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Posted byon December 30, 2009 at 3:26 PM EST
President Obama ordered earlier this year that in December the White House would -- for the first time in history -- begin posting White House visitor records as provided in our new voluntary disclosure policy. Today we are delivering on that commitment by posting more than 25,000 records created between Sept. 16 and Sept. 30.
Posted byon December 14, 2009 at 2:29 PM EST
Norm Eisen, special counsel to the president for ethics and government reform, gives an update on a long-running dispute over the previous Administration's emails.
Posted byon December 9, 2009 at 3:16 PM EST
Tuesday's release of the Open Government Directive and the Progress Report on Open Government to the American People is another milestone in the Obama Administration's unprecedented efforts to foster transparency and accessibility, and a logical extension of the American ideal of openness in government.
Posted byon December 4, 2009 at 10:25 AM EST
The Congressional Research Service has released a report concluding that President Obama’s historic reforms to the culture of lobbying in Washington have “already changed the relationship between lobbyists and covered executive branch officials.” We're pleased that CRS recognized a fact that is apparent every day to those of us who work in government: the president’s historic restrictions on lobbying are having a significant impact in making sure that the government serves the public interest and not special interests.
Posted byon November 25, 2009 at 1:08 PM EST
Continuing to honor its commitment to an unprecedented level of transparency in government, the Administration releases a new list of more than 1600 records of visits to the White House.
Posted byon November 9, 2009 at 4:10 PM EST
Norm Eisen, special counsel to the president for ethics and government reform, goes deeper into why the Administration is barring the appointment (and reappointment) of federally registered lobbyists to agency boards and commissions.
Posted byon October 30, 2009 at 3:31 PM EST
Today marks a major milestone in government transparency--and an important lesson in the unintended consequences of such vigorous disclosure.
Posted byon October 28, 2009 at 7:01 PM EST
Norm Eisen, special counsel to the president for ethics and government reform, posts and responds to yet another letter from lobbyists complaining about the Administration's ban on lobbyists in agency advisory boards and commissions.
Posted byon October 21, 2009 at 12:03 PM EST
Norm Eisen, special counsel to the president for ethics and government reform, explains the policy in response to a letter from a group of lobbyists.
Posted byon September 24, 2009 at 10:26 AM EST