The Capitol is seen as the partial government shutdown lurches into a third week with President Donald Trump standing firm in his border wall funding demands, in Washington, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. After no weekend breakthrough to end a prolonged shutdown, newly empowered House Democrats are planning to step up pressure on Trump and Republican lawmakers to reopen the government. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

White House hints at Federal Data Strategy, OPEN Govt Data Act, in open-government strategy

The Trump administration released its first — but the U.S. government’s fourth — National Action Plan for Open Government Thursday night, more than…

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Recipe for a successful DATA Act is part collaboration, part oversight

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Jill James, Director of ED.gov, Education Department

The Education Department has two ambitious goals to reach by 2020: see the U.S. become the nation with the highest percentage of college graduates in the…

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DATA Act victory sets stage for expected tough implementation

President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law later this week that will require new levels of effort to make federal data more accessible. Now…

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OSTP asks agencies for ‘bold, ambitious’ open government initiatives

A new memo from CTO Todd Park requires agencies to update their open government plans by June 1. The plans should include new efforts as well as progress reports on current initiatives.

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