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First Government Transparency Board Meeting Happens Behind Closed Doors

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, July 28 2011

A new government entity responsible for ushering in a new era of transparency and accountability in federal spending will be conducting its meetings behind closed doors. The White House announced in a press release today ... Read More

Oversight Committee Hearing Explores the Future of Transparency in Federal Spending

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, June 14 2011

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Ca.) at today's hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Screen capture from oversight.house.gov The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform just concluded a ... Read More

Two Years Later: Recovery.gov Still Sucks At Public Engagement

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, February 28 2011

Two years ago, Barack Obama promised the public that he was going to run government in a more transparent and interactive way. Read More

Can Recovery.gov Succeed Absent a "Magic Wand"?

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 6 2009

"There is no parent-child relationship between the Federal, State, County, and Municipal governments." That Eric Gillespie of the private company behind Recovery.org, testifying before Bart Gordon's House ... Read More

Recovery.gov: $84,000,000's of Nonsense, 476 Bright Ideas, and One Possible Boost for the Semantic Web

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, May 4 2009

You might have been popping around the web lately and run into references that the Recovery.gov website we see before us today cost taxpayers $84 million. If so, you've no doubt thought to yourself, "Um, that's ... Read More