“After multiple introductions across many sessions of Congress, the OPEN Government Data Act was signed into law Jan. 14, 2019.”
“But according to the bill’s original co-sponsor and industry experts, the passage of the law is just the beginning of a long road to getting the federal government to provide more of its data to the American public for personal and commercial use.”
“According to an industry panel at a Feb. 7 event celebrating the bill’s passage, this legal mandate adds weight to the already-established authority for publishing government data and provides backing for open-data advocates…” Read the full article here.
Source: What comes after legally mandated OPEN data – By Jessie Bur, February 7, 2019. Federal Times.Tags: XTRA