What a fitting way to end Sunshine Week: a sunny day in the nation’s capital, after a week of iffy weather!
Here’s some items of interest from the week past.
- To kick things off, Sunshine Week releases their 2009 Survey of State Government Information Online.
- President Obama dusts the cobwebs off his 13 million-strong e-mail list.
- The Sunlight Foundation’s Ellen Miller writes an op-ed in USA Today.
- National CIO Vivek Kundra returns to work.
- …but we learn that Kundra might have a criminal record.
- Colin Delany pens a great piece on Social Media Activism in politics.
- The Nation and The Washington Times launch “ask the president.” They’ll send journalists to press conferences to ask questions that citizens submit.
- The Washington Post reports that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority will be opening up schedule data for services like Google Transit.
- For follow Friday, everyone should check out @AIDSgov, the official Twitter account of the government’s AIDS.gov portal. This is honestly one of the best uses of Twitter and Web 2.0 in government I’ve seen. Reminds me of PandemicFlu.gov. Nice job, HHS!