The Roy and Lila Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government announced today that Washington, D.C.’s Data Feeds: Democratization of Government Data was among six programs to win the Innovations in American Government Award.
D.C. Data Feeds was initiated by the district’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO). Former D.C. CTO and current federal CIO Vivek Kundra spearheaded the project, along with Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty and Chief Procurement Officer David Gragan. The program houses raw data from government agencies in the district’s Citywide Data Warehouse. From there, the data is supplied to 325 multi-agency, live data feeds, which citizens can access and subscribe to via RSS.