The Food and Drug Administration has launched openFDA. It’s a new data initiative making for easier access to large public health datasets. OpenFDA is in line with the President’s open data executive order and the Health and Human Service Department’s Health Data Initiative. Taha Kass-Hout is chief health informatics officer at the FDA. He explains the main focus of the project to Tom and Emily on the Federal Drive.
A signature open-government initiative of the Obama administration is turning five years old this week. The website Data.gov is home to more than 100,000 individual agency data sets. It’s also the destination of app developers hoping to turn federal data into useful information. Marion Royal is the director of Data.gov, which is run by the General Services Administration. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss how the website has progressed over the years.
The White House released a U.S. Open Data Action Plan Friday, which comes exactly one year after the President signed an executive order to make government data open and machine-readable.
Margie Graves, the co-chairwoman of the Innovation Committee and deputy CIO at the Homeland Security Department, said the committee is focusing on three areas: Open data, data analytical tools and public-private partnerships to help agencies improve mission outcomes. December 26, 2013
With the launch of VA Open Data, members of the public and applications developers will be able to access non-sensitive, non-personal information from the Veterans Affairs Department.
Margie Graves, the co-chairwoman of the Innovation Committee and deputy CIO at the Homeland Security Department, said the committee is focusing on three areas: Open data, data analytical tools and public-private partnerships to help agencies improve mission outcomes. November 21, 2013
News and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed this week.
Dan Juengst, senior cloud strategist for Red Hat discusses how his company is helping federal agencies with their cloud computing needs. June 11, 2013
Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel said the benefits will outweigh the concerns about making information more accessible. May 29, 2013
On the one-year anniversary of the Digital Government Strategy, the Office of Management and Budget highlighted the progress being made to make agency information and systems device-agnostic. Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel said mobile is the new default platform.