Today in #OpenGov 11/4/2014


A newspaper with the headline Open Gov National News

  • Apple is adding to its lobbying roster, hiring Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr who will send out former House Judiciary and USTR staffer’s to work on Apple’s behalf. (The Hill)
  • The FEC reached out to hundreds of campaign committees that had failed to file their most recent reports. Unfortunately, some of those candidates are dead, in jail, or no longer interested in public office. (Public Integrity)
  • The GAO is out with a new report explaining that efforts to come up with a comprehensive list of federal programs is nearly impossible due to the myriad ways that agencies track their programs. (Government Executive)

State and Local News

  • New Orleans used innovative techniques, including a focus on data, to improve its murder rate. (Data-Smart City Solutions)
  • History Miami, an affiliate of the Smithsonian, is putting together a hackathon aimed at finding new, digital ways to present South Florida’s history to more people. (Knight Foundation)

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