Life in the labs has been pretty good since we moved into our current offices. Before, we were spread out over two floors: my team was upstairs in a stuffy law office sublet, and the rest of our colleagues were ...Continue reading
Salmonella in peanut butter. E. coli in cookie dough. Tainted Serrano peppers. Fetid Chinese seafood. All these recent problems fell within the domain of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which shares food inspection responsibilities with the U.S ...Continue reading
Louis Dupart, a lobbyist who has successfully sought earmarks from Colorado politicians, will host a fundraising breakfast on Feb. 24 for Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., the second event for a Colorado lawmaker he's scheduled this month.
The event occurs ...
In his State of the Union Address late last month, President Barack Obama declared - to great applause - that there were two million Americans working now who would otherwise be unemployed if not for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, better ...Continue reading
There's no better time to speak up for what kinds of information you want from federal agencies. As yesterday ...Continue reading
Perhaps the most interesting tidbit from the Center for Responsive Politics illuminating analysis of lobbying in 2009, which found a 5 percent increase in the amounts that businesses, trade groups, unions, nonprofits, universities, state and local governments and, of course ...Continue reading
One of the little-publicized gems on Data.gov comes to us from the Commerce Department's National Technical Information Service.
This office is a clearinghouse of government-funded scientific, technical, engineering and business-related information that provides access to 3 million publications ...
A new book from O’Reilly media, entitled Open Government: Collaboration, Transparency, and Participation in Practice, discusses the possible ways government can utilize the power of citizen engagement to become more efficient and transparent.Continue reading
Three days ago Google released Google Buzz-- a product that got a lot of folks excited-- especially here in the Labs. But fairly quickly people understood something-- Google took a step across an invisible privacy fence. A lot of people ...Continue reading