Today in #OpenGov 1/14/2014
Keep reading for today’s look at #OpenGov news, events and analysis including royal corruption in Spain, suggestions for an improved U.S. API Strategy, and more.
- The redesigned data.gov, which has been in the works for a while, officially launched over the weekend. The site now runs on open platforms like CKAN and WordPress and is more mobile friendly. (FedScoop)
- There are plenty of ways that the U.S. government can strengthen its API strategy, with releasing more data and doing it more consistently topping the list. (govfresh)
- Corruption allegations are mounting against members of the Spanish royal family, most recently Princess Cristina the youngest daughter of the King and Queen. Unfortunately, corruption and undue influence has often spread to the judiciary, preventing allegations from a full exploration. (Global Voices, Transparency International)
State and Local News
- An open data project launched six months ago helps San Franciscans learn a little bit more about buildings and landlords during their apartment hunt. The House Facts data set allows you to quickly check out inspection data, property assessment information, and more. (San Francisco Bay Guardian)
- Arkansas’ lieutenant governor is stepping down next month over ethics violations and lawmakers in the state aren’t in any huge rush to replace him. The largely ceremonial post will be filled again in November’s regularly scheduled election and lawmakers are resisting the idea of hosting a costly special election to fill the post for the rest of the year. (Washington Times)
- The Scope of Copyright Protection. House Judiciary Committee. Tues. 1/14. 10:00 am. 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet.
- Lori Wallach Presents The Trans Pacific Partnership: Should it be fast-tracked or derailed? Woman’s National Democratic Club. Tues. 1/14. 11:30 am – 2:00 pm. 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC.
- Hearing on the Report of the President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies. Senate Judiciary Committee. Tues. 1/14. 2:30 pm. 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Full Committee.
- Turkey at the Nexus of Corruption & Construction? Views from Ankara and Washington, DC. Turkish Policy Center. Wed. 1/15. 6:15 – 8:00 pm. Wardman Marriott Hotel, Taft Room, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008.
- Empowering Agency Oversight: Views from the Inspectors General community. House Oversight and Government Reform. Wed. 1/15. 9:30 am. 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Full Committee.
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