White House releases Open Government Directive

The White House recently released an Open Government Directive as another step to ensuring government data is available to the American people and to "promote informed participation by the public." In response to this, the directive states that "within 45 days each agency shall identify and publish online in an open format at least three high-value data sets and register those data sets via Data.gov." In addition, these newly registered datasets must be ones that were not previously available for public download.


For more information about the Open Government Initiative, visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/open

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