[This post by Hudson Hollister is cross-posted on the Data Transparency Coalition's blog.] Tomorrow a new U.S. Congress – the 113th, elected last November – will be sworn in. The 112th Congress finished its run with a divisive confrontation on fiscal priorities. Advocates of opening up government data are rightfully disappointed at the lack of Congressional action … [Read more...] about New year, new Congress: What's next for DATA?
In July, when the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee examined the need for better transparency in federal spending, Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) told the committee he would introduce a new version of the DATA Act. Last Friday, with Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) on board as a cosponsor, he kept his promise. The new bill has the same name as the measure that the … [Read more...] about Digging into the Senate's new DATA Act: Same name, different content, same goals
[Editor's note: This update by Hudson Hollister is cross-posted on the Data Transparency Coalition's blog -bg] Yesterday, thirteen tech companies and one nonprofit organization launched the Data Transparency Coalition.Our ambition is to be the main private-sector voice for federal data reform. We want the government to publish its information online and use consistent data … [Read more...] about Data Transparency Coalition launches with fourteen members and one mission
[Editor's note: This post by Hudson Hollister hits on a topic at the intersection of technology, policy and collegial social action, all topics most of our readers seem to care deeply about - bg] The DATA Act - bipartisan, bicameral legislation introduced last year by Rep. Darrell Issa and Sen. Mark Warner - is aimed at transforming federal spending through standardization. … [Read more...] about DATA Act featured on Majority Leader's new Citizen Cosponsor platform