• White House launches

    The White House, with the help of the General Services Administration, launched the site this morning. Sources say the site is using similar technology behind the site to track federal contracts and grants.

  • How to Win Business From the Government

    James J. Baker Author September 21st, 2009

  • Federal News Countdown for April 9nd

    My guest panel includes veteran OMB official Frank Reeder & former USPS CIO Bob Otto

  • Sophomore slump for Open Government?

    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.

  • Federal checkbook balance off by $1.3 trillion?

    A watchdog group has uncovered massive reporting errors in data on 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, Sunlight’s web developer Kaitlin Lee says they’ve launched to demonstrate their findings.

  • Budget cuts may end transparency programs

    On the chopping block are the government’s transparency programs and websites like and

  • Budget cuts shutter two open gov sites, others impacted

    OMB detailed its plans for using the $8 million E-Government Fund in a letter to Sen. Tom Carper. The administration will shut down two projects and reduce the functionalities of the others.

  • Helping small businesses get government contracts

    Guy Timberlake, chief visionary officer of the American Small Business Coalition joins host Markt Amtower to talk about the organization, and how it helps companies that want to do business with the government. May 30, 2011 (Encore presentation June 6, 2011)

  • Transparency groups call for increased E-Gov funding

    OMB Watch and 30 other open-gov groups are asking Congress to restore funding to the E-Government Fund.

  • Federal spending database full of inaccuracies?

    Kaitlin Lee, senior developer for the Sunlight Foundation, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the group’s recent ”ClearSpending” report, which found that agencies misreport data on