This session is part of the 10-week seminar series, Data, Technology and Innovation in Government, led by Nick Sinai. Seminars are for students only (graduate and undergraduate) and are not-for-credit. Please register below to reserve your space.
Guest: Cori Zarek, White House Senior Advisor for Open Government
Description: FOIA reform narrowly missed becoming law in the last Congress, but the Obama Administration has been pushing ahead on modernization of FOIA Administration—including a new advisory committee, efforts to standardize administrative rules, and new software built by 18F, the new digital services unit at the General Services Administration. What are the implications of a more user-friendly requesting service for journalists, businesses, NGOs, and the public? How might changes to FOIA (administrative or legislative) impact the ongoing effort to open data?
Time: Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 4:00pm-5:30pm
Location: Harvard Kennedy School, Taubman Building Room 102, Women and Public Policy Program Cason Conference Room