Today in #OpenGov 10/14/2014
Come back from the long weekend with a look at #OpenGov news, events, and analysis that you may have missed.
- Ajay Budhraja, the CTO at the Justice Department’s executive office for immigration review, talked about open data and more. (Executive Gov)
- The race to replace Darrell Issa as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee should be of interest to federal employees. (Government Executive)
- Ann Ravel, the Vice Chairwoman and top Democrat on the FEC, is going on a road trip in an attempt to get average people to care about the FEC. (Public Integrity)
- There has already been $100 million in dark money spent on the midterm elections, a number that could double over the next three weeks. (New York Times)
- Super PAC attack ads have effected the Senate race in Iowa to the extent that the candidates spent a full 11 minutes rebutting various claims during an hour long debate over the weekend. (Washington Post)
- Businesses, like Buffer, are learning the advantages of transparency and information sharing. (Harvard Business Review)
- Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) is pushing the DOJ to explore disclosure requirements around foreign government donations to think tanks. (The Hill)
- Social media tools can help international leaders magnify their power outside of their national borders. (Federal Computer Week)
State and Local News
- Observers are concerned that Bill de Blasio is changing his tune on transparency and accountability now that he is in office. (New York Times)
- Multiple news outlets have filed complaints with the Missouri Attorney General after the city of Ferguson slapped them with high fees for public records requests. (RCFP)
- Philadelphia is rolling out a real time crime mapping tool that will cover the whole region. (Technical.ly Philly)
Events This Week
- Social Media, Public Diplomacy, and Influence. AU School of International Service. Tues. 10/14. 3:30 – 5:30 pm. 4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS Building, Washington , DC 20016.
- How Data Journalism Drives Results in Developing Countries. Center for International Media Assistance. Wed. 10/15. 12:00 – 2:00 pm. National Endowment for Democracy, 1025 F Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC.
- Tech Rising: The influence of social media and new technologies in Afghanistan’s Democracy. United States Institute of Peace. Thurs. 10/16. 9:00 am – 1:30 pm. 2301 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC.
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