Tag: Transparency reform

[audio] Data Transparency Coalition on Darrell Issa’s MADOFF Transparency Act

As noted yesterday, U.S. Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) introduced the Making All Data Open for Financial* Transparency Act, or the MADOFF Transparency Act. Although not too much has been written yet about H.R.2477, Hudson Hollister, Executive Director of one of the Act’s main supporters, the Data Transparency Coalition, gave a nice, tight interview about it. You can listen in full…

Transparency reform bills introduced in Congress on anniversary of Citizens United

The often-cited quote about the pursuit of open government and open data by United States Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis is that “sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants.” This mantra to many is included in the 1913 Harper’s Weekly article, entitled “What Publicity Can Do.” His words are possibly even more relevant now, as we observe the…