Open to Scrutiny

Friday, December 11, 2009

Transcript

This week the White House announced its Open Government Directive - a set of rules and recommendations governing how federal agencies should make data public and easy to access. John Wonderlich, policy director at the Sunlight Foundation, says releasing this data could have meaningful effects on government accountability and even spur new services in the private sector.

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Comments [2]

Kahlid from Philly

It would seem administrations are more "open" to records from all administrations save their own.

Dec. 15 2009 01:19 PM
Jean Moreau

The idea that new services can be created by the release of government data in a useful format shouldn't be underestimated.

Chicago's Bus Tracker system has been used to provide a service that increases dwell time in local stores in a neighborhood in Chicago as well as encouraging the use of local transportation.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-getting-around-14dec14,0,1106082.column

Dec. 14 2009 04:28 PM

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