Here is Fridays look at transparency-related news items, congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency-related events.

News Roundup:

  • The New York Times looked at the role Lady Gaga played in the leaking of classified Pentagon information to Wikileaks. (The New York Times) (Mother Jones)
  • The FBI is looking into an undisclosed personal loan made to Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY). (Roll Call)($)
  • The Citizens United decision played a surprisingly prominent role in the Supreme Court confirmation hearings last week for Elena Kagan. (OpenSecrets blog)
  • An editorial in the Washington Post calls for more transparency in the congressional redistricting process. (The Washington Post)
  • Top government IT officials are finding that transparency has the benefit of building trust and generating new ideas. (nextgov)
  • Several nonprofit and technology groups including the Sunlight Foundation have launched the Code For American project to help city governments improve their IT services. (InformationWeek)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 7/9:

  • None

Relevant bills introduced:

  • None

Transparency events scheduled for 7/9:

  • None

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