Change.gov: Resources and Policy Proposals

Change.gov, the Obama-Biden Transition homepage, is filled with information about the President-elect and Vice President-elect Biden, their agenda, the Transition team, and more.

After disappearing for a short time, the Agenda section of Change.gov is now back and filled policy proposals. Parts of the Technology Agenda will be especially interesting to law librarians:

Ensure the Full and Free Exchange of Ideas through an Open Internet and Diverse Media Outlets

  • Protect the Openness of the Internet: Support the principle of network neutrality to preserve the benefits of open competition on the Internet.

and

Create a Transparent and Connected Democracy

  • Open Up Government to its Citizens: Use cutting-edge technologies to create a new level of transparency, accountability, and participation for America’s citizens.
  • Bring Government into the 21st Century: Use technology to reform government and improve the exchange of information between the federal government and citizens while ensuring the security of our networks. Appoint the nation’s first Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to ensure the safety of our networks and lead an interagency effort, working with chief technology and chief information officers of each of the federal agencies, to ensure that they use best-in-class technologies and share best practices.

AALL has been advocating for these issues through transition recommendations and support for legislation, and we are pleased to see these open government principles and support for transparency outlined on the Transition Web site.

[Posted by Emily Feldman]

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