VanRoekel pins initial open data hopes on economics | Federal News Radio

The Obama administration’s goal with its open data initiative is simple: make the data that’s already readily available public and in a machine readable format, then wait for the magic to happen.

Steve VanRoekel, the federal chief information officer, said concerns about trust in government, something called the mosaic effect and even the cost of managing and releasing the stores of information that agencies currently hold all will be overcome by the economic potential of the data.