- As regulators examine the proposed mergers between Comcast and Time Warner as well as AT&T and DirecTV a number of major media companies, including Disney and CBS, are asking courts to keep their deals with the cable, satellite, and internet giants. (The Hill)
- A new report from the Deparment of Energy IG shows that a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, with help from a former member of Congress, improperly pushed the Obama administration and Congress to extend a no-bid contract worth $2.4 billion. (Washington Post)
- Five outgoing members of the House have some consolation as they face retirement (forced by the voters or self inflicted). They are leaving open ethics reviews behind them. (Roll Call)
- What happened to Warren the watchdog? She became a politician, apparently. (POLITICO)
- At least half a dozen campaign finance cases that could even further deregulate the system are working their way through the court system. (POLITICO)
State and Local News
- A county prosecutor in Arkansas is threatening to arrest a Little Rock housing official for violating the state’s Freedom of Information Act. (TechDirt)
- San Francisco used to be criss crossed with streams and creeks. A new art project aims to visualize the waterways on roads around city hall. (CityLab)
- Michigan is looking to a former Ford executive to help overhaul its procurement system. (Government Technology)
- The Michigan Department of Transportation is launching a mobile version of its Mi Drive transportation data dashboard. (Government Executive)
- More Data, More Value: Using Big Data to Improve the Business of Government. Government Executive. Thurs. 11/13. 8 a.m. Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC, Horizon Room.
- Supporting Democracy Abroad. Freedom House. Thurs. 11/13. 9 -10:30 a.m. Freedom House, 1301 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20036, 4th Floor Conference Room.
- Preventing Another USIS: Cyber Hygiene and Securing Government Data. Center for National Policy. Thurs. 11/13. 1-3 p.m. Center for National Policy, 1250 I St. NW, Washington DC, 20005, Suite 500.
- Ensuring Safe Access for Government Users: The Next Evolution of Identity Management. GovLoop. Thurs. 11/13. 2-3 p.m. Livestreamed.
- ITIF Debate: What is the Appropriate Legal Framework for Net Neutrality? Section 706 vs Title II. Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. Thurs. 11/13. 2:45-3:45 p.m. Rayburn House Office Building, 45 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC, Room 2168.
- McGowan Forum on Communications: White House Press Secretaries. William McGowan Theater, Washington, DC. Thurs. 11/13. 7 p.m.
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