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Regulations.gov Portal to Get an Update

Officials plan to update the federal government rulemaking website, regulations.gov, in an attempt to increase openness and transparency, Nextgov reports.

Version 2.0 of the Environmental Protection Agency’s open government plan includes updates intended to make it easier to maneuver on the user side and easier to update on the developer side.

The plan includes measures to allow developers to automatically input rules on the website using application programming interfaces.

The Department of Health and Human Services is also updating its web portal, adding APIs and data tags to improve search capabilities for the website information.

The Energy Department also issued a plan of new initiatives, including an application competition in order to make the agency’s data more helpful to energy consumers.

NASA also recently issued its new version of its open government plan and included efforts to make documents available in more usable formats.

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