Here is Tuesdays look at transparency-related news items, todays congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency-related events being held this week.

News Roundup:

  • Senate Democrats are planning to bring a modified DISCLOSE Act up for a vote once more and hope to attract moderate Republicans this time. (Government Executive)
  • Liberal groups are using campaign donations to tie lawmakers to the oil industry. (The Hill)
  • Recently, legislation had been changed at the last minute to include provisions that make it easier to monitor energy company practices and federal contractors. (Dirt Diggers Digest)
  • Federal News Radio looked at the impact the new law disclosing information on federal contractors will have on those contractors. (Federal News Radio)
  • The Department of Veterans Affairs is now posting monthly reports on lost data on its website. (InformationWeek)
  • The Washington Post profiled Mike Wash, the Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Government Printing Office, and looked at his efforts to put government information online. (The Washington Post)
  • NASA’s transparency efforts are a part of its goal of having the “best IT organization in government.” (InformationWeek)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 8/17:

  • None

Relevant bills introduced:

  • None

Transparency events scheduled for 8/17-8/20:

  • None

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