Open Data

4 Recommendations for a Strong Federal Data Strategy

We can expand upon the recommended actions to ensure federal agencies leverage data to advance their missions.

How an Agriculture App that Spills the Dirt on Soil Got a Second Life

The department’s barebones SoilWeb app grew a following until app stores changed their rules in 2017. Now it’s back.

OMB Adds Customer Experience, Data Policy Updates to Annual Budget Guidance

The Office of Management and Budget released an update to Circular A-11, outlining how agencies should be thinking about their fiscal 2021 budget requests.

The Transformative Potential of Hybrid Cloud Within Government Agencies

Here are three ways government agencies can facilitate and accelerate their move to hybrid cloud.

What’s Next for Government Data

Here’s how federal agencies are tapping into one of their greatest resources.

Census’ Big Data Innovation Program Infects HHS with Promising Results

Officials at Health and Human Services took an idea from their colleagues at Census to use big data and public-private collaboration to design systems that can save lives.

Should Libraries Be the Keepers of Their Cities’ Public Data?

Public libraries are one of the most trusted institutions, and they want to make sure everyone has access to the information cities are collecting and sharing.

Technology Legislation Slowly Crawling Forward

These bills could benefit the federal government's operations.

Report: Agencies are Doing a Better Job Embracing Open Data

And the more they lean in, the more benefits they’ll see, government data experts said.

Open Federal Data is Now the Law of the Land

President Trump signed the OPEN Government Data Act into law, requiring agencies to publish machine-readable data and appoint chief data officers.

The Boldest Predictions for Federal Technology in 2019

More cyber brinkmanship and super smart artificial intelligence are just a couple forecasts industry leaders divined for the coming year.

Senate Passes Bill to Make Government Data More Accessible

The legislation would require agencies to publish all nonsensitive information in a machine-readable format.

How Baltimore and Tulsa Are Using Data to Foster Community

“The great thing people need to understand about data—and this was the incorrect understanding I had at first—is it is not about efficiency,” said Tulsa’s mayor.

Cities Address Hurdles to Sharing Data

An increasing number of operating systems are available to municipalities looking to streamline data sharing, but a global network wants them thinking about urban resilience as they do.