How to Request Datasets from Government Right Now


The Open Government Directive has pushed agencies forward to start soliciting feedback from the public. We threw together this quick screencast to show you just how to do it.

You can also view a fuller version here. Links mentioned in the video:

The Open Government Firehose

Department of Justice’s /Open Page

/Open pages for major agencies

Department of Justice’s Idea Feedback form

Vote up Improving Foreign Lobbyist Disclosure

Again, now’s the time if you’re interested in getting compelling datasets out of the federal government. They’re actively listening to citizens about what data to release next. So if you have an idea for what you’d like to see, submit it now and there’s a chance you’ll see it released in a few weeks.