White House Interview: The New Open Data Policy | Open Data Now

The government’s new Open Data Policy is revolutionary. I interviewed Nick Sinai, U.S Deputy CTO and one of the policy’s architects. …

Founder and Editor Joel Gurin: For somebody who’s just getting into the area of open data, what are the best ways to track what upcoming events are, what government data releases are, and so on?

U.S. Deputy CTO Nick Sinai: One of the easiest things to do is go to Data.gov, the powerful central hub for open government data. It’s going to launch new services in the coming months that include improved visualization, navigation, mapping tools, better context to understand the datasets, as well as more developer-focused tools like application programming interfaces. Data.gov is designed as a central place for people to start.