Through his new film "Open," Richard Pietro hopes to make the open government and open source space more accessible and engaging.Continue reading
Sunlight Weekly Roundup: Citizen journalist removed from public meeting
In Georgia, Cumming Mayor Ford Gravitt removed citizen journalist Nydia Tisdale from a recent public meeting. Georgia Attorney General Sam... View ArticleContinue reading
OGD /Open Pages Come to Life
Meeting or surpassing the White House’s deadline, the 20 agencies we monitored launched their /open pages by this past Saturday... View ArticleContinue reading
Evaluating /Open pages
Right now, we're focused on one thing: watching agencies put up their /Open page. We built a little tool that allows us to check in with each agency daily and notify us when it is up. When we put it up, agencies like the Department of Transportation, and the Department of Agriculture quickly put up placeholder pages to get a green check-box next to their name. Silly.
The point of the Open Tracker not to evaluate, it's to let us know when we can start evaluating and to encourage federal agencies to meet the deadline they're directed to meet.Continue reading
Watching the Open Government Initiative
Reporters often ask me to say something critical about the Open Government Directive because it helps balance out their story. I'm polite but sometimes think I should tell them to call the Opacity Foundation or "Americans for a Less Effective Government" -- some things are just obviously good and the Open Government Initiative falls in that category.
But we have created new ways to track success. Read more to find out how.Continue reading