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.
October 17 Lessons from an open data roundtable at the Commerce Department.
October 10 Move finally opens federal contracting data.
September 29 The pile of data needed to track federal spending is an unwieldy, nonuniform mess.
September 12 Everyone’s invited to the Open Government WikiHack later this month.
September 3 Open data can transform government from a mere service dispensary to a breakthrough innovation accelerator.
August 8 Today's IT leaders need to think big.
August 7 Open data provides governments an opportunity to become innovation catalysts.
July 15 New initiative will make federally funded research journals more accessible to the public.
July 14 Penny Pritzker was speaking at a conference in California.
June 26 U.S. trails behind leaders South Korea and Australia, among others.
June 25 The space agency hopes to get the public's help in figuring out innovative ways to use climate and Earth science datasets.
June 10 Data sensitivity, a perceived lack of funding, and privacy concerns remain challenges to unleashing more government data.
May 21 The public repository for government data sets is nimble because it’s had to be.
May 9 Five tips for better government APIs.
May 8 GovTribe sees an opportunity in helping firms navigate the messy world of government contracting.
May 8 One company is crunching government data to help seniors make more informed decisions when selecting insurance plans.
May 5 A new Web service lets people report tax avoiders anonymously and online.
May 2 GovTribe has produced scorecards for government acquisition staff.
April 21 An upgraded HealthData.gov site will ask users to volunteer what they’re using HHS data for.
April 16 The Education Department is asking developers how they could use APIs to make college a better value for students.