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Calls for Congress to Modernize Financial Data Reporting

The Center for Open Data Enterprise shares an action plan for the Trump administration, leaders in the tech and finance ...

Why We Need Data to Excite and Inspire Now More Than Ever

“Open data is not enough,” said Dr. Shelley Metzenbaum while addressing open data advocates, data policy leaders, government transparency groups, ...

Louisville’s Innovative Project Uses Inhaler Sensors to Monitor Pollution

Speakers at the Big Data Summit spoke about how open data can be used to solve problems large and small. ...

How Innovative Leaders in Detroit Promote Their Data

Recently, Detroit open data rock stars, Garlin Gilchrist, Director of Innovation and Emerging Technology, and Joel Howrani Heeres, Director of ...

What’s Next for Open Data? Industry Experts Offer Their Take

At the recent Data Transparency 2016 event, more than 1,000 government, nonprofit, and industry leaders committed to open data gathered ...

America’s Data Agency’s New Way to Solve Big Problems

The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Technical Information Service (NTIS) is calling on 35 non-governmental organizations to fix the government’s biggest ...

DJ Patil Speaks on Open Data Priorities

At the recent Code for America conference, White House Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil echoed a familiar message: Open data ...

Suwanee Makes Budget Data Engaging and Fun

The city of Suwanee, Ga., prioritizes finding ways to engage its 17,600 residents with data and it shows: Suwanee announced ...

Open Data Is Improving Voters’ Experience at the Polls

As the election approaches, all eyes are on voting data. The Commerce Department’s National Technical Information Service is partnering with ...

Open Gate City: Good for Business, Good for Residents

With October’s launch of Open Gate City, Greensboro, N.C., hopes to achieve three major goals: promote citizen engagement, improve government ...

Open Data Progress in the Mid-Atlantic and Beyond

This week, What Works Cities announces new participants, including Salt Lake City, Nashville, and Virginia Beach. The state of Delaware ...

This Bipartisan-Supported Transition Report Institutionalizes Open Data Gains & Offers a Path Forward

This week, the independent nonprofit Center for Open Data Enterprise released its transition report for the next presidential administration at ...

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