Barack Obama

White House takes We the People petition site down for maintenance

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 2 years ago

All previously existing petitions and signatures will be there when the site relaunches in "late January," an official told FedScoop.

Obama’s foundation plots digital-first archive in lieu of presidential library

by Billy Mitchell • 3 years ago

The Obama Foundation and the National Archives and Records Administration will work together to digitize the the president's unclassified physical records "to the greatest extent possible."

OPEN Government Data Act to get another chance

by Samantha Ehlinger • 3 years ago

Legislation setting a presumption that all government information should be published as open, machine-readable data is back with bipartisan support in the House.

Federal website use grows, but visitors are growing more critical, report says

by Evan Fallor • 3 years ago

A growing number of federal website customers are skeptical of the channel despite a rapid rise in its use, according to a recent report by Forrester Research.

Trump will put pressure on defense contractors, not Pentagon’s bottom line, analysts say

by Samantha Ehlinger • 3 years ago

The president-elect’s recent tweets might imply the military is headed for budget cuts, but Pentagon watchers say Trump will increase overall spending.

Election 2016: A recap of Clinton’s and Trump’s stances on tech and IT

by Billy Mitchell • 3 years ago

Information Technology accounts for almost $90 billion of the federal budget each year, but in the recent presidential election cycle in which candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have spent much of their air time trying to defend past personal transgressions, tech policy has gotten scant attention from either of the White House hopeful, despite the fact that one of them will soon have the final authority over that budget request before it's sent to Congress for the next four years.

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