Last night the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5405 which, among other things, would exempt more than half of public companies in the U.S. from reporting their financial statements as open data.Continue reading
As we found in July, a few agencies have still neglected to submit open government plans. But most agencies have, which gets us to the fun part — assessing their value.Continue reading
The National Archives and Records Administration is working on new guidance for agencies that are "transferring permanent electronic records" to them for archiving - paying specific attention to metadata.Continue reading
The U.S. is out with its Open Data Action Plan, stemming from a G7 commitment from last year. The plan lays out recent data releases and sets timelines for open data actions moving forward.Continue reading
We have been meeting with agencies about their open government plans and encouraging them to release their entire Enterprise Data Inventories.Continue reading
We've been waiting for more than three months for a response to our open data FOIA request.Continue reading
Federal agencies have released listings of their complete public data sets in machine-readable files. Now, thanks to the work of Sunlight, you can also explore — and download — most of these listings in human-friendly format.Continue reading
Most federal agencies have complied with the President's open data executive order — but some are dragging their feet when it comes to putting their data inventories into a more human readable format.Continue reading
Agencies are still inventorying their data holdings but it's already clear that President Barack Obama’s open data executive order is cluing the public into lots of information that wasn’t previously available or easily accessible. In the holiday spirit, Sunlight has put together 12 days of data sets. When you're not skiiing, try (data) diving!Continue reading
The first major deadline for agency compliance with President Obama's open data Executive Order arrived this past Saturday. Agencies were required to, among other things, provide the Office of Management and Budget with an "Enterprise Data Inventory" and release a list of all their public data via a /data page on their websites.
We had hopes that some agencies might choose to publicly release their entire Enterprise Data Inventories, providing a full picture of their data holdings. Unfortunately, so far, that does not seem to have happened. Until the full inventories are available, the public will still be stuck in the dark, not knowing what we don’t know about government data holdings.
Nonetheless, most cabinet level agencies, as well as a number of independent agencies that were not required to comply, have taken steps to publicly fulfill the other aspects of the Executive Order. Levels of compliance have been varied, but we will try to highlight some of the worst and best examples below.Continue reading