As we found in July, a few agencies have still neglected to submit open government plans. But most agencies have, which gets us to the fun part — assessing their value.Continue reading
Last summer, Sunlight released a series of Open Data Guidelines in reaction to a surge of municipal open data policy making. In anticipation of revamping these policies this summer (to add fresh context, ideas, and exemplary language) and in reaction ...Continue reading
The White House’s new Executive Order may be significantly different than the open data policies that have come before it on the federal level, but where does it stand in a global -- and local -- context? Many folks have already ...Continue reading
As part of Sunshine week, I had the opportunity to testify at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing to share a few of Sunlight's ideas about making the executive branch more transparent. Video and text of my ...Continue reading
Tomorrow is the two year anniversary of the Open Government Directive (OGD), the signature transparency policy issued by the Obama ...Continue reading
Policy Fellow Matt Rumsey wrote this post. As part of its Open Government Directive, the Obama Administration took steps to ...Continue reading
Are the PR flacks of the Obama administration against government transparency? If not, then why have some instituted media policies ...Continue reading
This fourth of July marks the 45th anniversary America's freedom of information law. FOIA transformed our world by giving ...Continue reading
The Open Government
Directive encouraged states to put valuable government data online. In this series we're reviewing each state's efforts in this direction.
This week: Colorado
File this under "Valiant attempts." When ...