Keep reading for today’s look at #OpenGov news, events, and analysis, including late night money in politics, fighting corruption in Costa Rica, and boosting transparency in the Big Apple.
- Although US troops are preparing to leave Afghanistan, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction has no plans to stop his watchdog ways as long as US money is still streaming in to the country. (Government Executive)
- Nancy Pelosi talked money in politics on Late Night With Seth Meyers. (National Journal)
- A follow up to last week’s stories about Recovery.gov losing government data that’s really owned by Dun and Bradstreet. (Federal Computer Week)
- NDI is cohosting a workshop on opening election data with the Electoral Commission of South Africa. (NDI)
- The new President of Costa Rica highlighted issues of mismanagement and corruption in the country’s public administration in a televised address in August. Rhetoric must be turned into action for anything to really change. (Transparency International)
State and Local News
- Philadelphia’s Chief Data Officer was on Philly311 TV, an online show, to discuss open data and civic technology. (State Scoop)
- The 2013 New York City elections saw an unprecedented influx of outside, opaque spending on local contests. Now, the city’s campaign finance board and city council are looking for ways to boost transparency. (Gotham Gazette)
- Markup: The Inspector General Empowerment Act, among other business. House Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Wed. 9/17. 12:00 pm. 2154 Rayburn House Office Building.
- Legislative Hearing on H.R. 5066, to reauthorize the National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program Act of 2005 through 2019, and other legislation. House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. Wed. 9/17. 2:00 pm. 1324 Longworth House Office Building.
- Examining ObamaCare’s Failures in Security, Accountability, and Transparency. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Thurs. 9/18. 11:00 am. 2154 Rayburn House Office Building.
- Creating Value from Government Data: The next wave of data-driven innovation. Center for Data Innovation. Thurs. 9/18. 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Capitol Visitor Center, SVC-215, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE.
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