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Today in OpenGov: Bear or bot?

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In today's edition, we sit down with Seattle's open data program manager, the Department of Commerce is told it can't charge $13,000 per year for access to data that should be public, John Bolton leveraged his super PAC for advantage in Trump's Washington, China moves towards a novel surveillance technique, and more. 

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Today in OpenGov: Give it up?

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In today's edition, find out why 411 is the number of the day, Scott Pruitt keeps hanging on, Code for America looks to help vulnerable populations, the FEC ups its scrutiny of Ryank Zinke's old PAC, Europe fights a losing battle against money laundering, and more.

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Today in OpenGov: Complaints

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In today's edition, we recap a busy weekend in Trumpland, dig up some more good news in the 2200+ page spending bill, consider how to bring transparency to private algorithms, explore a first-of-its kind online registry in Boston, and more. 

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This Week in Conflicts: Trump’s Fingerprint in India, Possible Investigation for Kushner and the Emoluments Lawsuit Moves Forward

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This week, new details about Donald Trump Jr.’s visits to India are coming to light that help paint a better picture of the Trump Organization’s fingerprint in the country, reports show Jared Kushner may be under investigation for loans his company received, and the latest with the emoluments lawsuit against President Donald Trump.

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Today in OpenGov: Time for a reboot

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In today's edition, we're sharing fresh ideas on community support for open data, the Department of Veterans Affairs needs an open government reboot, Wall Street's cops take on the 'political intelligence' industry, using open data to verify election information in Kenya, and more. 

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It’s time for a reboot on open government at the Department of Veterans Affairs

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In 2016, after we highlighted missing data and non-compliance with President Obama's Open Government Directive, the agency committed to restoring public information and producing a new plan. Their promise to us and the American people to produce a self-assessment, progress report and plan for transparency and accountability has not been kept. It's time for a reboot.

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Get some fresh ideas to help your community use city open data

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Maybe your city is already publishing data but you haven’t seen many members of your community use it. Maybe you’re just starting to publish data and want to build your program with community needs at the center. Or maybe you already have a thriving community of open data users and want to learn new ideas or share your successes. No matter where you are in your work, on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 1:00-3:00 pm EDT, city open data staff are invited to join us for an online discussion, idea swap, and presentation on best practices to support community data use.

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