Publication Practices for Transparent Government: Rating the Congress

CAPITOL HILL BRIEFING
Friday, September 23, 2011
9:00 AM (Breakfast Included)

Featuring Rep. Darrell Issa, Chairman, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform; John Wonderlich, Policy Director, Sunlight Foundation; Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Brandon Arnold, Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.

2247 Rayburn House Office Building



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Despite good-faith effort, transparency promises from political leaders like President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner have yet to produce the burst of information that informs stronger public oversight of government. One reason for this is the absence of specifically prescribed data practices that will foster transparency. A quartet of data practices would support greater transparency: authoritative sourcing, availability, machine discoverability, and machine readability. Join us for the release of a study of data transparency, an assessment of Congress's publishing practices, and a discussion of how Congress can make itself more transparent.

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