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Data.gov Turns Six!

Data.gov Turns Six!

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This blog was orginally posted on Data.gov. Today is the sixth anniversary of Data.gov. Data.gov was launched on May 21, 2009 with just 47 datasets. It currently features over 130,000 datasets from across the country including those from 83 Federal...
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Open with Apps

Open with Apps

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Data.gov now enables the public to open data directly with apps like Plotly and CartoDB for robust visualization and analysis. New tools are making it easier to visualize and analyze data at the click of a button. Data.gov is proud...
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Five Years of Open Data—Making a Difference

Five Years of Open Data—Making a Difference

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In May 2009, Data.gov was an experiment. There were questions: would people use the data? would agencies share the data? and would it make a difference? We’ve all come a long, long way to answering those questions, starting with only...
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New E-Waste Policy for Federal Government

New E-Waste Policy for Federal Government

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Last week, GSA’s Office of Government-wide Policy released a bulletin outlining new guidelines banning all federal agencies from disposing of electronic waste in landfills. This is an important step for the federal government as we move to incorporate the responsible...
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Data.gov Goes Global

Data.gov Goes Global

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Last week, President Obama’s unprecedented efforts to advance open and transparent government reached an important milestone. As part of a joint effort by the United States and India to build an open government platform, the U.S. team has deposited open...
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New Site Showcases Government Energy Data

New Site Showcases Government Energy Data

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With millions of Americans packing up their cars for the holiday weekend and vacations throughout the summer, saving energy –whether to ease the pain at the pump or to cool our homes– is at the top of our minds. Saving...
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