- This year’s elections appear to have reassured Super PACs and political nonprofits that their dollars are making a difference in campaign outcomes. (New York Times)
- A recent inspector general report suggested the Department of Defense could benefit from more centralized oversight, citing a long list of procurement issues and calling for a response in early December. (Government Executive)
- Will federal IT reform ever happen? Supporters of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) are optimistic it may be passed soon. (FCW)
- The Office of Personnel Management is aiming to help address the shortage of trained science, technology, engineering and mathematics workers by encouraging veterans to seek opportunities in those fields. (FedScoop)
- An online, open-source community in Taiwan called g0v is aiming to make government there more transparent and accountable. (Tech President)
State and Local News
- A new analysis of Census data highlights how big the digital divide is across the country. The analysis found that nearly 40 percent of households in some cities may not have access to the Internet. (ArsTechnica)
- 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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