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Kathy Conrad: Open Data Among ‘Key Principles of Government’

GSAKathy Conrad, former principal deputy associate administrator of the General Services Administration‘s Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, has highlighted government technology programs she helped create in an interview with FCW posted Friday.

Conrad told FCW’s Troy Schneider that Data.gov, the Digital Analytics Program, Challenge.gov, Search, DigitalGov.gov, Connect.gov, the Presidential Innovation Fellows program and 18F are among the programs she says helped carry out the White House’s open government goal.

“It was very clear when I got here in 2011 that there was tremendous untapped potential in open government and in open data,” she told FCW.

“Since then, open data has really become one of the key principles of government, and is now being adopted all around the world,” Conrad added.

Conrad noted that the GSA is currently developing open software and forming a community of open source developers, FCW reports.

She said she expects other projects such as the USA.gov and Digital Analytics Program to get more attention over the next year, Schneider reports.

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