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ADVISORY: Sunshine Week 2011—The Road Forward on Open Government
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Sunshine Week 2011—The Road Forward on Open Government

March 18, 2011, 12:00pm – 1:30pm

About This Event

The day after his inauguration, President Barack Obama committed his administration "to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government." For this event during Sunshine Week—a yearly event to raise awareness of the importance of open government—OpenTheGovernment.org and the Center for American Progress are bringing together transparency experts from inside and outside government to discuss how far the administration’s efforts have moved us, two years into the effort, to that goal. The event will assess progress from both a policy and a technical standpoint, and what more we can and should expect the administration to do to meet its goal. Panelists will also take questions from the live and viewing audience.

The first panel will cover the policy aspects of the administration’s Open Government Initiative. During the second panel, panelists will discuss the effect of technology on the way people get and use information, how the government is trying to fill that need, and the strengths and limitations of the administration’s approach.

Welcoming remarks:

Reece Rushing , Director of Government Reform, Center for American Progress

Panel one:

Steven P. Croley, Special Assistant to the President for Justice and Regulatory Policy, White House Domestic Policy Council

Gary Bass, Executive Director, OMB Watch

David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States

Panel two:

Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Sheila Krumholz, Executive Director, Center for Responsive Politics

Jennifer LaFleur, Director of Computer-Assisted Reporting, ProPublica

Tom Lee, Director, Sunlight Labs, Sunlight Foundation

Moderated by:

Patrice McDermott, Director, OpenTheGovernment.org

A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.


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