Today in #OpenGov 10/24/2013


National News

  • The government shutdown has officially pushed back the first round of requirements associated with President Obama’s recent open data Executive Order. The requirements, now due November 30, include enterprise data inventories and public data listings.(Project Open Data)
  • President Obama looks to escape some of his related troubles by hitting the fundraising trail. Between now and the end of November he is scheduled to appear at 8 fundraisers for national Democratic groups. (POLITICO)
  • FedBizOpps, a top destination for Federal contracting data, underwent a significant change this summer that may hinder open data. A significant portion of the site’s information is now behind a login wall, restricting its ability to be indexed. (Fed Scoop)
  • The Open Government Partnership’s Independent Reporting Mechanism has weighed in on the United States’ OGP progress. This is the 8th IRM report and found that, while significant progress was made by the US on a number of commitments, progress has been slow on controversial issues. (Open Government Partnership)

International News

  • Philippines is looking to launch an open data portal next month. The portal, set to go live on November 27, will host government data sets in machine readable formats. (ABS-CBN News)

State and Local News

  • Folks in Philadelphia now have a user friendly way to browse, search, and use the Philadelphia code. The site is still working out the kinks and the organization behind it is looking for feedback. ( Philly)
  • After years worth of campaign finance scandals and drama, the Washington, DC Council is inching closer to a vote on reform legislation that would improve disclosure and shut down the avenues for some controversial donations. (Washington Post)

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