Beginning next week, 2008 Public Access to Government Information (PAGI) Award winner OMB Watch will hold a series of Webcasts on open government featuring discussion with leading experts and time for questions from online audiences. The first in the series, “Policymaking for Open Government: An Assessment of the Obama Administration’s First-Year Progress,” will examine how the White House has followed through on President Obama’s pledge to make his Administration the most transparent and accountable in American history. Speakers will include:
- Sarah Cohen, Duke University
- Norm Eisen, the White House
- Meredith Fuchs, National Security Archive
- Ellen Miller, Sunlight Foundation (2009 PAGI Award winner)
- Mark Tapscott, the Washington Examiner
The Webcast will be held on Thursday, January 28 at 3pm EST and you must register by January 25 to participate.
The next in the series, “The Obama Administration and Public Protections: A First-Year Regulatory Assessment,” will look at the regulatory record of the new Administration and the role of the Office of Information and Regulatory Policy (OIRA). Speakers will include:
- Michael Fitzpatrick, White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (invited)
- Pam Gilbert, Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca
- Peg Seminario, AFL-CIO
- Wesley Warren, Natural Resources Defense Council
The Webcast will be held on Thursday, February 4 at 3 pm EST and registration ends February 1.
OMB Watch’s Webcasts will offer an exciting opportunity to hear thoughtful analysis from policymakers and experts and contribute to the dialogue on open government. The archived events will be available on OMB Watch’s Webcast Headquarters.