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.

House Panel Passes Grant Reporting Bill; Federal Contracting Could Be Next

Two members of the House Oversight committee are working on a follow-up to the GREAT Act that would extend the same data reporting requirements to government contractors.

The Origins of Diversity Data in Tech

Tracy Chou’s call to action in 2013 preceded an industry-wide release of numbers.

Survey: Open Data is Making Feds’ Jobs Easier

The biggest benefits are increased public transparency and improved agency management, participants say.

The Military's Losing War Against Data Leakage

The Defense Department can’t stop the rising river of of digital metadata — or prevent enemies from dipping into it.

Nine American Cities Are Revolutionizing How Data Can Improve Lives

Each of the cities will receive ongoing training and support from the What Works Cities initiative.