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

Adams Release on Next.Data.gov

Since the launch of Next.Data.gov , your help and ideas have made it possible to make two updatesto the site. We’re naming these biweekly releases after the presidents so the one that launched this week is the Adams Release. We’re pleased … Continued

The Next Step is Yours

Americans are rocking open data! From getting people to the emergency room faster with iTriage to helping them navigate road and rail after a disaster , people are innovating, building businesses, and creating safer communities. As developers get more sophisticated and businesses … Continued

Introducing: Project Open Data

Originally posted on the White House blog by Todd Park and Steven VanRoekel on May 16, 2013 at 09:46 AM EDT Technology evolves rapidly, and it can be challenging for policy and its implementation to evolve at the same pace.  Last week, President … Continued

Using 21st Century Technology to Solve Age-Old Problems

Posted by Dr. Catherine Woteki USDA Chief Scientist, on April 15, 2013 at 1:58 PMFor years, we believed that food was the most powerful commodity to combating food insecurity in the developing world. But with a more intricate challenge than … Continued

Open Government Data Spurs Entrepreneurship and Jobs

Freely available data from the US Government is an important national resource, serving as fuel for entrepreneurship, innovation, scientific discovery, and other public benefits. In the 1970s, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration made weather data widely available. In the … Continued