President Obama signed an executive order in May 2013 requiring federal agencies to make all the data they collect in the future, open and machine readable by default. This will force a major shift in the way some agencies produce and share information. The administration hopes it will also be a cash cow for entrepreneurs looking to build businesses off data the government is collecting anyway.
November 3, 2014 Recreation.gov needs an API requirement, outdoorsy companies say.
October 29, 2014 The Ebola outbreak has shone a spotlight on how open data can be used in the aftermath of disaster.
October 17, 2014 Lessons from an open data roundtable at the Commerce Department.
October 10, 2014 Move finally opens federal contracting data.
September 29, 2014 The pile of data needed to track federal spending is an unwieldy, nonuniform mess.
September 12, 2014 Everyone’s invited to the Open Government WikiHack later this month.
September 3, 2014 Open data can transform government from a mere service dispensary to a breakthrough innovation accelerator.
August 8, 2014 Today's IT leaders need to think big.
August 7, 2014 Open data provides governments an opportunity to become innovation catalysts.
July 15, 2014 New initiative will make federally funded research journals more accessible to the public.
July 14, 2014 Penny Pritzker was speaking at a conference in California.
June 26, 2014 U.S. trails behind leaders South Korea and Australia, among others.
June 25, 2014 The space agency hopes to get the public's help in figuring out innovative ways to use climate and Earth science datasets.
June 10, 2014 Data sensitivity, a perceived lack of funding, and privacy concerns remain challenges to unleashing more government data.
May 21, 2014 The public repository for government data sets is nimble because it’s had to be.
May 9, 2014 Five tips for better government APIs.
May 8, 2014 GovTribe sees an opportunity in helping firms navigate the messy world of government contracting.
May 8, 2014 One company is crunching government data to help seniors make more informed decisions when selecting insurance plans.
May 5, 2014 A new Web service lets people report tax avoiders anonymously and online.
May 2, 2014 GovTribe has produced scorecards for government acquisition staff.
April 21, 2014 An upgraded HealthData.gov site will ask users to volunteer what they’re using HHS data for.
April 16, 2014 The Education Department is asking developers how they could use APIs to make college a better value for students.
April 8, 2014 There's a push to bring data consumers into the open-data conversation.
March 31, 2014 Only 32 percent of surveyed tech leaders say their agencies are up to the task.
March 21, 2014 Agencies have six months to develop draft policies for expanding online access to scientific collections.
March 19, 2014 The first data set focuses on coastal flooding and sea level rise.
March 14, 2014 The school's Houghton Library is seeking someone to help make its collections as accessible as possible.
March 6, 2014 The third group of Presidential Innovation Fellows will focus on open data and crowdsourcing.
February 27, 2014 The country is investing $3 million in a program to get government and private data into the right hands.
February 20, 2014 Entrepreneurs tell us what’s working and what isn’t in the drive to open up government data.
February 13, 2014 Agencies could learn a great deal from Mike Bracken, director of the United Kingdom’s Government Digital Service.
January 31, 2014 Obama officials want to roll back a DATA Act requirement for common spending codes across agencies. Mark Warner, D-Va., disagrees.
January 23, 2014 Other large open government data consumers include Google, Yahoo and Deloitte.
January 14, 2014 Open data is helping people find their way out of disaster zones and beware of unsafe products.
January 13, 2014 In a representative democracy, data only goes so far—and knowledge is no substitute for real regulation.
December 30, 2013 Disasters at HealthCare.gov and the possibility of major IT buying reform top the list.
November 27, 2013 Data.gov chief Jeanne Holm, who works out of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Los Angeles, talks about the challenges cities are facing with open data.
November 15, 2013 City residents will be able to have something like an Amazon purchase history of their interactions with the city.
October 22, 2013 At Nextgov Prime, we'll explore how agencies can take advantage of APIs to operate more effectively.
September 3, 2013 Deal with Socrata could help intelligence agencies share information more efficiently.