Posts Tagged: Data Transparency Coalition

How to Pursue Public Service Without a Plan

When starting out in your career, navigating the professional world can be overwhelming. There’s a host of information out there telling you what steps to take and how you’re supposed to plan out your career. It can feel like you’re making one giant, continuous checklist to plan out the rest of your life: build resume,Read… Read more »

Open Data is more than Transparency

Open data is not just a conversation about government accountability or transparency. The argument surpasses politics, as was underlined this summer at the Data Transparency Coalition’s DATA Act Summit when Ralph Nader and Grover Norquist appeared together to speak in support of making government information searchable and accessible. The conversation is really about how weRead… Read more »

Current Change & Future Vision for Open Data

Open data not only promises needed innovation and government reform, but also unique business opportunities benefiting government and private sector entities alike. Government is not the only driver of data transformation. Grassroots innovators working in specific information areas like geospatial, initiated most open data transformations. These efforts were aided by President Obama’s 2013 Open DataRead… Read more »

How Feds Implement the Nation’s First Open Data Law Is Key

It’s one thing for Congress to pass what has been dubbed the nation’s first open data law. It’s another thing for agencies to have the necessary resources to implement that law, along with the backing from senior leadership to fully embrace it. “How you implement legislation, how you follow through, is every bit as important,Read… Read more »

Here’s Why the DATA Act Is a Big Deal

Tracking federal spending is not for the faint of heart. For starters, the system doesn’t cater to curious citizens or concerned feds, who want to track spending from appropriations in Congress to contract and grant awards. Part of the problem is different agencies use different systems to compile data, and there isn’t a consistent wayRead… Read more »