2Day in #OpenGov 5/24/2012



  • A Plan for digital government: The U.S. CTO and CIO released a digital government strategy yesterday. The strategy focuses on pushing mobile apps to improve government service delivery and allowing agencies to efficiently publish information across multiple platforms. (Fed Scoop)
  • What goes around comes around: Darrell Issa (R-CA), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is trying to gain access to emails from the Obama administration related to health care reform. Issa was critical of Congressional Democrats when they were fighting a similar battle during the Bush administration. (Politico)
  • FEC opens up to House Administration: The Federal Election Commission released numerous documents related to how it enforces election law. The release came in response to the threat of a subpoena from the House Administration Committee. The two bodies have been battling for months over access to FEC information. (Politico)
State and Local
  • State leaders hear about integrity: State legislative leaders from across the country came together for a forum in Providence, Rhode Island earlier this month. They heard a presentation on the recently released State Integrity Investigation and engaged in conversation about the results. (State Integrity)
  • Mississippi defends Montana: Mississippi, generally considered one of the most conservative states in the country, is among those urging the Supreme Court to let a Montana court decision restricting corporate political activity in the state stand. (Republic Report)
  • Spain amends access law, hides changes: Spain has made some changes to its proposed access to information law based on nearly 3,700 comments submitted during a public consultation. However, the new draft of the law has not yet been made public. (Access Info)
  • Congress to hear about international internet regulation: The House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Communications and Technology is holding a hearing next Thursday to examine international attempts to regulate the internet. Some U.S. officials are concerned that these attempts would undermine Internet freedom. (The Hill)


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