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(Jim Watson/Pool via AP)Committee chairwoman Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-New York, speaks during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on

New House bill attempts to make presidential records more easily searchable

House Oversight and Reform Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) introduced new legislation designed to make presidential records more easily searchable…

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The Capitol is seen as the partial government shutdown lurches into a third week with President Donald Trump standing firm in his border wall funding demands, in Washington, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. After no weekend breakthrough to end a prolonged shutdown, newly empowered House Democrats are planning to step up pressure on Trump and Republican lawmakers to reopen the government. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

White House hints at Federal Data Strategy, OPEN Govt Data Act, in open-government strategy

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Recipe for a successful DATA Act is part collaboration, part oversight

OMB and Treasury are creating a roadmap on how to move forward with DATA Act implementation over the next 12 to 36 months. Meanwhile, congressional and…

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Jill James, Director of ED.gov, Education Department

The Education Department has two ambitious goals to reach by 2020: see the U.S. become the nation with the highest percentage of college graduates in the…

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DATA Act victory sets stage for expected tough implementation

President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law later this week that will require new levels of effort to make federal data more accessible. Now that the three-year effort to get the bill passed is complete, the hard work begins to make it a reality.

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