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Lawmakers on the House Small Business Committee introduced three bipartisan bills Wednesday aimed at contracting reform.
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.
A bill introduced in the House aims to increase the subcontracting transparency and pass-through contracts to large companies.
Federal employees who respond to Freedom of Information Act requests got their first look today at a new web portal designed to improve efficiency and transparency. The Environmental Protection Agency, the Commerce Department and the National Archives and Records Administration are basing the portal on Regulations.gov.
Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel explains the new worldwide transparency drive called the Open Government Partnership.
Whistleblowers at government contractors need better protections against reprisal and need to know how to contact agency inspectors general. Two IGs and a whistleblower awaiting trial were among the witnesses at a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Reform Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight. It is considering legislation to extend federal whistleblower protections to all contractors, subcontractors and local governments receiving federal funds.
Tags: contracting , whistleblowers , Senate , Claire McCaskill , Rob Portman , Walter Tamosaitis , Hanford Waste Treatment Plan , Energy , DoD , Marguerite Garrison , Peggy Gustafson , SBA , Recovery Act , URS , Bechtel , Emily Kopp
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.
The outgoing chairman of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board said the work of the oversight agency was transformational in its way of approaching catching and preventing fraud.
Statement of Administration Policy and letter to Senate recommends keeping the E-Government Fund separate from the Federal Citizen Services Fund. The Sunlight Foundation and OMBWatch also want lawmakers to fully fund the E-Government Fund.
Ed DeSeve was the Special Advisor to the President for Recovery Implementation and is now the President of the Global Public Leadership Institute. He writes about the lessons learned in a new report by the IBM Center for the Business of Government.