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links for 2009-03-05

  • This is the State of Nebraska’s portal for informing citizens about the use of federal stimulus funding received under the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). This site provides accountability and transparency on how stimulus funds are being spent.
  • Tim O'Reilly on recent leg. about info. (read later)
  • Sunshine Week is a broad-based initiative intended to focus public concern over the growth of official secrecy. Details and educational resources are available on the Sunshine Week web site.
    During Sunshine Week in 2009, media organizations, civic groups, libraries, schools, non-profit organizations and others nationwide participated in coverage of and discussions about the importance of protecting public access to government.

    The Virginia Coalition for Open Government is the coordinator for statewide Sunshine Week activities.

  • To implement President Barack Obama's January 21 Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government, the Office of Management and Budget — which calls for the development of recommendations for a directive which will instruct departments and agencies on specific actions that implement the memo's principles — the Office of Science and Technology and the General Services Administration are hosting an online discussion intended to be an opportunity to propose topics, strategize alternatives, and make suggestions. Participation is limited to federal employees. This initial online conversation will be followed by an opportunity in March and April for each federal agency to submit official statements of position, collaborate on drafting a directive, and review the final draft directive.
  • Allan Chochinov, editor-in-chief at Core 77, was a speaker at Compostmodern on Saturday, and presented some great steps for designers. He calls them "Denting an Impossible Design Problem in 10 Sustainable Steps."
    (tags: green design)

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