Today in #OpenGov 4/24/2014


Keep reading for today’s look at #OpenGov news, events and analysis including open public lands, open public education, and an open internet in Brazil.series-opengov-today

National News

  • Inspectors General are charged with investigating wrongdoing at federal agencies, but that doesn’t mean they’re always perfect. A preliminary investigation found a number of issues at the State Department’s Inspector General office. (Washington Times)
  • America has vast public lands . A group in northeast Ohio is working to map and share data about various public lands in their area. (Code for America)
  • Republicans have reacted quickly to the McCutcheon decision, setting up new committees that allow donors to send more money towards party committees and more. (The Washington Post)
  • A year after a disastrous and deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas federal investigators have determined that a lack of oversight and effective regulation contributed to the blast. (New York Times)

International News

  • On the same day that word started to get around that the FCC would abandon net neutrality principles with new rules, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff signed a sweeping internet freedom law that enshrines net neutrality, user privacy, freedom of expression and more into law. (Tech President)

State and Local News

  • Code for DC is looking to change DC school policy with a new site,, which is designed as an open platform for school policy. (E Pluribus Unum)

Events Today

  • Informatica 2014 government summit. Government Executive. Thurs. 4/24. 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, GWSAE Suite, Washington, DC 20004.

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