- A brief history of open data, focusing on the iterative efforts of the Obama administration to push federal open data forward. (Federal Computer Week)
- The Center for Competitive Politics, a conservative group, is suing the FEC in an attempt to gain access to a redacted document, seen as key in the case of Crossroads GPS, Karl Rove’s “nonprofit”. (National Journal)
- The Department of Transportation is seeking a Chief Data Officer, but the deadline for applications is today! (GovFresh)
- The Seychelles, a tropical paradise 1,000 miles off the coast of Somalia, has become a paradise for those looking to hide money, avoid taxes, and obscure their financial activities within a network of hard to track shell companies. (Public Integrity)
State and Local News
- Nebraska State Senator Dan Watermeier has become an advocate for IT in state government, focusing on data collection and sharing. (Government Technology)
- The Pennsylvania Freedom of Information Coalition is calling attention to closed-doors meetings held by members of the Philadelphia City Council. The Coalition claims that the Council violated Pennsylvania’s open meeting law. (CBS Philadelphia)
- A more efficient and effective government: Examining federal IT initiatives and the IT workforce. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and the Federal Workforce. Tues. 6/10. 2:30 pm. SD-342, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC.
- Nomination of Hon. Shaun L.S. Donovan to be Director, Office of Management and Budget. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Wed. 6/11. 10:00 am. SD-342, Dirksen Senate Office Building.
- Consideration of OMB Director Nominee Shaun Donovan. Senate Budget Committee. Wed. 6/11. 2:00 pm. SD-608, Dirksen Senate Office Building.