Creating a Culture of OPEN Data
“Information is a valuable national asset that only increases in value as it is shared with the public. Open data drives innovation and economic growth and increases government transparency."
“A lot of ideas the government is beginning to adopt, like human centered design, open source code, and application programming interfaces (APIs) are accepted best practices in the private sector. We desperately need to modernize government services and bring them up to speed. Now that need is an imperative."
“While the primary intent of the OPEN Government Data Act is making data available to the public, it will have a tremendous benefit within government agencies as well. As data is cataloged and published under the direction of CDOs, government staff inside and across agencies will have a much easier time acquiring the data they need."
“As I think about where we are headed, I am hopeful. The government hasn’t fully exploited the benefits of modern technology yet. Initiatives like OPEN are a giant step in the right direction."