After two extremely successful TransparencyCamps in 2009, and an unprecedented year of transparency victories, we're coming together again in Washington to build on the momentum the open government movement has created.Continue reading
To comply with the Open Government Directive, the Defense Department designated three high-value datasets last week, among them a listing of those requesting more transparency from the Pentagon. DoD released details on the 4,000 Freedom of Information requests it ...Continue reading
Two of the other data sets released Friday, probably the ones most useful to the public, the volunteer opportunities and the recreation data sets are already available online here and here in a better and usable format compared to the ...Continue reading
Last week's Citizens United v. FEC Supreme Court decision was a game-changer in terms of corporate money in politics. In short, corporations will be allowed to freely spend unlimited amounts of money to support or oppose a candidate, just ...Continue reading
We're still surveying those high value data sets released as part of the open government directive--there are hundreds of files to sift through, which is obviously a good thing. But while we don't have a final analysis ...Continue reading
Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints??? With the New Orleans Saints in the Super Bowl I was curoius ...Continue reading
The Supreme Court's Citizens United vs. FEC ruling undoes years of restrictions on the ability of corporations and labor unions to use their treasuries to attempt to sway elections.
But a more accurate interpretation might be that it allows ...