Open Data

The Navy’s Terrible Accident Record Is Now Hidden From Public View

The latest incidence of a government agency quietly removing data from its website demonstrates the dangers of an ever-changing internet.

NOAA Needs to Know If Its Big Data Cloud Partnerships Are Working

The agency wants to hear from users before it takes its next steps in its open data program.

Better Data Management is Key to Denver’s Smart City Aspirations

The situational awareness dashboard at the city’s Traffic Operations Center is the first step in a grander plan.

Making Algorithms Less Biased

In the smart city era, data is increasingly used in governments’ decisionmaking. But what happens when that data is flawed?

Here’s What’s Blocking HHS Offices From Sharing Data with Each Other

Agency leaders want to embrace information sharing, but right now it’s uncharted territory.

Time to Modernize Our Approach to Data

The government should consider all the types of data it uses—public, private and hybrid—as it forms its new Federal Data Strategy.

Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter Unite to Make More Portable Data

The tech companies are joining forces to allow users to download and transfer data more easily.

NASA Is Making Troves of Satellite Data More Accessible Than Ever

The open data and new toolkit could inspire a new crop of entrepreneurs.

HHS is Using Data to Fight Opioid Abuse, Fraud and Just About Everything Else

HHS’ investments in data science, people and tools are paying off in a big way.

House Passes Bill to Open Government Data About Opioid Abuse

The Health and Human Services Department would have to build a dashboard to share information about substance abuse, treatment and recovery.

A New Open-Source Framework for Government Projects

Louisville, Kentucky is making the infrastructure for analyzing historic Waze data available to anyone who partners on the process.

Treasury Builds Data Lab To Inspire ‘Better Data, Better Decisions, Better Government’

The Data Transparency Office went beyond the DATA Act mandate to build visualizations showing where agencies’ $500 billion in contract spending goes each year.

Congress Mulls a CIO's Authority, Future of Homeland Security and Data Breaches

And one caucus is concerned about climate change data vanishing form federal websites.

Budget Cuts, White House Apathy Stifling Open Data Efforts

Tight budgets and staff cuts are hindering the accuracy and accessibility of federal open data initiatives, experts said.