We have the opportunity to actually transform both how government agencies use data to analyze performance and inform policy decisions, and for American citizens to have stronger evidence that holds their government accountable for the way it spends money.
The road to open federal spending data has been a long one. And progress is still being made. GovLoop talked to Hudson Hollister, Executive Director at the Data Coalition, about agency implementation and the upcoming DATA Act Summit on May 26 in Washington, DC.
Unless we address the following two things about open data openly and aggressively we will fail — again: (1) how does making open data relate to (or support) the goals and objectives of the government programs that generate the data, and (2) how much will open data cost and who will pay?
Government is increasingly riding the digital transformation wave with the adoption of sophisticated technology solutions that provide enhanced customer engagement, improved efficiency and lower costs.
Congress looks to strengthen open data policies with new legislation.
On April 13, key Congressional oversight leaders gathered to check on the health of the DATA Act. Their prognosis? Good, but not out of the woods yet. The joint oversight hearing brought officials from the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Treasury Department, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and... Read more »
USDA's National Agriculture Library is using open data to make its massive collection of agricultural research accessible to citizens, journalists and anyone who wants to see it.
See how Texas is making a big push for more data.
Web applications, which present information in visually appealing and interactive ways, are a great way to serve the needs of many customers. These apps allow you not just to open up your data, but to present it in a format specifically designed for a particular customer segment.
The proposed Financial Transparency Act brings about a lot of questions. How exactly will it transform financial regulation? The video below explains how: Most financial regulatory agencies still use outdated document-based formats, instead of standardized, open data, to collect information from the financial industry. The Financial Transparency Act (H.R. 2477), introduced by Rep. Darrell Issa and... Read more »