- The Justice Department’s Public Integrity Section, responsible for prosecuting politicians accused of misconduct, suffered a major setback last decade, but is dipping its toes back into the high profile waters. (New York Times)
- The CEO of Zillow, a real-estate website that relies on open government data, called on the Feds to release even more data to the public for free. Spencer Rascoff argued that his company, and others like it, currently pay for access to data that could easily be made available for free. (Federal Computer Week)
- A trade deal between China and Taiwan, which was negotiated in secret, has stirred large crowds to the streets in Taiwan. (TechDirt)
State and Local News
- New York’s Citi Bike program released trip data for its first eight months yesterday. Civic hackers have been clamoring for the data since the bike sharing service was launched. (Tech President)
- Connecticut is moving forward with an open data portal. One unique feature will be a focus on economic development data. (CivSource)
Events Tomorrow 4/3
- No Fear: A whistleblowers triumph over corruption and retaliation at the EPA. Woman’s National Democratic Club. Thurs. 4/3. 11:30 am – 2:00 pm. 1526 New Hampshire Ave, NW, Washington, DC.
- President Obama’s trade policy agenda. House Committee on Ways and Means. Thurs. 4/3. 9:30 am. 1100 Longworth House Office Building.
- President Obama’s trade policy Agenda. Senate Committee on Finance. Thurs. 4/3. 2:00 pm. 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building.
- Afghanistan: Identifying and addressing wasteful government spending. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security. Thurs. 4/3. 10:00 am. 2247 Rayburn House Office Building.
- Trials in transparency II: Is VA responding to Congressional requests in a timely manner? House Committee on Veterans Affairs. Thurs. 4/3. 10:00 am. 334 Cannon House Office Building.