Here is Fridays look at transparency-related news items, todays congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency-related events.

  • A Harris Interactive report finds that the public is skeptical that federal agencies are taking the president’s open government mandate seriously. (InformationWeek)
  • OMB Watch wants Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag’s successor to be committed to government transparency. (OMB Watch)
  • OMB yesterday launched, a website where the public can monitor improper payments made by federal agencies. (nextgov)
  • Interior Secretary Ken Salazar agreed with Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) that something needs to be done about the revolving door between federal regulators and the oil and gas industries. (Project On Government Oversight)
  • The Caribou Coffee across the street from the White House has become a regular meeting place for Obama administration officials and lobbyists. (The New York Times)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 6/25:

  • None

Relevant bills introduced 6/23 and 6/24:


  • A bill to amend the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 to provide for prize competitions to stimulate innovations that advance the missions of Federal agencies, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. S. 3530


  • None

Transparency events scheduled for 6/25:

  • None

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