- 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 Executive, Fierce 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)
- 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)
Events This Week
- Disruptive Solutions & The Changing Landscape of Global Development. AU School of International Service. Tues. 4/15. 6:30 – 9:00 pm. 4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS Building, Washington, DC 20016.
- ICANN and Global Internet Governance: Challenges and Opportunities in 2014. Georgetown University. Thurs. 4/17. 7:00 – 8:30 pm. 3600 N Street NW, Mortara Building, Washington, DC.