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House targets cybersecurity, transparency in 2013 continuing resolution -- FCW

09/11/2012

Members of the House of Representatives this week are beginning deliberations of a ... Also included in the bill is a provision requiring federal agencies to provide ... This bill is very restricted in its scope, does not contain extensive or ...

http://fcw.com/articles/2012/09/11/house-2013-continuing-resolution.aspx

Is open government open enough? -- FCW

09/07/2012

“Use of open standards, like XML data feeds, would be a major step in the right direction, and even though some agencies have begun to make their live data accessible through early APIs, we think that there is still a long way to go,” ...

http://fcw.com/articles/2012/09/15/feat-open-government-transparency.aspx

OMB unveils accelerated plans for performance management -- FCW

08/08/2012

Close this Advertisement ... Tweet ... Amber Corrin ... All information is required to be posted in machine-readable format – primarily XML – but in 2014 agencies will also start posting it in web-display format, according to the guidance.

http://fcw.com/articles/2012/08/08/omb-performance-goal-reform.aspx

House passes government charge card checks -- FCW

08/03/2012

The bill would require agencies to keep track of all their card holders and the ... It would require approval and the reconciliation of transactions. ... Agencies would have to take "appropriate adverse personnel actions" against employees ...

http://fcw.com/articles/2012/08/03/government-charge-cards-legislation-house.aspx

House passes red tape bill -- FCW

07/26/2012

The legislation would stop all new significant federal regulations until the national ... House members approved an amendment that would expand the term “significant ... We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

http://fcw.com/articles/2012/07/26/house-passes-red-tape-bill.aspx

Bill would keep bills to one subject -- FCW

07/06/2012

You've seen it countless times: A member of Congress attaches an unrelated measure to ... Each bill shall embrace no more than one subject. ... An appropriations bill shall not contain any general legislation or change of ... Reader comments

http://fcw.com/articles/2012/07/06/one-subject-legislation.aspx

Senators opt for automatic referrals, not suspensions -- FCW

06/13/2012

Senators back off call for automatic contractor suspensions ... In a new bill on contingency contracting, senators have backed off of earlier demands for ... The referral would also come if a federal official determines that the contractor ...

http://fcw.com/articles/2012/06/13/automatic-referral-contracting-legislation.aspx

OMB digital plan goes well beyond mobility -- FCW

05/23/2012

Tweet ... The Digital Government Strategy, which calls for making data machine-readable, is now available in open, standard, machine-readable Strategy Markup Language (StratML) format at http://xml.gov/stratml/drybridge/index.htm#DGS

http://fcw.com/articles/2012/05/23/federal-digital-strategy-steven-vanroekel-todd-park.aspx

House committe approves ban on political info in contract bids -- FCW

04/26/2012

Tweet ... Contracting bill would settle debate over including political donations in bids ... That is, would requiring contractors to reveal their political contributions when ... White House officials considered it a transparency measure.

http://fcw.com/articles/2012/04/26/political-contributions-contracting-legislation.aspx

Industry coalition promotes federal data standardization, universal identifiers -- FCW

04/16/2012

Tweet ... “There is no way to ensure that federal data is accurate without consistent government‐wide IDs and machine‐readable, nonproprietary formats such as XML (Extensible Markup Language) and XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language).

http://fcw.com/articles/2012/04/16/data-coalition.aspx

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