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Open Govt Dialogue Improves; But Import Still Unresolved

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, June 10 2009

The quality of the dialogue on the Office of Science and Technology Policy's Open Government blog continues to improve, day by day. Clearly, the folks running the show are learning as they go, and trying to tweak how ... Read More

Obama White House Keeping Old Spending Site Tuned Until Recovery.gov Gets Up to Speed

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, June 8 2009

Over on NextGov (which, if you have an interest in tech policy, you really should be reading rather regularly), Gautham Nagesh reports that with Recovery.gov struggling to get its footing, some are recommending that the ... Read More

Data.gov Adds Dozens of New Feeds

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, June 1 2009

A quick peek at the new Data.gov reveals that the federal government's data catalog has grown by a few dozen new data feeds, bringing the number of information sets available on the site up to 80. The site had been ... Read More

Data.gov in Two and a Half Minutes

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, May 22 2009

CIO Vivek Kundra concisely explains his vision for the project. Read More

As Federal IT Expands, So Does the Demand for Accountability

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, May 18 2009

As promised, a post on the booming federal IT budget. OMB has announced that federal monies dedicated to technology projects will increase by a minimum of 7.2% for FY2010. That's not an insignificant boost when we're ... Read More

Senator: The Failure of Census Handsets is "Appalling"

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, May 18 2009

I'm finishing up a post about the challenges facing OMB and incoming CIO Vivek Kundra when it comes to federal IT and its sky-rocketing budget, but in digging around the Internet a problem project jumps out. 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

From #GovWebCon: Vivek Kundra and Macon Phillips on Changing Online Government

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, April 28 2009

Here are my semi-verbatim but not perfectly precise notes from this morning's speakers at GovWebCon. Random comments and observations from me in [brackets]. Read More