Here’s an interesting insider’s account from the Presidential Transition policy team that dealt with Technology, Innovation, and Government Reform. It’s by a former IBMer, Irving Wladawsky-Berger. He provides some of the context behind the directive on Transparency and Open Government that President Obama signed shortly after taking office.
Separately, the federal chief information officers’ council released a transition guide, according to Chris Dorobek. The 52-page guide provides a great overview as to the structure and initiatives of the council.
The Center for American Progress and OMB Watch jointly published “After Midnight: The Bush Legacy of Deregulation and What Obama Can Do.” The report examines ways a new administration can address “midnight regulations” left behind by a departing administration. The report may have contributed to the regulatory review order by President Obama. While that order will not examine individual regulations, it will look at the regulatory review process.