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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Federal Agencies Announce Open Government Plans

Federal departments and agencies released their Open Government Plans today. The Plains aim to make operations and data more transparent and increase opportunities for citizen oversight of the government.

Examples of each agency's "flagship initiative" include:

  • Department of Health and Human Services' Community Health Data Initiative: The department will provide a free, large-scale Community Health Data Set including downloadable data on community health care costs, quality, access, and public health.
  • Department of Energy's Open Energy Information Initiative: The department will make more than 60 clean energy resources and data sets, including maps of worldwide solar and wind potential, information on climate zones, and best practices available.
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development's Homelessness Prevention Resources Initiative: The department will develop tools to predict communities that are at risk so that resources can be allotted to prevent homelessness.
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