Yesterday, the supporters and leadership of the Data Transparency Coalition, the nation's only open data trade association, announced a new chapter in their campaign to standardize and publish all government information as open data.
The Data Transparency Coalition is changing its name to Data Coalition. "Our new name reflects the broad impact of open data: not only better transparency for citizens and investors, but also better management within government through analytics and cheaper compliance through standards-enabled automation," said Hudson Hollister, founder and executive director of the Coalition.
Yesterday also marks the launch of the Data Foundation, the nation’s first industry-focused open data research organization. Through research, education, and programming, the new Foundation will illuminate the benefits of transforming government information into standardized, open data. The new Foundation draws its initial support from the leading companies of the Coalition, plus Kearney & Company.
Congressional champions of open data applauded the day’s announcements.
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