- University of Baltimore law professor Kimberly Brown argues that government contractors need to be held to the same standards of accountability as agencies. (Fierce Government)
- The National Security Archive is out with its much anticipated “Rosemary Award,” which they give out for the worst in open government performance every year. The 2013 edition goes to James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence who claimed that the NSA was not collecting information about huge numbers of Americans. (The Hill)
- The World Bank is out with a new project that catalogs best practices for the management of open data programs for disaster risk reduction. The Open Data for Resilience Initiative Field Guide covers four phases. (FutureGov)
- The Open Data Institute is hosting an exhibit at its London Offices featuring art built around and from open data sources. (Tech President)
State and Local News
- A battle is on between transparency advocates and those in power that seem skeptical in San Diego. Transparency groups, with the help of two members of the City Council, are pushing a ballot measure to improve access to information, but are meeting resistance from other council members. (Voice of San Diego)
- A member of the Massachusetts State Senate argues that technology is the key to transparency in government. (South Coast Today, Massachusetts)
Events Today 3/25
- The revolution will not be Tweeted: Attacks to social media and the internet in Venezuela, Ecuador and Argentina. Freedom House. Tues. 3/25. 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Freedom House, 4th floor, 1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036.
Events Tomorrow 3/26
- Markup of H.R. 4228, the “DHS Acquisition Accountability and Efficiency Act.” House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency. Wed. 3/26. 2:00 pm. 311 Cannon House Office Building.