Open Data

Federally Funded Research to be Free and Publicly Accessible Under New White House Guidance

A memo issued by the acting director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy requests federal agencies update and implement their public access policies by the end of 2025.

Biden Administration Unveils Website to Help Combat Extreme Heat Conditions

Heat.gov includes interactive maps, forecasts and other resources to help officials and the general public cope with high temperatures.

New Data-Sharing Requirements from the National Institutes of Health are a Big Step Toward More Open Science – and Potentially Higher-Quality Research

In order to get funding from the National Institutes of Health, researchers now need a plan for sharing and managing their data.

Lawmakers Call for Free Access to Publicly Funded Scientific Research

Two senators asked the Office of Science and Technology Policy to help make federally-funded research free. 

Data is the Fuel of Digital Transformation, Officials Say

Federal officials shared how they're tackling digital transformation.

How Open Data and Open-Source Approaches Can Help Federal Agencies Save Time and Lives

Open-data and open-source approaches are also the most efficient way to ensure data is up to date and freely shared in today’s world.

Lawmakers Push DOD to Share its Data to Help U.S. Make AI Gains

New legislation to pilot easy-access data libraries could be included in the fiscal 2022 NDAA.

NIST Offers Cash Prizes for New Ways to Maintain Anonymity in Data

The agency is putting up cash prizes for new differential privacy algorithms, as well as methods for testing the quality of those solutions and using open source code.

USPS Is Fighting to Block the Release of Data on Mail Delays

The Postal Service is fending off pressures before its regulator and federal courts, but it's already suffered one setback.

Survey: Feds Unprepared for Data Deluge

Projections show the public sector could see volume of data grow by a factor of 3.5 in the coming years, but nearly 90% of IT leaders say they are not ready for rapid growth, according to a new survey.

The Tech Perspective Kamala Harris Could Bring to the Vice Presidency

Nextgov took a look at the record of Sen. Kamala Harris. D-Calif., on tech issues to see what technology perspective she could bring to the vice presidency. 

Data Democracy in the Data Age

The next decade will usher us into a true Data Age where data can be used by anybody and influences all aspects of our world. 

Out of View: After Public Outcry, CDC Adds Hospital Data Back to Its Website — for Now

Dr. Joseph Varon, center, visits with Dorothy Webb, left, and her daughter, Tammie, while making his rounds inside the Coronavirus Unit at United Memorial Medical Center in July

Inside the U.S.-Led COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium

Nextgov heard from members and researchers about how the effort is panning out.

You Can Aid COVID-19 Research with Folding@Home

The project relies on the combined processing power of volunteers’ home computers to perform the billions of calculations required to simulate how proteins move.