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GSA: Open data is access and accessibility

In open government, dumping information on a website is useless if the users cannot quickly understand what the information means for them.

Tags: Collaboration Center , technology , open data , Dave McClure , Sheila Campbell , GSA

Tuesday - 05/17/2011, 12:39pm EDT

Agency reorganization plan on track for June deadline

OMB's Jeff Zients told Senate lawmakers that his office has held 250 meetings to discuss agency reorganization ideas. Zients also said the lack of funding for e-government programs will slow the advancement of transparency websites.

Tags: reorganization , E-Government Fund , GPRA , Jeff Zients , Tom Carper , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , technology , management , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 03:48pm EDT
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Open gov lessons from GSA

Martha Dorris, deputy associate administrator of the Office of Citizen Services at the General Services Administration, explains how her agency has used e-gov initiatives to improve the customer experience.

Tags: Martha Dorris , GSA , technology , In Depth

Tuesday - 04/26/2011, 06:25pm EDT
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After e-gov cuts, Sunlight launches Save the Data program

The Sunlight Foundation is creating the Save the Data to fight cuts to open government websites.

Tags: e-gov fund , technology , Daniel Schuman , Sunlight Foundation , In Depth

Tuesday - 04/19/2011, 07:24pm EDT
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POLL: Will cuts to e-gov fund impact your job?

Congress slashed funds to open government websites. Will these cuts impact the way feds' do their jobs?

Tags: E-Gov , transparency , technology , poll

Monday - 04/18/2011, 01:25pm EDT

OMB finalizes plain writing law implementation

OIRA issues its second memo since the Plain Writing Act became law detailing deadlines and training requirements.

Tags: management , Plain Writing Act , Cass Sunstein , OIRA , best practices , John Buckner

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 03:32pm EDT

Six-month budget slashes e-gov fund by 76 percent

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

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 08:20pm EDT
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Event highlights open gov success

Open government proponents are calling for more transparency, and they are taking that message to the streets.

Tags: Sarah Millican , transparency , openness , In Depth

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 03:55pm EDT

House restores some e-gov funding in CR

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.

Tags: technology , Jo Ann Emerson , Hal Rogers , Martha Johnson , House Appropriations Committee , GSA , OMB , E-Government Fund , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 04/05/2011, 04:34pm EDT

OMB prepares for open gov sites to go dark in May

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

Thursday - 03/31/2011, 04:46pm EDT
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