Open Data

Change Data Infrastructure to Meet New Needs, Experts Advise

Experts at an Urban Institute event noted that the decline of data sources like surveys has created a need for improved information sharing capabilities.

Report Offers Insights on What CDOs Really Want

A new report also found that chief data officers are looking for more funding, more staff and clarity about how the CDO role intersects with agency CIO shops.

Senators Applaud Intelligence Leader’s Commitment to Declassification Reform

The senators are trying to focus more resources on artificial intelligence and access-control technologies for agencies to appropriately categorize documents in the digital age.

White House Looks to Government and Community Data Collaboration to Promote Equity

The public has until Oct. 3 to comment on several questions related to this endeavor.

OMB Looks to Update Federal Race and Ethnicity Data Standards

The government's chief statistician put out a call for input via newly announced listening sessions as part of OMB's work to update federal race and ethnicity standards.

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.