Today in #OpenGov 4/1/2014


Keep reading for today’s look at #OpenGov news, events and analysis including Presidential Innovation Fellows, corruption in resource rich countries, and public records changes in Oakland.series-opengov-today

National News

  • A new report from the Department of Energy inspector general reveals that the National Nuclear Security Administration has struggled to track the thousands of nuclear weapons under their watch. (National Journal)
  • The White House is accepting applications for the third round of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program. (GovFresh)

International News

  • A new UK commission on Digital Democracy is investigating ways that parliament can better serve citizens through technology. (Opening Parliament)
  • Russia hasn’t slowed its Washington lobbying since the crisis over Crimea escalated. Ukraine, on the other hand, paused on of its major influence contracts after a change in government. (The Hill)
  • Small, resource rich countries often suffer from rampant corruption. But, strong civil society organizations in some of them can help usher in improvements. (Open Knowledge Blog)

State and Local News

  • Oakland is working on changes to its public records request fulfillment systems and city representatives talked about it during Sunshine Week. (Code for America)

Events Today 4/1

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