Open Data

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.

Have Ideas on How Agencies Can Actually Use All Their Data?

The Federal Data Strategy team wants feedback on its framework for how agencies can leverage their data.

It’s Time for Agencies to Use and Commercialize Their Data, White House Official Says

"It gets my blood boiling to think we have all this data. We should be able to do more with it,” Margaret Weichert, the administration’s management chief, said.

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.