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Senate Committee Approves OPEN Government Data Act

Today, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee unanimously approved S. 2852, the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act. The sweeping open data proposal will set a presumption that all public federal information should be expressed in searchable formats and freely available for everyone to use.

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Bipartisan Senators to OMB: Where is the Contractor Pilot Program?

Last month, Republicans and Democrats on the House Oversight Committee asked OMB to present a new plan for contractor reporting that matches the ambitious vision of the DATA Act. With a letter to OMB, bipartisan members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee have today done the same.

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Data Coalition Celebrates New Open Data Law on Capitol Hill

On Wednesday, the Data Coalition hosted a Legislative Data Demo Day to show what’s possible when we make our laws and legislation more accessible. This past Wednesday we explored how legal and regulatory information can be reformed in order to provide maximum value to both lawmakers, and the public.

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OPEN Government Data Act

On April 26, 2016, bipartisan supporters introduced the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary (OPEN Government Data Act (H.R. 5051, S. 2852), which will require all federal agencies to publish their information online, using non-proprietary, searchable data formats.

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