Representative Van Hollen reintroduced the DISCLOSE Act in the House, marking his continued support for legislation that would shine a... View ArticleContinue reading
Senate Introduces Targeted DISCLOSE Act Today
Senate Democrats unveiled their version of the DISCLOSE Act today. (We wrote about the House bill, introduced last month, here.)... View ArticleContinue reading
The Open Government Directive for Developers
This morning Aneesh Chopra, the Federal CTO and Vivek Kundra, the Federal CIO announced the Open Government Directive-- and while many have covered what's in it and what agencies must do over the next year to adhere to it, we wanted to talk about what it means to our core audience-- developers.
There are four things that you should know about:Continue reading
Oversight on the Office of Legal Counsel and Secrecy
After previewing it first, I attended last Wednesday’s Hearing by the Constitution Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee about “Secret Law and the Threat to Democratic and Accountable Government.”
For fuller coverage, see FireDogLake, the Guardian, ACS Blog, or the statements and testimony from the hearing (set off on the upper right).
While my coverage will be far from complete, I find the process of taking and then preparing my notes from committee hearings to be a great way to digest what was presented, and to start to work through some of the issues that relate to open government and accountability, which lie at the heart of this hearing. (more)