Today in #OpenGov 4/22/2014


Keep reading for today’s look at #OpenGov news, events and analysis including drone disclosure, a problematic open data roll out in England, and the changing role of the public library.series-opengov-today

National News

  • The Obama Administration warned most intelligence employees of dire consequences if they dare talk to the press. (The Hill)
  • The US Chamber of Commerce dropped a cool $19 million on lobbying in the first quarter of 2014. (Roll Call)
  • A new report, out in the wake of high profile technology failures by government, shows that there is a deficit of tech talent in government and civil society. (E Pluribus Unum)
  • The Second US Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the Obama administration to release the full legal justification for its targeting drone killing program, which includes American citizens on foreign soil. The administration has fiercely resisted releasing the full document. (Ars Technica)

International News

  • England’s “open data” project is a text book example of how not to run an open data program. (Tech President)

State and Local News

  • Libraries are adapting for the digital age and beginning to embrace their role as “hubs of knowledge,” where residents can tap into the larger information world and gain skills. (Data-Smart City Solutions)

Events Today 4/22

Events Tomorrow 4/23

  • TTIP Stakeholder Forum. Johns Hopkins SAIS. Wed. 4/23. 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Johns Hopkins SAIS, Nitze Building, Kenney Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036.

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