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Data.Gov Gets Massive Facelift on First Birthday

One year ago this Friday will mark the one year anniversary of Data.gov, the Fed's repository for public databases and information that is the centerpiece of Obama's push for open government. When the site launched on May 21, 2009, it was home to 47 sets of data, and in the ensuing 365 days that followed, that number ballooned to more than 250,000. But one criticism that has persistently followed...

White House Launches Report Card on Government Openness

Yesterday, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra and Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra unveiled what they call the Open Government Dashboard, a sort of report card for government agencies and their abilities to meet objectives set forth in the Open Government Directive. The Dashboard makes it easy to see at a glance how the various agencies are progressing on initiatives to provide...

Once-Arrested White House CIO Steps Out, Then Back In

Remember that new Chief Information Officer (CIO) that President Obama recently appointed? As was the case with many of the other seemingly ill-vetted appointees, it now seems like Vivek Kundra too has a couple of skeletons in his closet that almost stopped him from accepting the position for the newly created post. As with Tom Daschle, Nancy Killefer, Charles Freeman, Ron Kirk, Timothy...

Obama Names New Chief Information Office for White House

Vivek Kundra has been named the first Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO) by President Obama. The CIO for the White House is a newly created post that will carry a variety of responsibilities, not the least of which is overseeing how the technology budget is spent by the federal government. Kundra will be responsible for making sure that federal agencies are able to communicate and share...