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New OIRA meetings database eases user search

The White House office charged with reviewing draft federal regulations has made it easier to search and sort records of its meetings with lobbyists and trade associations.

With Senate passage, DATA Act on track to become law

The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act took another step toward enactment into law after the Senate passed the bill unanimously Thursday. After it passed, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released a  statement  in support of the Senate version, calling it a compromise supported by leaders from both parties in both chambers.

Guest opinion: Not just a code repository; GitHub's potential as a social tool for government

In the early days of Twitter, it was easy and common to dismiss the infant social network as a simplistic tool that served a whimsical and nerdy niche.  Much like we pooh-poohed Twitter in those early days, GitHub, in its early crawl, is today dismissed simply as a tool for the diehard developer.

Poor citizen engagement worse than no engagement, says open gov researcher

Why governments engage citizens in open government programs matters more than how they engage and poor engagement is worse than no engagement at all, says Tim Hughes, a researcher at Involve, a UK-based civil society organization. Hughes spoke March 20 during a webinar sponsored by the Open Government Partnership.  

Obsolete FOIA regulations persist in federal agencies

More than half of federal agencies still operate under obsolete Freedom of Information Act guidlines, having not updated their procedures to comply with an Obama administration directive to proactively make information available, a March 14 National Security Archive at George Washington University report says.

Seven agencies fail on FOIA scorecard

Seven of fifteen federal agencies reviewed received a failing grade for implementing the Freedom of Information Act in a Center for Effective Government report. No agency earned an "A" overall although some agencies earned top scores in one of the three areas examined, says the group.

White House calls for 'bold, ambitious' open government projects

Federal agencies must come up with a significant new project to include in updates to their open government plans due June 1. In a Feb. 24  memo  (.pdf), Todd Park, the federal chief technology officer, called on agencies to "introduce bold, ambitious new open government initiatives," relating to either transparency, participation or collaboration.

Takai: DoD info on Federal IT Dashboard 'not necessarily' accurate

The Defense Department isn't always accurate in its contribution to a federal website purporting to catalog major information technology programs, their current status and risk rating, acknowledged a senior Pentagon official.

House passes FOIA bill to utilize central portal for requests

The House passed Wednesday a bill that would make it easier to file Freedom of Information Act requests through a centralized portal.

OMB pushes agencies to make administrative data open internally and to private sector

Agencies must come up with a plan and oversight process to make information more available both internally and to the private sector, a Feb. 14 Office of Management and Budget memo says.