Erica Naone of MIT Technology Review writes in her article “The Death of Open Data?” that funding for data.gov may be reduced in this year’s federal budget cuts. According to Naone, the Electronic Government Fund may be slashed from $35 million to $8 million, which may affect the data.gov initiative.
Data experts note that the importance of data.gov is that it provides the public access to government data, creates a central location for the data, and establishes a standard format for the data. The standard format allow users to transform raw data into usable products.
For more information on the data.gov initiative, please visit the data.gov website.
- Data.gov Budget Cuts Update (kinlane.com)
- The Death of Open Data? (technologyreview.in)
- Data.gov et al. Budget Slashed by 75% (readwriteweb.com)
- Data.gov, Others on the Verge of Extinction? (datamining.typepad.com)
- Data.gov is a project for the few – but they really matter, says Tom Steinberg (guardian.co.uk)
- Data.gov in crisis: the open data movement is bigger than just one site | Nathan Yau (guardian.co.uk)
- US gov budget crisis could end Data.gov transparency project; act now (boingboing.net)