12/12/2011, 08:45am EST
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DoJ's updated FOIA policy emphasizes customer service

The updated FOIA policy states the department must advise the FOIA requester that a their request has been referred and provide the name of the agency to the requester with that agency's FOIA contact.

Tags: FOIA , DoJ , Open government , transparency , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 11:55am EST

DoJ criticized over proposed FOIA regulation

The Justice Department is being criticized by open government groups for proposing a regulation that would in rare instances allow federal law enforcement agencies to tell people seeking information under the Freedom of Information Act that the government has no records on a subject, when it actually does.

Tags: DoJ , Open government , ACLU , FOIA , CREW

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 04:45pm EDT

Keys to successful government dashboards

Sukumar Ganapati, associate professor of public administration at Florida International University, examined some of the best practices of government dashboards in a new report.

Tags: Sukumar Ganapati , IBM Center for the Business of Government , management , technology , dashboards , In Depth , transparency , Open government

Monday - 10/17/2011, 04:12pm EDT
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