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Bipartisan legislation seeks to keep previously-opened government data online

by Samantha Ehlinger • 2 months ago

A new bipartisan bill seeks to ensure that all openly published federal data remains so, and in a machine-readable format.

DATA Act deadline is looming, but don’t expect ‘perfection,’ officials say

by Samantha Ehlinger • 2 months ago

The first deadline for the DATA Act, which requires all agencies to report spending in a standardized way, is on May 9. But officials said Thursday that marker is only the beginning.

How Steve Ballmer’s USAFacts fits in with other efforts to detail government spending

by Samantha Ehlinger • 2 months ago

A new site launched this week to help citizens get a look at revenue and spending across America's federal, state and local governments. But an upcoming deadline for agencies to start reporting their spending data the same way could make the site better — or at least make it easier for its team to find the data.

Trump White House to reverse proactive visitor-log posting policy

by Samantha Ehlinger • 2 months ago

The Trump administration said it will break with an Obama administration policy that proactively released most White House visitor logs online — a practice the former administration had held up as evidence of its commitment to transparency and opening government data.

Why IBM, AWS, others care about open government data

by Samantha Ehlinger • 3 months ago

More than 80 organizations, including tech companies such as Yelp, want the government to act quickly on the OPEN Government Data Act.

Bill to make federal data open, machine-readable reintroduced in both chambers

by Samantha Ehlinger • 3 months ago

A bipartisan and bicameral group of lawmakers is pushing the OPEN Government Data Act again.