Today in #OpenGov 2/14/2013


Keep reading for another snowy day’s look at #OpenGov news, events and analysis including new hires at the FEC, courting the big donors, and protests in Yemen.series-opengov-today

National News

  • The often struggling FEC is looking to improve their numerous computer and paperwork issues. The commission is hiring a “senior application developer,” and several other specialists to help with paperwork backlogs. (Public Integrity)
  • The FDA is stepping up their open data game and preparing to launch an API of some of their key data sets. The API is expected to launch this summer. (The Verge)
  • Potential candidates for the 2016 GOP presidential nominations are on a quest to find their patrons. Top names are crisscrossing the country trying to woo America’s wealthiest political donors. (National Journal)

International News

  • The river Thames is overflowing its banks for the second time this month and there isn’t enough open data available about the surge. (Open Knowledge Blog)
  • An opaque natural gas deal is causing consternation and protest in Yemen. (Transparency International)
  • Hillary Clinton is expanding her global outreach with a new project to collect and analyze data around the advancement of women and girls around the world. (Washington Post)
  • France’s small open data team is modernizing the French government by acting like a startup within the system. (Tech Crunch)

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