Today in #OpenGov 2/21/2014


Keep reading for today’s look at #OpenGov news, events and analysis including upgrades, India, and movement in Pittsburgh.series-opengov-today

National News

  •, the upgraded version of, has a few new features this week, including an improved advanced search section. (FedScoop)
  • The FEC is getting on Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill’s (D) over her missing Q4 2013 campaign finance report. McCaskill says the report got lost in the mail. This really shouldn’t be a problem since McCaskill voluntarily files her reports online. (Public Integrity)
  • An argument for government behind closed doors. (Government Executives)

International News

  • The head of India’s surging anti-corruption party resigned his seat as chief minister in the Dehli Assembly in protest after opposition parties teamed up to beat back an anti-corruption bill. (Global Voices)
  • India’s National Informatics Center launched an improved version of its open data platform, aimed at boosting the experience of users as well as data providers. (Future Gov)

State and Local News

  • Baltimore, MD recently “soft-launched” a real-time map of all of the city’s 311 calls. ( Baltimore)
  • Pittsburgh, PA has a new mayor and a new focus on open data and digital government. The first step, taking an inventory of all of the city’s data. (Digital Communities)

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