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#DataNews: Student Outcome Data, BigApps Award Winners, and Parking Costs in Boston

This week in data news, the Center for Data Innovation releases a report on 10 ways the U.S. government can ...

6 Lessons for Improving Performance Management from Kansas City, Missouri

The city of Kansas City, Missouri, has been a pioneer in open data and performance management for many years. Indeed, ...

#DataNews: Mapping Pennsylvania’s Hazardous Waste, an Open Data Policy in DC, & the FCC Turns to the Cloud

“Data is bringing invisible to visible,” said Sari Ladin, Los Angeles’ Analytics and Digital Strategy Lead, at this week’s Smart ...

10 Amazing Finds on NASA’s Data Portal

NASA has devoted itself to peaceful applications in space science for nearly six decades. From the Apollo moon landing missions ...

#DataNews: Global Open Data Index Results, Recognizing Public Servants, & Baltimore’s Partnership

This Tuesday marked the first reporting deadline for the DATA Act, which experts believe will lead to a stronger relationship ...

The First DATA Act Reporting Deadline Is Here

The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act), unanimously enacted in May 2014, is the first federal open data law ...

#DataNews: What to Expect from the DATA Act, Embracing Performance Management, & More

In this week’s open data news, a deadline for DATA Act implementation approaches — and officials and the Government Accountability ...

Every Child, Every Meal: The Data Behind Ending Child Hunger

Thirteen million U.S. children — one in five kids from coast to coast — are hungry right now. Being under-fed ...

#DataNews: The Value of Data Inventories, Tracking Pollution Through IoT, & More

In open data news this week, Kansas City’s Chief Data Officer Eric Roche shares how a data inventory led to ...

Firefighters Can Save Their Own Lives with Data

The National Fire Protection Association reports that in 2015, more than 27,000 firefighters were exposed to hazardous materials such as chemicals ...

#DataNews: Releasing Hospital Inspection Data, Chi Hack Night’s Big Anniversary, & More

This week, Chicago marks the five-year anniversary of a weekly hack night devoted to making the city a better place ...

Data Viz: Are You Telling a Story or Making a Point?

“How many people have ever said to themselves or a colleague or a client, let’s tell stories with these data?” ...

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