Results tagged “E-Government”

We the People of the Internet

White House website collects and responds to public petitions.

The Regulatory Week in Review: February 24, 2012

Inquiry into overdraft practices, liability for Gulf Coast oil spill, changes to, and more.

Online Regulatory Consultation in China

The Communist Party uses e-rulemaking to maintain its popularity.

Agencies Should Pay For Any Copyrighted Materials They Incorporate by Reference

Incorporated materials may be difficult to obtain, so agencies must make them available at their own expense.

Making the Rulemaking Process Accessible to Ordinary Citizens

Administrative agencies should design their websites with rulemaking participation by the general public in mind.

ACUS Committee Discusses Online Access to Rulemaking

Committee investigates how to improve public access via the Internet.

Perfecting Our Recipe for Regulatory Compliance

Agencies should use e-government initiatives to improve regulatory compliance.

New Cost-Benefit Website for Criminal Justice

Website can be resource for criminal law policymakers.

Obama Directs Independent Regulatory Agencies

Executive order contains strongly worded regulatory reform guidelines.

GSA Launches Website on Federal Advisory Committees

Website makes FACA data more accessible.

Budget Deal May Shut Down Open Government Websites

Obama's Open Government Initiative takes a budget hit.

A "Noah's Ark of Scholars" Discusses Strategies for Increasing Public Engagement with the Government

The federal government hosts conference to promote research on open government

OIRA's Guide Provides Agencies with Recommendations for Using

OIRA recommends that agencies promote public access by uploading rulemaking documents in a timely, consistent fashion

New Executive Order Promotes Public Participation

Obama's recent order makes promising strides toward improving participation in agency rulemaking.

Bipartisan E-Rulemaking Act of 2010 Introduced to Enhance Transparency

Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs leaders have introduced legislation to improve public access to information about federal government regulations. On November 17, Committee Chair Joseph Lieberman, ID-Conn., and Ranking Member Susan Collins, R-Me., introduced the E-Rulemaking Act...


 The following essay by Cary Coglianese, Director of the Penn Program on Regulation, appeared recently in the administrative law section of, reviewing Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba, & Henry Brady, "Weapon of the Strong? Participatory Inequality and the Internet," Perspectives on...

Open Government Plans Revealed

Yesterday federal departments and agencies released their open government plans called for under President Obama’s Open Government Directive. These plans vary in length, detail, and innovativeness, but across the range of agencies they certainly reveal some new developments worth following.For...


The Obama Administration’s OMB Director, Peter Orszag, recently announced upgrades to the website. In a February 16th posting on the White House website, Orszag  stated that the administration was “debuting the OIRA Dashboard” – a website that “will allow people...

DOT Seeks Participation in Development of Open Government Strategy

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has launched an website for tracking and commenting on the Department's Open Government Plan called for under President Obama's Open Government Initiative.   The agency has released a draft outline of its plan and is soliciting public input...

Upgrades to Announced

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which manages the U.S. interagency eRulemaking Program, announced yesterday that it has implemented several new upgrades to, the government-wide portal for regulatory docket information.  Some of the changes include:a new rotating panel of...