Federal Eye: Eye Opener: Open Government Plan announced

Happy Tuesday! The Eye is feeling MUCH better after flu-like symptoms over the weekend (thanks for asking). Send good vibes towards Mrs. Eye, who’s still recuperating at home.

The Obama administration launches its Open Government Plan today at 11 a.m. ET. Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra and Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra roll out the details at 11 a.m. ET on WhiteHouse.gov/Live. (Their announcement comes one day after government FOIA officers met to discuss open government efforts in a closed-press setting.)

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In other news…

• More Obama Nominees Announced: On Monday the president tapped David T. Matsuda for administrator of the Transportation Department’s Maritime Administration; and Michael P. Huerta as deputy administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. Track all of Obama’s nominees with The Post’s Head Count.

• Cabinet and Staff News: Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Council of Economic Advisers Chair Christina Romer are among those to be deployed Tuesday to discuss Obama’s economy and jobs speech. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. make an announcement this morning at the Interior Department about American Indian trust management issues. Ex-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld attacks Obama. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke remains optimistic on 2010’s economic outlook. A. Thomas McLellan, deputy director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, hates Washington, but took the job after the loss of his younger son.

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