Worldwide Government Open Data Infrastructure Takes Shape | ProgrammableWeb

Now that the policy framework is in place, the White House administration and U.S. Government departments are setting the infrastructure in place to make this happen. At the center of the infrastructure is an API management platform for government departments. Api.data.gov has been released to enable U.S. Federal agencies to more quickly and easily publish their datasets via API tools. A key goal of the platform is to make it easier for developers to create applications using Federal data sources. Api.data.gov is powered by the open source project, API Umbrella.