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Today's featured video: Sizing up the Obama Administration's work on transparency
Thursday, Mar 24, 2011, 10:24AM CST
By Jennifer Peebles
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How well is the Obama Administration doing on its pledge to implement "an unprecedented level of openness" in the federal government, and what more can be done?

That's the topic of today's featured video on the Texas Watchdog home page.

Our video is a panel of transparency heavy-hitters discussing this subject at an event held in Washington, D.C., last week for National Sunshine Week, put on by OpenTheGovernment.org and the Center for American Progress.

The panelists on the first session were:

  • David S. Ferriero, the archivist of the United States;
  • Steven P. Croley, special assistant to the President for justice and regulatory policy on the White House Domestic Policy Council; 
  • Gary Bass, executive director of the watchdog group OMB Watch (that's the Office of Management and Budget).

The panelists on the second session were:

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Seen a good video clip? Texas Watchdog is always on patrol for strong clips to feature. If you see a good video on government transparency or accountability, Texas government or politics, or watchdog journalism, shoot a note to jennifer@texaswatchdog.org. Broadcast journalists, feel free to toot your own horn to us about stories you're doing. The only requirement is that we must be able to embed your video.

Photo of Barack Obama by Flickr user Matt Ortega used via the Creative Commons license.

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