- State Department Tweets up for review? The State Department is allegedly considering a policy that would force staff to submit their tweets for review days in advance of posting. (FCW)
- White House continues move to open source: The White House appears to be increasingly moving toward sharing code for its websites and letting others reuse that code. (GovTech)
Lobbying and influence
- Boehner aide to lobby shop: Jeff Strunk, a floor aide to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is going to the lobby shop Forbes-Tate. (Roll Call)
- Issa wants details on Google case: U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) is asking for a briefing from the Federal Trade Commission as the body nears a decision about whether Google will face an antitrust lawsuit. (The Hill)
- FCC promotes advancing broadband: The Federal Communications Commission is encouraging the transition to fiber and wireless-based networks. A task force is being designated to tackle this project. (FCW)
- Internet changes won’t receive White House approval: Regulations changes giving governments more control of the Internet will not receive backing from the White House, officials said this week. The United Nations is discussing changes to Internet governance as part of a broader discussion about global telecommunications. (The Hill)
RELEVANT BILLS INTRODUCED:
HAPPENING TODAY 12/12:
- Book Discussion: Waging War on Corruption. Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Wed. Dec. 12, 9 – 10:30 a.m. Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th floor board room, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, 20004.
- Internet “Governance” – A View from One of the Pioneers. Hudson Institute. Wed. Dec. 12, 12 – 1:30 p.m. Hudson Institute, 6th floor, 1015 15th St. NW, Washington, DC, 20005.
- 2012 International Anti-Corruption Day: Fostering Transparency, Accountability and Integrity. Inter-American Development Bank. Wed. Dec. 12, 4 p.m. 1300 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC.