Tech Tidbits: White House web chats, good transparency grades

--Good government groups (Common Cause, US Pirg, Democracy 21 and League of Women Voters) give the Obama Administration good grades on transparency and ethics, compared to other administrations. Last week, another report gave the POTUS much lower marks when it comes to transparency.

--The White House is having a series of web chats this week, with the first one featuring Energy Czar Carol Browner just finishing up today. On Thursday, federal CTO Aneesh Chopra and Norm Eisen, special counsel to the president for ethics and government reform, will talk about how the Obama administration has "changed Washington."

--Arts & Labs, an entertainment coalition that counts Viacom, Cisco and NBC Universal among its members, announced Andrew Keen has come on board as an advisor. Keen is author of Cult of the Amateur: How the Internet is Killing Our Culture. Arts & Labs is co-chaired by Republican veteran Mark McKinnon.