Today in #OpenGov 9/17/2014


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.

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National News

  • 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 losing government data that’s really owned by Dun and Bradstreet. (Federal Computer Week)

International News

  • 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)

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