Today in #OpenGov 3/28/2014
Keep reading for today’s look at #OpenGov news, events and analysis including NewsGenius, Western Australia, and bribery in Charlotte.
- The founder of Capitol Bells, an app that has been widely adopted in the halls of Congress, is looking to engage the larger public with a new platform that allows users to show support for legislation. (Tech President)
- NewsGenius, a project of RapGenius, launched last year to help decode current events. Now, the site is teaming up with the GSA to help annotate and explain federal web projects. (E Pluribus Unum)
- Western Australia is focusing on accountability and quality governance when it comes to their technology and telecommunications programs. (Future Gov)
- It is important that governments have quality engagement programs around their open government projects. (Fierce Government)
State and Local News
- Patrick Cannon was the Mayor of Charlotte, NC for less than six months. In that time he allegedly accepted bribes on five separate occasions. The Mayor was arrested on Wednesday, the result of a four year investigation. (National Journal)
Events Tomorrow 3/29
- Inside media: Uncovering police corruption. Newseum. Sat. 3/29. 555 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Knight TV Studio, Washington, DC 20001.
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