Today in #OpenGov 4/8/2014


Keep reading for today’s look at #OpenGov news, events and analysis including a Supreme pass, fighting corruption in Haiti, and local transparency in Florida.series-opengov-today

National News

  • GSA’s longtime Inspector General will retire from federal government service on April 19. Brian Miller, who helped break the 2012 conference spending scandal that rocked the agency, is heading to the private sector. (Government Executive)
  • The Supreme Court turned down an opportunity to lift a long-standing ban on direct corporate contributions to political candidates. (Washington Post)
  • Federal agencies face deadlines to modernize their records keeping practices in the next few years. The 2011 Presidential Memorandum on Government Records Management set a deadline of 2019 for agencies to manage all of their permanent electronic records digitally. (Federal Computer Week)

International News

  • Haiti’s parliament has been working on an anti-corruption law since 2007. On March 11, the lower house of its parliament finally passed it. Haiti’s upper house passed the law in 2013. (Transparency International)

State and Local News

  • The town of Longboat Key, Florida is making its financial information publicly available thanks to its recent switch to an online budget technology that made the move easier. (Government Technology)

Events Today 4/8

  • The Economic Impact of Open Data. Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. Tues. 4/8. 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. Arent Fox, 1717 K Street NW, Second Floor Auditorium, Washington, DC 20036.

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