2Day in #OpenGov 1/29/2013
- Data.gov, with help from a team of Presidential Innovation Fellows, is getting a citizen friendly redesign that will highlight how open data resources are already being used in the private sector. The new approach can be seen at alpa.data.gov (Fed Scoop)
- Samsung is revving up its lobbying operation to go along with its move to the front in the smartphone wars. The South Korean company spent around $800,000 on lobbying last year, more than in any previous year. (Politico)
- While speculation continues swirl about Hillary Clinton’s plans for the 2016 presidential race, multiple PACs have sprung up to support her when, and if, she decides to run. (Public Integrity)
- Despite losing her lucrative gig at Fox News, Sarah Palin still has an avenue to push her political agenda. Her super PAC has over $1 million in the bank. Most powerful PACs keep smaller amounts of cash on hand unless preparing for a campaign push. (Public Integrity)
- The FDA recently turned to table technology to improve its data collection. The new system helps streamline farm safety inspections, allowing for instant reporting of issues. (Government Technology)
- After a local open government group filed a FOIA suit the Washington, DC Council changed its rules to ensure that council members and staff cannot avoid the FOIA by doing business on their personal emails. (NFOIC)
RELEVANT BILLS INTRODUCED:
- S.35. Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2013. To require reporting regarding bulk purchases of ammunition, and for other purposes.
HAPPENING TOMORROW 1/30:
- Big Data and Big Challenges for Law and Legal Information. Georgetown Law. 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. 600 New Jersey Avenue NW, Gewirz 12th, Washington, DC 20001
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