Saying “hello” in my first blog post for Data.gov. I’m David E. McClure, Jr., J.D. (not to be confused with GSA Associate Administrator, David L. McClure, Ph.D.) on detail to Data.gov from the NOAA OCIO and couldn’t be prouder to be a member of the Data.gov team and leading the newly revitalized metadata working group.
Note: This is a guest blog post from developer Luke Ruth (see "About the author" at the end of this post) on mashing up Government Linked Data, leveraging Facilities Registry data from the EPA and Hospital Compare data from HHS. Luke is a welcome addition to the Data.gov/semantic community of practice!
As an undergraduate studying Computer Information Systems and Psychology at University of Mary Washington, I recently had the opportunity to perform a senior project on using open government content and Linked Data principles.
August 1, 2011 Building on the groundbreaking efforts of the OFR/GPO bulk XML data feed, we’ve released an Application Programming Interface (API) for FederalRegister.gov, making it even easier for developers to build new ways of interacting with Federal Register data. … Continued
This will be my final blog entry as Program Executive for Data.gov, as I am departing to become the Chief Information Officer for the State of Hawaii. There, Governor Abercrombie and I will work together to bring Hawaii’s data forward and look at ways to continue to collaborate with this team and with all of you. In Hawaiian, “Aloha” means many things, including “Hello,” “Goodbye,” and “Good luck,” so as I depart for the Islands, I wish all of you a fond farewell and the best of luck in the future.
The Year of Outreach and Accessibility
The last few weeks have been extraordinarily busy at Data.gov, and in the next few weeks – and throughout the year – you will see the results of these efforts.
As Data.gov puts the data to work, we have been deeply mindful of the hard economic times that have engulfed our nation. Free public data offers opportunities for innovation, education, and entrepreneurship, and we are working to make the data as accessible as possible to support Americans now and in the future. For Data.gov, this will be the Year of Outreach and Accessibility.