2Day in #OpenGov 5/14/2013



  • Responding to Friday’s news that the IRS targeted conservative groups for more scrutiny, President Obama called for those responsible to be held accountable for the “outrageous” action. (Washington Post)
  • House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi used the recent news about the IRS to make a point about her desire to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision and change the campaign finance system. (Roll Call)
  • Obama’s advocacy group Organizing for Action has so far, despite nearly $5 million in fundraising and ties to the White House, failed to make a significant mark on federal policy. (Washington Post)
  • More than 100 large Democratic donors and Obama bundlers are pressuring Obama to deny a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. (Washington Post)
  • The Office of Personnel Management is officially looking for a new chief information officer — they posted the job opening last week. (FedScoop)
  • The National Association of State Information Officers recently launched a searchable catalog of mobile apps states have created. The catalog is searchable by topic or by state. (GovTech)


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