Today in #OpenGov 4/2/2014


Keep reading for today’s look at #OpenGov news, events and analysis including energy at Justice, a controversial trade deal, and bike share data.series-opengov-today

National News

  • 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)

International News

  • 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

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