Spending transparency tools are now available to agencies under IT Schedule 70
GSA and OMB announced that agencies can acquire Technology Business Management tools and services under the streamlined process.
Transparency is focus of first recommendations from panel on modernizing Congress
So far, the committee seems to be focusing on making the inner workings of Capitol Hill more obvious and accessible. IT is the backdrop for many of the recommendations, though.
Court clears White House use of message-deleting apps on technicality
A judge ruled against a watchdog group claiming the Trump administration had violated the Presidential Records Act by using encrypted messaging apps.
Government is one step closer to a one-stop shop for FOIA requesters
Digital services group 18F will help develop the government's centralized portal for Freedom of Information Act requests, according to the Department of Justice's Office of Information Policy, which will collaborate on the project.
Trump White House to reverse proactive visitor-log posting policy
The Trump administration said it will break with an Obama administration policy that proactively released most White House visitor logs online — a practice the former administration had held up as evidence of its commitment to transparency and opening government data.
OPEN Government Data Act to get another chance
Legislation setting a presumption that all government information should be published as open, machine-readable data is back with bipartisan support in the House.