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Sunlight FOIA request leads to more open data, updated OMB policy

A Freedom of Information Act request from the Sunlight Foundation has turned into federal policy on agency data holdings, the foundation reported.

OMB releases more IT Dashboard metrics

For the first time since the Office of Management and Budget released the  IT Dashboard  in 2009, it is providing IT performance metrics used in internal discussions with agencies, according to a report.

NIST issues draft de-identification guidance for personally identifiable information

In a new draft publication, the National Institute of Standards and Technology explores techniques for de-identification and summarizes almost 20 years of research. 

Pew: People hopeful 'open data' boosts gov't responsibility, but dubious on performance gain

The survey looked at the public's level of awareness on governmental efforts to share data, data usage in tracking performance and accountability, and routine online interactions with governments such as license renewal or information searches. 

Taxpayers had different online experiences with states depending on where they lived

Dynatrace, a software vendor that measures end user experience online, analyzed websites of several select state revenue departments and found a wide range of how fast their websites and pages loaded as well as how consistent these sites were throughout the day. 

GPO touts web design services with new Commerce.gov

The Government Publishing Office made strides last week in its campaign to be regarded as more than the federal government's printing shop. The office, which until late last year was known as the Government Printing Office, handled the redesign of the Commerce Department's new Commerce.gov.

Treasury restores some functionality lost in USASpending.gov redesign, stands up GitHub page for feedback

Changes made over the past week show "this isn't a one and done thing" said a Treasury official speaking on background. "It's iterative. It's going to be a continuous process," he added.

CIOs still unsatisfied with OMB reporting requirements, says GAO

Federal chief information officers surveyed said that 24 of the Office of Management and Budget's 36 reporting requirements help only to some or no extent in managing IT.

Expert panel discusses issue of new principles for Internet governance

As governments use the web for surveillance among other stresses to keep it an open and independent medium, Tim Berners-Lee suggested that people create a Bill of Rights or Magna Carta that enshrines the principles of the Web or Internet.

GAO: Library of Congress continues to suffer poor IT management

The world's largest library and the country's oldest federal cultural institution is increasingly relying on IT as it continues to carry its collection mission in the Digital Age, but it's struggling to effectively administer and protect new systems.