Posted on Monday, January 14, 2019

The Open (Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary) Government Data Act passed. The goal of the bill is to improve data portability, openness, and transparency without specifying certain formats or technology. It defines open data, creates minimal standards for making federal government data available to the public, requires the federal government to use open data to improve decision making, ensures accountability by requiring regular oversight, and establishes and formalizes Chief Data Officers (CDO) at federal agencies who will have data governance and implementation responsibilities.

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