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Granular Oversight: Coalition Urges an Endpoint-to-Endpoint

BY Nancy Scola | Sunday, April 19 2009

A coalition of some of the biggest and best-known good government groups working has released a new report urging the Obama Administration to insist upon near total end-to-end transparency in tracking the spending of ... Read More

OTA 2.0: Reviving the Expert Agency with a New Public Participation Component

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, April 15 2009

Tech and science-minded types within the Beltway get a bit misty-eyed discussing the Office of Technology Assessment. OTA wasn't perfect, but during its 23 year run from 1972 to 1995, the small agency provided Congress ... Read More

Three Months and Eleven Bills In, Obama Falls Short of His Five-Day Transparency Pledge

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, April 15 2009

Of the eleven bills that Barack Obama has signed in his three months as president, six have been posted to to allow the public a chance to review the bill and offer comments. Only one bill -- extending the ... Read More

Elections Matter, External Links Edition

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, April 8 2009

Tucked into a recent press account of how an emboldened FDA is going on the offense to address pistachio contamination is a little tech nugget that might seem exceedingly trivial, but is arguably a sign of real political ... Read More

NARA Asks for Help Navigating Presidential Records

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, April 8 2009

The National Archives and Records Administration -- those fine civil servants who handle post presidential records and the monuments to POTUSes gone by known as presidential libraries -- is trolling for comments on how ... Read More