- Open Gov 2.0: Federal agencies have been releasing their updated Open Government Plans over the past week. Most focus on updating or improving existing transparency initiatives (NextGov)
- Private sector backs readable public data: A new nonprofit coalition, backed by many major companies and former government officials, hopes to push the government to publish data in accessible and transparent formats. (Executive Gov)
- A sunny day in Kansas: Kansas completed two new transparency and engagement efforts. The state is providing online access to more than 2 million records and promoting civics education through a new portal. (Yahoo/AP)
- Want that pothole filled? There's an app for that: Many municipalities are relying on 311 service apps to improve response times, cut down on redundant requests, and increase transparency. (Government Technology)
- Brazil expecting sunlight: The Brazilian government has put significant expectations on itself by committing to a variety of transparency and open government initiatives. (Observing Brazil)
- Open data for peace: PAX, a new project from the Open Knowledge Foundation, hopes to use open data and collaboration to track emerging violent conflicts around the world. (Open Knowledge Foundation Blog)
- Social Networking, the End of Media and the Future of Privacy. Broadband Breakfast. 8:00-10:00 am. Clyde's of Gallery Place, 707 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001.
- A Roundtable Discussion on Transparency vs. Corruption: The Internet as Disinfectant. GMU Public Policy. 9:00-10:30 am. 3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201.
- GSA Management Deficiency Report/Budget Request. Senate Appropriations. 2:30 pm. 138 DSOB. Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee hearing.
- Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board Nominations. Senate Judiciary. 10:00 am. 226 DSOB. Full Committee Hearing.
- Federal Information Security Amendments. House Oversight and Government Reform. 10:00 am. 2154 RHOB. Full Committee Markup.
- Library of Congress Leadership Transition. House Administration. 10:00 am. 1310 LHOB. Oversight Subcommittee Hearing.
- Shadow Elite: How the World’s New Power Brokers Undermine Democracy, Government, and the Free Market.GMU Public Policy. 12:00-1:00 pm. 3301 Fairfax Drive, ARlington, VA 22201.
- Congressional Forum on Campaign Finance. House Administration Democrats. 1:30-3:30 pm. 1310 Longworth House Office Building.