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Transparency

A Conversation with Alejandro Mayorkas, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 - 11:10
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Since its inception, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has undertaken numerous reviews and reorganizations in an ongoing effort to increase the department’s efficiency and effectiveness in managing its wide-ranging, complex set of missions.

What Are the DATA Act’s Implications for Federal Agencies?

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 - 10:50
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 10:36
Previous IBM Center posts about the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) of 2014 by Dan Chenok (The DATA Act and Transparency: 4 Ways that Industry Will Benefit and The DATA Act Moves Forward) and

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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 - 10:56
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What are the requirements of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (Data Act)? How is the Data Act being implemented? What are some of the key challenges in implementing the Data Act? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and much more.
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Mon, 11/30/2015
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What are the requirements of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (Data Act)? How is the Data Act being implemented? What are some of the key challenges in implementing the Data Act? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and much more.

Transparency, Legitimacy, and Trust

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 - 8:57
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 08:53
The Open Government movement has captured the imagination of many around the world as a way of increasing transparency, participation, and accountability.  In the US, many of the federal, state, and local Open Government initiatives have been demonstrated to achieve positive results for citizens here and abroad. In fact, the White House’s science advisors released a refreshed Open Government plan in early June.

The DATA Act and Transparency: 4 Ways that Industry Will Benefit

Thursday, May 15th, 2014 - 9:47
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Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 09:44
Late last week, the President signed into law the Digital Accountability and Transparency (DATA) Act.  As summarized by the Administration’s release statement, the DATA Act will

Implementing the DATA Act: Encouraging Signs

Monday, May 5th, 2014 - 9:47
Monday, May 5, 2014 - 09:30
The new law gives agencies three years to implement a set of new reporting requirements to track federal spending, but it will be unbelievably complex – requiring changes in federal regulations, and in the written terms of every federal grant, contract, and loan agreement of $25,000 or more.  These changes will likely cascade to agreements between states and localities with their sub-grantees and sub-contractors, as well.  Congressional sponsors of the legislation told the Administration “we’re going to hol

Learning to Trust Open Data

Friday, April 11th, 2014 - 12:23
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Joel Gurin recently released a book enthusiastically titled Open Data Now. Gurin, the former chief of consumer and governmental affairs for the Federal Communications Commission, joins a growing chorus calling on the federal government to live up to the spirit of President Obama’s 2009 Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government.

From Data to Decisions III

Monday, November 11th, 2013 - 16:04
Today’s senior managers are tempted to begin analytics programs before determining the mission-essential questions they are seeking data to answer.  Older data-based analytics efforts often grew out of the discoveries of line employees who made connections and saw patterns in data after receiving new software or hardware that helped them make sense of what they were studying.

Three Levers for Better Budgeting

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 - 11:09
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 11:04
A timely new book by veteran public finance experts at the International Monetary Fund describes how budget and finance reforms have evolved over the past two decades in more advanced countries.  While their book doesn’t contain any magic formula for success, it does provide a useful context for understanding what is going on in the field.  It also provides some poor comfort for the fact that what the U.S. is facing is not uncommon and that there may be some avenues for being more successful in the future.

Previous Center Newsletters

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 - 14:14
Interested in reviewing one of our previous newsletters?  Below is a listing of previous newsletters.  Sign up to receive our e-newsletters in the future. Enterprise Risk Management and How Inspectors General Work with Agencies and Congress - May 18, 2015
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