Technology evolves rapidly, and it can be challenging for policy and its implementation to evolve at the same pace. Last week, President Obama launched the Administration’s new Open Data Policy and Executive Orderaimed at ensuring that data released by the government will be as accessible and useful as possible. To make sure this tech-focused policy can keep up with the speed of innovation, we created Project Open Data.
This will be my final blog entry as Program Executive for Data.gov, as I am departing to become the Chief Information Officer for the State of Hawaii. There, Governor Abercrombie and I will work together to bring Hawaii’s data forward and look at ways to continue to collaborate with this team and with all of you. In Hawaiian, “Aloha” means many things, including “Hello,” “Goodbye,” and “Good luck,” so as I depart for the Islands, I wish all of you a fond farewell and the best of luck in the future.
Data.gov Team Moves to New Location
As this is posted today, the Data.gov team has re-located to our new “greener” General Services Administration (GSA) building in One Constitution Square in Northeast Washington, D.C. These new surroundings, optimized for open collaboration, are filled with new opportunities and possibilities. This new work environment epitomizes the key characteristics of the Data.gov team – nimble, collaborative, adaptive, and forward-leaning (to new horizons)! Our physical address may have changed but our digital, virtual addresses (e-mail, phone, PDA, and web) in the digital domain remain the same as our transition was seamless and flawless.