Today in #OpenGov 9/26/2014


Keep reading for today’s look at #OpenGov news, events, and analysis including open government plans, state campaign spending, data quality, and more.

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National News

  • Who will be the next US CIO? (Federal Computer Week)
  • The President highlighted 4 new open government goals in an extension of America’s Open Government Partnership plan. (Federal Computer Week)
  • When it comes to open data, governments need to start focusing on data quality by “dogfooding” the data that they release, or using it themselves to ensure that it’s good. (Anthea Watson Strong)
  • Congress has given oversight over the DHS, in part, to over 90 different committees and subcommittees. The agency would like to simplify that system. (Washington Post)

International News

  • More reflection on the OGP at three, this time pondering if governments are more likely to reform before or after joining an initiative like it. (

State and Local News

  • Out of state money is flooding the governor’s race in Maine. Current Governor Paul LePage is a tea party favorite and seen as vulnerable to multiple challengers. (Washington Times)
  • The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is on the air across the country, airing more ads last week than even the Koch brothers and other conservative PACs. (Public Integrity)

Events This week

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