2Day in #OpenGov 9/1/2011
September, already! Here is Thursday’s look at transparency-related news items, congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency-related events.
- Democratic members of the Super Committee had a conference call yesterday to discuss strategy and administrative matters. (National Journal)(Government Executive)
- The White House has created a new webpage called “We the People” that allows people to create and sign petitions advocating for government action. (Federal News Radio)
- Despite a massive AT&T lobbying campaign, the Department of Justice is going to court to stop the proposed merger with T-Mobile. (Politico)
- A proposal before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) submitted by ten law professors seeks to require public corporations to list political contributions in annual shareholder statements. (Washington Post)
- Former federal CIO Vivek Kundra envisions creating a global “Cloud First” policy, which would force countries to work together to determine ways to share cloud data. (Federal Times)
- The Veterans Affairs Department has launched an online open-source community in an attempt to update its Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) through crowdsourcing. (Federal Computer Week)
- The New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) held their First International Workshop on Climate Informatics last week to discuss new tools, methods, and applications for climate data. (O’Reilly Radar)
- Electronic health records help doctors provide better care for their patients, according to a new study. (National Journal)
- O’Reilly Radar has published “Big Data Now,” a free collection of Radar data coverage during the last year. (O’Reilly Radar)
State and Local
- Wisconsin is not following state contract transparency laws, according to a new audit. (Watchdog.org)
- An Indian government agency launched a wiki defining obscure economic terms to “enrich and enhance citizen friendly policy formulation through dialogue and collaborative action.” (techPresident)
Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 9/1:
Relevant bills introduced:
Transparency events scheduled for 9/1:
- Maximizing Data to Improve Teacher Effectiveness. Data Quality Campaign. Washington Court Hotel Ballroom. 525 New Jersey Avenue, NW. Washington, DC 20001. 1:00-4:00pm.
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