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Ethics nominee asks Congress to change insider trading law

Walter Shaub Jr. said the STOCK Act could cause unintended consequences for federal employees' privacy and safety. Shaub said he favors revisions aimed at striking a balance between the need to protect personal information and the law's requirement to disclose stock trades.

Tags: STOCK Act , Walter Shaub , Sean Moulton , Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee , OGE , OMB Watch , accountability , Ruben Gomez , Congress

Monday - 07/23/2012, 06:13am EDT
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Agencies face regulatory challenges in spurring innovations on the Web

While the Internet is a key priority for federal agencies to create economic prosperity, various rules set by regulatory agencies are hindering the fast-pace growth on the Web.

Tags: accountability , Daniel Weitzner , regulatory agency , Internet policymaking , technology , open government data , international action plan , consumer privacy bill of rights , Organization for Economic Cooperation and Developm , Taeja Smith , TPP

Thursday - 07/12/2012, 06:18am EDT

GAT Board to finish testing spending oversight tools this summer

In its second report to the President, the Government Accountability and Transparency Board updates progress on several pilots to implement three broad-based recommendations. DoD and HHS are reviewing how best to standardize spending data. OMB is developing a Statement of Spending to provide more transparency into how agencies spend their funds.

Tags: management , Richard Ginman , Danny Werfel , OMB , Recovery Board , GAT Board , oversight , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 07/10/2012, 07:33pm EDT

Obama appoints DoD acquisition policy chief to head spending watchdog

President Barack Obama announced he will appoint Richard Ginman, the director of Defense Department procurement policy, to chair the Government Accountability and Transparency Board (GATB), a spending and transparency watchdog. Ginman has served as the director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) for a little more than year.

Tags: Campaign to Cut Waste , oversight , GAT Board , RAT Board , Richard Ginman , DoD , DPAP , Earl Devaney ,

Thursday - 07/05/2012, 08:18pm EDT

Agency performance reporting lags under wasteful spending initiative

A report by the Congressional Research Service finds it's not clear whether agencies are meeting performance goals set out a June 2011 executive order to make the federal government more efficient and accountable.

Tags: CRS , Tom Coburn , GAT Board , RAT Board , technology , Campaign to Cut Waste , Barack Obama , Joe Biden

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 08:48am 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 , open government , Senior Executive Association , insider trading , ethics bill , Bill Bransford , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 01:14pm EDT
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Data reporting and transparency

Mayer Brown LLP partner Marcia Madsen will talk about what government managers and contractors need to know when it comes to data collection and transparency.
June 5, 2012(Encore presentation June 12, 2012)

Tags: acquisition , contracting , procurement , data collection , data accountability and transparency act of 2012 , Marcia Madsen , Mayer Brown LLP , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 07:08pm EDT
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Datapalooza, the Data Navigator, and more

Niall Brennan, director for Policy and the Data Analytics Group at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will talk about how to process large volumes of data.
April 17, 2012

Tags: technology , data management , big data , Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services , Datapalooza , Brookings Institute , Congressional Budget Office , data navigator , HiMSS , John Gilroy , Niall Brennan , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 04/17/2012, 10:24pm EDT
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DATA Act creates new oversight commission

The House-passed DATA Act creates a five-member commission to oversee government transparency.

Tags: DATA Act , Hudson Hollister , Data Transparency Coalition , Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board , Federal Drive

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 02:45pm EDT
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House-backed DATA Act, increases transparency, caps agency spending

On a voice vote, the House backed the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, known as the DATA Act. The legislation would establish uniform standards for all recipients to report federal money and set up a single website where average Americans could search for information on how government agencies, departments and other recipients spend federal funds.

Tags: financial management , DATA Act , House , Congress

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 01:32pm EDT
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