The Sunlight Foundation has spent a lot of time talking about the need for governments to create comprehensive lists of their information holdings — and to release those lists to the public. You can expect more of the same in 2015.Continue reading
How to Read The US National Action Plan
Today, the Obama administration released its second National Action Plan (NAP), the administration’s plan to promote transparency for the coming two years - but does it really commit to open government?Continue reading
A Watershed Moment in Transparency and Accountability
I was out of town earlier this week when the Open Government was released and so I am just now... View ArticleContinue reading
Us: Transparency, Them: Collaboration
Today, the White House, via the Office of Science and Technology Policy released the Government "Conversation on Collaboration" that they've been having since February, in conjuction with the public Open Government Dialogue. This conversation happened on OMBMax wiki, a wiki powered by the Office of Management and Budget.
So after our analysis on Friday of The Open Government Dialogue this gives us the opportunity to make a comparison-- what are people inside the government saying vs. the general public?
Now we can see what people are saying inside the government and outside the government. I went ahead and used the rest of Sunlight's "word cloud" credit on creating a new word cloud of what people are saying on the inside, so we could put it next to one on the outside. Here it is:Continue reading
Open Government Directive Brainstorm Midstream
The White House announced last Thursday a three part process for developing the Open Government Directive, which was first announced... View ArticleContinue reading