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Obama Tech Chiefs Post Agencies' e-Gov Ratings

Earlier this month, all of the Cabinet departments and large federal agencies published their plans for bringing more data online and tapping the Web to engage with citizens.

Now, the results are in. Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra and CIO Vivek Kundra provide an update on the implementation of the White House open government directive, singling out three agencies that received top marks for their plans.

Separately, a pair of new studies describe the increasing use of the Web to access information about government, such as stimulus spending or the language of legislation under consideration, and the high level of satisfaction that citizens are finding in the experience.

Datamation reports on the latest with Obama's open government initiative.


Members of President Obama's technology team like to speak of "changing the DNA" of government. They are outspoken advocates for driving efficiencies through cloud-based technologies, and talk at length about the importance of breaking down the barriers between citizens and agencies by bringing more data online and creating a more user-friendly Web experience.

This week, they're at it again, outlining the next steps in implementing the White House's open government directive. Earlier this month, the Cabinet departments and large agencies published their open government plans, posted online at the agencies' ".gov/open" pages.

Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra and CIO Vivek Kundra praised the agencies for their work in delivering the plans, though they said that upon completing the initial evaluation, it became clear how much work is left to do.

Read the full story at Datamation:
White House Tech Chiefs Weigh e-Gov Overhaul