Programmers, computer scientists and government agencies from around the world are in Washington, D.C., today for the three-day International Open Government Data Conference, Their challenge is to find ways to make sense of the massive amounts of information now available through sites such as www.data.gov.
The conference launched an Open Data Community page on data.gov where attendees can continue to connect and share ideas on best practices, security and openness, and policies for international data sharing.
Data.gov is the Office of Management and Budget’s flagship program for an open and transparent government…and it has become an international model.
Since Data.gov’s inception lots of other countries have followed suit, reports Gov 2.0 News, including the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, France and Finland – which are all working on open data initiatives.
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