Check out’s new Metrics Page recently updated its Metrics page to provide greater detail and transparency to the progress of the catalog. is primarily a metadata catalog, providing information about, and links to, open datasets made available by federal agencies and participating … Continued

Roundtable on Open Data for Economic Growth

On July 25, 2017, the Executive Office of the President Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will host a Roundtable on Open Data as a driver for economic growth. Here’s why we’re focusing on this opportunity—and how you can help … Continued

The White House Open Data Innovation Summit

THE WHITE HOUSE  OPEN DATA INNOVATION SUMMIT with Solutions Showcase September 28, 2016 | 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001  Agenda of the White House Open Data Innovation … Continued

Your Open Data Story

Open government data enables us to create tools that deliver insights on topics ranging from education and health to entrepreneurship and foreign aid. Families reviewing college options can compare tuition, graduation rates, and potential post-graduation salaries, using the College Scorecard – an … Continued

Introducing New Rural Housing Data from USDA

For the first time, USDA’s Rural Housing Service is publicly releasing data across every program area in which the agency provides loans, guarantees, and grants—multifamily housing, single-family housing, and community facilities. This set of data will bring stakeholders and the … Continued

FEMA app

With hurricane season kicking off June 1 through November 30, the FEMA app is a comprehensive resource of tools and tips to keep you safe before, during, and after emergencies. Receive weather-related alerts from the U.S. National Weather Service for … Continued

Join us @ the Earth Day Hackathon

Help the federal government go “green” at the Earth Day Hackathon hosted by the General Services Administration. Work alongside open data enthusiasts from industry, academia, and government as federal agencies present their own green/sustainability challenges. Solutions will be judged by top agency officials … Continued

Taking Data and Making It Easier to Understand

Understanding data can sometimes be daunting, especially if you’re looking at a spreadsheet with rows, upon rows, upon rows of data. To make FEMA data easier to understand, a small project team and I have been working on an innovative … Continued Celebrates Third Anniversary

May 21, 2012 marks the third anniversary of the U.S. government’s open data site, The first national open data site, led the way in opening government data around the world. Now 30 countries host open data sites and … Continued

Sunshine Week

March 13-19, 2011, is Sunshine Week, an international event that focuses on helping to open government data and information and freedom of information activities. In honor of Sunshine Week, introduces the new community and in the Classroom campaign. Stay tuned for more new … Continued

Introducing Data.Gov Next Generation starts an exciting new chapter in its evolution to make government data more accessible and usable than ever before. The data catalog website that broke new ground just two years ago, is once again redefining the Open Data experience. Learn more about … Continued