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First POST: Scenarios

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, February 6 2015

Inside the campaign to defend net neutrality; NBC's Brian Williams' credibility under attack by social media; Twitter's plans to police abuse and trolls; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Unwarranted

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, June 26 2014

The Supreme Court says "get a warrant"; how the Snowden Effect is leading to promised improvements in European privacy protections and a balkanized Internet; Sean Parker's Brigade attracts criticism for its male-heavy leadership team; and much, much more. Read More

Hawaii Two-O

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, March 21 2011

Hawaii is getting a new state CIO and IT office thanks to a start-up grant from Omidyar Ohana Fund, reports GovTech. Future funding is meant to come through regular appropriations. Read More

Help Wanted: Rethinking Gov't 2.0's Legal Framework

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, June 18 2009

Over on the White House blog, U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra and Michael Fitzpatrick from the OMB Office of Information and Regulatory Policy (a.k.a. OIRA) plant a bit of a flag in the ground with a post calling out the ... Read More

The Data.gov Idea Seems to Have Legs (and, Perhaps, Fins)

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, June 8 2009

Richard Stirling of the British Government's Cabinet Office is musing about what a "UK version of data.gov" might look like. (via The Guardian) What makes the prospect of government-run data hub across the pond ... Read More

Predecessor Tells Kundra What Lies Ahead

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, April 29 2009

Yesterday, a Senate Governmental Affairs subcommittee held a hearing that was effectively a chance for out-going OMB e-government administrator Karen Evans t Read More

Breaking News: CIO Vivek Kundra is Back on the Job [updated]

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, March 17 2009

Vivek Kundra, the federal government's new Chief Information Officer, has been spotted at his desk, doing his job. We're hearing that Kundra's temporary leave of absence, in the wake of last week's arrest of two ... Read More

Let Vivek Kundra Do His Job

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, March 15 2009

In December 2007, the then-Chief Technology Officer of Washington, DC, Vivek Kundra, testified before a committee of the city council on "Theft and Fraud Prevention in District Government Agencies." He focused on steps ... Read More

Staffing Woes and the Open Government Group Project

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, March 13 2009

Staffing headaches for the administration are adding a bit of a wrinkle to the Open Government Directive that Obama put in an order for on his first full day in office. Obama called for a government-wide operating plan ... Read More

Kundra Takes Leave Over CTO Office Procurement Investigation

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, March 13 2009

The fallout from yesterday's FBI raid on the Office of the Chief Technology Officer had put the brakes on Barack Obama's appointment of Vivek Kundra as U.S. Read More