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HOW THE OPEN GOVERNMENT DATA ACT EMPOWERS DATA-DRIVEN GOVERNMENT

April 25, 2019 | (11:00AM)
USA (United States of America)
On January 14, 2019, President Trump signed the OPEN Government Data Act into law as part of Pubic Law 115-445. The OPEN Government Data Act creates a presumption that all federal information should be standardized in machine-readable formats and freely-available for public access. The new law also requires every agency to appoint a chief data officer and develop a comprehensive inventory of all its data sets, not just the public ones.
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