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Where's the Government Reform App?

By Thom Rubel

There's an app for everything.  They're insidious and a lot of them, in my opinion, have really marginal value.  On the other hand, there are lots of really useful apps and the more I get up to speed on them the happier I've become.   The National Governors Association issued a report late last year that highlighted state government reforms in the drive to be functional in the midst of their new budget realities.  The President just announced a reform initiative to make federal gove

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The Open Government Drumbeat Continues

By Adelaide OBrien

On January 18, 2011 the White House released a Presidential Memorandum   Federal Register | Regulatory Compliance calling for a greater amount of disclosure of regulatory compliance information from the heads of executive departments and agencies.  The administration sees this as an important step in holding government and regulated entities more accountable for such things as protecting the air we breathe from particulate matter and car emissions, and the water we drink from toxic substances

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