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.
(Cross-posted from the White House blog) In his continuing commitment to greater government openness, the President has issued a new executive order and presidential memorandum that provides new guidelines designed to address the problem of over-classification.
December 29, 2009 at 2:38 PM ET by William H. Leary
Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra and Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra testified before the Senate Budget Committee's Task Force on Government Performance on efforts to advance open government.
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.
December 9, 2009 at 3:16 PM ET by Norm Eisen, Beth Noveck
You have until Thursday night to vote for your favorite idea in the President's SAVE Award -- a competition where Federal employees submit ideas to help government save tax dollars and perform more efficiently.
Over 38,000 entries have been narrowed down to four finalists. And now the time has come to vote for your favorite for the President's SAVE Award -- a contest for Federal employees to come up with ideas to save money and make government more efficient.
Inspired by the President's call for more open government, states and municipalities across the country are putting more information online and fostering transparency, participation, and collaboration.
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.