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OMB Provides Guidance For Agencies Using Web-based Interactive Technologies
The Office of Management and Budget has ruled that agencies donít need to seek its approval before using social media and Web-based interactive technologies to interact with the public in some situations. In a memo, OMB distinguishes how the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act apply to agenciesí use of Web-based technologies such as blogs, wikis, and social networks. That law requires federal agencies to get approval from OMB before collecting information from the public. Agencies and members of the public have asked how the Act's requirements apply to social media and Web-based technologies.

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