We shouldn’t be surprised that people are often confused by Data.gov. It is new, and represents something complicated. When the current budget cuts were revealed to include cuts to the e-government fund that supports Data.gov, everyone starting questioning Data.gov’s value. … Continued
Supporting President Barack Obama’s directive for an open and transparent government, the U.S. General Services Administration today announced that it has launched a new website, www.gsa.gov/efaca , making 10 years of federal advisory committee information easily accessible to the public. Federal … Continued
Open-government advocate Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, thinks feds won’t have to pull the plug on websites such as Data.gov, USASpending.gov, the IT Dashboard and other federal programs that promote transparency, reports … Continued
Though the budget deal struck by lawmakers over the weekend averted a shutdown of the federal government, it still has open-government advocates worried about a shutdown of another sort: a shutdown in transparency.