The current issue of Government Matters, the newsletter of the Center for Effective Government, has an article that discusses the six big open government issues of 2014: Freedom of Information Act, Surveillance/NSA, Preventing Chemical Disasters, Reining in Controlled Unclassified Information, Fracking Bans and Legal Challenges, and Agency Open Government Plans. In addition the article give capsule summaries of other issues: Toxics Safety, E-Government (including inventories of agencies’ data holding), the Keystone XL Pipeline, Medicare spending, GMO Labeling, Fiscal transparency, and the Secret Trade Agreement (The Trans-Pacific Partnership).
- Open Government Prospects in 2014, by Sean Moulton, Center for Effective Government, Government Matters Vol. 2, No. 1 (1/14/2014).
This article presents the top six open government issues we believe are most likely to garner the most time and attention of Washington policymakers. And, since every year offers surprises, we also offer a quick list of the most likely “wild card” issues that may emerge in 2014.
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