Today in #OpenGov 5/21/2014


Keep reading for today’s look at #OpenGov news, events and analysis including the Bay of Pigs, DATA Act implementation, and a pledge against excessive lobbying in Europe. series-opengov-today

National News

  • Today in the Singularity: A for-profit, futurist university of that name is disavowing four super PACs created in its name. It appears that a rogue employee took it upon herself to create the committees. (Public Integrity)
  • Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health are being accused of a too-cozy relationship with their the agency charged with overseeing them. (Government Executive)
  • The Bay of Pigs invasion happened more than 50 years ago, but the CIA is still trying to keep information about their involvement in the fiasco secret. The spy agency recently won a court case, allowing them to keep a draft history of their involvement secret under the Freedom of Information Act. (POLITICO)
  • The Federal government is moving quickly to tackle DATA Act implementation, while being clear that it may be a difficult task. The Treasury department is looking for pilots to test in the coming weeks and months. (Federal Computer Week)

International News

  • More than 1100 candidates for European Parliament have taken a pledge against excessive corporate lobbying influence. (Corporate Europe)
  • Malawi held elections yesterday. There are fears that the most contested race since the country’s first multi-party election in 1994 could descend into violence if problems with transparency aren’t rectified. (NDI)

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