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.
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.
April 8 There's a push to bring data consumers into the open-data conversation.
March 31 Only 32 percent of surveyed tech leaders say their agencies are up to the task.
March 21 Agencies have six months to develop draft policies for expanding online access to scientific collections.
March 19 The first data set focuses on coastal flooding and sea level rise.
March 14 The school's Houghton Library is seeking someone to help make its collections as accessible as possible.
March 6 The third group of Presidential Innovation Fellows will focus on open data and crowdsourcing.
February 27 The country is investing $3 million in a program to get government and private data into the right hands.