January 16, 2022

U.S. Department of Defense Launches Data.Mil “An Experiment in Defense Open Data”

From the Website:

To understand the impact data can have, we must invite collaboration. Data.mil is an experiment, testing various ways of sharing defense-related information, gauging public interest and potential value, while protecting security and privacy. We will quickly iterate and improve on the data offerings you find here, with the ultimate goal of unlocking the value hidden inside defense data.

Our first offering, Theater History of Operations (THOR), is a painstakingly cultivated database of historic aerial bombings from World War I through Vietnam. THOR has already proven useful in finding unexploded ordinance in Southeast Asia and improving Air Force combat tactics. Our goal is to see where public discourse and innovation takes this data.

Direct to Data.Mil and Data.Mil FAQ

Hat Tip and Thanks: Federal News Radio

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.