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OPEN Government Data Act to get another chance

by Samantha Ehlinger • 6 hours ago

Legislation setting a presumption that all government information should be published as open, machine-readable data is back with bipartisan support in the House.

This could be the year for Issa’s bill requiring open, standardized financial data format

by Evan Fallor • 1 week ago

The Financial Transparency Act, reintroduced by California Republican Darrell Issa, would require financial regulators adopt standardized open data filing practices.

Switch to open data could save companies $10B annually

by Evan Fallor • 1 week ago

Following the lead of the Netherlands and Australia, U.S. adoption of standard business reporting could benefit both private companies and federal agencies.

Heads up developers, some census data just became easier to use

by Samantha Ehlinger • 2 weeks ago

It will be more easy to use the American Community Survey's most granular data and build apps out of it because it has been transformed into linked data, the Census Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Meisel announced Saturday during a panel at SXSW in Austin.

Employees lack clear confidant for discussing data removal, former official says

by Samantha Ehlinger • 1 month ago

At a time when some worry that federal scientific data will be removed from government websites, a former Obama-era Commerce Department official said Saturday he didn't know of a clear path for career officials to alert people to those problems.

‘All of our federal data assets are currently at risk’ — here’s how people are trying to protect them

by Samantha Ehlinger • 1 month ago

A group of coders, librarians, scientists, storytellers and others passionate about data came together at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., to help preserve federal data some worry could disappear during the Trump administration.

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