Sen. Jon Tester’s government transparency bill, the Public Online Information Act of 2010, is drawing some criticism from lobbyists for government contractors and from some transparency advocates, writes Aliya Sternstein at NextGov.
Sen. Jon Tester’s Public Online Information Act of 2010 has the potential to make a heck of a lot of government records available for free online, but in spots the text of the bill could be interpreted in a few ways.
Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., has introduced a bill before the U.S. Senate that would require government agencies to publish all their public records online, the Associated Press reports. The Public Online Information Act (PDF) would put documents into a large, searchable government database where anyone with Internet access could see them, the Billings Gazette said.… Continue reading Tester introduces bill to put more public records online
The Billings Gazette has released its iPhone app, called simply “Billings Gazette.” It’s a free app available in the iTunes Store. The app has four sections displayed by default in tabs across the top of the screen: news, opinion, sports and entertainment. More news is accessible via the “more” menu in the black bar at… Continue reading Billings Gazette releases an iPhone app
Some rather crazy numbers from the second annual Middleberg/SNCR Survey of the Media in the Wired World.