Can the Internet Transform Federal Rulemaking?
October 16, 2008, 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Longworth House Office Building, Room 1300
Cocktail Reception to follow from 5:00 to 7:00 PM
Overview | Download ABA eRulemaing Report
The Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee hosted a fascinating discussion on how the Internet could transform federal rulemaking processes in ways that improve the quality and oversight of regulations, promote citizen participation, and ultimately save taxpayer dollars. The panel of experts debated how the Internet can make rulemaking better - for the public and the government itself - and what Congress can do to make this happen.
This discussion was extremely timely since all Executive agencies have now joined the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS), the government-wide online rulemaking system created through the six-year long "e-Rulemaking Initiative." On Tuesday, October 21 experts from "The Committee on the Status and Future of Federal e-Rulemaking," an American Bar Association committee, made recommendations that they hope will move federal e-rulemaking to the next level. The report is called the "Achieving the Potential, The Future of Federal E-rulemaking."
The panelists included:
- Dan Mintz, CIO, Department of Transportation [Bio] (Moderator)
- Dan Chenok, Pragmatics Inc. [Bio]
- John Moses, Environmental Protection Agency [Bio]
- Rick Otis, Environmental Protection Agency [Bio]
- Fred Thompson, President, FredT2007 LLC[Bio]
This event is hosted in conjunction with AFFIRM (Association For Federal Information Resources Management).