Government transparency advocates warn that spending cuts in the federal budget passed last week could close the door on President Obama’s ambitious “open government” goals and hamper efforts to open up federal agencies to closer public scrutiny.
“There’s an app for that.” How many times have you heard that line? If you have a smart phone or a computer, there’s almost no limit to the software applications you can get for it. An app called Shazam will … Continued
A senior administration official told senators at a hearing May 10 that the government will launch an early version of a new website, Performance.gov, in the next few weeks to publicly track the performance of federal agency programs. Jeffrey Zients, … Continued
One of the best ways to keep government accountable is to provide public information online about how it spends taxpayer money. Promising efforts have been made in recent years to give the public more insights into the operations of a … Continued