OPEN Government Data Act Passes U.S. House
Legislation to make all government information machine-readable and accessible through open-source code got another boost Wednesday as the House passed the measure as part of another bill.
The OPEN Government Data Act, which has been part of a recent wave of proposals to capitalize on the greater use of data analytics, passed by voice vote as part of Speaker Paul Ryan’s Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act.
The electronic information bill — introduced in the House as a stand-alone measure in March — also is part of the final version of the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, which the House approved Tuesday and is awaiting a final vote in the Senate. President Donald Trump is expected to sign it into law once it reaches his desk.
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UPDATE: ALA Report/Statement About Bill Passing U.S. House
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.