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Center for Open Data Enterprise’s Transition Report: Open Data will be Business as Usual

screen-shot-2016-10-24-at-5-15-18-pmToday the Center for Open Data Enterprise has released its Transition Report, with recommendations for the next presidential administration's first steps on open data. The Transition Report is the first time anyone has managed to capture all of the promise of open data to improve our government and society. Since these opportunities are as broad as government itself, creating the Transition Report was a major challenge and is an impressive accomplishment.


Guest Blog Post: Why the DATA Act’s New Data Standards Matter

Screen Shot 2016-06-23 at 10.15.44 amData standards in federal spending are no small task - given the complexity of federal appropriations and the multitude of spending by agency programs currently tracked through legacy systems that have been built over the past 25 years. Simply agreeing on terminology for terms used across contracts, grants, and loans is a significant step forward. But under the DATA Act, the federal government has done exactly that.