Using Government Data to Drive Innovation UN - EIDA Open Data Forum - 29 April, 2014 Wyatt Kash
A global movement has begun to provide Transparency and Democratization of Government Data
Creating the Open Data Community Open Data is an Ecosystem
Evolution of Open Government Data Policies in US • Government Transparency & Accountability • Presidential Memo – Jan. 21, 2009 • Open Government Directive – Dec. 8, 2009 • “Government information is a national asset.” • Government transparency promotes accountability. • Government should be participatory and solicit public input. • Government should be collaborative, using new tools & methods to engage citizens in the work of Government.
Presidential Executive Order - May 9, 2013 Directs agencies to make… "Open and machine readable the New Default for Government information"
OMB Open Data Policy Establishes Open Data Principles: • Open to the Public–subject to law, privacy, security. • Accessible– non-proprietary, machine-readable formats that can be retrieved, downloaded, indexed, and searched. • Fully Described – limits of data, details on data elements. • Reusable – using open licenses without use restriction. • Complete– includes data as collected at source. • Timely– respective of audience needs. • Managed post-release – Person designated to assist users, champion data quality.
OMB Open Data Policy Agencies must: • 1. Collect or create information to support downstream information processing and dissemination activities. • Use machine-readable and open formats • Use interoperable data standards • Apply open licenses to use of information and extensible metadata • 2. Build information systems to support interoperability andinformation access. • 3. Strengthen data management and release practices. • Enterprise data inventory of agency information resources • Public data listing • Process to engage with customers • 4. Ensure protection of privacy and confidentiality, and data are properly secured.
91,730 Federal datasets • 349 citizen apps • 229 agencies • 409 APIs
Project Open Data • Open source government policy, technical guidance, and software • Citizen contributions to policy, code, and content • http://project-open-data.github.io/
Hurricane Sandy Early warnings save lives 700,000 downloads of a transportation app using data from Data.gov
Agriculture Drives Innovation and Saves Lives Farmers’ Markets
For more information: Data.gov - www.Data.GovGitHub Project Open Data - http://project-open-data.github.io/Open Data 500 -http://www.opendata500.comInformationWeek Governmenthttp://www.informationweek.com/government.aspWyatt Kash – Wyatt.Kash@ubm.com | @wyattkash (Twitter)