- The Senate flipped to Republican control last night, and Republicans gained a wider margin in the House. Legislative work will pick back up in early December, and Washington lobbyists will no doubt be watching the agenda closely. (Politico)
- The Department of Justice monitored polls in 28 counties in 18 states yesterday for potential civil rights violations. (Government Executive)
- Elections didn’t go off without a hitch everywhere. There were a variety of issues reported in Virginia, for instance. (Washington Post)
- The new federal procurement chief is looking for ways to simplify federal contracting to emphasize performance. (Government Executive)
State and Local News
- Louisville recently released its first open data audit, showing how the city has done so far with releasing public information online. (CivSources)
- E-government has changed the way the public can interact with government services online, but is it reaching its full potential? (GovTech)
- Data Transparency: The DATA Act and Beyond. Government Executive Events. Wed. 11/5. 2:00 – 3:00 pm. Livestreamed.
Later This Week
- How Open Source Can Help Overcome Government’s Biggest Challenges. GovLoop. Thurs. 11/6. 2:00 – 3:00 pm. Livestreamed.
- Dr. Claudia Paz y Paz: Organized crime and corruption in Central America. George Mason University School of Policy, Government, and International Affiars. Thurs. 11/6. 12:-1:30 pm. George Mason University Arlington Campus, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Founders Hall, Room 111, Arlington, VA 22201.
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