Today in #OpenGov 8/22/2014


Keep reading for today’s look at #OpenGov news, events, and analysis, including inspecting the Inspectors General, plastic in the ocean, and wooing the conventions.

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National News

  • The Federal government has been criticized for the way that it handled an investigation into alleged misconduct by the National Archives’, now retired, Inspector General. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley (R) is taking the opportunity to dig into the broader conduct of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, requesting data from the FBI. (Government Executive)
  • The Presidential Innovation Fellows program has a new director Garren Givens, a former PIF himself. (Federal Computer Week)

International News

  • New data highlights the location of plastic waste floating around the open ocean. (Flowing Data)

State and Local News

  • Cities around the country are vying to host the Democratic and Republican National Conventions in 2016. To win the bid, they are pulling out all the stops in order to woo delegations, from cheese steaks to the full red carpet treatment. (National Journal)
  • The Illinois Comptroller is out with a new mobile application to give users an up-to-date view of the state’s financial status. (Pantagraph)

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