Push for More Transparency.gov
In a push for increased government transparency, the Obama administration has announced it will require each Cabinet-level department to post online three collections of “high-value” data — covering everything from tire safety ratings to workplaces where injuries have occurred — previously undisclosed to the public.
The effort aims to fulfill a promise made by President Obama, in his first days in office, for greater openness in government. –JCL
WAIT, BEFORE YOU GO…
The Obama administration on Friday is posting to the Internet a wealth of government data from all Cabinet-level departments, on topics ranging from child car seats to Medicare services.
The mountain of newly available information comes a year and a day after President Barack Obama promised on his first full day on the job an open, transparent government.
Under a Dec. 8 White House directive, each department must post online at least three collections of “high-value” government data that never have been previously disclosed.
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