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Labor Department Creates Chief Data Officer Position

The Department of Labor announced the creation of a new position that will help monitor the agency's governance architecture. The chief data officer will report to the office of the assistant secretary for policy and will supervise a newly established data board, the department said Wednesday.

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Trump Admin Issues Fourth Nat’l Action Plan for Open Gov’t

The Trump administration has released the fourth National Action Plan for Open Government outlining the federal government’s objectives to establish “openness” over the next two years. NAP4 is committing to efforts such as ensuring the availability of federal government data, making grant procedures more accountable and providing access to federally funded scientific research.

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Trump Signs Federal Gov’t Data Access Bill Into Law

President Trump has signed into law the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act containing a provision that mandates the federal government to enable public access to all of its non-sensitive data, the Data Coalition said Monday. The FEBP Act’s Open, Public, Electronic and  requires the data to be machine-readable and open-license in support of efforts to promote efficiency in government operations and services.

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Reports: House Bill Would Open Access to Online Gov’t Data Inventories

A House bill sponsored by Reps. Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) and Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) seeks to establish an “open by default” standard for government data, FCW reported Thursday. FCW reports the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary Government Data Act would mandate agencies to publish enterprise-wide data inventories online in a machine-readable open format. Sens. Ben …

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