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    Stephen Peteritas
    Participant

    What is the big issue impacting government this week?

    * Ask and tell: After 17 years, the Defense Department officially ended the “don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy

    * How open is government? The White House released a 34-page report outlining the Obama Administration’s efforts to create a more open and transparent government. Meanwhile, the Sunlight Foundation finds that more than $1.3 trillion in government spending simply isn’t being fully reported

    * Feds could be on the front lines of the war on the deficit: President Obama is proposing to cut $42.5 billion from federal civilian employees’ and military service members’ retirement programs as part of a $3 trillion deficit reduction program, according to Federal Times. But the proposal also targets the pay of executives of government contractors, Government Executive says.

    * A contracting VIP: There is a new person leading the largest of GSA’s schedule contracts. Kay Ely is coming aboard as the new director of the General Services Administration’s largest Multiple Award Schedule, IT Schedule 70, Washington Technology says — and it was announced via a Tweet.

    * Measuring bureaucracy by the hour: The effort needed to comply with federal bureaucracy now has a number, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to new government estimates released this week, Americans spent 8.8 billion hours filling out government forms in fiscal 2010.

    Let us know your vote below in the comments.

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  • #141838

    Steve Ressler
    Keymaster

    At UN, Obama makes call for openness – http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBAMA_OPEN_GOVERNMENT?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

    Is this the 1st time since right after election that Obama showed up for Open Gov event?

  • #141836

    Steve Ressler
    Keymaster

    from @digiphile
    I think your blogger didn’t mention the launch of the.

  • #141834

    Julie Chase
    Participant

    This one: White House orders agencies to review conference spending

    http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/0911/092111ts1.htm

    I am surprised the GovLoopers haven’t jumped on this one.

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