Open Data and Congressional Oversight

By Hudson Hollister

In January 2012, I resigned from my Capitol Hill job to start an organization that I called the Data Transparency Coalition. Now called the Data Coalition, we are the world’s only open data trade association.

We are entirely supported by contributions from our members: big, established companies like ExperianPwC, and IBM and surging startups like data.world and FiscalNote.

Our mission is both simple and ambitious: government information should be published as standardized, machine-readable data.

Our reasons? We have three. Open data delivers transparency for the public, enables better management within government, and makes compliance cheaper, through automation.

Our methods are old-school: persuade Congress to enact open data reforms and encourage agencies to embrace the transformation, usually in business wear. This is our policy agenda....

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