Today in #OpenGov 4/14/2014


Keep reading for today’s look at #OpenGov news, events and analysis including inspectors general, Google’s influence game, and corruption in the water.series-opengov-today

National News

  • There was wide agreement that agencies without Inspectors General require more oversight, but differences of opinion on how to accomplish that goal at a Senate hearing last week.  (Government ExecutiveFierce Government)
  • Google used to turn its nose up at the Washington influence game, but has embraced a different role recently, becoming a major player. (Washington Post)
  • Last week, Representative Mike Quigley (D-IL) pushed the OMB on its transparency practices around rulemaking and budget information. (CREW)

International News

  • Corruption runs rampant in Africa’s water sector, sucking up a significant percentage of finances and setting clean water goals back. (Global Voices)
  • Marc Alan Chase, a California car dealer, pled guilty last week to charges that he helped a foreign national funnel money in US campaigns. Chase worked with a Mexican businessman and a number of political players to make illegal contributions in several San Diego, CA races. (Roll Call)

State and Local News

  • Washington State is selling off some old computers and a new state audit found that they weren’t all properly wiped. Purchasers could end up finding sensitive data like social security numbers, medical records, and more. (Government Technology)

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