Today in #OpenGov 2/24/2014


Keep reading for today’s look at #OpenGov news, events and analysis including a break-in at a government watchdog, information in Panama, and Secretaries of State on the rise.series-opengov-today

National News

  • The Project On Government Oversight, a Washington watchdog group, suffered a break-in at its offices over the weekend. Officials believe it may have been related to POGO’s mission. (Washington Post)

International News

  • Diplotwoops, a cousin of the Politwoops platform, tracks deleted tweets from diplomats around the world. (Open State Foundation)
  • Elected officials in Panama have few requirements to disclose details about their fundraising, assets, or conflicts of interest. But, in advance of elections in May, a citizens group has launched a platform, powered by Poderpedia, to provide more information to voters. (Tech President)

State and Local News

  • Legislation in Maryland would boost the budget devoted to a state website that posts information about government contracts. (Maryland Reporter)
  • Secretaries of State, elected officials charged with overseeing state elections, are attracting more political money and more obviously partisan candidates than ever. Since 2000’s presidential election drama, it has become clear the the Secretary of State can be in a great position of power to effect the outcome of elections. (NPR)

Events 2/24 – 2/28

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