2Day in #OpenGov 3/16/2012


Policy Fellow Matt Rumsey wrote this post.

Enjoy Sunshine Week’s last look at transparency-related news items, congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency-related events.

News Roundup:

Campaign Finance

  • CBS News managed to infiltrate a GOP fundraising retreat attended by a dozen House freshmen. (National Journal)
  • Stephen Colbert’s super PAC saw its fundraising slow significantly in in the past month. The group has also limited its expenditures and still has almost $800,000 in the bank. (Politico)
  • A breakdown of ad spending in the Republican presidential primary shows that Mitt Romney and his backers have spent the most per vote, while Ron Paul has shelled out more for each delegate. (AP/Yahoo)


  • The Government Printing Office has officially transitioned all of its official online information from the old GPO Access system to the new Federal Digital System. (FDLP Desktop)
  • The House Oversight and Government Reform concluded that many federal agencies have failed to track basic information in response to FOIA Requests. The Department’s of Homeland Security, Defense, and Justice where among the least compliant. (Government Executive)
  • France is far from becoming the “irreproachable” republic that President Nicolas Sarkozy promised after winning election in 2007. But, there might not be political will to adequately tackle corruption. (Transparency International)
  • In conjunction with the release of the Global Integrity Report: 2011, an event is being held on March 30 to discuss open source projects and government transparency efforts going on around the world. (Global Integrity)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 3/16:

  • None.

Relevant bills introduced:

  • None.
Transparency events scheduled for 3/16:

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