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

News Roundup:

 

  • A number of pet projects are included in the spending bill that prohibits spending on earmarks. (Roll Call $)
  • Boehner plans a 5 percent budget cut for leadership (including his own) and rank-and-file offices and House committees. (Roll Call $)(Politico)
  • Speaker Boehner announces a series of staff changes. (Roll Call $)
  • White House unveils federal computing strategy where IT leaders are directed to consider leasing web-based equipment in the cloud before turning to hardware or software. (NextGov)
  • Rep. Ron Paul to lead the Domestic Monetary Policy Subcommittee under Rep. Spencer Bachus, the incoming chairman of the House Financial Service Committee. (The Hill
  • OMB cuts IT programs running behind schedule and over budget. (Washington Post)(Federal Times)
  • Incoming House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Pete King (R-N.Y.) introduced a bill Thursday aimed at stopping WikiLeaks by making it illegal to publish the names of individuals connected with the intelligence community. (The Hill)
  • The U.S. Agriculture Department announced Wednesday that it will become the first Cabinet-level agency to move to a cloud-based messaging system. (NextGov)
  • Sen. Tom Coburn criticizes the continuing resolution to fund the government as really being a way to fund healthcare reform. (The Hill)
  • House Ways and Means Committee chair, Rep. Sander Levin, won bid to stay the top Democrat on the panel next year. (Politico)
  • Republican Steering Committee identifies top committee spots for freshmen GOP. (Politico)
  • Opinion: Senators Sanders and Brown are following through on their threat to filibuster Obama-GOP tax deal. (Daily Kos)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 12/10:

 

  • None.

Relevant bills introduced:

  • None.

Transparency events scheduled for 12/10:

  • None.

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