Today in #OpenGov 6/10/2014


Keep reading for today’s look at #OpenGov news, events and analysis including redactions, hidden money in paradise, and closed doors in Philadelphia.  series-opengov-today

National News

  • 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)

International News

  • 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)

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