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Posts in "Open Data"
August 18, 2014
July 21, 2014
The House will take up a satellite television bill this week and a subcommittee holds a hearing on three tech bills. Elsewhere in Washington, events on Internet governance, open data and broadband regulation are coming up.
July 3, 2014
Controversy over missing Internal Revenue Service emails has been in the headlines recently, but Melanie Sloan and Anne Weismann at Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington argue the real problem is a systemic issue with federal agency record-keeping. In a recent opinion piece in the Washington Post, they write that Congress has long known that federal agencies have not been preserving records but hasn’t done anything about it.
Technocrat talked with Sloan, the group’s executive director, and here’s some of what she said:
June 19, 2014
Local governments’ resources pale in comparison to what the federal government has on hand, but could that actually be helping with open data at the local level?
The way the OpenGov Foundation’s Seamus Kraft sees it, local governments are taking the lead on open data, and that’s because of a combination of budget woes, the presence of “civic hackers” and flexibility that leaders have at the local level.
May 28, 2014
May 9, 2014
Some of the latest tech-oriented pieces from Roll Call’s Guest Observer files:
May 6, 2014
The White House’s Office of Management and Budget could be the weak link in implementing legislation intended to improve the transparency of government spending, says Sunlight Foundation policy associate Matt Rumsey in a commentary piece for Roll Call. The DATA Act (S 994), which the House cleared last week and is awaiting the president’s signature, would expand the amount of financial data that federal agencies would be required to provide to USASpending.gov site, under new governmentwide standards.