Is Data.gov the Flagship of Transparency?

Hi Folks,

Working on my next Government Computer News (GCN) "reality check" column and you can participate!

What is your answer to the above question? and Why?

Do you envision data.gov as the linchpin to the process or just another part of it?

For Data.gov to fulfill its promise (which is important in light of commentary like this: http://techinsider.nextgov.com/2010/01/kundra_cio_of_the_year.php?oref=latest_posts ), it needs to deliver.

In that vein, how active has this community (specifically, you) been in making it a success?

Do you have a process in your organization for selecting "High Value Datasets?"
(I am assisting USACE in that endeavor so I will have information to share on that soon.)

Have you read the data.gov CONOPS? Any overall thoughts on the document? Does it fulfill its purpose?

Have you voted on any of the ideas on proposed at http://datagov.ideascale.com/ ?

Do you know about semantic.data.gov? Are you interested in that idea?

Looking forward to the discussion,

- Mike

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Profile Photo Steve Ressler

Data.gov may be the flagship but it will take awhile to fully became useful and integrated in the culture. I think that takes time both on the cultural side and the technical side as data.gov becomes more robust and useful.

I think a big part of data.gov's success is there needs to be some great innovation and products coming out of it. That still hasn't quite happened but hopefully will soon.