Today in #OpenGov 5/20/2014


Keep reading for today’s look at #OpenGov news, events and analysis including raising money, opening procurement in the EU, and attempting to perfect public records requests. series-opengov-today

National News

  • David Jolly (R-FL), the newest member of Congress, didn’t waste much time maneuvering to raise as much money as possible. After 60 days in Congress, he set up a Federal PAC to go along with his regular campaign committee. (Roll Call)

International News

  • Two years ago a project launched with the aim of opening up EU procurement data. That goal has been fulfilled with the launch of OpenTed, which provides easy access to information in the Tenders Electronic Daily system. (Open Knowledge)

State and Local News

  • There are no perfect systems for dealing with public records requests, but efforts are underway across the country to improve the process. One open source project out of Oakland, RecordTrac, tries to follow three best practices for open public records management. (

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