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Digitizer in Chief: A Q&A with the White House Information Czar on Making the Government Transparent

The first step toward transparent government, says White House information czar Vivek Kundra, is to make all its information freely available on the Web



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The federal government is many things, but transparent it is not. As the nation’s first chief information officer, Vivek Kundra is attempting to pull the federal infrastructure into the information age by making government data freely available online. Is it possible for technology to revolutionize the way we interact with government?

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: We all know that the White House has a Facebook page. Beyond that, what ways can the government use technology to better serve taxpayers?

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