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Data won’t do much good if it’s not presented in a way that makes it easy to access, use, and customize into something that best serves customers.
Open data may not be sufficient to solve some of our toughest social problems. Skilled data professionals working with government officials and neighborhood stakeholders in partnership to develop new solutions requires good data, but also trust.
For decades, the ATF released data on paper or in a static electronic format, as a PDF file. But the bureau realized that information in a static file format did not allow the firearms industry or the public to easily analyze data or make it more comprehensible. The need to build greater faith in the… Read more »
I’ve started this newsletter for our internal open data community of interest (DataCOIN) and thought others might find it useful. I read a lot about open data and I bet some of you do too. To pool our knowledge and prevent FOMO (fear of missing out), I’m starting a mini bi-weekly-ish newsletter that highlights what’s going onRead… Read more »
Civic engagement is a bad brand. If we’re to capture the attention of more people, we need to change its brand for the better.
This blog post is an excerpt from GovLoop’s recent guide, the Open Data Playbook for Government. Download the full guide here. Data is powerful. It can tell us more than we ever hoped to know about ourselves and the world around us. It’s also vital for solving today’s problems and predicting government’s future needs. ThisRead… Read more »
“It would be false to say that people are happily sharing their data with us.” That’s how the Department of Defense’s Col. Bob Saxon explained his agency’s efforts to open up government data. For all of its potential benefits, open data also presents security risks to those providing the information. From loss of agency confidentiality,Read… Read more »
I grew up on a farm in Chunchula, Alabama. It was a small operation – a few goats, turkeys, and chickens; as well as a small orchard and a few crops. The most data we collected on productivity was how many eggs I could carry back to the house in my basket on a givenRead… Read more »
This blog post is an excerpt from GovLoop’s recent guide, the Open Data Playbook for Government. Download the full guide here. What separates good data from bad data? Well, a couple of things: How the data is displayed, its accuracy, and useful context about the data are all key. Whether we know it or not,Read… Read more »