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Deadline Arrives for Posting House Earmark Requests

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, April 6 2009

One undernoticed but potentially powerful reform measure went into effect this weekend. Under changes to the earmarking process announced several months back by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and ... Read More


BY Nancy Scola | Monday, April 6 2009

Well, sorta. As someone mentioned on Twitter, it is a bit comical that the homepage of what will become the epicenter of the open data movement now consists of a jpeg. Nothing says freedom of information like converting ... Read More

Rebooting How the NY State Senate Gets News

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, April 2 2009

The Albany Times Union has an intriguing little story that might serve as an a-ha moment about the ability of pixels to transform government. For more than three decades, a little known office has worked away inside New ... Read More

Can Recovery.Gov Get Local in Time to Help?

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, April 1 2009

Economic recovery -- and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in particular -- is big business in more ways than one. Firms and individuals with years of experience wading in the flow of government monies are ... Read More

Translating the XBRL Experience from Dutch to American

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, April 1 2009

As U.S. demand for clear and consistent financial information grows, and big government players like the SEC lean on big business to start adopting standardized ways of reporting their internal information out, data ... Read More

HHS Delivers Activist Pitch on Reform

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, March 30 2009

A reminder that Obama-style online advocacy isn't likely to begin and end with the White House: the Department of Health and Human Services is this morning emailing people who signed up through the new ... Read More