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Government Transparency

This group is a place for people to come together and brainstorm ways to make government more transparent.

Location: Washington DC
Members: 73
Latest Activity: Jun 14

Discussion Forum

The "Cycle of Transparency" as a framework for discussion.

Started by Gary Berg-Cross. Last reply by Carl Webb Mar 19, 2012. 1 Reply

Jake Brewer's "Cycle of Transparency" might be a good topic for discussion.  You can see it and some comments at…Continue

Pre-proposal meetings via webinar contributes to transparency

Started by Shelley Temkin Aug 5, 2011. 0 Replies

The City of San Diego is utilzing the services offered by Green Proposals to manage their pre-proposal meetings via webinar at no cost to them.  Just one of many benefits is the impact on…Continue

Tags: outreach, transparent, diversity, City, school district

Local Government Transparency - One city on the edge.

Started by Bob Woods Feb 8, 2011. 0 Replies

Albany, OR (pop 49,530) has as its first value statement "transparent open and honest government". Even before the City of Bell scandalized the nation Albany has worked to be a leader in openness. So…Continue

Tags: financial information, local government, transparency

Greetings! May's Muckrakers' Happy Hour is also a book party and you're invited:

Started by Jeffrey Kotvas Apr 30, 2010. 0 Replies

Project On Government Oversight (POGO) and Glenn A. Walp, Ph.D., invite you to celebrate the release of Mr. Walp's book, *Implosion at Los Alamos: How Crime, Corruption and Cover-Ups Jeopardize…Continue

Tags: Walp, Glenn, pogo, Alamos, Los

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Comment by Henry Brown on November 28, 2012 at 10:53am

have posted a discussion which could be of some interest to some!

Title: Government Transparency

Comment by Steve Cottle on November 28, 2012 at 10:29am

Craig shares how an organization called OpenAustralia is making Freedom of Information a lot easier for folks in Australia. Check out how they're doing it:

Comment by GovLoop on September 10, 2012 at 8:37am

I just wrote a post "5 Ideas on White House's Project Open Data" - would love your feedback -

Comment by Steve Cottle on September 7, 2012 at 9:40am

Is legislative transparency stuck in 1985? David Schuman from the Sunlight Foundation joins Chris on the DorobekINSIDER to discuss.

Comment by Steve Cottle on September 5, 2012 at 8:59am

Hudson Hollister the executive director of the the Data Transparency Coalition, talks Data Act and discusses the need for leadership:

Comment by Dennis Boyer on March 9, 2012 at 12:05pm

Nice to find you all.

Comment by Keith Moore on December 23, 2011 at 12:45pm

Rest assured, you will be able to depend on to bring this problem with solutions to the fore in 2012. We hope our friends at Gov Loop will now help our platform to push the envelope and effect the Change we need.

Happy Holidays.

Keith Moore

Founder of Open Government TV

Comment by Raul Espinosa on December 23, 2011 at 12:29pm

Let's bring transparency to government contracting by eliminating the Exemptions on the FAR.

Comment by Sofia on July 27, 2011 at 1:46pm

The recently-passed Government Performance and Results Modernization Act (GPRA) of 2010 calls for a more defined performance framework and requires frequent reporting and reviews to increase the use of performance information in program decision-making. 

There is a webinar taking place tomorrow (Thursday), July 28 at 11am PT that dicusses how open source BIRT can be leveraged to create real-time interactive reports and dashboards to enable federal agencies to meet the new GPRA reporting requirements. 

For those who might find this topic relevant, you can sign up for the webinar here:

Comment by Bob Woods on March 15, 2011 at 4:25pm

The American Society of Newspaper editors gave the City of Albany, OR a special citation for government transparency as part of the Local Heros Award program.

ASNE Press Release

Albany Press Release  


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