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2Day in #OpenGov 4/10/2012

by PolicyFellow


  • Feds fully embrace social media: Every major federal agency is now on Twitter and YouTube. The Nuclear Regulatory Agency is the only one that hasn't yet joined Facebook. (Next Gov)
  • NASA reaches for Open Government stars: NASA launched a new website and revamped is Open Government Plan. The agency aims to be seen as an open government model worldwide. (Mashable)
  • And then there were four...hearings: Four congressional committees are planning hearings into the scandal surrounding excessive spending on a GSA conference. (Washington Post)
  • The CFPB is open: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced its open-source software policy. They will use open-source software and share whatever code they build with the public. (O'Reilly Radar)
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  • Super PAC strategy: The Obama campaign knows that the super PACs supporting it probably won't be able to match the spending of their Republican counterparts. Instead, they are aiming to paint outside ads as untrustworthy and tied to corrupt interests. (Politico)
  • Opinion- Real Disclosure for Real Democracy: Former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps argues in favor of putting broadcaster's records of political ad spending online. (Benton Foundation)


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Policy Fellow Matt Rumsey wrote this post.

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