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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

Bill on Updating Transparency in Federal Spending Appears in U.S. Senate

BY Nick Judd | Friday, June 17 2011

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) on Thursday introduced a Senate version of the DATA Act, legislation Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Ca.) put into play on Monday, Warner announced in a press release. The DATA Act would establish a federal ... Read More

New Data: Democrats and Republicans, Who Shows us the Stimulus Online?

BY Tiago Peixoto | Friday, January 29 2010

A few days ago I posted the results of an assessment of a report from July 2009 by Good Jobs First, a study on the effectiveness and transparency of state websites devoted to tracking stimulus money. The results of my ... Read More

Transparency on the Web: a Democrat(ic) Virtue?

BY Tiago Peixoto | Tuesday, January 26 2010

The study Show Us the Stimulus (July 2009, Good Jobs First) is one of the most comprehensive and systematic assessments of US state "recovery" websites. The authors of the report analyze the effectiveness and ... Read More

ProPublica's Reporting Network Spot-Checks First Wave of Stimulus Construction

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, August 19 2009

ProPublica's Reporting Network is the non-profit news group's nascent attempt to tap into the eyes and ears of interested amateurs. Or at least interested reporters not on ProPublica's payroll. Read More