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Chief Data Officer Positions Created from Data Bill

By Cheron Hampton-Bates, 15 February 2019

Chief Data Officer Positions Created from Data Bill Due to the requirements of the new “Government-wide Open Data Bill”, all federal agencies are to publish non-sensitive public information in machine-readable formats. To guarantee the fulfillment of this demand the bill creates Chief Data Officer positions at every federal agency. The OPEN Government Data Act requires all non-sensitive […]


The Data Coalition… Who are they and What Do They Do? 

By Cheron Hampton-Bates, 14 February 2019

Who is the Data Coalition and What Do They Do? The Data Coalition is the world’s first, and only, Open Data Trade Association. They advocate on behalf of the private sector and the public interest for the publication of government information as standardized, open data. Open data enhances accountability, improves government management, reduces compliance costs, […]


US President Approves OPEN Government Data Act (Title II)

By Cheron Hampton-Bates, 13 February 2019

US President Approves OPEN Government Data Act (Title II) On January 14, 2019, President Trump signed into law the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking (FEBP) Act (H.R. 4174, S. 2046), which includes the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act (Title II). The package passed Congress on Monday, December 31, 2018. The OPEN Government Data Act requires all non-sensitive government data […]