Today in #OpenGov 2/28/2014
Keep reading for today’s look at #OpenGov news, events and analysis including the race for Oversight, stopping secret contracts, and open data’s YouTube moment.
- Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the powerful House Oversight and Government Reform committee is term limited out of that role at the end of 2014 and the race to replace him is heating up. John Mica (FL), Jason Chaffetz (UT), and Michael Turner (OH) are all positioning to replace him. (The Hill)
- A lone protester interrupted oral arguments at the Supreme Court on Wednesday, speaking out against the Citizens United decision. (Washington Post)
- Stop Secret Contracts is a new global campaign to bring transparency to government contracts. (Open Knowledge Blog)
- As access to information becomes a recognized right around the world it becomes easier to fit it into an economic model. (Harvard Ethics Blog)
State and Local News
- “Open data’s YouTube moment.” (Data-Smart City Solutions)
- An update to the Knight Foundation’s 2013 report on investment and activity in the civic technology sector includes 32 more organizations and over $250 million in investment. (Knight Foundation)
Events Today 2/28
- Mexico’s Political Reform and Electoral Transformation. Atlantic Council. Fri. 2/28. 9:00 – 10:00 am. Atlantic Council of the United States, 1030 15th Street NW, 12th floor, Washington, DC 20005.
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