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
WASHINGTON – As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to expand access to data and reduce fuel costs for consumers, on April 1 the Energy Department announced the winners of the Apps for Vehicles Challenge. The competition asked app developers … Continued
How do Americans save money and protect the environment at the same time? Millions of us gain those benefits when we decide to buy qualified products. In 2011 alone, Americans purchased about 280 million products with the ENERGY STAR label.
Freely-available data from the Federal government and other sources can be a powerful input to private sector innovation. Open data can spur entrepreneurship, empower citizens, and create jobs. As just one example, data from the US Global Positioning System (GPS) have been utilized by entrepreneurs to power navigation systems, precision crop farming tools, and other innovations that add over $90 billion in value to our economy each year and have improved the lives of Americans in many ways.