Dennis D. McDonald ( consults from Alexandria Virginia. His services include writing & research, proposal development, and project management.

My Reading List for Transparency Program Planning and Assessment

By Dennis D. McDonald, Ph.D. 

Click or tap above image to see a list of my own articles related to government program transparency, open data, and “big data” initiatives.The following list, a work in progress, contains links to items I am reviewing as I research topics associated with government program transparency, open data, and “big data” initiatives. I am especially interested in the work necessary to planning and managing ongoing access to digital data that has not been regularly accessible to the public. 

Links to documents, websites, media files, and other web based resources are grouped  by source below. I’m maintaining the data in a Google Drive spreadsheet that is displayed below via an embedded link.

If I’ve left something important out please let me know in the comments or via email to! To see more articles about transparency, data access, and “big data” initiatives, go here.

Last Update: March 25, 2013.

Copyright (c) 2013 by Dennis D. McDonald, Ph.D. Dennis is a Washington DC area consultant specializing in digital strategy, project management, and technology adoption. His clients have included the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the US Environmental Protection Agency, Jive Software, the National Library of Medicine, the National Academy of Engineering, Social Media Today and Oracle, and the World Bank Group. His experience includes the management of projects involving the conversion or migration of financial and transaction data associated with large and small systems. Contact Dennis via email at or by phone at 703-402-7382.

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My Top Ten "Managing Technology" Posts from 2012

My Top Ten "Managing Technology" Posts from 2012