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Congress slashed funds to open government websites. Will these cuts impact the way feds' do their jobs?
OIRA issues its second memo since the Plain Writing Act became law detailing deadlines and training requirements.
The agreement between the White House and Congressional leaders to fund the government through the remainder of 2011 would strip the E-Government fund of more than three quarters of its dollars. The fund, managed by the General Services Administration, pays for several of the Obama Administration's government transparency websites.
Tags: technology , Congress , Vivek Kundra , David McClure , OMB , GSA , cloud computing , data center consolidation , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , E-Government Fund , transparency , TechStat , Jared Serbu
Open government proponents are calling for more transparency, and they are taking that message to the streets.
Lawmakers included $17 million in the one-week bill to keep the government open. This is still short of the $35 million the administration requested, but it will help keep some of the open governments running.
Several sites, including Data.gov, the IT Dashboard and the FEDRamp cloud efforts, could be shut down in the next two months if the administration doesn't get more money under the E-government fund. In all, nine sites are on the list to be discontinued by July 30 if OMB doesn't find money to keep it going. Experts say OMB has several ways to keep the sites up, including pass-the-hat among agencies.
Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , OMB , GSA , Joseph Lieberman , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , House Appropriations Committee , Dan Chenok , IBM , Fred Corle , KGS Inc. , Daniel Schuman , Sunlight Foundation , E-Government Fund , transparency , Jason Miller
OFSA conducted a survey to point out which departments and agencies were best using open source technologies.
The Federal Acquisitions Regulations Councils have withdrawn their advanced notice of proposed rulemaking to change contractor transparency.
OpenTheGovernment.org has sent a letter to OMB calling for the continued protection of open government, even after WikiLeaks.