Apps for America is a contest for computer developers to create applications using data from the Sunlight Foundation and mixing it with other information on the web to create a web application that makes congress more accountable, interactive and transparent.
How can your organization bring more people together, and work on community building? The Sunlight Foundation decided to hold an UNconference, featured during a Transparency Camp. We talked about it with organizer, Gabriella Schneider, communications…
New site, Data.gov, to grow to about 240,000 datasets over the next month. Federal CIO Vivek Kundra says the public should direct what information is made available.
The Recovery, Accountability and Transparency (RAT) Board is working on the next generation of the Recovery.gov Web site. This is where the Obama administration is tracking where the stimulus spending is going. The RAT Board…
By Dorothy Ramienski Internet Editor FederalNewsRadio The Recovery, Accountability and Transparency Board is working on the next generation of the Recovery.gov Web site. The site is where the Obama administration is tracking where the stimulus…
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Just in time for its 75th anniversary in a little more than 10 days, the Federal Register is set to unveil an entirely new look — online. And in keeping with the Obama Administration’s emphasis on the Open Government Initiative, and using the tools of social collaboration, the new FederalRegister.gov is expected to be the result of wider citizen participation.
One of the Obama administration’s biggest partners when it comes to the use of technology for open government, the Sunlight Foundation, is questioning whether the push for gov 2.0 is running out of steam. Ellen Miller, Sunlight’s executive director, calls the open data plans disappointing because 12 of 30 agencies didn’t list any data sets for release. Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra said he welcomes the criticism.
A watchdog group has uncovered massive reporting errors in data on USASpending.gov. The Sunlight Foundation says that accounts for half of the government spending data reported last year. After spending over a year looking at the reports on USA Spending.gov, Sunlight’s web developer Kaitlin Lee says they’ve launched ClearSpending.com to demonstrate their findings.
Best of show includes snapshot of October TSP fund returns, Sunlight apps and leadership styles in the military.