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.