Last night the House took an important bipartisan step towards greater government transparency by passing the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, H.R. 2061 (DATA Act) on a near unanimous vote. The DATA Act will significantly improve the transparency of federal spending data, as well as make it easier to use, by instituting strong, government-wide financial data standards. It will also ensure that more, and more accurate, data is made publicly available.Continue reading
Today’s dedication of the George W. Bush presidential library will bring the five living current and former presidents together for... View ArticleContinue reading
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee favorably reported a number of transparency related bills at a markup earlier today.... View ArticleContinue 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 opening statement are below. It almost goes without saying that we're very interested in the transparency bills the Oversight Committee will be marking up this Wednesday.
This Wednesday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is slated to markup a number of important transparency measures. The meeting, scheduled... View ArticleContinue reading
Today at 10 a.m. I will be testifying about open government before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The... View ArticleContinue reading
Policy Intern Cassandra LaRussa wrote this post. On Wednesday, the role of technology in government transparency was the subject of... View ArticleContinue reading