Open government

Paper FCC Record: Why in the World?

The practice of printing hard-copies of the “FCC Record” should be eliminated. To be crystal clear, I am not suggesting that we keep its contents or information from the public.  On the contrary, I suggest that it makes little sense to co

The White House promised to restore a petitions site that was critical of President Trump. It hasn’t.

The White House took down the popular “We The People” petitions website, started by Barack Obama’s administration, in December, with the promise that the site would be restored by “late January.” As of 3 p.m. on Jan.

Net neutrality debate exposes weaknesses of public comment system

As citizens increasingly use digital tools to engage with government, federal agencies should weed out fake comments to create a more robust public comment system.

Trump’s argument in record-keeping case: ‘Courts cannot review the president’s compliance with the Presidential Records Act’

Can a federal court decide whether the White House is breaking presidential record-keeping laws, such as by using encrypted apps that automatically erase messages once they’re read or issuing executive orders to avoid creating a paper trail access

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Center for Data Innovation

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

 

Date: 
Tue, 02/27/2018 - 09:00 to 10:30

The federal government has made significant strides toward making vast amounts of government data freely available to the public, and businesses, researchers, civil society groups, journalists, and many others have put open data to good use. But recent events suggest that some open government data may be at risk.



Repairing the Must Vote Timing

While I previously proposed fixes to improve the circulation process by making the documents public and addressing what amounts to stale items and those converted to Open Meeting items, we also need to update and improve the process for voting cir

Smart Cities are Changing

[Commentary]  Bill Gates is setting aside $80 million and over 24,000 acres to build one. Over in India, they’re planning to construct over 100 of them. They’re smart cities (SC), and they’ve been in development longer than you might think.

Net Neutrality and Transparency in the Regulatory Process

[Commentary] Releasing the network neutrality draft order early had some unintended consequences. It created a flurry of activity when everybody with an opinion felt they had to re-litigate their arguments.

Candidate for Congress Will Let His Constituents Decide How He Votes

Michael Allman is running for Congress as a Republican. But if his constituents lean left of him on a particular issue before Congress, that’s how Allman will vote.

Chairman Pai Announces New Dashboard and Transparency Upgrades to FCC.gov

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced the launch of an online dashboard to provide the public with more information on the agency’s work.